Thursday, September 21, 2006

I have amazed myself....

I finished picking up the gusset early evening and tonight I have a new pair of socks! I need to keep on with the mindless knitting and we'll just see where this leads. :-s

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Stress knitting pays off :)

I really am not walking around like a ball of stress...and maybe some of that can be attributed to mindless knitting. The time I have been knitting has been minimal, but I am sure making progress when I do knit. I got a bunch more of this yarn in today...the colors are so nice. I needed a mindless project and this has been great. I think I will start another mindless project as soon as I am done with this one. I have to say, the colors and the yarn are quite soothing.

Yes, I am getting a little bit of a's cuz I am not used to knitting on dpns any more. It isn't bad though...showed up more in the picture than in person.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

What do you do.....

when life just feels tough?........

Knit a sock!

My Charlotte is still on the needles and I have really not lost momentum on it, but I just don't have the concentration I need to work on it right now. It popped off the needles and I got the stitches picked up, but I need to figure out where the yarnovers were. is resting right now. Thankfully, it was at a point that I was pretty excited because the last color is coming in, so I am sure it's going to stay at the front of the to do/want to list.

There is a lot going on in my life right now and I couldn't follow any kind of pattern so I started a new sock! Amazing what stress does for you when you're knitting socks! 3 days....a sock. I love it, too! I am using FlyDesign Monarch sock yarn, August colorway. The twist makes the's a lot like Koigu and Socks that Rock. I got minimal pooling, which is a major pet peeve of mine. I am never content to let the yarn be what it wants to be (right, Lauri?) The only time it pooled was in the gusset decreases.

This sock feels so good on my foot. I have a board meeting to sit through tomorrow and I plan to knit my way through it. :) It will be a relaxed meeting anyway.

My method of choice in knitting socks is using 2 Addi Circulars....but this time, I was too lazy to go get my needles so I started them on my Addi DPNs instead. I'm glad I still remember how to do it. It's been funny, though. Several times I've pulled them out of the couch....they are dangerous, I forgot how much! lol

Anyway...that's my update. I'll be back when I'm back. haha

ps.....I cannot find my camera cable so pictures have to wait. boo hoo