Archive for the 'Summer of Socks' category

Domus Aurea knitting resumes

Thursday, May 21, 2009

What with all the business of naming this pattern, I figured I’d better get a move on, and get some knitting done on it. I pulled it out yesterday afternoon, and knit a few rows or so of the central portion before deciding that it would be really nice to know how much farther I […]

Just a few things

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

I don’t have much today. Just a few things. I’m too tired to think past that. Got up some time between 4:00 and 5:00, and slept poorly while I was in bed. Nearly got up at 1:00… It was amazing that I lasted in bed as long as I did. Let’s see. Oh yeah. Socks. […]

Books and…

Monday, May 12, 2008

It doesn’t just seem like it. I really have been getting a lot of books lately. It’s been wonderful! About a one and a half weeks ago I got an old stitch dictionary from Mon Tricot, 1030 stitches. Won it on eBay. It’s a little beaten. It’s a little shopworn. It’s spine has dinks, its […]

Monkeying around

Thursday, July 5, 2007

I hope everyone had a safe and fun Fourth of July. We stayed home. Watched movies most of the day. It was great. Since I was just sitting there in front of the TV anyway, I spent most of the day knitting. I finished up the first Monkey sock, and got a good start on […]

So shall we rip

Monday, June 25, 2007

I hate it when I discover that I’ve chosen the wrong needle size. The good news is, though, that I only got three repeats into the Monkey pattern before I realized my error and ripped it out.


After ripping it all the way back yesterday afternoon and switching from my rarely-used US1½ needles to […]

Ready for the monkeys

Friday, June 22, 2007

Finally. No wonder those forget-me-nots seemed to take so long. They did! Although, if I had chosen the right needle size from the get-go, it would have helped a lot, as I wouldn’t have had to knit three socks. I can finally start my first pair of Monkeys.
I had a dickens of a time […]


Thursday, June 21, 2007

The yarn—Cashwool in Pearl from Lane Borgosesia—and beads for the Mystery Stole 3 all arrived in yesterday’s post. I opened up the yarn box from The Loopy Ewe first. Dave was sitting on the opposite couch. As I took the yarn out of its tissue wrapper, he exclaimed. He loves it. While it’s definitely not […]

Queuing up

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

I’ve picked out my first project—and the yarn from my stash—for the Sum­mer of Socks, and I’ve ordered the yarn and beads for Mystery Stole 3. I don’t think it’ll be a problem waiting to start another pair of socks. I only have to wait until the 21st for that, and I’m still not quite […]