Sunday, December 30, 2007

One sock to ruin them all

A few months back I decided to take on my first sock project. I had knitted gloves and figured if I can do that I can do anything. I bought some yarn for my socks and decided to use the basic sck recipe from the Yarn Harlot. You can fnd the pattern in her book Knitting Rules! I don't have the book yet but this pattern was featured on Knitty Gritty and we all know how much I love that show. I print the pattern and get to work. I am doing so well. Even a lady I knit with it impressed with how soon after taking up knitting I try and conquer socks. It only took me a few days to make the first one.
I don't know if you are seeing what I am seeing, but that my friends is not a sock that would fit any kind of human I have met. In fact I think the only creature it may fit is a hobbit. How did this happen you may ask? Well I made the foot too short. I miscalculated how much yarn I would need per sock and started to run out. So I skimped on the foot part. That was a mistake.

I have not made it's match because well it is painful for me to look at. I have kept this pitiful thing I have aptly named "the one sock" just as a reminder of what can happen when good knitting goes wrong

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

What a difference a few hours make

After my last post I really went to town working on Binary. As you can see from the pic I am about half way done with it. I can't wait for it to be done and in the hands of Craig. I kow how much he will love it. With the addition of my new MacBook I have found that blogging and keeping up with my pictures is much easier. So expect more blogs here and more pictures as well. On top of all the progress I have made on Craig's scarf I have also joined a couple new groups on Ravelry ( I was going to start a Poly knitting group when lo and behold they already had one. Man that site rocks. Other than that there is not much news to report.

Always Knitting


Monday, December 24, 2007

UMMM What does that say

So I have been working on this for one of the hubbies. It is called Binary I got the pattern at Knitty. ( It is a simple enough pattern, knit in the round (something I very much like) and the fair iske part really on consists of ones and zeros no biggie. But as my tech geek hubby is exactly that, a tech geek I am making his binary spell something out for him. It was not that hard just used a binary translator easily found on Google. The plus side of this project is that I have learn how to knit with yarn in both hands. I know it may sound dumb but I am excited about it.

In other news I will be making Koolhass. I saw it on Ravelry ( and fell in love. I am making it in purple for my Goddessdaughter's birthday next month. She is turning 11 and loves to knit herself. So she is getting the hat and a knit kit to expand her needle collection.

Our family had a nice Yule, but I will admit that I happy is is over. Some reason it is a stressful time for me.

I hope all of you out there have a wonderful holiday.