Sunday, May 02, 2010

Busy Bee

My man is currently out of town for the week-end and I purposefully didn't make any plans (other than a dinner with friends Friday night). I wanted a quiet week-end, filled with knitting and that's what I got! I was busy!

I am still working on the Honeybee cardigan and I realized I'll probably be spending the next few months working on it. It's going slowly, but I can see progress.

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I have 5 inches done. I need 15 before I start the sleeves. Yeah, it'll take a while ;) But I'm loving working with the yarn (Knit Picks Gloss), so that's ok.

Yesterday, I finished my Kai-Mei socks.

Kai-Mei (May)

Kai-Mei (May)


Pattern: Kai-Mei, by Cookie A., from her book Sock Innovation.
Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rocks, Lightweight in 24 Karat
Needles: 2.25 mm DPNs
Mods: I was scared I'd run out of yarn so I made the leg one inch shorter.

Oddly enough, I don't feel like making socks right now (shocking, I know) so I didn't rush and cast on another pair as soon as I finished these. Instead, I cast on for the Icarus shawl, using this yarn:

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(Knit Picks Shimmer in Maple Leaf)

I'm hoping my shawl will be as beautiful as this one. Yeah, call me copycat, I don't care. I saw it and now I want it. ;)

Oh and I went to Effiloché earlier today to get needles for the shawl and I did.not.buy.any.yarn. Willpower. I have some. I did go and fondle the Tanis Fiber Art sock yarn though.

4 comments:

Clumsy Knitter said...

Omigosh those socks are gorgeous. Nice job! :D

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Great socks, can't wait to see your Icarus & the color of honeybee is lovely.

I sometimes wish I had an entire weekend to myself. Oh the things I'd do...! Including sleeping in REALLY late!

Jenny said...

Caroline,
Love the socks. They are just beautiful. The yarn is fabulous as well. I started Icarus and came upon a snag. I never used a lifeline. That was my downfall. So...lesson learned. I now need to unknit 11 rows. Yeah...unknit instead of rip since I never used a darn lifeline. Can't wait to see your Icarus!

Tara said...

Those socks are AWESOME, Caroline!!! And yeah, Honeybee is slow-going (I feel your pain, really), but it's worth it! It's my favourite knitted garment, by far.