Friday, May 25, 2007

I have a problem

I just ordered more sock yarn.

I've never knit a sock.

I should probably knit some of the old sock yarn before the new stuff gets here. Then I could say that I ordered it because I knit socks, instead of because it was pretty.


Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Picture heavy post

I didn't get a picture of the van. They came and got it before I could. I didn't even get to rescue the St. Christopher clipped to the visor. So here's a glum doggy face. Yes it was totaled. No we are not getting a new van right now.

Good news:

I'm no longer wearing this foul contraption on my wrist while I knit. At least not all the time.

Better news:

The adult sized soaker is finished, washed, lanolized, blocked, and mailed on its way to its new home. Woo!
Full sized picture if you want to see it better.

And now:

Here is the beginning of the Christmas Blocks longies for Jill and her little bean to be.

I can't tell you how refreshing it is to work on a newborn soaker after that really big knit. I'm positively flying along!

Anyway, it's knit night. I have cookies (They're buy one get one this week at Harris Teeter. Don't say I didn't warn you.) and Megan will be here with little Jack in a bit. Yay.

Yes. I do have the VCR set up to tape the season ender of Lost. :)

Why are there white boxes around my pictures? I don't know. Ask photoshop.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

A period of unavoidable delay

Rowan's having an asthma flare up
Niall has croup
and I crashed the van.

I'll post the story later. Let's just say that everything is bungled right now.

Completely bungled.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007


One adult soaker. Grafted.
Still lots of ends to weave in. But it's grafted.

First attempt was last night when I did all 48 - yes 48 - stitches across, and then realized that I'd screwed up waaaaaay at the beginning of the row.

Tonight I took it down and did it again. It HAD to wait until the kids were in bed. I couldn't have any distractions. It took all my fortitude and one mike's cranberry lemonade.

Now to the ends, and the cuffs. I want to get this one done!