Saturday, July 24, 2010

Here There be Dragons.

I have been working away in my studio on pleated draperies for a model train platform. Lots of black polyester blend fabric and yards of velcro. Just finishing the last four of thirteen panels and plan to install them Wednesday evening.

Otherwise, I have been knitting a pair of socks with Regia. Needles are size one and gauge is about 12 stitches per inch; I cast on 100 stitches. I am really loving the stained glass look. I found the pattern graph
here. I believe I will not make the foot in pattern, but maybe all in the pink and red. If I do that, will need to decrease to 72 or so stitches and am mulling over how to do that. I'l probably do the heel in the same ribbing as the tops. Lots of fun, really.

It's hot here but not horrible. High today will be 95ยบ and it is humid. The rest of the week is supposed be better. We have had random showers but a good amount of rain has fallen in my back yard. I'm so glad not to have a barn full of heat-stressed, panting bunnies.

Posted photos from last night's road trip on my other blog,


Knitting Linguist said...

Ooh, that is just lovely! You're right -- it looks like stained glass :)

zippiknits said...

That sock is gorgeous! It certainly does look like stained glass. Lovely!

I'm starting to straighten out the SR, too. What a job after not sewing for a bit over a year.