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Mid-July Update

Summer is in full swing here at Chez Elliphantom. The morning glories are large and in charge and my summertime pets, the praying mantises, are hanging around and making me happy. There's a new laptop in residence, which pleases me no end (I started this post from the exotic location also known as "outside"). Not much earth-shattering on the knitting front...just lots of bite-sized projects for my short attention span.

hallo! I'm scarftastic!

You've probably already forgotten about this scarf (last seen in April), but I took somebody's advice and checked out the Daisy stitch. It looked pretty awesome on the right side...just the thing to break up the color patterns in the hand-dyed sock yarn...but I wasn't particularly smitten with the wrong side. Sortof unremarkably reverse-stockinetty. So I changed the stitch a bit and got something that pleases me more. It still looks about the same from the front. I didn't get a picture of the back. Oopsie!

I glove you

In other knitting news, I pulled my Rainy Day Fingerless Gloves out the other day and knocked out most of the second glove. Why don't I do more large-gauge colorwork? It knits up so quickly! I should do something to remedy that.

The most exciting news in these parts is that, in few weeks, I'm packing my suitcase and heading off to the Sock Summit in Portland! I'm registered for classes with Nancy Bush, Chrissy Gardiner, Meg Swansen, and Barbara Walker, and a lecture with Priscilla Gibson-Roberts. I have to pinch myself every time I look at that list!

A couple other project photos from earlier in the summer that never made it to the blog:

Rae's plain old socks. Now finished, but not photographed.

The Snickets. Oh the loveliness...


Post details on your altered daisy stitch! I'd love to know what you did - I'm always looking for ways to break up hand-dyed yarns effectively.

Oh, and I love the gloves. Love 'em!

Those gloves are absolutely adorable! Nice work :)

Very pretty! I love the mitts -- large-gauge colorwork rocks.

Wonderful as usual :)

An entire conference devoted to socks? You should be the main speaker. Great work as usual. Not that you read my blog, but I finished a knitting project and posted it here:

I finish about one-two knitting projects.. a year!

You are on a ROLL! Send some of that energy Chicago-way!