Sunday, November 1, 2009

I Told You It Would Happen

I used my extra hour last night to knit and now I can actually show you stuff.

Yesterday in the mail I received this beautiful skein of hand-dyed sock yarn from Liz of MacKintosh Yarns.  It's a new base yarn that she's trying out and she asked me to knit up a pair of socks to see how well the yarn wears.  How could I say no to that?



So yesterday I swatched, got gauge, and knit a toe.  It was my first short-row toe.  I quite enjoyed it.



I plan on turning these into Anne Hanson's Regatta Socks.  (I hope that's ok, Liz!)

I have also completed a sleeve on my Expedition Pullover and my goal for tonight is to finish the collar.



Now that a sleeve is done and I've tried it on, I'm really excited to finish this sweater.  (Sorry it's taking so long, Todd!)

I also had a 4am love affair with my Fernfrost, but that didn't last for very long because I was tired and eventually went and reclaimed my bed.  There wasn't enough progress to show here.

...and I'll leave you now with the last of my colorful fall photos.  Unfortunately most of the trees here are bare now, I took these pictures over the past couple of weeks.







Ooh, and on that note, I gotta go!  My school's concerto competition finals begin in less than an hour and I'm supposed to be playing in them - better warm up!  Happy knitting everyone.  (and happy November!)

19 comments:

  1. What a lovely color and such a good lookin' short row toe!

    A lace booty call? You're so cute.

    Good luck today!

    xo

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  2. Still working on sleeve #1 for Expedition, but the collar and button placket are done on mine. Soon I shall have sock knitting to do, as well.

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  3. Beautiful tree pics, my dear. I especially like the leaves on the ground.

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  4. Hey P-Man...the leaves on the ground picture is really fantastic. I seriously got lost in it for a few minutes looking at all the colors and picking out individual leaves. Thank you for that moment...

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  5. I get really excited whenever I see pictures of your Expedition! It seems to be coming along very well. Love the photography (as always)

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  6. Oooh that sock yarn looks like it knits up beautifully!

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  8. That pattern is fine. =) I wanna see pics in every post!!

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  9. I want to see pics in every post too! ;-) No, really. I think that yarn looks fantastic and will look great in that pattern. Good luck with your concerto stuff!

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  10. The expidetion is looking great. I bet you can't wait to wear it.

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  11. That'll be a perfect choice for that yarn - the color is gorgeous!

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  12. You're killing me with the amazing fall photos! The toe of your sock looks great. That yarn looks like a lovely semi-solid; my favorite.

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  13. Hey you! Nice sweater there. By the way... I'm catching up on your podcast, you and your sister are too cute!

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  15. Hey Peter!
    First, let me say that I adore the deep blue colour in the yarn! Also, you are making great progress on your sweater and I cannot wait to see the finished product. I saw the pattern and it is beautiful.

    The colours of the leaves on the trees there were beautiful just as they were here. Unfortunately, we are supposed to have a freeze tonight so that will take care of the remaining leaves and vegetation. I think, as far as cold is concerned, you will definitely win being in Wisconsin and I in Tennessee. On that note, I've begun my Ph.D. application process as I spoke before and one of my applications was to the University of Wisconsin in Madison. They seem to have a great department. I won't know until probably March or April as to the status.

    Anyway, take care of yourself and happy knitting!

    Ray Flanary

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  16. Wasn't that extra hour a godsend? Love the knitting and the pictures, how did the finals go?

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  17. That sock yarn color is beautiful!!

    I also love the foliage photos. Fall foliage just has such wonderful colors.

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  18. The yarn is quite pretty!! The toe came out great - I am jealous! Mine are not so nice, to say the least.

    I hope the finals went well!

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  19. Keep the fall photos coming! I miss A-town...

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