Sunday, March 30, 2008

40 is a Great Number

Because when you are working 55-60 hours for 3 months 40 hours sounds like no work at all. I don't know what I'm going to do after work now! I do want to sign up for kickboxing classes again, since Jazzercise doesnt fit into the schedule anymore.

I have progress on the Cable-Twist socks, that's what I've been working on exclusively. I want to pick up the SotSii again soon too. I like the finished product. Not sure what I'm going to do next. Probably mom's mother's day gift. I don't think she reads this, but just incase... no more detail here.

Saturday, March 22, 2008


No post last weekend because I finished my first socks!

Pattern: Lattice Stitch in More Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch
Yarn: Zitron Trekking XXL - 100
Mods: I did a yarn over short row heel and the asymmetrical toe because I have pointy toes. Also I cast on 72 per the book, but as you can see on my right sock cuff, that was too many. No wonder it took so long to finish.

Last night I cast on Cable Twist Socks (Ravelry Link). No pictures here since the recipient might read this blog. But I am extremely happy with the pattern and yarn combination. It's going quick too. I'm planning on an Eye of Partridge heel flap (like Grumperina's) but we'll see when I get there.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Weekend WIPs

I've decided to start with a theme on set days to help me post more. So weekends will now feature WIPs (work in progress)

I am almost done with my First Socks. I have about 15 more rounds, then I start the toe decrease. The heel on the second sock went a lot better then the first. No frogging, no big holes. But somehow on the first sock I added 5 rows on the heel. Heh, I guess that's what first socks are for.

Also I got this in the mail last week:

"It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown" sock kit from Woolgirl (see side button). Her kits are so cute! She is by far my favorite person to buy yarn from. I had JP pick pick out some yarn so I can make her a pair of socks.... and this is what I got: