A Knit Decision

Knitting in Oregon, with other stuff, too, such as crochet, cats, dogs, history, fashion, highly opiniated rants, reading, diabetes, church, life in general, etc. I like circular needles, prefer natural yarns, don't spin, choose small projects, and don't have any one favorite yarn store. I love them all.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Ribbing on Pink Socks

I've reached the ribbing on the pink socks. I've done two rounds, so I still have a while to go. I kept dropping stitches as I switched over to the ribbing. Strange, how such a simple, and fixable, mistake creeps up on one. Oh well. I was able to fix both of the cases. And I doubt you'll be able to

Sock Sensei Judy, when asked, how much ribbing to put on, replied wisely, "Always a little bit more."

They fit really, really well. What good socks. I can see why they become addicting. I already want to try one with an afterthought heel.

I ordered lots and lots of needles from the KnitPicks ladies. And just a little yarn.

I'll be coming down to Tangle or Lint or Naked Sheep for community knitting soon, I think. It is good for my soul to sit among others like me and knit.

Oh, and... We attended the Opera this week and, as opposed to last time, there was no unpleasant episode in the parking lot with a nasty driver in a car bearing a knitting bumpersticker. I can perhaps regain my belief that all or most knitters are truly nice people. Even when behind the wheel.

Or maybe she moved.

Or maybe she didn't like Opera.

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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Turned two corners

Or rather, two heels.

I have turned my third and fourth heel ever! I feel the power!

I was aiming for eye of partridge stitch, and I'm not sure I did it correctly, but nonetheless, the heels are turned. They are also nice and thick and should wear well.

And I did them while riding up to visit relatives, and while visiting relatives, including the World's Cutest Nieces.

Yes, it is an official title. They won it fair and square. They are 10 and 7 and 7. Blond hair, blue eyes, and a set of twins.

These socks fit me very well, and I am excited to finish them and wear them myself.

'Course now, Dr. Parts wants his socks to be finished at the same time, silly goose. Hasn't he ever heard of gauge?

I am psyched about going to the Black Sheep Gathering in June in Eugene, Oregon. I am debating whether I should take any classes. They have openings in the mitten class, in the Design-your-own-sock class, a couple of rug classes, and a few other interesting ones. I should probably take the class on finishing techniques. Or should I go down early Friday morning with my credit card and scour the booths for the Blue Moon booth. I can blow my entire budget there, no doubt. And knit more wonderful socks. And soft scarves.

Ommmmmmm, Blue Moon. I'm working up to a sock trance. Oooommmmmmmm, Blue Moon.

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