Tuesday, April 29, 2008

A finished object!

So I do finish stuff on occasion.


Cozy Socks

They aren't that tall on the leg but I don't mind because I like my socks that way (I turn them down when I buy my favourite commercial socks, about the only time I pull them up is if it's especially cold or snowy and today? It's not!)

So now I need to decide what to work on now. Actually, I've been carrying my Montego Bay scarf with me. I noticed that it looks like I messed up in my counts a few times, but I don't mind. It looks fine, and I am NOT pulling out all that work when I am closer to the end than the beginning.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Following the leader..

Because I feel like it

1. Pancakes or waffles? With or without toppings? You're making me choose? I have a love affair with all things sweet and breakfasty. Give me crepes, pancakes, waffles, french toast, pannekukua (I probably spelled it wrong, basically a Dutch recipe for a baked pancake like thing).. with syrup or jam or fruit.. I'm happy.
2. They say, “Way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” What is the way to your heart? Uhm.. equal parts free space, cuddling and sex..
3. Have you ever gone to a topless/clothing optional beach? Nope.
4. What song reminds you of a previous relationship (for good or bad)? Hmm.. I always think of Jeremy when I listen to Follow Me by Uncle Kracker. I had a huge crush on him and we went on a few dates but things didn't work out. I still think of him though, and that song always seemed to be on the radio at work when we hung out.
5. When, where and with who was your best kiss ever? Ohh.. hmm.. Jeremy again. First serious makeout session. I'll remember it forever.
Bonus (as in optional): Does anyone not currently in a relationship with you have pictures or you or your body part(s) that you would prefer that other people not see? Yes.

Actual knitting content:

I am finally finishing up my Saturday socks. I only have a couple inches to go and if I knit like I did today they should be done tomorrow night.

I also knit an iPod sock (though I don't have an ipod) because my mp3 player was looking a titch battered.

So I am getting stuff finished.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

I'm dreaming of a white spring..

Not really.

It sucks, things were starting to warm up, I was seeing spot of green.. heck I even had a couple weeds in my front yard and now?

For anyone reading who does not live in this area (probably very few of you I think) this is the forecast:


This of course makes it a good weekend to stay cozy inside and knit, which I don't mind too much because I have been horribly sick with a nasty head cold this past week and I planned to stick in anyway to be sure I am rid of it.

I may even have to knit myself mittens because I seem to have lost all my gloves since the last time we had snow. It's horrible, but at least they were cheap ones I bought. Maybe I should make mittens with a string for myself..

What's on the needles.. well Montego Bay is coming along. I work at it in odd times and it'll be done soonish (I think). The socks have all gone by the wayside, as has Mystic Waters, because I got stuck on the first Year of Lace kit. It's a lovely kit and I am finding it isn't a bad bus knitting project because it is repetitious enough that I can do most of the row by rote. It's turning out lovely so far, and I've completed one body rep and started on the second.

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I also picked up some wonderful cotton/bamboo yarn at Make1. It just struck me and I drove Amy and Sandra crazy for a little bit before I finally took off with it and the Green Gables pattern (a little after the store closed.. sorry ladies, I try not to do that!)

So I knit a swatch and it came out close so I figured I'd try it and see how it works though this yarn is a lighter weight than what the pattern calls for. This is what I've done so far:

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I love how it is knitting up, I love the feel of it and I think the pattern will be perfect to wear around the office at my new position. But I think it is a bit too small. The gauge is definitely off from my swatch, and yet when I hold up what I've done so far it looks like it will fit. So I am thinking of putting it on string and pulling over my head to see if what little I have will work as a start and adjust as I go, or will I have to frog it and cast on more. I already did the math, I should measure myself again though just to be sure, try on what I have and we'll see. I'll probably have to get Amy and Sandra to order in more of the colour I bought, I bought an extra of a slightly darker shade because my math came out to 11 balls that the pattern called for but since I am tall and this knits on a smaller gauge I'll probably need extra.

Thank goodness this is a top down right? I've never done top down before but then I've yet to complete a top of any kind for myself.

I'm planning to do a quickie project this weekend also. My MP3 player needs a cozy, before it gets too battered in my purse (it's not an ipod, I've had MP3 players for about 5 years now but I don't want an Apple one).

I'm also going to the retreat, because I really really want to. It'll be fun and yay the Yarn Harlot is coming! Besides I need a small vacation of my own. Otherwise, I wouldn't get one.

I'd better go pop in Pride and Prejudice (watching for the first time) and grab the yarn and needles for the cozy I want to make!