Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Matched

The Sockapalooza Match-Ups are done. I have my Pal's info, and that's all I'll say. Don't want to give anything away. I haven't heard from anyone who may have gotten my name yet. I won't panic -- last round I didn't hear anything at all, and I was late (due to extenuating circumstances on her part, which I totally understood) getting my socks. Not too late, just a little late. Better late than never!

Finished another bag. I really like the colors in this one. It's Patons SWS in Natural Plum. Once again, the hairiness had to be scissored off. This one turned out a little longer than the other one. Don't know if that's just the way it felted up or if I miscounted rows in one of them. I seemed to have the same amount of leftovers from each one, so maybe it's down to the felting. It's a little darker in person. This one may be a gift for a friend, not sure yet. If not I'll make another. They're fast and fun, and I really like working with the SWS. Well, except for the knots, especially if the color sequence doesn't match. This happened only once this bag around, so that was nice.

Made a pair of felted slippers, too. This is Patons Classic Wool in Palais. I like making these soooo much better in the CW rather than Briggs & Little. The B&L is just so darned hard to felt. These slippers are intended for a German lady who has a house in town and is here a few weeks or so a couple of times each year. They are ladies' medium.

See, I wear mine! Once the weather warms up I won't be able to. I had them on a few days that we did actually have warm weather, and they were a little warm.

Don't think I'm going to get that sweater finished in time for Saturday night's banquet, considering I haven't even touched it. I'm not going to bother since I need a couple of pairs of socks for Mother's Day on May 13. I think I'll start pair one tonight. I'll finish that sweater up after MD and just take it to the store as planned.

Pop on over to Heddy's and check out the neat t-shirt she's getting.

Alyson at The YoYo Knits is having a contest. Check it out. The grand prize is some of this that she won't need to finish her wedding stockings. (That woman has a stash to die for! And she gives a lot of it away! Or sells it very reasonably.)

Nicole has a blogiversary contest going on til May 6, too. Check it out.

Just pop on over here really quick to see Aija's new yarn. (Look at that second picture! Makes me feel faint -- but I do have one of those!) Her new T is kinda cool, too.

Happy knitting!

7 Comments:

Anonymous Dipsy said...

Oh, you're the Queen of bag knitters, that's for sure! One more gorgeous one - such lovely colors and just the perfect size as I see it - great! And those slippers - yummy! They always look so cozy and soft and warm - that German lady is going to love them!

2:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never fear, your sockpal's here.
Browsing your blog for inspiration.

7:11 AM  
Blogger Miss Tonia said...

Oh, I bow down to you! Another Booga! Now I really feel like a slacker, since I bought the Noro for mine a year ago.

Love the slippers. Yep, bought the yarn for those, too, still haven't started them.

Guess I need to get motivated, huh?

Happy Wednesday!

8:33 PM  
Anonymous Cathy said...

That bag is cute! Love the colors.

10:17 AM  
Blogger Heddy said...

I am glad that you got the green Austerman ... it is nice (but I just finished socks in green ... so want a break from it!)

I am also glad that a lady bought 4 balls of it! Hopefully Karen will be pleased and order more soon! ... thats 6 balls in 24 hours!pretty good!

5:07 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

The colors in the bag look just like the one I was given a few Christmas's ago. I just bought some SWS and plan to make one myself to see how they work up.

1:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, your bag is gorgeous! I have seen booga bags made with SWS and people said they shrunk waaaaay too much, but yours is the perfect size I think. Did you follow the pattern or make it bigger than suggested? Also, what colorway is that? I love it! Great job.

1:35 PM  

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