Monday, September 21, 2009

The Hockey Count Begins!

This is what I do, honestly pretty much year round, but more intensely September through March. I take Chandler to hockey. Practice, games, lessons. It fills a lot of time. A lot of time in the car talking, a lot of time watching, a lot of time at the rink waiting.

It's a great time to knit, and much like I kept a tally for "The Summer of Socks", I'm going to keep a tally for hockey 09-10.
First finished project is Spring Forward Socks by Linda Welch. I made these with Pagewood Farm Yukon in the colorway Crayon. I basically liked working with it, but I did have to be careful that I didn't split the yarn. The finished socks are very soft and I think that I will ultimately really enjoy wearing them.
I have cast on two new projects. The first is the Amanda Hat by Gina House. I made one of these for my favorite neighbor kidlet with Manos Del Uraguay last year for her birthday, but there was "an incident" involving the washer and dryer and well....... it now doesn't even fit her American Girl doll. This time I decided to use Dream in Color Classy in Pansy Golightly which is a nice superwash merino. Hopefully this will avoid any laundry disasters :-) I am using a smaller gauge so am making adjustments to the pattern to accommodate that. I'll share the modifications when I finish and know what worked.
I also cast on The Purple Rose of Loopy by Wendy Johnson. This was the consolation kit for those who did not get into The Loopy Ewe Sock Club 2009. The yarn in the kit is Handmaiden Casbah in the exclusive colorway W(h)ine with Roses. This is the first time I've used Casbah and I'm IN LOVE. I'll definitely be adding more of this to my stash :-) The reason that this moved to the top of my queue is that one of the choices for the Sock Knitters Anonymous Group on Ravelry this month was any pattern by Wendy. Perfect. I just need to finish the pair by October 31 to be eligible for prize drawings, but the real prize will be to have another pair of socks complete by Oct 31:-)

What are you working on now?

1 comment:

  1. What a great mom!! I still remember my dad driving me to all my practices, waiting at my games/meets, etc! He always had a book with him!

    Can't wait to see how many socks you'll knit up this season!! Love the spring flings!