Numerical Knitting

July 10, 2007

Vacation FO’s

Filed under: Knitting — by bethc @ 12:28 pm

One of the many things I like about cruising is the chance to knit while watching the world go by. The fact that I knit on deck, and while waiting for shows to being, means that I also get to talk about knitting. Not as many knitters on this cruise as our last one, but I did chat with one lady a number of nights in a row and by the last night she declared that she was going to start knitting again when she got home!

I finished two projects on the trip.

First, I finished my Broadripple socks! I really enjoyed the pattern and the yarn (thanks SP Gwen!). It was interesting that one of the balls changed colors part way through so the lighter purple became much lighter. The socks are more fraternal as a result, but I really like them and can’t wait for it to cool off so I can try them out.

I was quite aggravated with myself because I found out that I had forgotten to bring the pattern on the trip so I thought I wasn’t going to be able to finish. However, on our stop in Halifax I went to The Loop (more in another post on that!) and she was able to look up the pattern and let me copy down the toe decreases!! I guess these don’t officially count for Summer of Socks since I started them before summer officially started, but at the rate I knit socks there’s no way I will knit the most so I figure these count for me! Details here.

The other project I started and finished on the trip. The cute Reverse Bloom Washcloth from Week-End Knitting. I had bought the Crystal Palace Chenille right before we left to make something for Mary’s birthday. Mary has (to put it mildly) a lot of stuff so I try to only give her useful gifts! I found some wonderful hand made soap at the market in St. John’s so the gift will be wrapped and sent soon. Details here.

I seem to be on a green and purple kick lately! Next post will show the other projects I worked on on the trip.


  1. Love the colors!! Welcome back! Hope to see you at our anniversary potluck on Thursday! 🙂

    Comment by Amber — July 10, 2007 @ 12:48 pm |Reply

  2. They look great, I love the colors 🙂

    Comment by barb — July 10, 2007 @ 2:32 pm |Reply

  3. Socks look great! I love how knitting is such a great conversation starter!

    Comment by judy — July 10, 2007 @ 7:10 pm |Reply

  4. Love the socks. It’s so hard to wait until winter, isn’t it?

    Comment by laura b — July 10, 2007 @ 7:45 pm |Reply

  5. You know I can dig a green and purple anything! Keep it up!

    Comment by JulieFrick — July 10, 2007 @ 8:01 pm |Reply

  6. Pretty socks! I think I’m going to have to add those to my queue!

    Comment by Amber — July 10, 2007 @ 8:42 pm |Reply

  7. Socks look fabulous. My broadripple are some of my favorite winter lounge around the house socks. Glad you liked the yarn.

    Gwen – SP10

    Comment by Gwen Field — July 10, 2007 @ 11:22 pm |Reply

  8. Nice Knits! Love the socks.

    Comment by Holly of HollYarns — July 11, 2007 @ 4:41 am |Reply

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