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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

quickie...

Negative knitting:

opposite

The ender's dragon superwash merino... second try on a pattern. I'm frogging this one, too-- I really like the look of reverse stockinette on socks, and the "opposites attract" cable from Vogue Stitchionary: Cables (vol. 2), but my handspun is too uneven for the effect to work like I'd hoped. Third time I'm predicting plain stockinette.

Also on the negative note, lost the noni bag pattern somewhere to the maw of the house. Ergh.

Slow but steady knitting:

chairman

Toe ups in Interlacements Tiny Toes, "chairman of the board." Same wonky yarn from before. I'm not feeling it, just because of the problems with the yarn and that I think these socks may be different from one another when worn (knit on 2 different sized needles to get the same gauge.)

Mainly I've been working to get stitch markers done and packaged to ship out to The Sampler and also for those who wanted sample chapters from The Friday Night Knitting Club... I may fight off the ennui by starting something new (though I really shouldn't!) :)

The real reason I wanted to post today though-- the seventh annual Weblog awards (the bloggies) are taking nominations til Wednesday, January 10 at 10pm EST-- notably, they have a "craft blog" category. Love to see more knitting blogs up there... and perhaps a nomination for Stephanie under the Lifetime Achievement Award category? C'mon now... over $275k raised for knitters without borders and still going? Insane, and lifetime-worthy in my book. Tell your friends and readers to go check it out :)

9 comments:

Anushka said...

I looove the colour of that handspun. Thank you for sending the book chapters!

lexa said...

I really like the color of the handspun, too. Too bad you have to frog again.

Stacey said...

too bad about the handspun sock. What about something more along the lines of the gent. fancy sock? Simple, but a pretty pattern to show off the yarn....

fingers crossed you find the bag pattern! I want to see that one done!

the kitchener bitch said...

My dear, you're crazy - your handspun looks great in that sock.

Anonymous said...

I like your handspun socks, but it's more important that you like them :)
I hope my Tiny Toes yarn isn't strange too... That would make the whole ordeal even more disappointing, since that's all I got. bah!

turtlegirl76 said...

It's not just your experience with the Tiny Toes. I've had a similar one. There is something strange about it, nevermind how soft it is, something just doesn't sit right. I frogged the one I had started. And now I'm beginning to rethink my next strategy of simple stockinette.

Anonymous said...

I already voted for Stephanie :)

And it is too bad about the handspun sock - but the colors are beautiful.

Anonymous said...

It looks like the Yarn Harlot hasn't been blogging long enough to be eligible for the Lifetime Achievement Award. Too bad though. She definitely deserves it.

Anonymous said...

That red is stupendous! And has alerted me to Ender books I didn't even know about?!

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