Sunday, July 26, 2009

Death of a Sock

I've been knitting on the Nanners socks, and I don't like them. Don't get me wrong, I like the pattern, and separately, I like the yarn (Brooks Farm Acero), but I don't like them together. I haven't been able to really get into this project (the Girasole aka time-suck may have something to do with that). Therefore, I have decided to frog it, and to document the death of a sock.

Act 1: The Sock is fooled into thinking that this is just a regular picture day.

Act 2: The sock is worried, but still hopeful that perhaps this is just a minor frogging.

Act 3: The sock begins to beg for mercy.

Act 4: The end is neigh.

Act 5: The sock takes its last breath...

Act 6: The end.

My apologies to Arthur Miller. I don't know anything about Death of A Salesman, but chances are very good that I butchered any resemblances.

Friday, July 24, 2009

I needed a bit of a mental break from everything, and as a consequence, I haven't knit since Tuesday. I have grand plans to maybe stay up all night knitting or at least knit all day tomorrow while DH goes to a powwow, so maybe I'll have some progress pics soon. Sorry for the boredom on here.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Gah, I suck at blogging

Ok, I suck at posting progress pics. But all I've really worked on lately is the girasole (I vote for a new definition of girasole-it should read "time suck"). I was going to do both pairs of socks in the KAL this month, and I'm barely halfway through the first Nanners sock. How about a pic of that? I have it in front of me, and I'm at work..... ok, here's a pic:

Yup, that's all I've got for today. There is a sale at my favorite yarn store tomorrow (SWAK), and my DH has decided we are going to a powwow in Tulsa tomorrow. Sooooo, he's only given me 30 mins to shop. That's not nearly enough time, but I've already scouted the store to locate what I want in the hopes of getting out of there in time with the yarn I want. I won't tell you what I'm eyeing because this blog shows up on Ravelry. Gotta keep it a secret lol.

Friday, July 10, 2009

I have my computer back!

A project update will follow soon, assuming I can pull myself away from the computer long enough to take pics.

Quick girasole pic

Its posing as a hat. :) My computer had to go to the Apple store hospital on Tuesday (the screen went out), and isn't expected to released for 5-7 days from last Wednesday. Its been rough. :\

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Girasole progress

I'm moving right along with the Girasole. I had to transfer it from a 24" cable to a 32" cable (I have the Knitpicks harmony interchangeables). I just finished row 7 of chart C, for those of you who are doing it too. I know it may not be obvious to some of you, but I love blue. I really really love this color blue lol.

Friday, July 3, 2009


Here is today's progress on the Nanner socks. I still don't love the yarn, but I think I'll be able to live with it.

Who knew yarn can be hot?

I'm knitting the Nanner socks with Brooks Farms Acero. It is 60% wool, 20% silk, and 20% viscose. It is making my hands sweat to knit with it. Odd, no? Well, here is a pic of the pretty pretty yarn.