Monday, August 04, 2008


At work in the library at the reference desk. I have only 25 minutes to go! My stomach is eating itself. Knitting progress is good. Finished another ball band dishcloth. Cream and brown colors. Kinda boring. Finished the toe-up socks with the Charade pattern stitch. This stitch pattern is simple but beautiful and a pleasure to knit. I will post some pics soon, but probably not on foot until I give them to the recipient.

I've started some new socks. I'm going toe-up again because I can't resist it. It's some lovely green Koigu that I've been hoarding for a couple of years because I thought socks were tedious back then. I was discounting their portability and fun colors, obviously. I'm doing the Jaywalker pattern in the toe-up version I found on Ravelry. Yes, everyone has done this sock, and I'm jumping on the bandwagon. Thanks Grumperina for making that possible.

I love Ravelry. It's so awesome to be able to find out so much information about a pattern quickly, see other people's results, and have access to tons of free patterns. Thank you Casey and Jess for building it.

Speaking of loves...I may have fallen hard for Addi Turbo Lace needles. I used them for the first time on the Charade socks, and now I will for the Jaywalkers. I have sweaty hands a good deal of the time, which can be kind of a handicap for knitting. I never use wood. That's like gluing the yarn to the needle for me. Probably grossing you out...who am I one reads this blog.


KnitXcorE said...

i just frogged my cuff-down charades..... maybe a toe-up will fix our relationship. maybe.

Brady said...

ewwww... schweaty hands.