Oy. Y'all, I am so ready to just collapse into a heap of exhaustion and hurtiness. I'm so busy with classes and research that I barely have time for anything else, and I'm being told that the pain that's gotten a lot worse since I started getting really sick this past spring is probably a… Continue reading I wish I had 8 arms…
What little there was of the Tabi sock when this photo was taken earlier today is no more. It's better I noticed this now, than after knitting a whole sock, but...my cast-on is way too tight on this sock. You can probably even tell in that picture with the way the lace is pulling in… Continue reading help!
Yeah, I know, we're already 5 days into Socktoberfest. But this is the first chance I've had to pull myself out of the pile o' work, and show off my pile 'o happy, bright socks. Before I start rambling about my plans for this month, how about a little retrospective? Here all all 7 pairs… Continue reading socktoberfest!
I've been a very poor participant in the blogging community lately. You'll have to forgive me...I'm currently buried under a pile of papers, research, homework, and a cold that just won't quit, all of which are exacerbating the health problems I've been plagued with for all these months now. I've seen so many lovely, lovely… Continue reading I’ve been a bad blogger
After many months in my purse, tagging along to oodles of doctor's appointments all summer, I finally kitchenered the toe of the second sock this morning, just in time for me to wear them to school today. Which is a good thing, because no matter what the temperature is outside, my office is freezing. Wool… Continue reading Waiting Room Socks are done!
So, in case anyone was wondering, this: is exactly how much sock I can knit during a 5 hour session of bloodwork: from cast on through a few rounds of gusset stitches. In yet another instance of "why didn't someone tell me this ahead of time?" (I've been having lots of these relating to medical… Continue reading Waiting Room Sock gets a whole lot of action; and a good mail day
I'm back from our quick little weekend trip to Columbus. While there, I managed to acquire a sinus infection, just to add to the craptacular health stuff of late. Aren't I just the luckiest gal? So, I'm not feeling too hot, especially after yesterday's car ride, but I wanted to show off the knitting I… Continue reading I’m in love with my sock
Thanks to a clever suggestion from Jen, I'm able to keep knitting on my pretty Giotto socks. How? By replacing the stitch pattern that was causing me so much pain with the one from the "Go With The Flow" sock pattern in the Summer 2005 IK. Hence their new name, "Giotto-With-The-Flow". Isn't it pretty? I… Continue reading Giotto-With-The-Flow
In the past couple of days, I've cast on for two different socks. If you've been paying attention, you'll realize that this brings the number of unrelated socks that are simultaneously in progress on my needles to four. I can't help myself! I don't feel up to do much of anything beyond knitting little things… Continue reading I think I might have a sock problem.
(Today's Eye Candy: a picture of our cat, Ren, enjoying the sunlight on the porch) So, it is the first day of Summer today. Happy Solstice, everyone! This means that my husband and I have now been married for 9 seasons (since we got married on the Spring Equinox in 2005). We like to have… Continue reading On Socks and the Summer Solstice
As could probably be surmised from my 10-day hiatus, I'm still not doing so well on the health front. In fact, I've been feeling worse since I made my last post (and never did get to take that walk to the knitting shop, alas). Add to that finishing up my paper, and a visit from… Continue reading doing my best to keep things going
This morning I finished the last few decrease rounds of my RPM socks and kitchenered the toe, just in time to wear them to school! Here they are, in all their finished glory: The details, uninteresting as they are: Pattern: RPM, from Knitty Summer '06 Yarn: Koigu, in a gorgeous colorway of blues, greens, purples,… Continue reading RPM socks, finished
When Lolly asks to see our pinks, greens, and yellows, I can't help but oblige. So this morning I took a bunch of pictures of the yarn I'm planning to use for upcoming projects for Project Spectrum. Before I begin, a little disclaimer: y'all might've noticed that I've stalled on the larger projects I've been… Continue reading Pink, green, and yellow
This is what 12+ hours on planes (6+ there, 6+ back) will get you: I finished the first one way too quickly, and had no entertainment left for the last two hours of the flight on the way there (since I couldn't kitchener the toe and start the new one, what with my scissors and… Continue reading Back from the West Coast
In the time since my last post, I've come down with what is apparently a "mono-like" virus. So basically, I have been too exhausted to do much of anything. Which means rather little progress has been made on the knitting front (or any other front, for that matter), and when I have made progress, I… Continue reading a bit slowed down