Sunday, September 11, 2005

US Open and River

I've been watching and enjoying the US Open Tennis matches the past two weeks. And while I've been watching Agassi get to the finals and Clijsters winning the whole enchilada, I've been working on River.


Pattern - River from Rowan 38
Yarn - 1 ball of Knitpicks Shadow in Vineyard

Yes, River is done. I didn't make the little scrunchie because I knew I would never wear it that way. This was really a test to see if I like lace. And if you've been keeping track, I finished this in under a week, so yes, I like lace! The only problem is that it's a little short to as a shawl. I knew I should have added more repeats, but I thought I'd end up wearing it more of a scarf anyways.

I've also started another pair of socks.

The yarn is Vesper Sock yarn from Knitpixie in the Aquamelon colorway. I think this was the first acid dye batch and the colors are a little lighter than I thought they'd be. But the yarn is great to knit with and I love the stripes!

Pretty! I decided to make them top down because I wanted to use a dutch heel and toes because of the stripes, and I have no idea how to do that toe up.

It's almost time for the men's final - Go Agassi!

14 comments:

goodkarma said...

Holy cow! If that sock yarn looks light to you, I think I'd need sunglasses to see the brighter version. :) I think the colorway is great, very fun.

Also, congrats on finishing River! I like that plummy purple color you chose. So pretty and you know purple is so IT for fall. hee hee!

eastern white said...

wow!! river is nice.. purply in all its glory! hmm.. so you like purple? i see that in many of your projects!!

mariko said...

Ohhh, I've been eyeing that Vesper sock yarn. It looks like so much fun! I love the colors. And yes, River is gorgeous.

Shar said...

Congrats on finishing River. I casted on today and I hope mine goes as fast as yours. What is your finished size??

Melissa said...

I love the River! The color is beautiful! The socks are fun, too!

Jenifer said...

Okay, I know that I read your entry about finishing your Blissful Jacket, but I forgot about the collar issue ... and being the trusting person that I am, I did it as DB suggested and my collar was huge. Now that I've re-read this, I'll start the collar over ... thanks for letting me vent! :) jeniferknits.blogdrive.com

Angela said...

Congrats on River! Lace is addicting. My first lace project was Birch and I finished it in 10 days! Love the sockyarn too! Where did you get it? They're sold out over at knitpixie

jacqueline said...

river looks fantastic but i would expect nothing less from you. that sock yarn is divine. i need more sock yarn like i need a hole in the head!!

pity agassi didn't win - i was so hoping he would!

Diana said...

Wow, you finished River really fast! It looks wonderful... and I am inspired to keep going on mine :-)

MinaG said...

The lace is really gorgeous! And love the striping on the sock!

shizzknits said...

What a pretty River! Isn't lace addicting? :) I like the sock yarn, lovely colors.

Monica said...

I've been trying to avoid getting sucked into that shawl because I have too many things on my want to knit list. Stop showing pretty pictures of it!!

castoncastoff said...

Your River is gorgeous and certainly cheaper than KSH! It's SO expensive. AND I love your socks. Just scrummy.

Lynette said...

wow! your river shawl is amazing! and i love the colorway on your vesper socks.