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another knitting blog. Go figure....

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

we interrupt this sock...

to bring you a washcloth. I knitted up a peaches-n-cream green citrus variegated washcloth for my niece. I just realized her baby naming is Sunday and I have nothing to show for it. We already gave them something nice when she was born so this is just extra. Garter stitch border, stockinette inside with reversed stitch “T” monogram in the center. washcloth.jpgI’m now working on a matching bib - seed stitch square, with neck shaping and then some icord to tie it shut with, is the plan. But that’s not done yet.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

worked on the sock today...

I’ve turned the heel of the second sock, and am mid-gusset. I’d do more now but I’m wiped, getting a migraine, and feeling icky. The kids were AWFUL tonight, enough said. Gosh I love them but boy parenting is hard sometimes!!!I wanted to include a picture of my knitted friends at my office:toysatwork.jpgI wonder if I will finish the sock before we leave for providence? If I do, I gotta plan what to bring with me! Lots of knitting time in the car... unless it turns into sleeping time, which it might, of course. I will either bring the orange yarn for naomi’s new socks, or possibly the yellow eyelash for the baby chick.

Monday, May 22, 2006

of socks and sheep

Current sock status....DSC00339.JPGSheepie, taking a nap in Naomi’s room. He’s resting his head on a handmade pillow my dad’s twin sister made. There’s a full size matching quilt she did, too.DSC00342.JPG

well that's a PITA!

I finished sock #1 a few days ago and am about four stripes into the post-cuff leg of the second sock. I would like to post some pictures, but .Mac is down! How annoying is that? I heard on Cast-On the other day about “knitting in public day,” which is coming up in early June. I’m going to have to look into that further, for sure. I wonder if I will find any local knitters that way?Watch this space for new knitting pictures to come soon...

Friday, May 19, 2006

it's almost done!

My first sock is nearing completion. I took some pictures with my cellphone while in the carpool line at Jacob’s school today. There was a lot of glare so these basically suck but you can definitely see the shape of the sock pretty well, and my white-ass skin poking through With my foot up on the dashboard:Image106.jpgA side view of the sock:Image108.jpgAnd a straighter top-down look at it - hi, toes!Image107.jpgI’m so excited. I’m definitely going to cast on the second one IMMEDIATELY following completion of the first. And I shudder to admit it but... I bought some bright orange and bright green microspun sport-weight yarn today -- I want to knit up some orange socks for the Nominator. Ack! I’m a sock-knitter! A sock-knitter who has never done a toe yet but... well...hopefully the Kitchener stitch (which always reminds me of Dr. Barb Kitchell, the veterinary oncologist I used to work with and then re-met at Penn during her job interview...) isn’t as scary as people make it out to be. It reads non-scarily. We’ll see how the actual doing goes pretty soon.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

able labels

My able labels came! They are brown with pink writing. Pardon my grubby, nail-bitten finger there on the side, not to mention the crappy shot. It’s hard to hold that sucker still in front of the iSight!

Sunday, May 14, 2006

sock pic take II

I’m trying again to show a sock picture!sock.jpg

Saturday, May 13, 2006

we have sockage!

I started the sock. It’s knitting up pretty neat, if perhaps a little looser than I expected. I’m not sure if I’m making the right size or not - it looks like it might end up being a tad too big. Oh well, it’s my first sock ever. I’m having fun with it!

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

sheepie update

The face is on, and I have 2.5 legs done. Just gotta finish the legs and tail and put them on and then I can start the socks! With any luck I’ll have my new camera - allegedly it’s coming for mothers’ day - so then I’ll post some pictures.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

stupid sheep

I’m getting pissed off at my sheep. I stuffed the body, and it looks not as weird as I expected. Before I stuffed it, it looked like the neck was going to be way too long for the body and I was going to have to pass this off as some sort of achondroplastic llama or something. But that doesn’t seem to be a huge issue. HOWEVER, having just finished knitting the face/head, I can’t quite figure out how that’s going to attach on without looking something like a raisin stuck to a beach ball. How’s that for a mental image? The 13.5 mm eyes I ordered from crscrafts aren’t here yet, so I haven’t made up the head (gotta put the eyes on before I stuff it), so maybe it will all become clear (Grasshopper) in the future.The sheep is pissing me off so much, I am about to start the socks. However, I am thinking instead of just taking a short knitting break (don’t panic - just the rest of today and perhaps part of tomorrow) and clearing my head.In other knitting news, my mom bought yarn and needles to start a top. My mom taught me to knit, lo these many years.... yet, she tells me she hasn’t started this top because she doesn’t know how to cast on “the way the yarn lady did.” Mmmm. What kind of cast on was it, I asked. She doesn’t know. She wants me to show it to her. WTF?I have decided, btw, that I also want to knit a turtle washcloth. Soon. VERY soon.OH - and my animals all came to work with me on Wednesday and were a big hit :)