Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The color blue

Everyone should read about blue foods here:

speaking of color - I left a comment on Mason Dixon and spelled green wrong (maybe I'll pretend grean is a British spelling)

Monday, August 20, 2007

catch up & demolition

So Saturday I (well my Dad) ripped out the cupboards that were in my garage so I can put in open shelving. We put them on my curb and hoped someone would take them. No luck so tonight after work I spent an hour hammering and hacksawing and unscrewing and they are mostly taken apart.

I also did a few more rows on my 2nd Bayerische.

And started working on an absorbo mat (from Mason Dixon Knitting) which is quite the change from Bayerische. Going from size 0 to size 17 is a bit of a shock to the system but the knitting sure does go faster.

Monday, August 13, 2007


So I am finally done with the first sock of Bayerische. I can't believe it took as long as it did to finish just the first sock but it is finally done... and now I have something to look forward to... sock two......
I finished with a small ball or yarn left I probably would have had plenty of yarn to knit another repeat on the leg portion if I would have wanted to do that (I wear size 8 shoes). I wish that I would have changed the toe and knit a few more rows straight and then grafted more than 16 stitches.
I did feel slightly smug that there was a mistake in the toe directions, a small victory but it made me feel a little better none the less.

Here are my purchases from Stitches this past Saturday. We loaded into the car around 11ish from my house and got back close to 7 and this is the only yarn that I got. 2 skeins of lightweight STR Love in Idleness and Minestone (which I thought said Minestrone, which maybe should inspire me to dye sock yarn and name it after soups per Melissa's idea) and then I got 1 skein of Scottish Highlands medium weight which I am planning to use them for some mittens.
I also picked up some glow in the dark yarn from Jessica which I plan on delivering Thursday at meetup.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

almost done

So I have about 1/2 repeat to go before I can knit plain and do the toe.
I'm hoping to finish before stitches on Saturday so I need to work on it tonight and maybe tomorrow.
I just wish this was the second one instead of the first one.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007


jan·gy /jange/

–adjective, -i·er, -i·est.
very attractive or pleasant to look at extremely painful or time consuming to knit; offensive to the sense of ever knitting anything else in your life; something so beautiful it tricks you into knitting it

[Origin: 2007; jangy,]

Monday, August 06, 2007


So I've finished 3 repeats of Chart D on the heel and I'm hoping that I can to the toe decreases tomorrow night at meetup. I feel like there is finally an end in sight for this sock, I wish it was both socks but if I only do 4 repeats of chart D for the foot that means 2 more 7 stitch cables on sock one and 14 on the yet to be started sock 2.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Heel Turned

So Thursday night

I finished turning the heel of my Bayerische sock and started working on the decreases. I think it looks pretty good, there are a couple of spot that you can tell one of the plies wasn't knit in but not much I can do about that.... one of the corners is a little holey but I picked up an extra stitch and knit it through the back loop and it doesn't show too much when you put it on I think the 2 circs might just put more pull on it while I am knitting then wearing them will...

I can't believe when I am done with this sock I have to make another......