15 March 2007

Yesterday I bought (and read) Knitting Vintage Socks: New Twists on Classic Patterns. What a great book! I'm already planning my next socks (is sock knitting addicting? I seem to always come back to them eventually).

Nancy Bush has so much information in this book. I love all the variations on heels and toes. My only trouble is many of the socks I'd love to knit only have a pattern for one size. Sure there are larger sizes in the book, but what if I don't want to knit the sock that fits? (If the sock fits, wear it?)

Does anyone out there have tips on how I can adjust sock pattern sizes? I've always followed a pattern, never knitted willy nilly.... I'm frightened! What if it blows up?

12 March 2007

I've started a new knitting project. Pomatomus socks from knitty.com. I love knitty.com . I want to knit almost everything on that site. I'm not that fast yet hehe.
I love the pattern, it reminds me of a Japanese print. Sock yarn is hard to find in Indy, apparently. I did hunt down some Cherry Tree Hill supersock yarn. It's nice to knit with. I've never knit with sock yarn before. It's so tiny! It took forever to ball it up, as it tangled big time. I think it took me four hours just to unknot and roll the stuff.
I also bought some alchemy yarn, silk purse, in green. It's so lovely. I just want to rub my face in it. The shop only had one skein, I'm not sure what to do with it yet. Maybe a scarf.

07 March 2007

I was sent an interesting quiz.
Apparently I have a dead-on Midland accent.

What American accent do you have?
Created by Xavier on Memegen.net

Midland. The Midland (please don't confuse with "Midwest") itself is the neutral zone between the North and South. But just because you have a Midland accent doesn't mean you're from there. Since it is considered a neutral, default, "non-regional" accent you could easily be from someplace without its own accent, like Florida, or a big city in the South like Dallas, Houston, or Atlanta.

Take this quiz now - it's easy!
We're going to start with "cot" and "caught." When you say those words do they sound the same or different?

06 March 2007

Ok. In reference to creating the previous post... this editor sucks rocks. lol. Everytime I tweaked something a bunch of other things changed. One paragraph insisted on being grey. Finally I caved in and made everything grey.. and it decided it wanted to be a different font. Fine. Rogue paragraphs is what I should call this.

Hours, HOURS to create a simple little post. So this is my first time with pictures. So I'm not an HTML genius. How difficult should it be? Seriously.

05 March 2007

I'm almost done with my first sweater! I made too small for me to wear, lol. I wanted it done fast so that I could put it together. I've never assembled a sweater before, so all this seaming is new to me.

I don't think I'll use this yarn again though for a sweater. It tends to disintegrate as I sew up the seams. It's all fluff held together with a tiny little floss through the center. I hope it holds...

I learned (or remembered ) quite a bit about using two colors doing the little pattern. The back of the pattern looks like crap for the first two rows. I'll spare you the horror of actually posting a picture of them. The first square puckers a bit because I pulled the yarn a little too tight.

I'd like to point out my impatience now, and that unless the problem is so serious that it can't be ignored, I don't go back and fix problems. The top square is all nice and neat, however, with all the extra yarn woven in.

My cat insisted that the sweater looked better with him on it, and asked me to take a few pictures of him with it to prove the point. He was right, afterall he is a cat.