progress & presents

first, some long-awaited progress on arisaig…

it’s finally blocking. or at least the pieces for the body are, because i’m still knitting the sleeves. i’ve got about 20 rows to go on the sleeve caps, but it suddenly occurred to me that i don’t actually own enough pins to block all the pieces at once. sure, i could go and buy more… or i could block it in stages, the theory being that when i’m done knitting the sleeves, i can sew the body together while the sleeves are blocking, and then i can sew in the sleeves. oh yeah, and i still have to knit the side ties, one of which is to be sewn all around the entire neckline & so therefore has to be about 80″ long. all in time to be worn to paris in a week…
no problem.
and of course, i can’t possibly contemplate going away on holiday without taking a knitting project, can i? i’ve been trying to find something portable to take with me… and then elaine arrived at last week’s stitch & bitch with the solution. add the new issue of knitty, which is all about the socks, and i’ve got my perfect paris project:

a gorgeous wool/silk mix sock yarn that she brought back from her trip to spain for my birthday present, and baudelaire from the new knitty issue. who could ask for anything more? the colour and the yarn go perfectly with the pattern, and the pattern goes perfectly with wine, chocolate, and paris. and at a rough estimate, there’s just over 600 yards of the yarn, and since the pattern is to

2 Responses to progress & presents

  1. veritas 11/07/2006 at 5:56 am #

    how i love those socks! they make me want to make socks all day long 🙂

  2. Kathleen 11/07/2006 at 10:44 am #

    That yarn looks as if it will be brilliant for the Baudelaire socks.

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