Tuesday, October 09, 2007

And there has been knitting!

I don't like knitting socks. And I have done very little sockknitting in my life. That is- until this year...Thanks to blogland, I found out that it was actually possible to knit lace socks. That doesn't count as sockknitting. (FairIsle does. And plain ones, definitely!) So I started knitting lace, and now I don't seem to be able to stop-LOL! Here are the latest Sockamania's , Octobers pattern is cabled, and Loksins! .In the background a pair of fairisle from the book Strikk deg varm. It looks like a nice book, and I have ordered it. For some reason, I joined the Anne knit&read along. I've read Anne of Green Gables a few times before, and now the challenge is to knit something that might be related to Anne and her time. I'm reading out loud to my daughters, and they are really enjoying it. Even my 14-yearold listens! We've read more than half of the first book. Unfortunately, I don't think we have more than the first five books translated into Norwegian... As for the knitting, I decided to start slowly, with a kitchen towel, and there might be a dishcloth too. I also plan on knitting a pair of kneehigh socks, as they might come in handy when running across the mountains looking for those stubborn fourlegged creatures that has been vacationing up there for the last 4 months! (No, I didn't go looking for them on Sunday- it ws raining buckets, and then the fog came!)Christmas...this is the first magazine I've seen this year.
And it had a nice article about Selbuvotten, and some nice patterns, so I cast on for a pair of mittens for a little friend of mine. Pink and black. It's been a long time since I've done any fairisle/ stranded knitting at all, so tension is way off- I need to work on that. Hopefully a good blocking will fix the unevenness.
These are the socks again from Strikk deg varm. They have an unusual heel- afterthoughtheel?- that was quite fun to knit. The pattern is a bit boring, but it might be fun to draw my own pattern using the same number of stitches.
DD1 and I are alone this week. Hubby took the boys with him to work this morning, he'll be at the office in Stavanger, and they will come home by plane on Saturday. DD2 was fetched by my mother-in-law, she'll spend the week there. It is autumn vacation this week. Having only one child at home is rather strange. We'll enjoy ourselves! We just have to get those irritating sheep down first!!!
Have a nice week!


Rani said...

Wow, you've been busy! Love the lacy socks - and the colors.

Anne of Green Gables is a favorite and I haven't read it in over 15 years! I think I'll crack the book this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration!

Mary said...

Oh wow, look at all you've done! I love the norwegian style mittens and socks -- I haven't done fair isle in a while either, but it doesn't get cold enough here to use the finished items much.

Hope you find the wanderers!

Britt-Arnhild said...

Jammen får du strikket masse. Og så så flotte ting da. Anne fra Bjørkely-strikking høres gøy ut :-)

Ha en god høstferie. Vi hadde planlagt hyttetur til Aure hele uka, men foreløpig gjør været at vi holder oss hjemme. Drar sannsynligvis en tur på torsdag....

Janice said...

LOVE all the knitting pictures! You have been busy. I was also against sock knitting for quite a while and now I am HOOKED! Have a wonderful week!! I'm praying them sheep just come home on their own!! ;-)