Sunday, June 19, 2005

RIP

Okay. I've decided to do the mature thing and rip Mia. I'm going to a smaller needle. It will look better in the end...it will look better in the end...

I'm also going to rip my anklets that started with some left over yarn. I'm trying to teach myself short row heels, but am failing miserably. I think these have been ripped about four or five times.

Oh well...

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Mia, Mia, Mia

So, I'm just about done with the back, but have kind of lost steam on this project. So soon you ask? Unsightly ribs. I'm not sure if it is the cotton-ease, my knitting, or what. I don't seem to have this problem with smaller needles or wool...I'm going to push ahead and try to finish this sweater, but I kind of want to move to Grace if the ribbing isn't going to be clean on Mia in the cotton-ease. Hmmmm....decisions.

Friday, June 03, 2005

Happy Blogiversary to me!

I've been knitting for just over a year, and have enjoyed every minute of every project. It has been a great adventure.


Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed.
-Joseph Addison

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Socks!

I know...original title. Anyway, I have been pretty busy knitting, but apparently not doing much posting. Oh well. I really enjoy knitting and reading blogs, but just never seem to make the time to work on my own blog.

I recently finished a pair of purple varigated, Cascade socks for my daughter, as well as a pair of Regia Jubilee in the India colorway for me. I started a pair of Conway Socks from Knitting on the Road in Lornas Laces Sheperd Sock, Rainbow colorway, but when I got to the heel flap noticed they are a bit too snug! Okay, a lot snug. I had to really tug to get them on and I wasn't sure they were going to come off. I haven't had the heart to rip them yet, so I redirected myself to Mia from the Debbie Bliss Cotton Angora book. Over the past two days, I've knit about 10 inches of the back. What am I using for yarn? Cotton Ease. I'm sure some of you are screaming in horror, but I am new to sweater knitting and can't justify spending much on something that will surely look hideous in daylight. At 30% off of $4/ball, I'm willing to try anything. When I'm done with Mia and the neckdown pullover for my son, I am going to move right along to Grace and a slightly lengthened Sam, both of which are also from the Cotton Angora book.

Of course, I plan to get back on the sock horse again; I've signed up for the second round of sockapalooza over at the Blue Blog. Yipee!

I've noticed around blogland that knitters seem to be uninspired...or have the post-project blues. In Minnesota, a lot of people tend to get a frantic as fall approaches, they know winter is coming and try to cram in every last warm weather activity known to man. At the end of the frenzy people are exhausted, but also a little blue because they know a long, cold winter is ahead of them. I wonder if the recent project frenzy out in blogland, followed by the lack of inspiration, is similar to the early winter blues. Is summer a knitter's winter?