Saturday, November 25, 2006
First of I am sorry for no pictures. My camera battery died and since I'm not at home I can't recharge it. I thought about bringing the charger with me but it needs charged so infrequently that I thought I'd be okay. I brought the cord to connect it to the computer to upload my pictures but not the charger for the battery. It always happens that when you don't bring something you need it. :) Isn't that Murphy's Law or something like that? You'd think I'd learn.
Anyway, I only have about three inches left of the foot of the sock and then the toe. I think I will have it done in time for the birthday party on the 27th. I will not however have the other pair done like I wanted to. This will still be a huge accomplishment though. So I will still over a prize just not as big of one. :) It will still be sock yarn just not Cherry Tree Hill.
I have found out that I can't knit socks for too terribly long at a time without my fingers being in pain and one of my fingers goes numb. Then I stretch and rest and it feels better. The finger will not go numb if I stretch. I went to a massage therapist once and he said it was from muscles not from carpel tunnel. I've been checked for carpal tunnel before and have been told I don't need to worry. So anyway, all that to say...is there a way of knitting socks that is easier on the hands? I use DPN's...so I was thinking is magic loop easier, are two circs easier? Anyone have an opinion or some advice? :) I'd appreciate it. Okay I'd better get back to this sock. Oh by the way, did you know you can watch full episodes of TV on the internet. I am a huge LOST fan and have seen the first two seasons and found that on abc.com you can watch the first six episodes of this season. You can also watch all sorts of other shows. CBS as the same thing and I've watched a bunch on there as well. I think it's pretty cool since I don't have TV. I will once I move back in with my parents (I know I havne't said much about that. It's because I don't want to get into all my divorce/custody stuff on here.) but not yet so this is very handy. Okay now back to knitting and Lost!!! :)
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!! I am so thankful for all my knitting friends those I know and those I have never met. God has truly blessed me with great friends and family and a hobby that is fabulous!!! I hope everyone enjoys today!!
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
I am on the heel flap now. I have half an inch more until I can turn the heel and pick up the gusset stitches. I have to pack today to go home for Thanksgiving so I don't think I will get much done today but it should be done soon. The other project I'm working on getting done by the 27th should be much quicker since it is worsted weight yarn and little footsies instead of full socks!! I'll be happy if I just get this pair done but I know I can get all the way done. I'm excited!! I think if I do finish both projects by the 27th I will offer some sort of prize to someone. Not sure who are how I'll do it. Maybe by doing a drawing with everyone who comments
on my posts since the motivation post. Yeah that's it. So post a comment. And I will put you in for each post you comment on! The drawing will be for Cherry Tree Hill sock yarn
! This will be a big accomplishment for me when I do it so it deserves a BIG prize
!! So start commenting and I'll get back to knitting.
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Okay so it's been just a couple days since I posted last and this is your update on my goal to get this pair of socks and one more done by the 27th. So far so good....at least I think so.
I have finished the first sock of the pair for my friend. All I had left was the toe but it is now finished and all the ends weaved in. There were quite a few because this was the only...yes I said only...self striping yarn that was made by Roxanne of Zen Yarn Garden. It's great yarn and I'm so excited that I'm the only person who ever got any. And now it will be a great pair of socks for a good friend. She has the same size foot as me so I tried them on.
They fit great and are so comfortable.
There is just something about the way that hand knit socks feel on the feet. I love the feeling of the stitches and the warmth. Every time I knit a pair I can't get over how great they are!
The second sock as been started!!!
I tried to make is so you can see on the tape measure how much I have done but I don't think that the camera cooperated with me. But it's 3 1/2 inches of the cuff. It will be 7 inches total so that is half way. I will try to update you again tomorrow with my progress but for right now I am getting behind on my knitting. :)
Friday, November 17, 2006
So as I was surfing around blogs this morning I read Yarn Harlot's post "A Sock a day?"
. I have been knitting this one sock for my friend since September. And it's just simple K2,P2 ribbing!! So I was thinking lat night as I finally started the toe (and no it's still not done yet) on the first sock that I must be crazy to think I could have these done by the 27th when it has taken me this long to finish one. Then I read the aforementioned post from Yarn Harlot. So I guess if other's can do a sock a day that I can do it in over a week. Right? And I need to do a present for my pal and according to the idea of doing one sock a day I should be all finished with both projects by Monday night or Tuesday morning. Now I know that this will not happen, but let's see if I can do it by the 26th. Both sets done. What do you think? Can I do it? Of course I can!!! (right?)
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you secret pal. I love this yarn. Some of you may remember when I posted telling my secret pal how much I loved this yarn specially made for secret pal participants. She emailed me and told me they were sold out. Then a couple weeks ago I received it in the mail!!! She said she ordered it right away because she knew I would love it!! I am so excited to eventually use it. It's so great!!! Thanks again!!
I need to say thank you, thank you, thank you for this lovely sock yarn! I absolutely love it. It's Savvyminx Sock Yarn
. The color is swirl. I love the colors and it feels lovely. Thank you so much Sockret Pal!!
I have been so bad about thanking people in a timely fashion but since we have two weeks off from school I thought I'd catch up on my swapping thank yous. So first off we have the thank you for my second chocolate swap pal Heather. Thanks Heather. The fudge was amazing. As you can see it's not in the picture. :) I actually took it with me on the weekend I got it and my dad ate most all of it, but I did enjoy a few pieces. I also love the chocolate mousse body lotion. I've been keeping it in my purse and it has been coming in handy. The yarn is malbrigo
. It says it is kettle dyed pure merino wool. It is so soft. Thanks so much.