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(no subject) [Jan. 28th, 2005|05:43 am]
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[mood |tiredtired]

I have a Crafting Blog! Whee!
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January is the month of the sock [Jan. 25th, 2005|02:18 pm]
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[mood |hungryhungry]

A sock for me!

A sock for Dan!

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Two pairs of socks done. Really, actually done, not just cast off with ends hanging loose. Dan's are still a bit big, so I'm hoping to use hot water and/or steam to shrink them down to size, using Dan's feet to block them. I can get him to sit still if we watch Soprano's or DS9.

Dan's are made from DGB Confetti, colour 2408 from this pattern, at 7.5 st/" on size 1.5. Next time I use this pattern I would size down a bit and make the heel flap longer.

Mine are made from Opal sock yarn. I can't find the ball band right now. 8 st/", size 1.5 needles from this pattern. I added five more rows to the foot. An almost perfect fit.

What I learned:

-I finally learned how to M1 between the gusset pickup stitches and the instep properly by the fourth sock.
-All the parts of socks: cuff, leg, heel flap, turn heel, gusset, foot and toe.
-Kitchener graft! A very good movie for that at Knitting at Knoon.
-That my ankles are 8.5" and I should make 8" socks, that Dan's ankles are 11" and I should make him 10" socks.
-That real wool is both pretty and soft.
-That stitches like to fall off the ends of dpns.
-That people on the bus are fascinated by people knitting.
-That self-patterning sock yarn is mesmerizing.

Tracking numbers are fun! My yarn arrived in Richmond this morning. It will be here soon. Yay! I want it, even though I'm not going to be knitting with it for a while. January is sock month, as well as Kim and Ari's birthday presents month. February is Fix-a-thon with Blue Blog Alison and group. A lot of half made projects are getting re-evaluated and most are getting restarted. February is also Finishing Month. There are too many projects standing at 95% completion, taking up space. A spring raglan might be on the way during that time, but we'll see. I have a lot to fix and finish by summer! I'm hoping to be done with my past projects by then so I can knit a summer tank or two and get on to knitting Rogue for fall and Snowflake for winter.

Lunch now and Hitler's rise to power!
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Beware My Powers! [Jan. 21st, 2005|09:10 pm]
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[mood |deviousdevious]

In the last week, I've taught Susan and Dan to knit and managed to get Ari to buy dpns, sock yarn and join my Super Cool Sock Cult.


I am so evil.

How have you corrupted people lately?
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(no subject) [Jan. 21st, 2005|12:33 am]
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[mood |curiouscurious]

I signed up for Alison's Fix-a-Thon February. I wonder how many things can get repaired and finished in one month?
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Recipe for Rainbow [Jan. 20th, 2005|09:57 pm]
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[mood |awakeawake]

Pattern for PonchoCollapse )
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(no subject) [Jan. 20th, 2005|04:59 am]
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[mood |tiredtired]

My yarn is in Mississauga, Ontario. I'm having waaaaaaaaay too much fun with this tracking number thing.

I bought Rogue. Not really a huge surprise. Now I'm trying to figure out a yarn to use. I want to make one in a rich, deep green or a rich deep chocolate brown, preferably in $100 wool. Ooo! Big Spender! Yes, yes I am. I have over $250 in my Paypal account from all my ebay earnings and I can spend it as I please. Now if only they hadn't discontinued Rowan Magpie Tweed, which everyone else made their Rogues out of back in the day. I need 1100m of a yarn that can get me 18/24. Looking, looking, looking...

Okay, it's now five in the morning and I think we're getting closer to having a winner.

Araucania Nature Wool

This 100% wool yarn is hand-dyed by a women's cooperative in Chile using only vegetable dyes. The colors are subtly variegated, like those of Manos del Uruguay, but this is a plied worsted-weight (about 4.5 sts to the inch on size 5-7 needle). The colors are fantastic! Kind to the environment, improving the lives of women who are organizing their own enterprises-this is yarn we can all feel good about. $8 for a 242-yard skein isn't bad, either. For a limited time shipping is free on Nature Wool!

I can even pretend that this is for the environment and/or poor people! I'm such a good person that I deserve this yarn. Okay, choices people: I need a colour. Here's Link 1, Link 2 and Link 3. They all show the same yarn, but in slightly different lights. Since the yarn is subtly varigated, I want to be sure what colour I'm getting. This is such a good price too! I found one place that sells the 100g balls for $6.25. You can hardly get Astra for much cheaper. And this is %100 real wool. Oooo. I'm excited.

Vote! I want a colour number! (please...)
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(no subject) [Jan. 19th, 2005|01:18 pm]
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Knitter's Tattoos
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Spring Clothes! [Jan. 12th, 2005|04:39 pm]
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[mood |goodgood]
[music |Jamiroquai - Manifest Destiny]

Peek!Collapse )
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Accomplishments! [Jan. 9th, 2005|08:43 pm]
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[mood |accomplishedaccomplished]

Christmas Scarfs and Sock YarnCollapse )
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(no subject) [Jan. 2nd, 2005|11:24 pm]
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[mood |enthralledenthralled]

Ari, you are forbidden to open any LJ cuts that say something along the lines of, "Ari Birthday Surprise". Not that it's that much of a surprise to anyone but you -- Dan, your mom, Jen and I all know what it is -- but you are still forbidden. If I catch you peeking I will hit you with a herring.

I will post pictures of my Christmas scarfs later, once the batteries from the camera recharge and I find time. Yesterday I made my first crappy baby sock ever! You may also be getting a picture of that as well, if I'm that generous.

Goals for the month:
-Finish knitting and crocheting UFO's (UnFinished Objects). For every project I finish, I will reward myself with a sock to knit.
-Finish Kim's Birthday Surprise
-Make Ari's Birthday Surprise
-Post pictures of everything
-Write ups for all finished project in my paper Craft Log

My sock yarn is WAY too interesting. I feel like my eyes are bleeding, but I can't bring myself to go to bed.
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