Monday, December 28, 2009


Steve's socks

Socks for Steve - Patons Kroy FX in Cadet Colors, knit over 76 stitches on 2.5mm dpns.

Finished on Boxing Day, so not quite in time for Christmas.

Thinking about selfish knitting for January - also about finishing languishing projects. I dove into the WIP basket today and came up with several spinning distractions and a tangle of purple yarn that occupied much of the evening - and will probably occupy several more before it's vanquished.

I'm on a bit of an organizational kick. Last year the goal was to get my yarn stash entered into Ravelry, now that it's pretty much there I'm thinking of adding photos and making my Ravelry queue more reflective of my actual knitting plans. We'll see.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Not gonna make it

My last bit of Christmas knitting this year is probably going to be much like the last bit of Christmas knitting last year - wrapped up and given on the needles, then finished later on Christmas day. It'll be ok.

Planning and dreaming of future projects... Thinking of spinning for some of the rest of break.

Have a merry merry Christmas, all!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Quick post


Here, have a picture of how I've gotten through the last week or two. I have one more week (that looks like it's going to be nutty and full of grading), and Diet Coke in liquid and fiber form is my go-to for the strength to go on. (Fiber is BFL from Spunky Eclectic in the colorway "Diet Coke," which cracks me up and makes me happy. The grey and red are lovely, although when I was spinning on the farm in Alabama over Thanksgiving, apparently people looked out the window and thought I was carrying around a dead squirrel, which is also hilarious. Spindle is my sock summit wheel-on-a-dowel job from Abby and Denny's spinning class, and I love it.)

I'm working on Christmas knitting, including an almost-finished pair of Lepidoptera Mitts, which are really cute and take less than 50 g of fingering weight yarn (which means I could totally make a pair from yarn in my sock leftovers box, now that I think about it. Win!). I have overcome my distaste for twisted rib for them, because it really works in these mitts. The pattern is from Allison at Simply Sock Yarn, who is having an awesome giveaway for the next few days: The 12 Days of Sock Yarn. Today it's pretty Fleece Artist Merino. Go check it out!

Friday, December 4, 2009

New Boyfriend

Right before Halloween, the Knitty Surprises went live, including the fantastic pattern My Vampire Boyfriend. The socks were gorgeous, and the writeup totally clever (the side cables are called "Bitemark Cables," and I had that elusive "OMG must cast on NOW!" reaction to it.

Thing is, I'm not really a vampire girl. I watched a few seasons of Buffy a while ago, and while I loved her and the Scoobies, I was "meh" on the vamps. I haven't caught the True Blood mania (although I'll probably check it out sometime) nor the Twilight love (I picked up the book over Thanksgiving break and I really don't get it).

So instead I went to the green. Mandie had just gotten me a skein of her Yarn That Shall Not Be Named in her Fangorn Forest colorway and it struck me as a totally blood-green color - you know, if I had green blood.

And so here, after a month of cable insanity, are my socks - My Vulcan Boyfriend.


I am so in love.