Tuesday, July 31, 2007


Finally an FO!

Neglected half-finished knitting projects fill my house. I will not name them as that would just be bad for the self-esteem. Instead, I will repeat my current mantra. "I am quite capable of finishing what I start." And to prove it, my father and brother are arriving today from California to assist in painting the outside of my house. How fun does that sound?! Scraping and painting in the sweltering heat of summer - I can hardly wait for the fun times to begin. The primary goal is to have everything completed in one week. There will be four of us doing most of the prep work, and we are hiring three other guys to help with the painting. And the house is small. We can do it! (Appreciate any helpful thoughts and prayers for the timely completion of this house painting endeavor that are sent my way.) I will photo document progress as it happens.

So, back to the FO that is the pair of socks called Breeze from the current edition of knitty.

Photo of finished pair:

Close-up of heel:

Pattern - Breeze, as mentioned above from current issue of knitty at www.knitty.com. Sorry, for some reason, I lost the link option on blogger. Maybe as a result of switching back and forth between Mac and PC? I will have to ask resident technology guru, Raul, to take on this case.
Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill Supersock merino in Loden
Needles: Size 2 Addi Turbos
Modifications: None!

Overall, very comfortable. I am a huge fan of ankle socks, and they're such a quick knit (though you would not be able to tell by the speed at which I finished them.)

And long time no post because I have been on vacation! A lovely wedding, time with friends in SF and the most incredible yarn store in the world! Pictures to come!


grandma lorrel said...

Please take some good water breaks as you all work so hard to do the preping and painting of your house. I'm sure you will try and work on the shady sides, some cooler, right? What a way to end a relaxing vacation, getting right in and work, work, work. So nice to have the good help. Please take care. Love those green ankle socks! Love you Shannon

Amanda said...

Sounds like you have a lot of work ahead of you. I'm starting to get an itch to paint more rooms of my house. The flat white paint is too dull for me. I might have to try to talk Bucky into another project, that might take some work. :)Good luck with the painting.

J.Po said...

Your visit was just the tonic I needed to get me to finish knitting my sweater. Pics forthcoming.

So anyway, now hard ARE socks? I want to expand my repertoire and thought socks may be a good place to start. Is this the sort of thing I can do by reading a book?

homeinkabul said...

Really lovely socks but I want to see how that shawl turns out (no pressure though!). Yes, do remember your water breaks and I'm glad you had a great vacation.

Shannon said...

Thank you for all the encouragement! We are taking numerous water breaks and the house is coming along. We're primering now. Good times!

JPo - Once you get used to knitting in the round, using either several double-pointed needles (this is how I learned) or on two circulars (my current method of choice), it isn't hard at all. I think you could totally learn from a book. www.knitty.com has some good tutorials as well. Good luck! Can't wait to see the sweater!

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