Friday, December 28, 2007

Shameful neglect

I have been shamefully neglecting my blog in favor of Ravelry, it's true. At least I've also been knitting! I'm charging right along on the revamped Pink Socks; I'm nearly finished with the first one and it fits well enough, and the second one should go faster since I won't have to keep trying it on and re-knitting the heel. I'm thinking of doing some sort of toe-up flap heel on the Koigu Monkey Socks once I get to that point, which will require consulting of books as I've never done that before. The pink cardigan is hanging around in my knitting basket, but right now I'm working on a simple garter stitch baby blanket for a friend who's due in just a few months.

However, I have a problem. I've been secretly thinking about making the Venezia pullover. Never mind that I: have almost no colorwork experience, am on a yarn diet, swore that my next sweater would be something that knitted up faster than DK weight, have limited knitting time and even less mental acuity for following charts, and would want to change the colors to something that suits me better (either red/pinks or purples). It's so pretty! But no, I'm going to be good. If I really want to do something in colorwork, I can knit an Elizabeth Zimmerman yoke sweater in a nice worsted weight, or better yet, I can re-knit the beginning of the Paloma sweater where I didn't know what I was doing.

Happy New Year to all!

Sunday, December 16, 2007


I am sad to report that my much-loved Elfine Socks, in the Sunshine Yarns Rock Creek colorway, have a hole in the toe. They were already kind of felted in some places and wearing thin in others, so I'm not sure it's worth darning them. The yarn is the old non-superwash merino and I didn't know about using reinforcing thread yet, so they wore out pretty quickly. Still, almost two years is a pretty good life for a pair of socks. Now I just need to KNIT FASTER so as to finish my two pairs of socks in progress. Of course, that would involve knitting the socks, rather than the hot pink cardigan I just started. Um, oops.

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Monday, December 10, 2007

That's my boy!

Hmm, what's this?

New toy! Thanks Mom!

(Before any of you Knitters have a heart attack, let me point out that it's Cotton Fleece, from the sale bin. This would not be happening with my Brooks Farm stash.)