Saturday, June 7, 2008

New Projects

I've started all new projects recently. Above you see the start of the first toe up knee sock for my niece. Yarn is Regia Nation. I am enjoying all the plain stockinette knitting, but I am worrying about that short row heel soon to appear on my sockly horizon. Tomorrow is the eve of Shavuot, and we will be spending the day and well into the night in Jerusalem. Aside from cleaning, cooking and eating, that means sock knitting. Wish me luck!

This is a progress photo of my first Fetching wristwarmer. So far the pattern is easy and enjoyable. I don't like the way the end (at the fingers) flares out in the photo, so I may try to do something to change that when I get to that point.

And here is the start of my hat. First you knit a cabled band, then join the ends together, pick up stitches all around, and knit the hat up in the round. Kind of like my Samus sweater, except of course that was knit flat.

Now that you've seen that at the moment two of my three projects involve cables, you can see why I am enjoying the stockinette of the socks. That, and the fun of watching the colors change. (Yeah, I know... I need to get out more, right? Phooey!).

And in a return to the theme of Baby Steps, my genealogy research is progressing, but more slowly than I would like. It shouldn't be so hard to find information from American records of the 20th century (and I'm not talking about the fact that census information is only released something like 70 years after the fact). But then, I suppose that the harder I work to find things out, the more I appreciate having the information.

Or something like that.


Joansie said...

I like the sock and am anxious to see the progression. I've yet to knit toe up.

Geneology research usually happens in spurts but you will reach your goal. Enjoy!

Jill L said...

Great new projects. I have been wanting to do Fetching for a while. I can't wait to see yours finished!

Bobbisox said...

well, I can see you are full roar of the knitting. Which Nation is that? Those are some broad stripes. I like the cably progress on the other items.

Anonymous said...

Genealogy, huh? I'm writing a series of articles for the Jackson County Genealogy Society, the first part was just published! My husband's cousin and he published their family history a couple of years ago. What names are you looking for and I'll ask around. My hubbin is a member of this historical society > .

There is a family history forum in the Parlor at a former website I was a member of for awhile. You might go there.