Saturday, August 4, 2007

More knitting and construction news.

In knitting news:

The swift arrived from We got the big one. It's even bigger than we imagined. Still, it is awesome and so purdy.
The Embossed Leaves were mailed out to my Sockapalooza 4 pal.

Pattern: Embossed Leaves by Mona Schmidt

Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock

Color: Carol Green

Needles: Crystal Palace US2 dpn

Started: 06-03-2007

Finished: 08-01-2007

Changes: I used an Eye of Partridge heel instead of the pattern heel. Originally, I added a pattern repeat to the foot but that turned out to be a fubar -- the sock was waaay to long (12"!!!) -- so I ripped it back to 7 1/2 pattern repeats which turned out perfect. I missed the line of instructions that called for a M1 at the end of needle 4 (after the heel) on the first sock so I made the second sock to match. I added two instep stitches for a little ease on a bigger foot.


Misc: Tony moved his aquarium into the house. Fishes!

In construction news: We inventoried the parts to the Shed and laid them out according to the instructions.

Then we built the floor frame.

We also built a couple of saw horses and a temporary shelter (tarp and rope and a few poles) to keep the sun off us while we work.

That's all for now,



Amy said...

I'm in love with the way you wrapped up the socks you made - I'm sure they will be much appreciated by your sock pal! What types of fish are in the aquarium?

Knit and fall back in it said...

I have to agree with the other Amy, the band around the socks are like icing on an already beautiful cake.

Love the aquarium and it looks like you have got the shed situation under control. It will look like the picture in no time.

Eric & Tony said...

In the tank we have:
1 Neon Blue Gourami
1 Cory(sp?) Julii
1 Sunset Platty
6 Red Eye Tetras
1 Bamboo Shrimp
and today I bought a Fire Gourami

Marianne said...

Eric! I can't believe I missed your birthday! dang! Happy belated Birthday wishes to you! You made a nice haul, dude. Love that swift!
I'm catching up on the posts, and I was over at Emma's and saw photos of the fibre festival!!!
I hope you two will be at knitnight whenever it is next, I want to hear all about it and see all the goodies!
I love the band around the socks, seriously awesome.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful socks!

I'm in the home stretch on your socks!!

S4 Pal

Jen said...

Love the socks and I am excited about your yarn swift! They are the greatest things ever. :)