Saturday, June 30, 2007

summerknitting? winterwear!

The temperature's been up and the day trips have been frequent, so we've turned to smaller, easily portable knitting projects lately. Leah's making fingerless gloves/gauntlets in between swimming, sleepovers, beaches, and visits with friends. She also started weaving a shawl on her tri-loom and, as of this morning, is knitting a neckwarmer.

I finished a balaclava for Jesse and pair of socks for ? , started a pair of convertible gloves/mittens for Scott, and cast on these Tofutsies socks while at the races last night.

The what? Yes, the races. I know, I know, as unlikely a destination for me as the casino, but the tix were free, the evening was glorious, and it was a plenty good time. I've done quite a bit of work for the Speed Channel over the years, so it was fun to get a glimpse of what these events are like in real life. The full moon and fireworks were a bonus, as was the visit to the winner's circle (my sister's company sponsors the car that came in third place on one of the races) and ogling a young, dreamy flag-waving official. ;-)

Anyway, this is my first time knitting Tofutsies yarn. As many people have commented, it is a bit splitty, but not too bad. It's fairly fine yarn, so I was concerned that it would make flimsy socks, but I'm knitting it on size 1 needles and really like the fabric it's creating. Very soft and comfortable for the tootsies. You can't tell it from my pic, but the candy store colors of the Tofutsies yarn are just yummy.
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Blogger Miss Heather said...

Hey, are you at Stafford? We go there too! I grew up at that place - every Friday night from the time I could walk until I moved out! LOL

Hope you enjoyed it.

1:52 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Leah's gauntlets are beautiful. Are those cables I see? And is that coreopsis in the background?

Great projects and wonderful pics.

6:48 PM  

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