Tuesday, February 13, 2007

My band of merry yarn

Happy almost-mid-February! I hope you're staying warm and dry. Now that the various *-alongs I joined are underway, it's probably a good time to show what I'm working with.

First, there is the eponymous (?) stash for Knit From Your Stash 2007:

The photos were taken a few weeks ago, and I have to confess that since then another skein of sock yarn has joined the collection. But I will get this under control! (Maybe.)

There's more acrylic out in the front hall...alpaca on a bookshelf...dubious-looking things that I spun...and several balls that didn't appear here because they're grouped below with the UFO Resurrection Challenge projects:

Right now I'm working on the blanket at the bottom of the pile and on a sock that is sort of present (I'm using the mustard-coloured yarn in front). A photo of the sock-in-progress will follow.

Finally, there is the pedometer for Shape Up RI:

The instruction manual that came with the pedometer recommended walking about 10,000 steps each day. I had no idea how much that really was! Fortunately, some of the roads around my workplace were rebuilt recently, making walks in the area more pleasant than they used to be.

The mustard sock

The pattern is Eunny Jang's Bayerische Sock, knitted in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock yarn (I forget which colour). The cables and ribbing do slow me down, but most of the time I don't mind...it's so neat to see the pattern form. The exception, I suppose, is on every eighth row when I have to do the large cables. Blunt needles, thin yarn, and a stubborn desire to cable without a cable needle do not combine well.


Debby said...

Your sock looks great!

I saw the shape up RI program on the internet. It looks like a really fun, and successful, program. Are you part of a team? Good luck!!

Rachel said...

That sock is unbelievable! It's hard to believe it's sock-sized -- without the benefit of perspective, that could be part of a sweater!

Are you getting to 10,000 steps a day consistently? I busted out my old pedometer and was sorry to find that my average is pathetically low.

Theresa said...

The sock looks fabulous in that yarn - love the subtle color variations.

Kristen said...

The sock is impressive and the pattern would make a great sweater.

silverarrowknits said...

It is nice to know that RI is finally fixing those sidewalks!

I am also glad I could "help" with the destashing!