Monday, April 03, 2006
It was getting all quite spring-like last week, but its grey and cold again. Still, the moments of sun seem to have prompted a few buds. To celebrate this odd freezing cold spring I give you Project Spectrum glowing candles, complete with orange-yellow flower arrangment my flatmate did over the weekend. The candles are from my SP (the pic I was holding out from my last post) and just sum up our mix of blossom and night frosts - flowers, but they give out much needed heat.
I've very nearly finished a pair of socks with some of the purple sockyarn my Secret Pal sent me. I was going to do Falling Leaves, but with a figure8 toe. But as I was about half way into the toe I realised the 72sts round it called for would be way too big. This is the beauty of figure8, its like a toe and gage swatch in one.
So I thought about Elfine socks, which is about 65sts. Still too big, I stopped at 60sts and found my own lace pattern that worked over multiples of 10sts. Its basically the same idea as Elfine and Falling Leaves, just a different lace pattern. Something similar, nothing to complex, just break up the verigation stripes and give it a bit of texture without looking crazy. I think I'll call them them "Purple Peaks" because of the mountains the pattern makes pre-blocking.
So I have an FO! I finally completed the giant green garterstitch monster (using Collinette Prism, on 6mms). It is HUGE and lovely and warm.
Do I sign up for this? Or this? Or neither? Mmmmm.