Sunday, June 17, 2007

Progress!

For all of the time I have been working in the yarn shop these last 2 weeks, I really haven't gotten that much knitting done. I will show you the progress I have made:

One Forest Canopy Shawl all done and blocking:


This is a close-up of the edge: Sorry about the photos, the light is terrible today. It is much much prettier in real life.

It is a really awesome pattern and I am now totally in love with lace. This is made out of Mountain Colors Weavers Wool Quarters Color Huckleberry.



I also made some progress on my Sockaplooza 4 socks. Look a little over 1 repeat! There will be 3 repeats in the cuff and then I am debating a little about what I want to do for the foot itself. How did I manage this much knitting? Not during working hours, that's for sure. The shop has been busy with online orders, lots of customers, and boxes of yarn and patterns. I must say I love my job very very much, even with the lack of knitting time! I actually got time to knit by being a spectator at my husband's D&D game he is now attending. It is a bunch of guys from his work that get together. It is actually a lot of fun to listen to and really awesome for getting some knitting done. Even if the guys did think that my mosaic chart was an interesting map to a dungeon I was working on. hehe

Speaking of my husband, we have some good news:


He has actually been hired! Well, true start date is in early July. I just love the hat. In case you are wondering it is New + Googler = Noogler.

Coming Soon: New Yarn & New Colors!

17 comments:

Karen said...

Congrats, Mr. Blair! Love the propeller beanie, I've always wanted one for myself. :) We'll be down the last weekend in July and I fully intend to come visit the shop!

Irie said...

Lovely shawl, and congrats to the hubby!! I hear Google is a great company to work for.

LOL at the knitting during the D&D game. This will be the new knitting fad, replacing audio books and podcasts!!!

Anonymous said...

Yay! Congrats to Blair! I love the beanie as well. And I *love* that sock -- it is fantastic!

Davy

ahousefullofboys said...

Congratulations!! I am so glad that you can finally move forward. Hmm.. How long until you are sharing OTHER NEWS?
By the way..... How come I had to read this with the rest of the world. No backstage passes huh?
Heheheh.. Chat later

Penny said...

congrats and beautiful lace & sock. :) yay!! (now if we could only track down that package i mailed. teach me for trusting the post office. grumble)

Quail Hill Knits said...

Beautiful Shawl. Please add my congratulations to your husband on his new job. Sounds like a good opportunity.

susan said...

The shawl looks great. I love that colorway.

Bobbi said...

Congrats to Blair!
Can't wait to see the new yarns.

Emmie said...

Ooooh. Love the shawl. I am about to start the edging on a Forest Canopy shawl I am making so seeing yours is encouraging. What are the final measurements? I'm worried that mine isn't going to be as big as the pattern calls for (I used smaller yarn and did more repeats) but can't tell whether it just needs blocking...

Khadijha Caitlin said...

Congrats! I'm so happy for you both!

Terri said...

Beautiful sock! You have a lucky recipient. The shawl looks like it's gorgeous. Last, but not least, congratulations on his job!

So Much Fun said...

Vonnie! That shawl is amazing! And the sock, it makes my eyes hurt just thinking about it, lovely work! And give Blair my congratulations!

Debby said...

What a beautiful shawl!! I love lace and I think the yarn you chose works well with the pattern.

Congratulations to your husband on his job!! Such great news!!! And a belated happy birthday to you too.

Yarn Thing said...

The Shawl is lovely!

And, this has been a long time coming but I received the wonderful yarn from you and I wanted to say thank you! I should have said thank you sooner but hadn't had a chance so I hope you accept my apology for the tardiness of this but I do LOVE the yarn!

Thank you so much!

Marly
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Knot Another Hat said...

It's about time we see that guy in a propeller beanie! Keep up all the great work - the shawl is beautiful and you have been doing amazing - SB

Roobeedoo said...

Oh nice mosaic socks! Now I see why you like my rainbows! Thanks for the comment!

Sheila said...

There has been a lot of talk on the laceknitting list that I am on about knitting lace with "variegated" yarns. Your shawl is gorgeous. Goes to show that some lace patterns hold up well to hand dyed yarns.