Friday, August 21, 2009

Catching Up

The second half of my summer got really busy. Between a two week getaway, visitors, and other summer activities, I haven't had a chance to sit down catch up. I have finished a project, started a new one, and continue on (and on) with the sweater. I left for vacation in the end of July, but before I left I finished up the pair of socks for Oliver.

Pattern: Classic Socks for the Family by Melissa Goodfellow
Yarn: Classic Elite Alpaca Sox in Gray
Needles: size US 2 dpns

He really likes his socks and has been wanting to wear them. I told him he's just going to have to wait until the weather gets cooler. Hot summer weather plus alpaca socks plus sweaty toddler feet do not mix well.

When we went out of town, I decided not to bring the sweater to work on it. It was getting too big to carry and I didn't want to put it in my suitcase - I'm always afraid that my luggage is going to get lost and then there goes all that work and yarn. So I started a simple project that I could knit on the plane and here and there on my vacation. I have been eyeing the Baktus scarf recently and went for that.

I am not sure I love it so far. It is made out of worsted weight cheapy yarn from a box store but I liked the color combo. We'll see.

Progress on the sweater is being made. I am close to being finished with it and I'm trying to get it done as quickly as possible. I'm feeling the crunch with fall approaching quickly. Oliver's 3rd birthday is also coming up for which I have a sweater planned so I need to get my butt in high gear!


Villblomsten said...

Very nice nitting :-)

( sorry for my poor english )

amore said...

Awwwww - too cute!
And the sox are cute too =)

Team Knit ! said...

gorgeous little socks! That picture of him crouching is too cute.

- Julie