Friday, August 31, 2007

New Socks

I cast on a new pair of socks today. I am using Collinette Jitterbug in the Jay colorway. I purchased this yarn in San Fransisco when Angie and I were on the Yarn Harlot trip. I'm using Sockbug's River Rapids pattern. I am making these for the Ravelry Sockdown Challenge.

I tried casting these onto a Size 1 47" Addi circulars to make both socks at the same time. Wrangling the cable and two balls of yarn was just more of a challenge than I was up for, so I switched to my Knit Picks DPN's. I'm using Size 1 - 2.5mm. It's going much better.

Monday, August 27, 2007


I finally got my invite to Ravelry about two weeks ago. I'm loving it. I've been very busy uploadng pictures of my stash and my projects. I can't wait to see everyone when they go live. I'm under the name Grandysdaughter so feel free to add me as a friend.

Friday, August 24, 2007

I’m locked out of my own brain today.

I’m going through my day today doing stupid stuff that would make people think I have no brain. I know I’ve got one, I used it before (once or twice); but, for some reason today I can’t seem to access it. My headache isn’t too bad today so that’s not it. Maybe my brain just went on vacation without me. I’m so glad it’s Friday.

Anybody else ever lose access to their brain?

Monday, August 20, 2007

Butterfly Rib progress

Here are a couple of progress pictures of my Butterfly Rib socks. I've completed the first sock and the second is cast on.

I'm very happy with the way the gusset in the back came out. Hopefully I can repeat what I did for the second sock.

Friday, August 17, 2007

One skein?

I haven’t broken down and cast on any new socks yet, but I did have a breakdown of another kind. I’ve been eyeing Red Heart’s new Soft line since it came out. I’ve been dying to try it out but I’ve been resisting it…until today. I went to Michaels at lunch and three skeins of the Lavender color just begged to come home with me. I haven’t turned into a yarn snob yet; I still love my easy care acrylic yarn.

I’m thinking I’m going to try this shrug again, the "shracket" version. I had attempted this once before in Red Heart Super Saver in a variegated color I just loved. The problem was I only had one skein and it just wasn’t enough…and wouldn’t you know it…Red Heart had discontinued that particular color. I could only find it online and was just too lazy to order it. So I frogged my progress and wound the yarn back up. I still haven’t decided what to do with it now. I’m still very much in love with the colors in it. What can you make from a single skein of variegated Red Heart Super Saver?

Thursday, August 16, 2007

For the love of sock knitting

Twice a day I go outside with my friend and co-worker to take a break. She smokes, I knit. Today one of our shop guys happened to walk by. He stopped to say “Hello”, then looked at me and said “You’re knitting!” He sounded a bit surprised.

I answered him, “Yes, I am.” Hee hee hee, I’ve just shocked another Muggle!

Then he asked “Is that a sock?”

“Yes, it is.” Woohoo, I’ve reached the point where my tube of knitting is recognizable as a sock.

Just for fun I did some knitting in a bar yesterday when my friend and I went to lunch. Might as well, that place is a little slow with the food. My friend looked a little embarrassed to be seen with me knitting there. She’s just begun to crochet; I don’t have her fully converted yet.

I received a very lovely surprise yesterday. My friend, Angie gave me Knit Picks new Double Pointed Needle Sock Set! I’m so excited; I can’t wait to try them out. It’ll be a couple of weeks though, since I currently have three pairs of socks going right now. Although, don’t be surprised if I break down and cast on another pair, just because I can.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Purple Socks

Purple Cascade Fixation Socks

They are Cascade Fixation Color #6388 in Trekcelt's Varsity Socks in a solid purple. I had a little difficulty working with this yarn in the beginning but I finally got the hang of it. I'm very happy with the way this pair turned out. The picture is a bit off in color, they look blue here. They really are purple.