Friday, April 25, 2008

I've got me some Flat Feet!

This handpainted colorway is Cool Subdued
This is Cool Bright

These were on order for a couple of months. Come to find out the order was lost by the vendor and was rushed delivered in time for tomorrow's Sock Event. Since I had preordered mine, I did not to wait for the customers to get their pick first. These are each one of a kind with generic kinds of names.

2-at-a-time socks

My reputation as the 'Sock Lady' is at stake. Susan at the Bonita Knitting Store taught a class using this technique. People expect me to KNOW everything about socks, so I got the book by Melissa Morgan-Oakes and am doing a pair of socks for my DH out of Comfort Sock yarn.

Like all new things, it will take me a while to get used to it. But so far, I'm not liking it so much. It's the managing of the 2 balls of yarn that's driving me crazy. Also, I thought the sock yarn colorway pattern was more subtle and not require matching. It does. DH says he doesn't care, but it's bothering me.

More Yarn Storage

My VCR in the den/studio died. I must be the last person in the universe to get DVR. Along with that I took all those old tapes out of the shelves. My 'baby' is 23, so I figured I did not need every Disney tape known to man. I did give them to a good home. Oh, what to do with the extra space?

I have been moving as much yarn out of the Yarn Cave as possible. I like being surrounded by my stash as I knit or crochet. It inspires me as well as reminding me of all the good stuff I already have. I finally have my Cotton Ease at the ready.

I also got some really nice knitting themed pix from the web, printed them out and framed them. This is about the most perfect corner of the universe.

April is Modular Shawls month

Made the One-Piece Shawl from Modular Knits. Loved it lots, so made some in different colors. I even made a plain one from some Patons left over from a sweater project. I use this one hanging around the house while knitting or reading the morning paper. They work up quickly with largish needles [ 9 to 10.5] and about 400 yards of yarn.