When you've gone over something AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN like I have, certain questions get answered, OTHERS SPRING UP! You mind plays tricks on you, YOU PLAY TRICKS BACK! It's like you're unraveling a big cable-knit sweater that someone keeps on knitting and knitting and knitting and knitting and knitting and knitting and knitting..."

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

sock one totally done

the fabulous John at The Point helped me finish sock one. The stitches were on a paper clip and we pulled them off onto the tapestry needle one at a time, turned it inside out and wove in the end. It looks great! I will have a photo of it tonight that hopefully i can post tomorrow. Started sock two last night. It already seems to be going twice as fast as the other one. Is it always like that when you have to make two of something. Like sleeves. The first one seems to plod along and the second one just cranks out?
getting my hair cut really short tonight by my friend who does hair for CHICAGO. If I go around looking like Velma Kelly, you'll know why. then TOSOS meeting. then home to sleep. i'm so D tired all the time! beforehand i may plunk down in front of the TV and try to crank out sock two. somebody asked me if I would ever wear sock one under a shoe and I didn't answer right away. it's too nice. I don't want to get it dirty!!!

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

sock one done

picture forthcoming.
i used a bit more that one skein of koigu which freaked me out b/c i'm a cheapo and don't want to have to buy another skein. i am very happy though that it's a perfect fit and very very pretty. i don't think i've ever said that about a sock before. the problem is i knit these up on 2's and i don't have a needle small enough to pick up the stitches and pull them through. arrgh. right now i've got them resting on a paper clip.
started to cast on the second one last night. i hate that part. casting on to dp's and the first round is not fun to me. dropped one stitch in the first row. made a feeble attempt to pick it up but it didn't happen so i went to pull it out and got all the way up to the knot i used to join it. i was tired. so it's sitting there in my bag.
put the first one is so pretty! and it fits!
will give the birthday girl her jacket and my pen pal her shawl this week. since i am technologically impaired these days, i'm asking for pictures of them in the company of their recipients for my blog, so hopefully soon there will be pix!!! i get bored with no pix too.