Tuesday, May 23, 2006

knitterly ramblings

oh, where to begin? let's begin at the beginning ... last night. last night, i was soooo tired. but, before bedtime, i wanted to catch up on some blog reading. i read this post by ms. saunshine, and it got me thinking about my blogiversary coming up in the next month. so, it being late, and i'm soooo tired, i started to page through my archives, looking at almost a years' worth of knitting and crocheting. i found a post from october (?) mentioning some girly koigu. i have girly koigu? where?! and that's how it all started ... so, there i was, in the wee hours, digging through boxes of yarn to find this long lost love. and, i found koigu #p511 !

koigu color # p511


see, it's a senseless spiral ... i did go to bed, and get up, and had things to do. and i carried around my knitting bag, just incase i had a free/waiting moment. and i didn't. and i worked on my sock. and i (soooo seduced by the short row heel, got a little frazzled ....) messed up my first attempt at my regular normal sock toe. so, i'm at it again ....

on the toe, again


but, after this sock is conquered! i will know what to do the next time i have a new heel thing going on. i even pondered the idea of making a short row toe. but no! wait! don't do that until i'm doing it toe up! so, though i'm on sock #1, and am ready (mentally) to cast on (again) for my elfine lace socks, i am already thinking about sock #3. i need a pattern that is toe up, short row heels and toes, and ... a really gooood bind off for the cuff. where is such a pattern?!

and now, a special word from crochet ....

crochet and vodka, on the rocks


see the coaster? ummmmmm ... and greyhound? yep, it's another fiber related rambling. first of all, i threw away my nasty sponge today, and put the dish cloth into service ... it's about time, as it was crocheted last july! i just thought it was too pretty to use. GHAAAA! and, in the spirit of cleaning house today, i had a grapefruit that was ready to go. but, it was good for squeezing, and i squeezed enought juice out of it for a greyhound. yum-city!

oh, and just for a bit more rambling ... i've seen lots of dish rags on the net, inspired by the ladies of mason-dixon. do you have their new book?

7 comments:

ms. pea said...

opal opal opal! that sock looks so great!

Saun said...

That's classic. You knit something and then it's too pretty to use. Isn't that always the way?

The koigu is quite girly. Can't wait to see the socks you make from it.

Rose said...

I got here from the comment you left me, and imagine my surprise to see the the exact same opal sock that I'm working on! I just need to do the toe on the second, and then I'm done, too. What a coincidence. :)

Karen said...

I haven't tried this pattern, but there is a toe-up short row toe, short row heel sock pattern on Wendy's website for free (www.wendyknits.com) it's in the sidebar.

Jenna said...

Congrats on the successful short row heel, I haven't had one of those yet. The toe is just the next step, you know.
Amy boogie (http://theboogerblog.blogspot.com/) has a whole long list of free sock patterns, i'm sure there's a toe-up short row pattern somewhere in there.

Your dishcloth is so beautiful, it's no wonder you didn't want to use it. Now do tell, how does one make a greyhound?

amanda cathleen said...

Love the colors you used to make your warshcloth! : )

Agent Aubergine said...

Did you finish your Opal sock yet? Me neither.