Friday, December 29, 2006

Just another quick post

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I've started and restarted the toe-up sock with the Magic Cast-on. Once I get the stitches cast-on, I have a little trouble knitting them because no matter how hard I try I always seem to cast-on tightly.

I have cast-on what I think will be the final cast-on for the first sock.

I'll be back soon.

Hoping your Holiday Season is still a Happy one!

Friday, December 22, 2006


Still crazy around here. I'm not finished Christmas shopping or almost anything else that needs to be done.

Since I don't have a lot of happy news to report right now, I'm going to come back to post in a few days.

Have a Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 15, 2006

Crazy Days

There have been some crazy days this week.

I'm working on the socks and the blanket during my free moments this weekend.

Hope to have a full post in a few days after things settle.

Friday, December 08, 2006

17 Days 'til Christmas

Is there Progress?
I have ridden around everywhere with my cabled blanket and sock yarn. So far, this past week, I don't think I've knit an entire row of any project. Basically, there's no real knitting progress to report.

When I went to my eye appointment last week, I took the blanket with me in hopes of finishing at least two rows while waiting. One of the nurses/assistants commented on my blanket. She said she had never knit cables before and thought they might be too complicated for her. While I sat in the holding area waiting for my eyes to dilate, I demonstrated how she had nothing to fear. She was visibly pleased and said she felt like she would now consider cables for an upcoming project.

At the office where I work, a woman who knits quite a bit visited and we discussed a few different techniques to try. She said she was doing some modular knitting and loved to watch the project take shape as she knit. Since she's planning to bring the project with her on her next visit I think I'll be able tell whether or not modular knitting is something I want to try. It never really appealed to me in the past but neither did sock knitting. Keeping an open mind can be very rewarding.

Things that won't make you smile...unless you are sadistic
My friend was supposed to be released from the hospital last Friday. I've been trying to call him but have been unable to reach him.

Life has been hectic. I'm having unexplained nausea daily. My son's allergies are in high gear.

On a positive note, the Honey of a Hurricane Socks will definitely be cast-on tomorrow. I don't know how, I don't know when, but I made a promise to myself.

I'm still on a quest for the yarn for my friend's blanket. I'm starting to think I may have to venture into unknown waters because the yarns I really which are machine washable and dryable don't really come in many shades of brown. I march onward in my quest.

For at least the third year in a row, I'm behind in my Christmas shopping and decorating. My goal now is to have the tree up by the 15th, to have the majority of my cards mailed by the 18th, and to have my shopping done before the 22nd. The shopping goal doesn't sound very ambitious but with all I have going, it's probably about the best I can manage.

Yes, there is a little sunshine in the rain
My mom bought me a "knitting bag." She called it a knitting bag but it's more of a case. I'll be giving it a good inspection soon so I can decide just how much yarn will fit in it. Once I recharge the camera I'll post a photo.

A question
Has ANYONE tried the yarn Filatura Di Crosa Adhoc Maxi? I'd really love to hear about it if you have.

Friday, December 01, 2006

World AIDS Day 2006

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