Sunday, February 20, 2011


February is a busy month for me. I'm not sure exactly why but for some reason February gets crazy every year. And this year is no exception. In fact if my kids did not have a rare 4 day weekend, I'm not sure I'd have the time to write this today.

I have been knitting though--I finished the first of the screaming green socks:
Screaming green

Pattern is Wanida from Sock Innovation the yarn is from ThreadBEar in lansing--some of their handdyed. It really is VERY green. My problem is that I'm kind of being handicapped by my indecision. YOu see I finished this sock over a week ago and I haven't started the second. Not because I don't like the pattern or the yarn, but because I'm not sure this sock isn't way too big.


See when I knit my gauge swatch, I decided that the pattern gauge wasn't as important as the fact that the sock had to actually fit me. So I tried on my swatch and discovered it was a little snug. So I ripped out and went up from a size 1 to a size 1.5. But all along the knitting I felt like this sock was just HUGE. Except every time I put it on it fit. It isn't snug like some socks I've knitted are, but I am afraid that by the end of a day of wearing them it will feel all baggy and loose and I'll hate that. So I've put off starting the second sock. Although honestly I could make a second sock on the smaller needles and see what happens.

In the meantime, I've decided to knit something else for a while:
central park hoodie

I seem to be on a green kick.

Friday, February 04, 2011

red and gold

You would think that a snow day (or two) would make for some knitting results. But alas, I still have about an inch more on my screaming green socks and then I'll start the toe--which makes me feel like I have HUGE feet (the better to walk through the snow with).

But then I remembered, I made this:
red and gold

As a birthday present for a friend, I went and bought red and gold beads special as these seem to be the colors she wears the most. I still have yet to finish one for me. Better get on that!