Monday, August 27, 2007

Weekend Stuff

Ugh. Is it really Monday again?


Knitting pleases Ganesha.

From Wikipedia: "Ganesha is worshipped as the lord of beginnings and as the lord of obstacles, patron of arts and sciences, and the god of intellect and wisdom." He seemed like the perfect guardian for David's kilt hose. (I checked before I made him into a sock-in-progress holder. I definitely didn't want an inauspicious vibe too close to such important knitting!)

Speaking of kilt hose, look how far I am!

Don't worry, David--I'm not using yellow or pink yarn. I'm using natural (sheep-colored) wool, as you can see above. (Wait, you're not allergic, are you? Please tell me you're not!) The yellow panel on the chart indicates Needle 2, and the pink shows my progress. So I'm more than halfway done with the cuff of the first hose. (Hose? Ho? What's the singular of "hose"?) Anyway, the fact that I was able to get this far in such a short time helped me to realize that essentially, I'm just making a very long pair of socks--and that makes this project much less daunting. Also, it appears that my calf has the same circumference as David's, so I can at least check for fit in that dimension. I'll have to trust my tape measure for length.

I also crocheted a dishcloth over the weekend, which I (of course) neglected to take a picture of. It's cute. Imagine a cute, navy blue dishcloth.

And I cast on a ballband cloth, which is going along nicely.

I feel okay about having a new WIP because I finished the Hug Wrap on Friday!

Here it is, lounging on my armchair. It's about 6 1/2 feet by a little over 2 feet. I had been planning to call the recipient last night to get her address, and when I got home from getting burgers with a friend, there was a message from her on my machine! Crazy.

And last but not least, I have finally settled on a project for my grandmother, to thank her for the ancestral needle case. I abandoned the card suits theme and cast on a wrap from a vintage pattern. I haven't actually bought anything from that site; this is from the free book you can sign up for near the bottom of the page.

The stripes will be vertical on the finished project, and will go turquoise, white, lilac, white, turquoise, repeat. (I'm on the fence about doubling the width of the turquoise stripe [to make it a true repeat] or leaving it 8 rows wide, like the rest. I guess I'll decide when I get there!)


Barbara said...

Does that mean the singular of clothes is clo? It might be better to just say sock. Outstanding knitting, Ann! And I love the needle holders. The hug shawl looks so relaxed. Grandma will love her shawl.

Love, Mom

Abby&David said...

I'm glad that my kilt hose have such a venerable guardian. And no, I'm not allergic to sheep. If you were using cat hair yarn, there'd be a problem. I'm glad your knitting is going well and those needle holders are really cool!