i got a surprise package when i got home today!
i don’t know exactly whom it’s from, but i know where they live, which gives me an idea of whom.
however i can’t open it until my birthday. which is saturday. this saturday, the 27th. (ahem)
since i was taking pictures, i decided to take pictures of that stuff which i have been knitting (except lady eleanor – it’s longer, there are squares.)
so, here’s calla, as mentioned from before. i think that i’ll wish that i knitted it a size smaller, because i measured myself, and i’m down 2 inches from the last time i measured my bust, and there’s 1 inch of neg. ease in the pattern, and this will have 3 inches of ease when it’s done. which is too bad, because while i love how it looks, i don’t really like knitting this. or knitting with the cathay – since as jess has mentioned repeatedly, it’s suuuuuuuuuper splitty and it’s suuuuuuuuuuper visible when it’s split.
anyhow, here’s the body, about an inch below the arm.
and here’s a closeup of the center cable, because i have been converted from a zoom girl to a supermacro girl.
i’ve also given socks another go. this time, a simple stockinette sock with a figure 8 cast on and a short row heel. this time, just one at a time.
in the shelly duvall* of yarns (littlegoat, that’s for you), lana grossa multieffekt. i like it in concept, but it’s just… so. dang. busy. (the stitch holder indicates a dropped stitch)
faux fair isle? sure. self-striping? why not? both?! not as much.
i’m about 4 rows past the heel, it took a total of about 2 hours to do this, once i figured out my gauge. but i’m happier with my own knitting than i have been in a while – look at my even stitches!