Saturday, March 29, 2008


Slippery socks are finished!

Finished slippery

I love them. They're fantastic. They took what seemed like forever, but they're so worth it. There's no rest rows, the pattern alternates slipping stitches and twisting stitches, row-wise. And they're around seventy stitches around, on ones. And so so happy and bright. Yarn is Woolly Boully Softie in Lunamoth, I got it at the Loopy Ewe last fall, and it's perfect for this pattern.

Anyway, since they've been finished - the knitting ended last weekend, the ends were woven in Thursday at knit night, I started a new pair of patterned socks:

Also feather and fan

The pattern is Feather and Fan, from the book Socks, Socks, Socks. The yarn is Regia Bamboo, and it's interesting. And I'm less than a week in, and to the heel flap already. These are seriously flying. They're going to be Mother's Day socks.

Still working on the black and grey ribbed socks - they had to be ripped and reknit, so I'm not yet done with one, and the raglan wrap cardi. I also started a crocheted pillow that Chris is getting a real kick out of, and truthfully, so am I. It's colorwork cartoon characters and I'll have pictures when it's done, right now it just looks messy.

Anyway, that's my story. What's yours?

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Safety Green!

I dig green. Somewhere in eighth-grade art class, I realized how many awesome colors green is. Hunter, kelly, lime, puke, they're all shades of green, right?

In grad school, the best one to me got a name. Lime is good, neon is good, but when we were issued freakishly bright yellow-green t-shirts as Science Olympiad staff, we were informed the color was Safety Green.

I've been flirting for months with some neon yellow Dale of Norway in Mass Ave's clearance room. I bought some of the neon green. And sometime over the summer, I picked up a box of McCormick Neon food coloring for just the purpose I put it to this weekend.

I have about 100 yards of safety green wool. Cool, huh?

neon green

Seems like just the thing to play with to make the nasty icy grayness of the world seem a little better.