Saturday, April 08, 2006

There's a Viking in my Home

Wow, it's been a whole week since I even turned on the home computer. The blog has been sadly neglected and I apologize to anyone who left comments since I obviously have not replied to anyone. However, another machine in my house that has been sadly neglected for the past few years was brought out and played with - and it doesn't seem to be annoyed with me for the lack of attention. Unless it is luring me into a false sense of security and then wham - it'll go off and do it's own thing! Introducing the Viking in my life:



I've got the sewing bug again. I am actually working on a prototype of a possible Christmas present. There are a few of us girls that exchange "crafty" holiday gifts each year. It can be tough choosing the right thing to make. After all making one of something is a lot different than making 3 of the same thing. And you don't want to pick something that is too complicated (or too time consuming) for the same reason. I think I may have the perfect gift, but can't mention what is it just in case one of the girls reads this. The prototype is just about done and I see a few things I want to change in my next model.

As for the knitting that has been going on - presenting two of the projects for Project Spectrum April:


The Pomatomus socks in STR (Fred Flintstone colourway). Margene helped me make this decision so, after getting the proper fishing license, I cast on for this very entertaining project.

The jury is divided on the gender identity of this next item. Some say they would only put it on a girl and others say it could go either way. Apparently the color purple is the problem.

Either way, it is a quick knit. Maybe I will try to have a little conversation with one of the soon to be new moms and see what vibes I get. After all, I don't want to make something that is not going to get used.

Stay tuned for a little tutorial in my next post. It does involve wool but not in the way you might think.

1 comment:

Carole said...

The socks are great. Which model Viking is that? I can't tell from the photo. I have an Iris, which is an embroidery machine, and also a Lily.