Wednesday, July 18, 2007

I Love Knitting!!

Surgery went well and I am on my way to recovery. In fact I couldn't wait any longer to start that really exciting project I mentioned before. So here it is!!

(Just ignore the ugly mark on my finger, yes my finger is a little swollen and greenish)

Isn't it LOVELY!!! I could barely sleep at night with this yarn sitting on the bookshelf singing sweet seductive songs to me about how lovely and soft it was. And I don't even want to mention what that pattern has been whispering to me as I sat next to it on my desk (I blush at the memory of it).

Anyway, the flaming, colored yarn is a fingering weight that I hand painted two weeks ago and promptly named "Desert Sunset" (appropriate don't you think?). The black is that sinfully delicious "Gloss" (70 % merino 30% silk) from KnitPicks (I love that yarn!!!). And the sweet-talking pattern is one of the only two socks I haven't made, at least once, out of "Socks--A Spin-Off special publication for knitters and spinners" from Interweave Press. That book has special significance and meaning for me because it was my very first sock book and it is what got me addicted to sock making. I don't even know if it is still in print, but if it is pick one up. It still has the best sock patterns ever--well next to any book put out by Nancy Bush (I looooovvvveeee her sock pattern books. Her book "Folk Socks" was purchased the minute I saw it for the first time).

The shawl is almost finished! I have only about 50 more rows and it will be ready to send off.

(It is taller than my son, so the whole thing didn't fit in the picture.) I love this pattern! It is so easy and looks so good. The nurses at the Surgical Center were "ooooing" and "ahhhhing" all over it (yes I was working on it while I waited for surgery to start). When it is all done, and ready to send, I will take one final picture of it wrapped around my daughter--I will probably have it for the next post.

Well, I am off to see if I can do some spinning. I need to get that yarn done still.

Happy Knitting!!


Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

Coming to you by way of Anniethology. What a great talent you have!

Annie said...

Oh how you suffer for your art. I am glad your surgery isn't keeping you completely away from doing what you love.

Tama said...
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Tama said...

Thank you for the complements!! but anyone can knit. It just takes time and patience (and lots of practice!!). Knitting is the only thing that keeps me sane sometimes. I am glad surgery hasn't interfered too much also!

Kimberly said...

I'm so glad Annie did a tribute to you so I could find my way here. I'm a recent fibre addict, by way of crochet. I know enough to love it, but not enough to satisfy my fibre craving. Skimming through your blog has been so delightful!

Anni said...

wow, those socks are stunning. Good to hear you can knit after the surgery. IT's nothing worse than not being able to do what you love doing. The socks are just gorgeous. WOW.

Hege said...

Beautiful socks!