Thursday, March 30, 2006

No photos today

So, I asked Bean last week or the week before for help on a new sock pattern. She came up with this. I'm awful at short row heels, and can't ever seem to get a provisional cast on straight, so I took this pattern as a challenge, not to mention they're KAREN's socks. I cast on using some of that orange yarn that Laura sent me awhile ago. The cast on went smoothly, but the short rows sucked. Frogged. Started again (I'm now a pro at a provisional cast on), and this time one side of the toe was great, while the other was, well, poofy. Frogged again, and I did what any good sock addict would do....cast on for a new sock, with new yarn, and a new pattern. This time around, I cast on for Alison's ankle socks. I've done these before, but with a dark yarn so you can't see the mess of the short rows. I hoped to get it right this time around, and I did. I finished one complete sock while getting my taxes done at H&R Block Monday night. I'm awful proud of the short rows. And I think I've finally gotten the hang of them.

The Karen's socks and the second ankle sock have been put on hold for awhile. I started a new project on Tuesday, a cardi from an old VK issue (spring/summer '04), in Misti cotton. I've got almost 10 inches on the back so far, but this might be put on hold as well. Missy has just started working on the Shetland Tea Shawl that I've been working on. Mine was banished, but she thinks she'll finish hers before I finish mine, and I can't let that happen. I have to frog one row on it, make sure my stitch count is correct and I'm back to knitting it. I started frogging it last night (no life line, I know, I'm dumb), and hope to be working on it again this weekend. You can't threaten me Missy! :)

Stay tuned for Stash photos on Sat....there's over a dozen photos!

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Boom Chakalaka!

Wendy knows that I can't resist her when Chakalaka came out, I rummaged around for some cotton in my stash, and started to work on it. Let me tell ya something. I don't like cotton. The small size needle (a 5) plus 3 strands of cotton equals sore hands. But, I persevered. And here is the finished product:

Inside, bite size versions of some of my favorite candies. Mmmm....

Also, while we're discussing finished objects, I finished my entrelac scarf. I love the colors of the Silk Garden Lite, love the entrelac pattern. I'm going to have to hunt down more patterns with entrelac, I like it so much.
The obligatory mirror my pjs?

Little Blue Riding Hood:

Close up of the entrelac:

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Bad blogger

I have been a bad blogger. But I have been busy. Life has just been crazy and I've had no interest in blogging. :( But I'm out of my not-blogging funk. I finished my Pomatomus socks, though I don't have a pic, and they're in the wash. I joined the Knittyhead Fug Off. I also joined Jennifer's Vacation Swap, and the annual Flash Your Stash. I plan on taking the rest of my photos for that this weekend, and even though I've only photographed the bins that the yarn is in, I'm horrified at the amount of "stash" I have.

I don't have much to show today. My letter F, though it's a bit of a cheat. And some of the PSP "socks" I've made for friends of hubby's.

F is for Flower, and first signs of spring:

The other side of the "Wicked" one:

Space Invaders on both sides:

Monday, March 13, 2006

All about Bean

I finished the first Pomatomus sock last night, and I'd show pics, but hubby took MY camera to the V for Vendetta premiere tonight. Soooooo, I decided to take a page out of Ariel's book and do a "10 reasons I like" meme. This, my friends is all about Bean.

10 Reasons I Like Bean:

1. She's one of the most confident women that I've met; it's one of the many qualities I admire about her.
2. Another quality is that she speaks her mind and is always honest.
3. I like to think that even if there weren't knitting involved, we would still be friends.
4. She makes time once a week to hang out with me.
5. She still hangs out with me even though I'm a freak.
6. She has adorable children that want to hang out with me and the little man.
7. She's got a great sense of humor.
8. She's got a big heart.
9. She's an enabler, and that's ok.
10. She's a fellow sock knitter.

Bean, thank you for being my friend. :)

Saturday, March 11, 2006

E is for....

In my 28th week of pregnancy, back in 2000, I was hospitalized due to preeclampsia. A week later, I gave birth to my little man. He was 3lbs 2ozs, 16 1/2 inches long. I thought I'd share a picture of him from when he was 3 weeks old, in by arms. E is for "early":

E is also for one of my favorite parts of my little man:

How much do you envy the five year old's eyelashes?!??

And because it's a knitting blog, my latest project, started last night, Pomatomus socks in Trekking:

Saturday, March 04, 2006

The sock goes on an adventure

My first attempt at spinning using Valerie's wheel:

I still have to wash the kinks out of it, and I'm thinking of dying it. It screams "green" to me.

The progress on my entrelac scarf:

Aren't the color changes amazing? Here's my poor attempt at an artsy/not typical angle of the scarf:

My Lorna's Laces Jaywalkers are done. They've seen different parts of the city, not just the subway and my living room. Last Saturday, they visited the inside of Madison Square Garden. I went to see Billy Joel.

That's prior to the show. This is when he came on stage, singing "Angry Young Man"

Yes, I know you can't see anything, can barely make out the stage. I know it looks like I was really drunk and not able to focus on anything. And that's why I like the photo. :) I was stone cold sober for the show, unless you count a contact high from the morons smoking pot during the concert. Say thank you to my friend Jodi (hi Jodi!) for snapping a photo of me knitting before the concert.

A few days later, the sock went here:

Hubby and I got premiere passes to see Bruce Willis's new flick. He snapped a photo of me knitting before the movie.

Movie was great. Go see it!

I suppose you want to see the finished socks, huh?

Next up? I have no clue. We'll just have to see where my needles take me.