Thursday, June 23, 2011

Summer crafts

Amazingly, I finished 2 dishcloths apiece for Hank's teacher and the class aide. Crochet is so nice and quick. I would post pictures, but that would require, you know, work. :) Finding the USB cord, plugging it in, transferring the pictures from the camera...these days, I'm online mostly via the laptop with one hand while I nurse Anne. So, suffice it to say that they turned out pretty. I made one set in blues and summery yellows, and the other set in moss greens and purples.

After I finished those, I was rather dishclothed out, although I promised my mother-in-law that I'd make her some too. I'll get to them, but I needed a dishcloth break. In a fit of piousness, I went through my works-in-progress, of which there are (shamefully) many. I chose a striped sock that I started for my sister and the sweater I began last year out of New England Knits. I had the sock completed through the heel flap, so I gamely picked up at turning the heel. All of a sudden, I'm on a roll, and not only did I turn the heel and finish the gusset, I'm nearly done knitting the foot. I just have to finish that, and do the toe shaping and grafting, and voila! A sock. Unfortunately, this means that I'll have to make a *2nd sock*, lest I be stricken with "second sock syndrome," the chances of me acquiring being pretty good. I tend to get bored quickly and want to move on to something new and exciting, but with socks, well. You need two of them. :)

But the sock is very cute. I'm knitting it with self striping yarn. Isn't that a miracle of modern science? *Self striping* yarn. It's so exciting! As I knit, I can't wait to see which stripe comes next. The yarn I chose for her is called "Neapolitan" and is pinks, creams and brown. It's lovely. I also have sock yarn to knit a pair for my other sister, myself, and my mom. I was ambitious one day last year at That's a very dangerous website.

The sweater is also in good shape. The thing is nearly done. I just have to do the sleeves and the neckline. But that'll take awhile, hence the reason that it's been sitting in a bag in my closet for about 6 months.

So, I've been keeping myself busy. This is, of course, in addition to the newborn thing and the Henry thing. I felt so guilty after yesterday's post that I rushed right in and mopped the kitchen floor. I think I deserve a medal.

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