Monday, June 30, 2008
Plus, the weather was nice enough today to scour some wool. It looks as if the weather will be cooperative enough tomorrow, too. I can't believe June is over. I'm on my last week of my sabbatical.
Sunday, June 29, 2008
I found out, though, that some folks finished a pair of socks in a couple of days. That just seems impossible to me. Even so, I was glad to see that I could, indeed, knit a pair in a week.
I've cast on for a new pair of socks.
This is the Mud Season yarn from Spunky Eclectic. It was between the Koigu and the Spunky yarns, so I did a little drawing and Spunky won. I also decided to "come out" and photo ALL of my sock yarn.
I actually thought I had more. And for this week's challenge, I am attempting to knit two socks at the same time on one long circular needle. I'm using the Tofutsie's yarn for that pair. Right now, however, it just looks like a tangled mess.
I had the house to myself last night, so I watched HGTV. I noticed that a gal I went to high school with is a host. I smell a boob job and dental work.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Cowls are a terrific short project. Perfect for gift giving. I highly recommend them. They are also good because nothing is hanging down. Nothing gets in the way when you are picking up dog poop or riding your motorcycle.
I've completed the first British Columbia sock and I'm about 5 1.2 inches on the cuff of #2. Thanks to the craptastic picture, my foot looks like a tree stump, oui?
Please cast your vote for the next sock or I might be forced to draw numbers!
Monday, June 23, 2008
The first one is Koigu. The second is Tofutsies. Third is Bonkers. Fourth is Spunky Eclectic.
Tonight, I am making Royal Chicken Cooked in Yogurt (Madhur Jaffrey) and Cabbage & Cauliflower in a Spicy Tomato-Mint Sauce (660 Curries).
Sunday, June 22, 2008
What I learned: Be sure to slip the first stitch when making this for cleaner selvages.
Yesterday was the first day of Summer of Socks '08, which I am participating in on Ravelry. I cast on for a pair of socks using the sock yarn I bought on vacation. By last night, I was making the heel flap. Consequently, my fingers were a bit sore. So, today, I've taken a break from actual knitting and finished up the jacket and plied the multicolored roving. The yarn is drying. I plied it with a purple-ish sewing thread.
We also made garlic scape pesto.
Friday, June 20, 2008
Here is the latest spinning. I love the colors of this one.