Thursday, September 11, 2008

Getting ready for winter

I'm a winter knitter. I've never really enjoyed the spring and summer patterns. I mean, I didn't get into knitting in order to make a tank top. I've always been drawn to the sweaters, socks, and mittens. Oh, the mittens! Have you seen the Fall 2008 edition of Vogue Knitting?!? I'm not always a big Vogue Knitting fan, but holy smokes people! It's the mitten edition!

How adorable are these?

Or these?

And great mother of all knitting, who could not fall in love with these?!

Not that I have time to knit any of these mittens, or even have the yarn for any of them. But a girl can dream, can't she?

I did finish Mike's Aunt Rose's hat. Uncle Jim is superintendent of Pendleton schools in Pendleton, Oregon. She wanted a hat to wear to all the games they attend. Give me a P!

I've also started on Caroline's socks because this yarn is too precious to not knit. How much fun are these?! Apparently this yarn has now been discontinued, which stuns me. People LOVE these socks! We can't keep this yarn in stock at the shop. Why would you discontinue something so completely fun and adorable?
I've also done a bit on my Monkey sock. You can't see the pattern in this picture very well, but trust me--it's cool.

And I took my first Socks on 2 Circs class on Tuesday. Piece of cake. However, I understand the turning the heel can be a little tricky.

Yep, you counted correctly. I'm knitting 3 pairs of socks right now. I'd do 4, but I'm out of needles.

That's the update from around here. Leah's bag has been felted 3 times and now it and the flowers are drying, ready to be delivered. While Eric is at school today I think I may pick up Ryan's Harry Potter sweater and begin the next step. Yep, things are moving right along here at Knitting Queen headquarters.

And you will be happy to know that Eric made it to the next level of Super Mario Galaxy. As well he should, having played it most of yesterday. Hate those Wednesday half days.


cori said...

If you have all this spare time for knitting fabulous items...certainly you can be a friend and watch my kids for a few hours (since I'm stuck with them 24/7 due to the teacher's strike). Come on, have a heart!!

Wilde Thyme Knits said...

Beautiful work KQ. I love the sock in the discontinued yarn. Great colours.
I'm also really a winter knitter. I've got too many hats on the go right now!!