Sunday, December 22, 2013

Rapunzel continued and Merry Season..

On Rapunzel, I made it past the chart and tried it on with two needles. It fits really well and so I decided to continue (instead of frogging as I thought it was initially too big).  The bust increases act like vertical darts, so the fit is very flattering, although it can be visually disturbing when I look in the mirror. I'm just past the armhole split now and working on the 6" of stockinette at the back.

I think I'd hoped to complete this for the end of the year..but after 6" and 6" to finish the body, I'll still have to do sleeves..so I think I'll still be knitting this in the new year.

I do have 2 weeks of vacation though from work, so we'll see how much I get done. Lots of stuff to do at home, and projects I want to work on, reading, catching up on some updates, and hopefully meeting with friends.

My Christmas Tree is up and it's beautiful, with alternating fading from white, to multi-color lights and back..and this week, I spent 3 days writing Christmas cards for work colleagues, and knitting friends. Still a few pkgs (non-Christmas) to go to the Post Office and one big project to replace an aging cell phone. I have a 3G. Yep. I'm 5 generations behind on that...definitely not an early adopter..but I would be..just locked into the 3-year..then, was waiting for the 3-year to 2-year contract change.

In case I don't get back here in time with photos - hope anyone reading this has the Merriest of Christmases and a safe and happy holiday season.

Friday, December 06, 2013

Herakles Socks

I'm currently knitting plain socks toe-up Yarn for Toe of Sock: Sanguine Gryphon Yellow Dung Fly from a 10g mini (sport weight) Yarn...