Saturday, April 26, 2008

Lenore, no longer lost.

Finished today!

Pattern: Lenore, by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
Needles: Size 1 Knitpicks circulars
Yarn: Socks that Rock Lightweight, Lenore colorway
Started: March 31, 2008
Finished: April 26, 2008


So, I took 1/2 vacation day yesterday and went with some fabulous local knitters to see the Yarn Harlot. We got there super early, picked up our tickets, shopped for yarn, knit at Starbucks for awhile, had some dinner, and went to the event. Alas, it was not to be as Stephanie's flight(s) were cancelled. The weather was pretty brutal. Not all day, but when it decided to whip up, it was intense. When we got back to our meeting place, we decided to go to Caribou Coffee and knit for a bit anyway. It was still a really nice time.

I did finish Sidewinder #1 last week:

You can see it's a little baggy in places...but it's wearable. Not so fun to do all the kitchenering (not miserable either, just loooooooong). I am casting on for #2 tonight.

I did pick up a little goodie on the excursion yesterday:

Kureyon sock. This is to make some rainbow stripey socks for C. It's pretty scratchy but I've heard over and over that it really softens up with washing, so I'll have my fingers crossed.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Sock Updates

Lenore #1 is done.

I really love this sock and it was so easy - now just to cast on for #2!

The first Sidewinder is done being knit and now I need to graft 250 stitches :/

It looks really really cool, doesn't it? Now I just have to pray that it actually fits after I do all that grafting.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Act 3

I just barely finished Act 3 before bed last night.

I'll start Act 4 tonight, but it may be 2 or 3 nights before I get through it all.

I also got a birthday present in the mail today :)

This may entice me away from the "Five Minutes a Day" book...OK, I know it will. Thanks Mom! :)

And it's been awhile since I posted cat photos...



Lomion is fighting a kitty UTI but I'm hoping he is starting to slowly recover. This has been a bit of a difficulty, which I have ranted about elsewhere.

Oh, and I do need to go to the courthouse tomorrow :( So much going on at work, not a good time for me to be gone. Today would have been OK, but the rest of this week, not so good. Keep your fingers crossed that they don't need me longer than a day!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Act 2

I am so addicted to these socks.

This photo is at the end of Act 2 (sorry for the extra implements holding it flat, but thought you would prefer seeing it flat to rolled up). I am making my way through Act 3 and hoping to finish before bed tonight (if I get offline quickly).

So I have a jury summons for this week. I don't need to go in tomorrow morning, but I need to call at 11:15 to see if I need to go in for the afternoon (and twice per day to call all week until I either get called in or released). I have duly packed a small bag with sock yarn, a row counter, bamboo size 1 DPNs, and the Yarn Harlot Basic Sock Recipe, just in case.

Saturday, April 12, 2008


I cast on for the actual sock today, and it is totally fun so far. I got through the "Act I" part of the pattern, which means I am 1/4 done!

It unfortunately is liking to curl up on itself at this point, so it doesn't look like much unless I am holding it open. But it is the coolest thing! If I am not sick of this after knitting the pair and doing all that kitchenering, I may do a pair of these for C as well. This is going to be so much fun in this colorway.

Thursday, April 10, 2008


I have been dying to knit Sidewinders for a long time. Last summer I bought some Fire on the Mountain specifically for this pattern...and when I went to wind the skein last night I noticed it was a particularly nice dye job.

I don't normally swatch for socks - I usually figure the cuff or toe is a good swatch and about the same size/effort. But since these are not done in the round, I figured I better actually swatch.

You may drool now. I think the coloring will be even more fun on the actual socks since the rows will be longer.

Now I am going to rip out the swatch as I am very paranoid about running out of yarn.

I also cast on for the Lenore socks over a week ago, but haven't photographed them yet. They are quite fun and go very quickly once I spend any amount of time on them. Will try to get a photo over the weekend.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Socks for Grandma

They are done!

I love these. I hate to give them up, but they're for Grandma, and I think she is going to love them even more than I do :) I'm actually really excited for her to get them. She used to sew a lot of my clothes when I was a kid, and a few years back she actually sewed my wedding veil (SO meaningful, as you can imagine!) Now I finally get to make her something pretty :)

Pattern: Twinkleberry, by Beth LaPensee
Needles: Size 1 Knitpicks circulars
Yarn: Louet Gems fingering, in Fern Green
Started: March 23, 2008
Finished: April 7, 2008

Will report back when she receives them :)

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

I know you were curious...

Here's a look at the socks my Grandma is actually going to get (when I finish):

Gazillion times better than those ugly Seduction socks. The yarn is Louet Gems fingering. Sock #1 shouldn't take much longer, especially since I have an airplane trip tomorrow ;)