Tuesday, June 2, 2009
A WIP and a UFO
Woohoo! I completed 2 projects today. The first one is a pair of self striping socks that I started for the Ravelympics back in August of 2008 but never finished. They have made appearances a few times in my knitting bag when I thought I would be waiting for appointments and at family gatherings, but they are boring. The pattern is Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's Sock Recipe (Ravelry Link) and the yarn is Paton's Kroy Sock in the Jacquards Tutti-Fruitti colorway. Endless miles of stockinette stitch, yawn. Now they are done, and I have proof. Ta Da!Magic loop was used, but I hadn't learned how to do 2 at a time back then. Silly me!The next project was just started on May 31st in anticipation of doing a lot of waiting at a medical appointment yesterday. I was correct in my assumption. I almost finished both mitts while there. So it was simple to finish them up today. The pattern is Lacy Fingerless Gloves (Raveled) by Christie Pruitt. They are crocheted in Red Heart Sport in the Aqua colorway and will go with a cowl I knit last winter. (Yes, the arm is a little pinkish. I got too much sun at a weekend BBQ.)I inserted some paper so that it would be easier to see the stitches. As always, I wish I was better at taking the pictures. The true color is somewhere between these 2 pictures.Finally, I received a wonderful little surprise in the mail from a fellow raveler in the RAK group (Random Acts of Kindness). I don't know if she would want to be identified, so I won't. She sent me a Ziploc with assorted buttons in it! I love it. I have already picked out some special buttons from the gift to use in future projects. Thank you for such a lovely and thoughtful gift!!!