Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Shopping and knitting during the Holiday ...


First the shopping at Seed Stitch Fine Yarn Shop. Books by Jo Sharp and a Tshirt by Knitiot. Love the t-shirt altho the sizes run small. Or should I say my body "runs larger?"

I know I'm book crazy but now I'm in love with Jo Sharp's patterns. Simple classic styles. I got ECLECTIC and her magazine Knit Issue 1
I confess I didn't stop there. I also placed an order with Amazon.com for 2 more of her books, but I'll let you know about those when I get them.

I spent the weekend knitting on a sweater from the first Jo Sharp book that I got the Gathering. I'll take a picture of my progess on this by this Thursday. I love the way it's coming out so far!

I've also been working on my Socks that Rock Club, Hippy Crunchie sock. And finally got the 1st sock done (in the pair) and will post a picture tomorrow. Here is a progress picture I took over the weekend before I finished. I do like the way the sock fits and I love the way the short row heel came out. BUT, I just do not like the slow progress of knitting this one. It's not a quick knitting patttern or even one I can memorize. I had to go line-by-line for ever repeat of the pattern and that was 10 rows each with a knit row between each one [I'd give a sigh of releif everytime I reached a plain knit, LOL] ...

But the sock fits nicely and the yarn is just lucious & lovely ...

6 comments:

Rhonda said...

Jo Sharp is one of my favorties too. I have quite a few of her books. Very classic. Just like us.

sue said...

I too love Jo Sharp and have every single one of her books. I have made quite a number of her cardigans and jumpers too. You will have to post the one you are making from Gathering, which I think has some really beautiful patterns. I love the color too that you purchased.

Shelley said...

I love that sock! I love the name, I love the colours...fabulous!!

I don't think I have anything by Jo Sharp, nor have I done anything of hers. I have heard the name before though LOL!

Dipsy D. said...

Oh, these books look highly interesting - and so does your sock, it's going to be gorgeous! I love the colors, and the pattern is really cool - I'd do them right away actually ;) Great work!

amanda said...

Looks like someone has been exercising their spending muscle!

FemiKnitMafia said...

Being a big Jo Sharp fan too, I would love to look through those books. Coming to SnB tomorrow?