Archive for the 'Socks' Category

Early morning ups and downs

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Yesterday morning after doing the whole photo analysis thing, I went outside to head to work. I recently got the air compressor on my car replaced, which means for the first time in weeks I’ve got the car to use instead of my scooter. The scooter’s fun and all, but there are days when I […]

Pappa’s got a brand new bag

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

. . . of yarn. The Yarn Barn is having one of their rarer-than-hen’s-teeth sales. 25% off their entire stock. It was only through focused force of will that I refrained from buying any needles. Clockwise from the top: Rowan Soft Baby in light blue: These balls are destined for one, maybe two Baby Albert […]

The comings and goings of socks

Monday, March 13th, 2006

This picture is a bit dated by now, but here’s an early shot of the second sock in the black Duet. I’ve already started turning the heel on it now. Yes, I know, I said last week that it would be done by Friday, but I got distracted. These things happen. Some other . . […]

On the color of needles

Monday, March 6th, 2006

As I was working on the kilt hose for the Knitting Olympics, I fell in love with the Colonial rosewood needles I was using. They were springy and warm and had just the right degree of friction. The yarn slid smoothly over them but they were never in any danger of falling out of the […]

They used to kill the losers in the Olympics

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006

Decisions, decisions. I’m really happy with the whole kilt hose project. Seriously. I set out to challenge myself and I succeeded. I had a good enough grasp on where I’m at in this craft to know that the hose were the perfect 16-day project. And the finished objects were pretty decent looking. I wore them […]

The Knitting Olympics are concluded

Monday, February 27th, 2006

Citius, Alitius Fortius Latin for “Sweet Mother of Mohair, I cannot feel my hands”. The Knitting Olympics have concluded. As the lights dimmed and the music played, there were 4,071 knitters standing solemnly in their virtual stadium holding untold yards of yarn. Some were holding finished objects. Some were still holding mostly skeins. Many needed […]

Oh boy, this is going to hurt

Friday, February 24th, 2006

I am so far behind.

Final Crunch

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006

Hoo-boy. I am running behind in the push to the finish line. My second ho is just at the calf right now. I haven’t even started decreasing. This is going to be tight. Pictures later on if I can bear it. I think I’m going to be sleeping with my hands in a bucket of […]

Sock It To Me

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

Well, the first ho is done! I am happy, but not content. I’m still running about two days behind in my goals for the Kintting Olympics, but I think I might be able to pull this off it time. My joy is indeed frabjous. But, as long-term kiltwear goes . . . eh, these may […]

Check out my ho.

Thursday, February 16th, 2006

Here is the progress over the last two days. As you can see, I’m still significantly behind. Eeek! The calf of the first ho is shaping up nicely, but I’ve only got two days left (including today) to work on this one. I should have turned the heel already. So it looks like this weekend […]