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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

I'm still knitting

I did get some knitting done over the weekend and even a little bit yesterday! (Monday is always crazy around here because that's the day I run most of our errands and do chores around the house.) As you can see, I've finished the first of the raspberry Waving Lace socks. The stitch pattern is pretty easy to memorize which makes it a portable project. I've just begun on the cuff of the second sock, but hope to get more done today. I also started a new project this weekend - its not as portable. This is Soleil from last Spring's Knitty. I'm knitting it in Knit Picks Shine Sport in Aquamarine and its moving along pretty quickly. I'm past the decreases for the waist shaping right now. I love the color of the yarn and I think it will be a comfortable and cool top to wear for summer. I got a pair of metal needles (Susan Bates Silvalume's) to knit this because the only circular size 4 I had was a Balene II. I discovered while I was knitting Picovoli a couple of weeks ago that the yarn was a little grippy on those needles and I felt like I spent all my time moving the stitches around the needles. The metal needles are a definite improvement!

On a completely non-fiber related note, how many of you have Crocs shoes? Do you like them? Do you wear them? Where do you wear them? For some reason I like them, but I haven't tried them on yet because I'm not sure where I'll wear them. What do you guys think?


Blogger Emma said...

Beautiful summer sweater. I have two pairs of Crocs, and I wear them everywhere. I wear them in the winter with socks and in the summer with shorts. They're so comfy! My mom and sister have three or four pairs each, and they also wear them everywhere.

9:45 AM  
Anonymous JenniferCS said...

I've recently read through your blog - I've discovered you're 1 day older than me and that you've been to a yarn store in my town (Colorado Springs) I've never been to yet! Small children are my only excuse - I'll be there soon enough.

Regarding the Crocs, I received some at Christmas and while they are the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn, they also leave your feet rather dirty since they are so open. So if you are going to stay inside or on paved walks - wonderful. Walking on dirt paths (unless you are able to wash them and your feet shortly thereafter) wear something closed.

10:18 AM  
Blogger Penny said...

I have 2 pair of Crocs and love them! They are so comfortable and lightweight! I wear mine just about year round, with socks usually. I don't wear them when its rainy out b/c of the holes ;). I haven't had a problem with dirt, but I am usually on pavement or grass when I'm outside. I have seen Croc sandals on their website, but don't have any yet.

I've been reading your blog for about the past month, I think it was the Picovoli that led me here. I love how you combined the blue and green!

3:28 PM  
Anonymous Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

The socks and the sweater are beautiful!

I have a pair of crocs and I love them. They provide decent support for slip on shoes in their price range and they are cushy. I keep mine in the kitchen and slip them on whenever I'm in there as we have tile floor that is hard on my back. But I also slip them on to take the trash out or to work in the yard as well. In fact, I want a second pair so I can have a strictly indoor pair and one for the yard.

8:55 PM  
Blogger Balwearie said...

Sorry I don't have any Crocs so I can't comment on those. I do like what's happening with Soleil. I was thinking about making that my next project now that I feel comfortable with the lace bit at the bottom. I was also debating about which yarn to use and am happy to see you're using the Knit Picks yarn I've had my eye on. Can't wait to see the finished project.

6:07 AM  
Anonymous chris said...

I lovelovelove my Crocs . . . I have a pink pair, and am going to buy another in orange. They are verrrry comfortable (and I have really picky feet) -- I wore them both days all day long at MSWF, and I wear them at home almost constantly. I haven't worn them to work yet, but it's just a matter of time . . .

8:04 AM  

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