Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Who says knitting can't be dangerous to your health? I stepped out of the car this past Sunday night only to trip over a tire that my son had left in the driveway. Books, papers, and knitting went everywhere . . . except somehow one needle managed to puncture me mid-thigh (crossways through the front of the leg). Thirty miles, one tetanus shot, and a healthy (unhealthy?) ER bill later, I was home again. Look at my variation on the theme of Cookie A.'s potamus socks (with Edgewater) at Ravelry and admire the colorway . . . but then look at the bend in the needle . . . and that is after I pulled it out and straightened it. Have any greater Klutz story than that?

Sunday, September 14, 2008

I am starting over for the fourth time on my Potamus socks. I love the wave action that Cookie A. has used, and I'm using a luscious Lorna's Lace called Edgewater, which separates itself into the colors of calm and stormy sea as one knits. Why four times? I didn't like the YO's the first time, managed to suffer a major catastrophe when I used M1's the second time (distraction leads to various levels of dropped stitches), the third was the swatch (I bet I know where one individual got an idea for the "Naughty" link at Ravelry), and now . . . finally. . . I have those waves swirling in color patterns. The ladies at Happy Hour are determining to mix Panopticon with the likes of Maple Grove in the Knitty ripple pattern from the summer; I'll definitely stick with this for now. (I, too, have Panopticon and Maple Grove, but I love colors in their established time and place.)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Only for Ravelry would I do this . . .

That says it in a nutshell--I do speak languages other than "knitterese" (well, one--English) but not to the extent that I would even endorse such a public method of venting, revealing, validating, etc., as I have been witness to the past couple of years. This blog is meant to ask other knitters about their knitting . . . and my first comment is how can we get Lorna's Laces to reissue that gorgeous limited edition "Autumn Leaves" sock yarn? I drool every time I go to Jimmy Bean's and click on their archive.