Posted in Current Projects

What I’ve been working on and a new addition

I have been doing a lot of knitting (as per the usual), but not a whole lot of actual progress.  Could be because I want to knit 56,643,216,577 things right now and have managed to start three new things recently.  One of these things were to try out some yarn I bought on Etsy.

I have knit one toe-up sock and just started the other:

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The yarn is from Tricot Treat.  I came across this yarn when I was looking for some super hot pink yarn for some socks for a friend.  This seemed to fit the bill and I messaged her about it because I knew I would need more (they are to be knee socks).  She let me know that she did have more than what was listed in the description and let me know that it’s not super hot pink (as in it could be brighter) and offered to custom dye some for me.  I decided that I did want some thing as bright pink as possible, so I opted to go with the custom dye.  I did, however, decide to buy the 4 skeins that she did have.  I LOVE pink and so does my sister, so not only could I get some socks for myself, but her as well.  How can I say no to pink sock yarn?  I just can’t, so it arrived and I’m in LOVE.  I really like working with this yarn and I love the resulting sock.  I will be buying more as soon as I can.

The next thing on my needles is Wisp:

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So far I am 4 repeats in and it’s moving along fairly quickly when I’m actually working on it.  It’s Kidsilk Haze.  It took a bit of getting used to, but I’m doing good now.  FYI: metal needles for this yarn – bamboo just won’t do it because this stuff sticks like gule to them!  Most of my time has been taken up by another scarf which I can’t post pictures of right now, so this is a little stalled at the moment (as are the socks).

Here’s the biggest news this week, though!

I got a bird!  A cockatiel, who I named Fry.

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Isn’t he cute?  :o)

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Posted in Knit Ramblings

A little update

My knitting night is on Wednesdays.  Usually this is okay, even though I’m generally very tired because the first half of my work week is quite stressful.  It’s been a little more tough to get there, though, now that Nathaniel is here.  I don’t like leaving him home by himself while I go because usually Nick is working.  Really, I know it’s not an issue because he’s old enough and responsible enough to stay on his own for a few hours.  Still, it ends up that I have to leave early anyhow so I can get him to bed by Nick’s mandated bed time (8:30 pm).

This week, though, there was no way I was going to make it.  I had to play mom and take him to the store to get gym clothes (he’s made it into mainstream high school!  WOO HOO!).  I also had to make a trip to the pet store to make an exchange.  Since it was also pot luck for knitting night, I knew I wouldn’t have enough time.  On top of all that, since it’s a short week because of the holiday, my 40 hour 5 day work week, turns into a 40 hour 4 day work week.  This meant rearranging my chiropractor appointments, otherwise there was no way I could get everything that needs to be done accomplished.  I left work at 5 pm and my appointment was at 5:30 pm, which means I didn’t get home until after 6 pm.  Knitting starts at 7 pm.  Hmm… nope, no way it’s going to happen!  *sigh*

Instead of going, I took care of all that boring, non-knitting stuff.  It wasn’t all bad, though!  I did get one sock completed and learned a new bind off (sewn/tubular cast-off).  It didn’t turn out the way it should have because I did K2, P2 ribbing and the cast off was in K1, P1 ribbing.  I still like how it turned out, though, and I’ve learned something for next time (1×1 ribbing!) for toe-up socks, which I have a feeling I’m going to try again very soon.  I really like the short row heels and toes.  I think they fit my feet better.  These socks are for my youngest sister, so it looks like I’ll be making something similar for myself soon.

I started a scarf for my middle sister for her birthday.  I hope she likes it (and hope that I can get it done!).  Her birthday is on the 16th of this month. 

Ohhh… yes… regarding the fiber fest going on on the weekend of the 15th/16th.  Myself and Crafty Mands (and her hubby) are going to go on Saturday.  It works better for both of us and I know that I’ll need Sunday to recoup for the work week and it’s also my sister’s birthday on Sunday (which I didn’t even think about before).  So, Saturday it is!  I’m really looking forward to it.  Anyone who would like to join us, is more than welcome to.  Just let me know!

I’m working on a lot of things right now, but only a few have been getting some progress.  It’s all about what I’m enjoying working on and the socks and scarf are where it’s at right now.  I’m also working on a scarf thing for myself (Wisp from Knitty), Erin’s baby blanket (I’m thisclose to the half way point), Icarus, Starlight, and the Noro cardigan.  It’s been too darn hot to work on anything heavy (like a sweater), so it’s been socks and lace, mostly.  I’ll update with some photos (with the exception of the scarf for my middle sister) when I get home.  Just wanted to post a little while I had a chance.

Have a good day everyone!

Posted in Fiber Events

I nearly forgot

A Wool Gathering is only two weeks away!  I nearly forgot about it.  I don’t know that I’m going to make the trip, though.  I really, REALLY want to, but if I go, I’ll want to buy things and the budget is pretty tight right now since I’m paying full price for my chiropratic visits right now.  Maybe I can figure out a way to spare a little extra, or at least go and look around – I can be pretty good about not buying.  This would be the first fiber fest that’s "local" for me.  It’s still about an hour to hour and a half drive, but that’s nothing, really.

Anyone local going to go or wanting to go?  We could carpool – I don’t mind driving.