Sunday, May 18, 2008

Thanks, Hoolooboo

I had no idea how much I needed this until it showed up in my inbox. Last summer, I signed up for the mystery stole, but only got as far as clue no. 2. I had big lace knitting aspirations, but I never ordered the beads, and I was also just finding out for myself how lace and variegated yarns don't actually like eah other that mcuh, but I stayed in the Pink Lemon Yahoo Group, and am so glad I did.

Though I got some good knitting time during my abbreviated hospital stay, sporadic doesn't begin to describe my knitting opportunities since no. 3 has arrived, so I was a bit surprised to find I had finished the first of the green socks I'm making Ian. They're from the Vintage Socks book, but I totally modified the pattern for a gauge of 7 st/in instead of 8, and since I've been working on them on and off for a month, I've just about forgotten all the details of the leg and even the heel. This afternoon I diverted myself by counting stitches and making notes, so now, thanks to the genius and generosity of Melanie, there's a chance sock 2 will match sock 1.