Wednesday, September 13, 2006

No Airplane Knitting for Me....

I leave for Edmonton tomorrow morning, for a two week visit with Tracey.

I thought I'd be good and call the airline about knitting needles... they said it would be ok as long as they were plastic.

Lovely I thought, I'll just run out and grab some.


Two LYS's, a Zellers and 2 WalMart's later, I have wasted a lot of gas, and still have no plastic needles.

That sucks.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

My Socks Suck

I've done the heel and the instep of my sock, using the pattern that came with the Fleece Artist Sock Yarn.

And really, it sucks. It's baggy around my ankle, and the heel is square and wonky. I'll give me blisters for sure.

I just read this article from knitty, and I'm gonna try winging this on my own.
CO 48 stitches, here we come!

(I'd post a picture of the sucky socks, but my sucky camera batteries are dead)

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Unmatched Socks

So I started my Fleece Artist Socks today.
I don't have a ball winder or a swift, so I wind my yarn into a ball, with the skein wrapped around my knees. As I was winding away, I noticed that there were less and less sections of bright colours..... and more of the black...
So my first sock starts out quite dark (which I am loving):

But I'm guessing that my second sock will be really bright? Being a sock knitting novice, I'm not sure what to do. Is it ok? Do I just keep going? Or is there a sock knitter's secret on how to deal with this?
Please help.

On another note. The lightbulb in my kitchen went out, and I'm too short to reach it (even on a chair). That really sucks.
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*ps- it appears that the Blogger spell check doesn't like the word "lightbulb". it suggested I replace it with the word "lustfully". interesting.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Going to Hell....
'Why are you going to hell?' at

Friday, September 01, 2006

Quick Finish

A vest for Rachel:

I love doing knits for babies and little kids. They're such quick knits and always so cute!
I just need to sew in the ends, block it, and find some buttons.
I'm thinking purple, but that might be hard to find...

It's the last long weekend of the summer, but I'm just staying in the city. I'll hopefully catch up on some knitting, and maybe sew myself a skirt. We'll see. Posted by Picasa