Thursday, September 11, 2008

bad news/good news

The bad news is that I won't be able to knit at work anymore.
The good news is that I start a new job on Monday!

The bad news is that I can't knit at jury duty.
The good news is that I was EXCUSED!

The bad news is that this yarn is on backorder.
The good news is that good knitting friend Joice just happened to have two skeins (Seven Dwarves) in her stash and was willing to part with them!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Feet First

This is what I was talking about!

This pattern is called Aberdeen, from Berroco #275, Feet First.
I ordered mine from Patternworks!

Monday, September 01, 2008

four-day weekend

I took Friday off from knitting, I mean working.

But, I haven't done much knitting.
I've done a lot of sleeping. Cleaning. Moving appliances. Eating potato chips and onion dip in bed while watching, "Shrinking the World's Heaviest Man." That was my dinner last night.

I started this project two Thursdays ago.

This is my second Tura Maeve.
They've made the pattern corrections since the first time I made it.
Yarn: Knit Picks Shine Sport, four skeins.
Needles: Knit Picks Circular US 4.

Just finished putting the buttons on today.

I cast on for these socks yesterday, using Argosy Luxury Yarns, Hannah Sport in Latte & Roses. I tried a lace pattern, but it didn't please me. Plus the K1, P1 ribbing was loosey-goosey.

So I ripped it out and did a twisted K1, P1 and stockinette to let the beautiful yarn colors be displayed.

Ahh much better.

Here is the yarn that my sister-in-law got me for my birthday (months ago...)!

Rio de la Plata.
She also gave me a book!

While I was buying buttons for the baby dress yesterday, I HAD to wander over to the yarn section. Lookie what I founded!

I'm thinking of making a pair of socks that I can wear with flip flops - you know, the kind with the separate big toe?!