28 November 2007

Thanksgiving Knitting

Mike and I went on a mini-road trip for Thanksgiving. We visited Bedford and Bloomington, Indiana, to spend time with Mike's family and our friends. He's from there, and I lived there for the better part of a decade while attending Indiana University.

PA Turnpike

Surely, my knitting friends are already wondering what projects I brought. Well, I finished knitting the remaining sleeves for my Drops Jacket
, which leaves seaming and the collar.

Sleeves on the PA Turnpike

I brought my Femme Fatale
toe-up socks to work on. I am incompetent when it comes to the short row heel. This particular heel involves "wrapping and turning" your work. That part is not difficult to understand. My trouble is how exactly you're supposed to pick up the wraps on the knit and purl sides. Where is that tutorial?!

Conquering the Heel

Oh right, I found one. Thank you to Misocrafty and her Short Row Heel Tutorial, I have gotten over my mental block. My technique still needs work, but I'm not going to gouge my eyes out in frustration anymore.

Needless to say, we had a fantastic, albeit sleep-deprived time. Days were filled with ping pong, beer, board games, pool, darts, and mass quantities of food.

Near Sheila's House

Goodbye, Indiana. Now it's back to the real world!


Shona~ LALA dex press said...

I really liked driving through Indiana + would like to go back and visit one particular town (can't remember the name) but there is this amazing bridge that you drive over before you get to the town. I'll have to look that up.

The color of your yellow yarn is amazing, I want to look for some of that since I have taken one step back in using Sears acrylic yarn from the 70's next step is something REALLY nice.

kat said...

our scarfs look beautiful!

I love long car trips. Yours sounds like it was loads of fun.