Friday, January 18, 2008

January Blahs

It is cold and windy today. Not good for walking or yard work but we did both anyway. I am knitting a huge circle that is magically going to be a sweater according to Annie Modesitt's pattern. She is so clever and creative. Tomorrow I will post a picture of my [slow] progress.

I am also knitting a shawl that is stopped because I can't decide on the border - whether to do it on all 4 sides or just the 2 ends ... whether to make it fancy or plain...stay tuned for that picture as well.

Then the socks are calling my name. I did my first tofutsies just before Christmas and I'm hooked - ready to start my 5th pair. I am learning the toe up method, the afterthought heel method, the old-fashioned heel turning method and kitchener stitch. The web is so wonderful - I found a kitchener video that taught me the stitch in 5 minutes - whereas the written directions had left me bleary-eyed and skillless.

Soon I hope to have readers - friends who will chat with me about projects and life.