Ok, well I haven't been able to get much knitting accomplished in the last few weeks, owing to a rather heavy schedule for school. I had a midterm in history, a book review to finish (reading the book and writing the review), a presentation on the book review (all for history), as well as a two page essay for my Post Exilic Writings class. But that is all done now, and I am on March break! Woo Hoo!! I will have to work on my term paper for history though, but I'm not spending all my time on it. No, the majority of my time will be used to read for fun and knit.
So, without further ado, here is my progress on the Noro scarf I've been working at (allbeit slowly because of school):
The picture isn't the best - in fact, looking at it now it looks a little blurry...sorry about that! The colours are pretty close to the picture; they might be a little brighter though. When I used the flash for the picture, they were way too bright and not accurate at all; so, I settled for this one. See that little clump of pink up in the upper right portion of the picture? That is what remains of my first skein of Noro. I'll be starting the second one shortly.
When I can knit on this, it works up fairly quickly, and the pattern isn't hard to do at all. I like the way the pattern is with this yarn - funky looking in my opinion. I'm still not overly fond of the oranges, browns, rusts that are in it, but they are sort of growing on me - not enough that I want something done totally in those colours though. Besides, I don't think they're "me".
Not long ago Ingrid at Saltwater Purls had a little contest on her blog. Guess who won? Yup, it was me. She made the cutest little chili pepper stitch markers! Ok...this picture doesn't look as bright as I had hoped either. Hmm...I seem to have a little theme going with my pictures here.
Anyway, there are four of the stitch markers and I just love them! You can see a close up of the one I am holding with the others in the background. Thanks so much Ingrid!!
On the sock front...I haven't worked at the Falling In Love sock yet to fix the problem. I think I will either try the larger needle binding off, or the Elizabeth Zimmerman sewing one that was also suggested. Haven't figured out which one yet. When I get that little problem fixed, then I will start in on the second sock and remember to finish it off the same way ;o). I also have a pair of kids socks that I had put on the back burner that are almost finished. I've started into the leg portion of the second sock, so that shouldn't take too long to finish either. Hopefully in the next day or so I'll have a picture of them to show you.
Well, I'm going to head off to practice my flute and then get back to the knitting! Hope your day is knitacular!
ETA - Thanks to all who offered suggestions and left the link for help on solving my cast off problem on the Falling In Love socks!!