Saturday, October 07, 2006

I'm a bad blogger....

It's been so long since I posted that I couldn't remember the last time I posted.... And , i still don't have good pictures of to many things.... But at least I have pictures.

First off, remember these socks ? Yes, the one
s that Flickr won't let me download from my husbands flickr page. But now, if I go though a much more complicated way of doing it I can downloand the photos...... Why did they change that. It used to take me 1 min to get a photo off of flickr I wanted, now it take 10 min........ Sorry, I had to vent some anger... Well the socks are done ! You will hae to trust me on that one since this is the photo matt took when I finished the first one. I don't have a good photo of both socks. They've been done for a while now... It's amazing how slow socks go when you only work on them on your lunch breaks....

When I finished those, I decided to start the second sock from my second (or third) pair of socks. I did the first one, and was just so mad at them, that they sat there for a long time. It was really odd going back to a cuff down sock. I've gotten so used to doing toe up that going back to cuff down just felt wrong... I really wanted to do the sock toe up, but then I would have had to rip out the other sock so that they would match.... These are my new lunch project. Though, i recently put all my curnelty small enough to fit in my purse (the one that is extra big so I can carry a project with me) in little pastic bags in hopes that I would rember to swtich it up and take differnt projects to work with me. I've also come to the conclusion that I really hope that Santa brings me those KIPers bags from knitpicks so that I can carry differnt projects, but not always have to carry the worlds biggest purse with me... Though, Santa might decided to just giveme more warm clothes. Which would be really great since I nearly froze last winter, and all the locals tell me that was a mild winter.... I'm not looking forward to this winter.... A few years from now,I will have had the time to knit serval sweaters and such... But this year,...... Wow, I am really getting off topic. Back to knitting.


The same day that I finished the socks, I finish
ed the Alpaca wrap that I made. I don't have a good picture of it. I can't get Tigger off of it long enough to take a good pic .... but, Matt did get a great shot of Tigger sleeping/hanging out on it... Of course, its' on flickr is makeing me go the long and annoying way to get it. but, the look on Tiggers face is worth it. He slept on that for about 2 days until I manged to move it while he was up eating.....





Of course, one finished project, means a new one... So, It was time to bust into that stash of
yarn my mom sent. So,first off I had to wind a hank of Silky Wool.. (Remember I have no ball winder or swift so it's all done by hand... Which is why only one is done right now... It's wind on demand ... ) But, Matt picked an awesome pattern for me to make for him. It's called Torgeir from Elsebeth Lavol's Viking Knits Collection. I am actaully makeing an effort to follow the pattern and make gague and everything. But, I just coudln't do it flat. I got about 5 inches on the back done, and i had to rip.... I swtiched to the round... I am still working on the ribbing, but I am much happier ..... I didn't take a picture since a *K2, P2* ribbing isn't the most intresting photo...

T
hen, to complete the project shift sine my last blog post, I realized last sunday that the socks I was makeing for me, while I liked the pattern, the socks weren't going to turn out the correct size. It's a ribbing pattern, and I guess it just took in thesocks more than I was expecting. So I froged the socks ... And, I was so annoyed that I dieced it was best not to restart them right then .... So I went and found the alpaca yarn I got at the alpaca farm, and started on some slippes for Matt. I've got the leather bottom pices to sew onto the "slipper socks" when I'm done so they will be real slippers... The yarn is a wonderful sport weight yarn. IT's so soft and warm. It is farm spun since every once in a while, I have to pick out some hay or other bits of "farm" out of the yarn as I knit it. I'm doing my standard toe up pattern. Modified, of course, since it's sport weight yarn not fingering. And, Matt, of course, wanted his favorite *K3, P1* pattern on them. Why mess with a good thing ? They are going really fast... I guess that's the differance that a differnt size yarn makes....

I can't think of much else going on in the yarn front. I am sorry that I've been all over the place. That is what happons when you blog in the morning as you wake up... It's a lot harder to stay on topic.

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