Sunday, September 20, 2009

I have *too* been knitting!

Especially with all the new TV coming on - I've been catching up on a lot of my projects.

Here is the vest I am hoping to finish so I can bring it to Stitches East when my friends and I head up to Connecticut next month. I've never worn anything I personally made to any of these yarn events - but I have always admired the stuff I have seen other people bring.

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I've put a few pattern notes up on Ravelry - there are definite problems with the cable order and placement, but nothing insurmountable. I'm a little peeved that when I emailed the pattern manufacturer to let them know of the errata I got a message back that basically said, "We don't know what you are talking about" and kind of inferred I didn't know what I was doing. I also contacted the pattern author and she said she would look into the errata.

And here are my 2X2 rib Cucumber socks. Now that we're in the home stretch and one needle is all knitting, these socks are zipping by. These socks are definitely for me - I love everything about them - the colour, the 2X2 ribbing (although that is a pain in the ass to knit ad nauseum), and the fact that I will be turning the cuff down and it won't interrupt the pattern.

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I want everyone to give three cheers to my Dad, Guy. He's 61 years old and he completed the 56km Great Lake Walk around Lake Cowichan on Vancouver Island yesterday. 56km is 14km (8.6 miles) longer than a marathon, and part of this walk is up a hill. Yay, Dad! I am so proud of you!

5 comments:

Mom said...

So am I JO, so am I!!!
Love & Hugs

Bezzie said...

What vest is it? One thing I'll say for that place, it is good to get the heads up on crap wrong with a pattern so you know you're not just imagining it as some pattern publishers may have you think. Pishaw. Great customer service.

Rock on to your dad! Although I had to do a double take on the name b/c I knew he didn't live near the Canadian half of the Great Lakes!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Way to go dad!! That is the best motivation yet!!! (seriously, if he can do that, I can surely do 30 minutes a day, right?!)

And those cables look awesome :)

Teri said...

Yay Dad! I'm so very proud of you too!!!!

BTW Joey - are you sure those pretty socks aren't too small for you??!! Just asking from your smaller footed little sister......

Zonda said...

Good for your Dad! :)

Nice socks, love the name. Go you on the vest! It's a lovely color!