Monday, July 11, 2011

Life-Transition Shawl: Home stretch

An update on Miralda the Life-Transition shawl:

She's been getting bursts of activity in between planning and scheduling housing appointments and figuring out all the myriad details that come with moving across the country.  It's been fitting to knit her center diamond chart, the meat an potatoes of the pattern, while plotting the meat and potatoes of the move. Today we are down South touring places to live and after we sign a lease we should be on the home-stretch...perfectly coinciding with the finishing all the complicated nupp charts on Miralda.  I kind of love it when knitting imitates life (but not in the 1000-yards-of-laceweight-jumbled-into-one-impossible-knot-and-half-eaten-by-the-cat type of way).

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Parade of Socks

One of my goals this summer was to get everything sorted before moving.  This means sorting out what to keep, what to give away, and what needs fixing/finishing.  I am a big sock knitter.  They are the perfect travel project, easy to memorize and very useful, especially in the cold Oberlin winters.  As such, I had a lot of old socks that needed some TLC on the weak spots to prevent darning and just as many new socks that needed finishing touches, pictures, and their internet debut.  I'll be trotting them out in the upcoming weeks. I'm rather embarrassed how long it took me to get around to some of these, but here they are....ready just in time for me to move down sweltering South.   Oh well, my feet shall be very warm in the air conditioning.  : )

New socks pictured in the designated HandKnit Sock Bin; old ones still drying in the shower from their wool bath.