Tuesday, September 16, 2008

What happened to my post

I have no idea what caused this but the first post I wrote yesterday ended up on my other blog, Knitting New Scarves. That's a group blog. When I went to Blogger's dashboard my post was listed on my Knitdad blog. A little later it was gone. But I did get a nice email/comment from the author of Knitting New Scarves, Lynn Barr, that my post had shown up over there.

She also asked what it was like to knit with unraveled yarn. It was a bit off-putting at first. But I got used to it and let the yarn just behave however it wanted to. So some areas have a more pronounced texture than others. If you've ever worked with Cascade Fixation you'll have some idea of what it's like. The tension is irregular and it's tempting to pull the yarn too tightly. I haven't washed the new socks yet but I've been assured that once they're washed the uneven stitches will settle down and the surface will be consistent.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Socks for me!

(Grrr! I'm having to re-create this post since the one I originally wrote has vanished. No idea what happened.)

I finally finished a pair of socks for me. My first ever! My friend L (of L&H fame) gave me this Conjoined Creations Flat Feet yarn back in January or February. I've tried several times to come up with something that worked with the yarn. I finally decided to use the basic sock pattern from Folk Socks by Nancy Bush. Except I used a short row heel and a Kitchener stitch finish.

So, here they are. I really like how they feel. They're quite comfortable. I'd make myself some more socks if I didn't have such big feet. Well, my feet aren't unusually big but still those extra couple of inches are sort of discouraging.

I rushed home from the yarn shop on Saturday so I could catch the opening play of the OSU/USC game. It's a good thing I did because otherwise I'd have missed OSU's only scoring play. Still it was better than UCLA did.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

It's a trunk show!

I've been away from the blog for a while. Mostly because I've been uninspired by what I've been knitting lately. That happens a lot when I'm trying to finish up projects that have been hanging around for far too long. They're no longer interesting but they're close enough to being finished that it goes against my Puritan ethic to not finish them. Anyway, I'm here for the time being to let you know about the Shibori Trunk Show that is at A Stitch in Time (the shop where I teach a couple of days a week, in case you've forgotten) from now through next weekend. And we have a lot of the Alchemy yarns that are used in the pieces. Really, the pieces are much better looking than my too quickly taken photo suggests.

We also have a few new yarns in so you could check those out as well.