Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Luxury Knitting

This past weekend my mom treated me to a luxurious weekend at a hotel in Connecticut.  We relaxed, I knit, she read, we ordered room service, and we watched lots of HGTV.  (I miss HGTV. A lot.)  It was so nice and relaxing.  Thanks Mom!

That gave me the opportunity to finish my Mystery Knit-a-long socks! (Called "April Showers")
That's a terrible picture, taken with my phone at the hotel.  You know, because somehow posting this one is proof that I finished them at the hotel.  Like you need proof.  Here's a better one:
Ok, not that much better but the color is better.  These socks were so fun.  Starting from the toe and moving up, we knit flowers, umbrellas, rain and clouds.  Then along the back we knit lightening.  Now I'm entered to win a knit-a-long prize.  I hope I win!

In Other Knitting News:
Yesterday, I got started on the Meadowlark vest.  You know... the one with all the swatching:
I will grudgingly tell you that all my swatching actually helped move things along pretty quickly.  I had done the pattern so many times already that it was a piece of cake!  Obviously I've just started.  I have no idea how long this will take me - it has a very interesting construction that I will do my best to show you as I go along.

I also actually did some organizing of my needles - something I've been meaning to do for a long time.  Of course, I didn't take a "before" picture but picture this in your head:  A plastic drawer full of a tangle of circular needles.  Now look at my "after" picture:
A plastic bag for each size and length all nice and tidy in a basket.  Thanks to my friend Lisa for the idea and the plastic bags, of which she has approximately a thousand so she was willing to share.  They have a white strip across them so you can write on them.  Yay.  It feels great to get a little organized.  I'm going to do the same with my double pointed needles.  By the way, here's the reason I organized:  I have no less than FIVE size 7, 16" circular needles.  Let me know if you need one.

In Book News:
Look Again by Lisa Scottoline: Love her books.  A suspenseful thriller about a reporter who sees her adopted son on a missing children mailer and the heartbreaking path this takes her on to determine if her son is really a boy who was kidnapped from his biological parents.  Exciting pace - I couldn't put it down as it got the to exciting, heart-stopping conclusion.

I'll leave you with three words:  Vanilla. Creme. Peeps.  (two more words: Get. Some.)


  1. ! LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. your "socks" - they're works of art !
    Are you saying that all those baggies will help you avoid making swatches ?!..genius if that's so [ or do I have that wrong?].
    Lizzy, the vest you're knitting is stunning .... looking forward to wearing it hahahahahahaha hehehe :) !
    Thanks for the book review - haven't read Lisa in a lonnnnng lonnnnnng time... may try this one. If I do, I'll click on your "look again" .......XO, me

  2. Love organizing tips for knitters. The Mystery KAL socks are gorgeous. I love that they have a 'story' that is clever, pretty and fun. Plus, a knitter could re-use those motifs on another project - maybe a hat.