Sunday, March 29, 2009

Getting Things Done

I haven't been blogging much lately. Mostly, it's because I've been busy knitting and finishing things. You know how it is... you knit and knit and knit, then you're in a rut. Everything just sits there. One row left of that pair of socks, and you can't get yourself to knit it. Sweater pieces are all finished, but you can't get yourself to put them together. Another pair of socks has been languishing for weeks, and you're not quite sure why. And then...
WHAMMO! You turn into a WIP finishing machine.
Well, that's what happened to me. Look at this:

Socks. With beads.


More lavender/purple than in the picture, and the beads are slightly iridescent. I love these socks.


Then, some socks for my sister. Maybe they're not quite 100% the same size (let them lie for months, didn't take notes), but they should still fit. And Opal Regenwald in Hummel sure makes for pretty stripes.


And then... the Dad Sweater. Still not red. It's burgundy, burgundy, burgundy. Now someone go tell my camera.

Sideways, because getting a good shot required some contortions on my part:


And from t he front:


Not blocked yet, but otherwise assembled and ready to go. Now, I'm hoping it fits... 50" for a 44" chest is quite a bit of positive ease, now that I look at it. sure, it's supposed to be loose and comfy, but I hope the Enormous Sweater Curse doesn't continue.

I guess this is what happens when work stress picks up: suddenly, all sorts of WIPs get finished. It's like that time you're supposed to be studying for an exam but end up cleaning your room instead. Who knew vacuuming and dusting could be so much fun, right?

12 comments:

weezalana said...

Lookit you go! Everything turned out fab, the beady socks are especially beautiful!

Bonnie said...

That's quite a finishing roll you've been on! Love those pretty lavender socks.

Zonda said...

Woohoo! The Dad Sweater! Nice socks too! :)

Nell said...

Wow! Socks with beads. So pretty!

adrienne said...

Wow! The socks look great, and I'm sure your dad will love his sweater.

Rosi G. said...

LOVE those purpley socks!! I've been wanting to try some with beads. Love the RED sweater too. LOL

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

Glad to "see" you again. I really like the Hummel Socks. What does Hummel mean? I thought they were only those figurines, but besides getting mossy, what whould they be doing in the Regenwald? OK, OK, I'll look it up.

SuzannaBanana said...

I don't know how to get the camera to read 'burgundy, burgundy, BURGUNDY' instead of 'radioactive cherry red'. It happens to me 90% of the time. So frustrating!

I LOVE those socks!

Carina said...

They are all gorgeous! I'm particularly in awe of the sweater. That's serious knitting right there.

Mary said...

Ich liebe lila Socken, aber die Bienchen-Socken sind auch schön! Toll, dass Deine Blogpause beendet ist.

Liebe Grüße
Mary

Eileen said...

Send some of that finishing mojo my way, would you? (I re-organized my work room yesterday and found most of my WIPs...really UFOs...from last year. :"))

Rocky Moreno said...

I've not made any socks with beads, I'm not sure how if I would like the feel, but your's look pretty.