I have been knitting though. My personal Knitting Olympic aftermath is that I'm now a multi-project person. I used to be monogamous. When I got sick and I didn't have an easy project on the needles though, I started to flip out. There was no way I was going to work on the Embossed Leaves Socks while I was sick. That would have taken a bit more wherewithal than I had. I have since finished one sock and I have made significantly good progress on the other. See:
I've decided to call this color "Kermit Green." Because really that's what it is. Oh, the yarn's Artyarns Ultramerino 4. I like it alright to knit with. The pattern's making the socks a pretty speedy knit. I've never knit socks that weren't all stockinette, so I'm shocked that this is taking so little time. I hardly notice that I've made so much headway. I just need to do about 7 repeats of the pattern (which is a lot easier to digest than several inches of stockinette on tiny needles!). The first one fits perfectly, though I need to find a pair of shoes to wear it with. They're a bit thicker than I expected, but I figure I just need to get shoes that are about a half size larger and I'll be alright.
In addition to knitting those, I wound a few balls of yarn last week.
The ball on the left is Morehouse Merino Featherlight and the one on the right is a rayon metallic blend from Blue Heron Yarns (I'd link to their site, but there's really not much there. I'm a link snob as well as a yarn snob and a beer snob, what can I say?) in the color Old Gold. That's the skein that the hip scarf is going to be made of. I felt kind of dirty turning it into a ball. I mean, it was so beautiful as a skein. But it was kind of expensive, so I feel like I should actually do something with it.
Yes, it does appear as though green is the color this season. In fact, I'm thinking of getting some green Chuck Taylors if I can get around to a store to try some on. I have a feeling that the shoes are going to be a bit too wide for my somewhat narrow feet.
While I'm knitting socks for my feet, I decided that I should also knit something for my head, you know, so I don't topple over or something. Enter the Birdwatcher's Beret from Morehouse Merino. It only requires one skein of the Featherlight, and I really love working with this yarn!
I like how the tension's a bit tighter. It's making for a bit thicker fabric and it's kind of firm. It actually almost looks like it's been felted a bit, even though it's just a matter of gauge.
Oh, and I started realizing that if I don't like the quality of the photo I get from my camera, I can tweak it in photoshop. Starting with the last post, I have actually started doing this (I cropped the first shot and lightened up the one of the two alpacas). I'm still a wicked novice at this though, so some of them are kinda off (like the photo of the Birdwatcher's Beret has a bit wonky color. All in all it's just mostly lightening up the image. Things that I'd be able to do in the dark room that I can't because I a) don't have a dark room and b) am taking the images with a digital camera.
Regardless, I'm somewhat back, and will try to be a better blogger in the future. Sorry kids!