Thursday, April 20, 2006

Hippopotamus sock.

I caught the bug. Well, really, I needed a traveling project when I finished the lace leaf socks...so I cast on for another sock.
I am glad to read that I am not the only one who can't read the name! It's not that I can't read it...my brain swipes over it and comes up with pomtamus...like Hippopotamus. Don't ask.
I used the tubular cast on from the lace leaf sock...and it is looking lovely!



Also, I did finish a seventh repeat on the shawl and the icord edging. I love this edging. The technique is new to me. Maybe I'll show you how to do it...for those that have never done it.

Now the shawl is blocking SEVERELY! Don't you love it when it says "block severely". The rough and tough side of knitting.
Here is a peak...



I'll have the official FO on the shawl tomorrow.

6 comments:

Peg said...

Great Nonna will love the shawl. It is beautiful. I want to do the P-word socks soon, but need just the right yarn! What are you using?

brooklyn tweed said...

you are a speed DEMON. i mean, you always are, but this shawl just... materialized. great work! cant wait to see the drapey photos.

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous shawl. I'm knitting those socks for sockapaloooza and I just call them the P-socks b/c I can't say the name let alone remember how to spell it.

LotusKnits said...

Oooh so very pretty, both the socks and the shawl. I envy your speed. And probably your manual dexterity but I can't know for sure on that one.

:D

grumperina said...

The speed with which you finished that shawl ... disgusts me!

:)

LisaB said...

I have to agree with Grumperina on this one...I can't believe how fast you finished it!