Tuesday, September 18, 2007


At this rate, I'll barely ever post to my blog or finish a new knitting project. As of this weekend, I'm halfway there on Grandpop's socks though. :) Second sock is in progress. No other knitting, still licking my wounds from the month or so of futile knitting I had.

Looking kinda baggy on my women's medium sock blocker

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Perfection is Achieved...

The Perfect "Welcome" Mat

Friday, September 07, 2007

Sock Swap Windfall

Most of my day's been spent at a local car dealership having Hubs' car fixed. Nothing quite like coming home to find out that Hubs' car had a bad rattle last night coming from a loose panel over the drive shaft. That did give me 3+ hours to work on Grandpop's socks and read more Dresden Files. :) I came home to a package from Knitchick07 on my front porch. Oh, how spoiled I feel! My socks fit wonderfully and are made from a very soft Targhee wool. I've never knitted a pair of toe-up socks and after seeing how well the short-row heel fits, I have to learn how to knit toe-ups. :)

Diagonal Cross-Rib Socks from Favorite Socks
A few short pages away from the Meida's Socks pattern
I used for her socks!

Mickey toy met Bandit's approval easily :)

Thanks a bunch, Knitchick07!!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

After my recent lace disasters, I've scaled back on my project complexity for the time being. Enter a new sock on the needles for Grandpop. Knit 3, purl 2 all the way around the cuff. Counting to 5 is all I felt I could muster last week. Knitting these with no particular pattern in mind, 80 stitches around, trusty US1 dpns, and Paton's Kroy yarn.

Plain ol' sock = Good knitting vibe salve

One of my Knitty Sock Swap Pal, Knitchick07, received her sock package last week. I made a pair of Meida's Socks for her from IK's 25 Favorite Sock Patterns. These didn't take too terribly long to finish, mainly because I worked on them while listening to the Deathly Hallows audiobook.

Pattern: Meida's Socks by NancyBush
Yarn: Crystal Palace Panda Wool in "Teal Lake"
Needles: US1 dpns
Misc Thoughts: The cuff and foot repeat was really quite easy to memorize and knit on the go. The honeycombed heel is quite another story. I had to rip these back a few times after getting a bit lackadaisical with following the pattern. Overall, a very enjoyable knit!

Apart from still being sucked in by the Dresden Files books, I also have painted a new mini for a new D&D campaign. Perpetual cleric player me turned in her wooden holy symbol to play a rogue for this campaign. Rogues apparently wear much less clothing than clerics...

Much sadness ensued when I saw the wear marks on her hair and arm :(