Saturday, January 26, 2008

Ta Da!!!

I know I said in my last post that I would share yarn acquisitions with you, but the yarny goodness will have to wait. I have something even more exciting! Scroll down and be surprised...

Ladies and gents, may I present Pomatomus! Jeff and I were vacationing last week in Cabo San Lucas so I took them along for a photo shoot. This was taken from the balcony of our room. I was so excited to have finished these socks. I pranced around the house in them like Cinderella at the ball. Why am I so happy? Well...

#1 - It's an indication that I have my knitting mojo back.

#2 - They're my first pair of adult-sized socks.

#3 - I love them and they're pretty!

#4 - The pattern was fun to knit and kept me interested. I never got tired of knitting them. I was only eager to finish them because I couldn't wait to wear them.

#5 - It's a FO! I haven't turned out a FO since last summer (I think). Oh dear.

#6 - The Sock Bug finally bit. Socks are fun. And they feel so much better than store bought socks.

Pattern: Pomatomus Socks by Cookie A.
Yarn: Sundara's Blue Grape Hyacinth colorway
Needles: Knit Pick's Options DPNs US size 2 (2.75mm)
Start: August 2007
Finish: January 2008

I loved working with the Sundara yarn. It has a very nice feel to it while knitting and the finished fabric is soft and squishy. It's a good thing I like the yarn. Once you see my next post, you'll understand why.

I also finished my nephew's sweater. I just need to block it and then I'll have him model it for me.

My knitting group started a KAL for the Shedir hat on January 1st. The pattern can be found on Knitty. It was one of the fall surprises for that issue. I'm one of the last to finish but I'm making good progress and it's still January. I should finish in the next few days.

The stitch marker is from Zero Markers. I tried to get a close up of it, but my camera wouldn't cooperate. It's pink and purple with a fresh water pearl on the bottom. I've bought several sets of markers from this site. I consider it jewelry for my knitting. I'm using Rowan Calmer for the hat and I'm lovin' it. It's super soft. The hat is knitting up much faster since Mary showed me how to cable without a cable needle. Thanks Mary!

So January included a great vacation and lots of knitting. A good start for 2008!


pam said...

The socks are great! A really pretty blue. They look very cozy overlooking the beach!

Madge said...

You're a sock knitting savant! Your Poms are GOREGEOUS. (and I'm still very awed that they're you're first pair of adult socks....)

Can't wait to see which pair you cast on next. :)

jillian said...

Hooray!! They are beautiful!

Ellen Bloom said...

Hey Annette! Your socks are awesome. The Cabo background really shows them off perfectly.

I was thinking about knitting Shedir myself. I'll have to review the pattern closely to see if I can deal with all those cabled twists and turns!

mary said...

Hurray and a huge Congrats on finishing your Poms! Break out the champagne to celebrate the return of your knitting mojo. The view of cabo looks fantastic.

Glenna C said...

Nice Pomatomi! I did 1 pair of these ages ago and they were frustrating to me at the time, but I think I might be ready to try another pair. They are so pretty, after all.

mehitabel said...

Congrats on the Finished Pomatomi! And it's good to see you back, with the knitting mojo once again in full swing--working retail over the holidays is a time and energy suck! And a vacation to Cabo? Just what you needed to get some RnR after that marathon!

amanda said...

Yay for all the wonderful knits! Your vacation looks like it was awesome. We are thinking of going to Cabo - would you recommend it??