Monday, June 25, 2007


My two best friends from college came to St. Louis this weekend. This resulted in lots of reunions and much drinking. It most likely resulted in me putting my foot in my mouth, as drinking often results in this for me. It was an awesome weekend and one I hope to relive as soon as possible. However, there was no knitting.

*We listened to a lot of Ani DeFranco, just like back in the day.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Take me to the river...

I have made progress on Orangina. I have finished the first skein and have about 12 inches of lace knit.
Unfortunately I dropped a stitch about 2 inches ago. I picked the stitch up, but as you can see, it looks a little bit odd.

I really don't want to rip back, so I'm hoping that I will be able to either block the mistake out or I will learn to live with it. Maybe I will make this the back of the tank so I can't see it. Honestly, I had to be right on top of the pattern with my camera to have the mistake show up in a picture, so that gives me hope.
I ended up ripping the cuff of my Child's First Sock out. I have tiny ankles, so there was no way the cuff was going to fit me. I'm going to re-cast on with 8 fewer stitches so that it will fit.
Purl is at the groomer getting shaved today. She's going to look so funny, but she does not handle the heat well, so it needs to be done. I have to go pick her up in a half hour, then we're going to go play in the river!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

The waiting game

Thanks for the comments, on both the socks and the pets! Princess (the kitty) insists on laying in the middle of the coffee table when I am using it, so she was originally laying right in front of my feet. Purl decided she needed to check out the socks, and in the process put her rather large head on top of the cat, which of course crushed the poor thing. Then Purl decided the cat needed a sniffing, so that's why the cat is running away with a look of sheer panic!

I have started a new pair of socks - the Child's First Socks from Knitting Vintage Socks in jitterbug. I think it's the Jay colorway, but I'm at work right now, so I can't tell for sure. I'm almost through with the cuff. It looks big to me, but I think it's too soon to tell. There might also be pooling, but again, with less then an inch done, it's too soon to tell. I'm just going to have to be patient and wait to see.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Slow Down!

I finished my socks today! Actually, I finished last night, but wasn't capable of grafting the toe at that point, so that part had to wait until today.
Plain jane knit socks, using the Yarn Harlot's basic recipie
Yarn: Trekking. Not sure which color way, because the dog ate the color band while helping me organize the ball.
Start time: some time back in early February.
End time: June 12th. Yup, it took me four months to do these babies. That's what I call speed knitting.

Sunday, June 10, 2007


I have been knitting, I swear. It just that the projects I've been working on aren't really all that exciting to blog about.
See? Orangina is several inches longer in this photo then she was the last time I blogged, but you can't really tell. She looks the same.
And the sock? I'm halfway through the foot, but it's a plain sock. How many pictures of those do you really need to see? Maybe I need to start a few more projects so I can be a better blogger.