Sunday, October 29, 2006

Got the Point?

Heading to The Point this afternoon if anyone's interested. I gotta get me a pair of size 4 needles for the brother's sweater.


Thursday, October 26, 2006

The first of quite a few changes!

It's getting chilly again, and I'm thinking that the light colored linen background is only going to work for just a little more time. I'm looking around for things to replace it with, and I'll probably end up changing almost all of the layout anyway if I can get my bum moving on this HTML book. Again, this is all going to have to wait until this nasty sinus infection takes its leave of me.

I took some pictures of my Rhinebeck Augmentation Project (RAP for short!), but unfortunately I've surpassed my flickr bandwidth for the month. Looks like my Rhinebeck update will have to wait until next wednesday, sorry folks!

EDIT: I got rid of Haloscan because I couldn't figure out how to change my template with it the way it was.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Ms. Passionknitly is MIA

Aye, that I am.

Sorry kids, and this post isn't really anything except telling you that I'm still alive, I'm still knitting and I'm suffering hardcore from the worst sinus infection in my life. A bullet to my head would hurt much less than what's going on in my head right now.

Quick status update:

  • Baby Bobbi Bear: Just need to sew the ears on and duplicate stitch around the neck (hopefully that'll cinch in the head a bit so it'll look more like a bear. Then I have to embroider the facial features. That should be fun. Deadline is Saturday. The baby shower's at noon!

  • Icarus Shawl: We're making progress but we still have a long way to go. I've got about thirty rows yet before I'm done with chart one.

  • Brother's Sweater My GOD. I can't quite get the gauge right. Because it involves a ton of thinking, I'm dropping it until this sinus infection goes away.

Right now I think I'm going to cast on for another pair of Jaywalkers. I jsut need a project right now that I don't have to think about.

That's all I've got right now. Rhinebeck was, indeed, a blast! But my head just hurts so much that I can't deal with explaining it's awesomeness right now (yup, it hurts that bad!). More to come...

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

FO: River Rapids Socks

Indeed, they are complete! I love what the colors did!

River Rapids Socks

These socks knit up extremely quickly. When I add up all the knitting time the second sock took me, I think it was a little less than a week. Which is saying something. I think the pattern was just enough to keep me occupied without getting bored, but it diddn't really work well with the colors in the yarn I don't think. I don't really mind though, because they were a pretty quick knit.

River Rapids Sock heels

You can see that I didn't make them too high. I realized that I was used to that height sock from the store-bought socks I usually wear, so I thought I'd try it out with the socks I knit myself. However, even if I made the socks just a bit taller, I'm not sure it would put that much of a dent in the amazing amount of sock yarn I have leftover:

What's left

I'm thinking I might even be abele to get a whole other pair of socks out of this. Though I'm not sure. Anyone have a precise scale? No? Anyone have any idea as to what to do with all this sock yarn that's left over?

I liked the yarn, but wasn't a huge fan of it. It's got an inconsistent thickness to it, which really bugs me. Especially with socks. But it's really soft yarn and I love the colors.