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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Progressing Along

Well, thank you all for your well-wishes regarding my cold. I have a little of it left, but am considerably much better. This one didn't seem to be as bad a cold as usual - which is good! I still have a little of it left, and should be over it completely in a few days.

In knitting news, I've been working away on my ISE4 pal's scarf, and it's coming along nicely. When I work on it, I have to make sure I have the time to do a full repeat (24 rows) otherwise I'll forget where I am and get lost. It goes quickly though, and often I will do two repeats in a sitting. I am enjoying this scarf and the pattern.

It was a beautiful day out today, around +7 celcius (sorry to those using the non-metric temps, but I'm not sure how to convert it over for you), so I thought I'd take out my current knitting project out on the back patio and take a pic of them...you know for accurate colours and such.

Ok, for the first item, above, I have the scarf folded up...I'm still paranoid that my pal will discover it and my cover will be blown. So, if you are reading this and you are my pal (I know who you are), don't let on that you've discovered me or the scarf...otherwise I'll be sorely disappointed in myself at blowing my cover!

The scarf looked much brighter outside in the sun than in the house - naturally, and I found I liked the colours a lot more when they were out in the sun (not that I didn't like them before, just that I was worried that the scarf was going to be too dark).

The other picture I took is of the current sock project I started over the weekend. Another child's pair that will go for the mitten tree at the church at Christmas (and count for 25 Things For Charity). I am using the Butterfly Ribbed pattern, one that I printed off the net some time back. I'll post the link for it when I get the pair done.

I'm using the leftover Opal yarn (that I made the Lacy Trellis socks with), and am worried I won't have enough for it. So, I made the leg an inch shorter than normal so that it would just be a short sock. Also, they aren't going to match because the area that I began with for the first sock doesn't appear until the middle or so and if I were to cut the yarn, I would definately not have enough. So, hopefully the little girl that gets these won't mind. I also wound the yarn in a ball and the colour pattern will be working backwards...it's starting with pink (like at the heel of the first one), then purple, etc...I hope it won't look too freakish, lol. I'll also get a close up of the pattern when they're finished.

Well, must go do some homework now. Not much left to do in the school year. Exams start next week (the 19th) and I'm so not looking forward to that. I've also got to finish my observation and teaching practicum for TESL, but that probably won't be until the first week of May at the earliest. I want to get it done before I start work for the summer...which reminds me, I need to call and see if I can come in for the summer again. I don't think they'd like if I were to take off 2 mornings and 2 afternoons to do my practicum teaching, so if I can do that the first week of May, then I can start work the week after. Anyway, I'm it will all fall into place, I'm sure.

Happy knitting!

14 comments:

Rachel said...

I'm sure there's a little girl who will think that those mismatched socks are fun and funky and will just love them.

And the colors on your pal's scarf a just wonderful!

Glad you're feeling better -- I hope you get back to 100% soon.

Janice said...

I am glad that you are feeling better! I think the sock looks very fun and whimsical... whoever gets them will love them!! I can't wait to see the completed scarf!!

HDW said...

beautiful scarf shellly wish i was your secret pal!!!!

Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

Shelley, I'm so glad you're feeling better.

The scarf is wonderful and I love the little socks. I'm sure they will be loved by their recipient!

your secret pal 10 buddy said...

Glad that you are feeling better!

Happy knitting!

Hasbu said...

A beautiful scarf! Your pal will love it!

Vicki said...

I've never worked with the liquid Easter Egg dyes so I don't know what to tell you. You need vinegar and heat to set the dye with food coloring. You might try Googling to see if you can find more information

lexa said...

Tomorrow it's supposed to get up to +8C and sun, but then in the evening snow/rain/freezing rain! It's so much slower warming up this year than last year. I looked in my archives, and I was outside knitting last year this time, the boys were bike riding... Grrr!

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

The scarf is going to be really nice and I love the socks. Glad to hear you're feeling better now. Soon you'll be your ole self. BTW, thanks for the link to the Jimmy Beans Wool pattern contest. I posted it. ;-)

Shelley said...

LOL Rhonda, that wasn't me that linked the contest...

Lexa, hopefully soon our weather will get warmer so we can get out and knit!

Everyone, thanks for your well wishes and compliments on the scarf and socks!

Jan said...

Pretty scarf from what I can see! I like those socks too!

Maggie Ann said...

Oh the pretty things you knit! I love seeing the pictures of them...

HDW said...

Good luck on exams!! I love the colors of the socks, and I hope you are feeling a ton better now.....I had a wicked cold that lasted a week or so and I am just finally getting oer it myself so I can sympathize!!!!!!!

Linda said...

I love the socks :-)
..and I love the fact that they are miss-matched..who needs a matching pair anyway?!!