Thursday, 4 November 2010

Socktober, sockvember!

Oops! I didn't make it or even close my 2 socks stalled because we went away and as I have cast on a new scarf they have stayed that way!

My holiday projects went like this: Citron shawl for car knitting (4 + hrs driving gives me at least 2 knitting). My enormous skein jumper (gift from last years US trip) was to be the main project and the new scarf my GLOW (glass of wine) project and the socks came along just in case!

What really happened was this: Worked on the citron shawl on the way (not too much more left to do). Worked on the giant skein jumper during the day time (as and when) and got to the top of the sleeve (yes I know it has taken me an entire year to get this far). Checked the length and realised that the tension was all wrong and will have to unravel the lot and start again! This project is having some 'time out'!

Here it is just so you can see how far I got - it is back in the corner to hang its head in shame now!

So I then picked up my new scarf project (it requires a skein and a half supposedly so I had rifled through my stash and found a part ball and cast on leaving an unwounded skein at home until it was needed). I finished the part ball and put the scarf to one side (it is not pretty on the needles as it is all squashed up).

I then did a bit more on the citron shawl as I was at the final increases part and I didn't want to do that in the car, so once they were complete I put that down as well. And finally I pick up the sock worked a few rounds and then the week was over!

On the way home I finished the knitting part of the citron and started the cast off so it is now finished Ta Dah:

Now I am home I have wound the other skein for the scarf and am on the final few rows so will be able to show you soon. I really need to pick the socks back up but you know how it is when you get your teeth into something new!
Oh and as for the hols - well Lottie was ill for the first few days (both the cold bug and tired from all the A level work), Dave was shattered anyway - he was glad to have a rest and as for me, well lets just say it was great to be able to put my feet up and do a bit of knitting! Ted however was happy to go for a swim in the sea and a chip hunt along the front!
More knitting soon ..... xxx


Claire said...

Know what you mean about leaving things because new projects throw themselves onto the needles :) I've just finished a very large BagPuss which I will put onto my blog shortly - now onto other Chrissie pressies

busybusybeejay said...

Gosh you have been busy.Love the shawl.For Xmas presents I thought I might do fingerless gloves-don't see the point of them but they are all the rage.