Tuesday, June 12, 2007


I know I'm livin' it up when I start not one, not two, but six (!) projects in three days.

Luckily (or not) these four are shop samples. Samples are a great way to start a new project without buying yarn, but then again, I'm also not using up my stash. In that pile I've got a Petal Bib from One Skein, a Felted Bowl (also from One Skein), a ballband dishcloth (my first - I'm loving it!) and the Upside Down Daisy Hat from Itty Bitty Hats.

And two new pairs of socks. The pink are the Child's First Sock from Knitting Vintage Socks, out of Rio de la Plata sockweight (YUMMMMMMMMMMMM). This pattern kicked my butt quite a bit at first, but I'm hopefully now getting the hang of it. The grey socks are for hubbo - new Trekking colors. We had planned to go to a movie on Friday and my only other pair of plain socks are at the gusset, and I can't keep track of decreases in the movie. So I gave him the bin of sock yarn and told him to choose a new pair of socks for me to knit. Of course, he picked out socks for him, but I didn't really expect any different! So I cast on and get through the ribbing before the lights go down. I'm on about the third row (still in the previews here) when I snap a needle. Damn it! I tried knitting on four instead of five needles, but it hurts my hands. So I had to sit for an entire movie without knitting. Damn near killed me. Especially since my lovely friend Kerri was knitting the whole time. One of the shop owners told me to always carry extra needles. I was thinking I needed an extra project.

However, I did get a replacement needle and worked on these Sunday night at Patty Griffin. Oh, and Jen? You can't have things to say about us going without you, unless we can say stuff about you moving across the country!

I was tempted to cast on for two new socks last night (I have empty sock needles, after all), but so far I've restrained myself. We'll see how long that lasts.


  1. I love the pink socks...pattern looks very interesting..weird but, I can't knit with the 5 needles I love the 4 needles....

  2. Wow, everything looks so fun and exciting! I am getting so sick of my self-imposed "have to finish at least one WIP before I can cast on for anything new" thing. Sucks sucks sucks. Glad you've been having fun!!

  3. ha! you broke a needle halfway through the previews!!?! why does that remind me of the ski race scene in "better off dead" when john cusack races the bad guy on one ski?

  4. Anonymous12:05 PM

    WOW! so many started in a few days! that's awesome! what yarn shop do you knit for? they are lucky to have you. :)

  5. that is great. I have a few projects I want to start, I guess I should "just do it"!!
    its fun to "have to" start new ones.

  6. You know, I have that exact same color of Trekking, and it never occurred to me to knit socks for my hubby with it! (He's just so BORING with his choice of sock colors!) Hmmmmmm.

    Have you ever tried using metal needles for socks? I personally can't understand why anyone likes bamboo needles, but perhaps I'm just a loony!

  7. Anonymous5:13 AM

    Great starts!
    I took 6 boys to see Surf's Up this weekend and brought my socks - I had to keep getting up and run to the hallway for light - I think people must have thought I was going to the bathroom over and over again!