Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Did I blink?

When did this happen?! My baby girl will be a year old in DAYS, people, DAYS! Did I blink? I must have missed something, it CAN'T have been a year already!!!

I've been working like a fiend on my RSC February sock, and this is the second sock as of a few hours ago.* I decided against the two-at-a-time method, and hoo-boy, am I glad. I went up even larger than everyone else on needle size through the leg, and it still would take a feat of strength to get these socks on my feet. Darn instep....stupid heel. I've decided not to go any larger on the needles - it's already loose enough as is. I think what I'm going to do is modify the cable pattern slightly. Just one up the back of the leg instead of three around the leg offset. I like the cable itself, and this will keep the sock reversible. I've already done the ripping back, but I'm waiting 'til tomorrow morning to restart the leg. I have a few stitches I need to repair - they started dropping.
*The first sock is still just past the heel.

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Thursday, March 22, 2007
Thursday (how original.....)
So, I have officially turned the heel on my RSC sock, and even better, it fits! Now lets see if I can keep it that way, shall we? I'm not sure if I want to put it on holders and start the second to this point so I can do the two cuffs at the same time (on two circs), or if I should just do the on cuff in case I need to frog back? Surely, if would grate less to rip back just one cuff instead of two? I just don't know what to do. I should take a picture. The camera's downstairs....I'll do it later. (got the camera.)
(Can you tell I've been reading high fantasy? About a royal family no less? I've always found that what I read really invades my thought processes....go figure. Maybe I should do that "6 weird things" meme eventually. I've definitely got some doozies!)
MMT is walking up to the closet door (sliding mirrors) and giving herself kisses. It's positively adorable! I can't believe my little baby is almost a year old! She's been walking since she was 8 months did I get such a little overachiever? Let's hear it for Aries! (And Geminis, while we're at it!)
Hey - any of you uber-savvy bloggers out there know what code I use to imbed my labels into the sidebar? I'd appreciate any help!
Did you hear what happened to Jessica over at Rose-Kim Knits? I'm skeered, mine's only two months old.

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Monday, March 19, 2007
*&$%#@ Pushers......
And it's not even yarn-y!! I just checked the links for L&V's last podcast....Black Phoenix Alchemy Labs. I've just spent hours....HOURS! I was able to narrow it down to just four, but it was oh, so difficult. I wanted to cry every time I removed one from my cart. I had the whole Sin & Salvation line in my cart at one point!
Knitting...yeah, I still do that. I'm making progress on the BMFA sock. Nearing the heel turn, even. I've been using Addi Turbos for the magic loop. I don't love the points, so much, but I do love the joins! If only I could mix different parts of needles together. I've been knitting at such a tight gauge that the Addi tips (which are a tad too long, anyway) are bending!! Eeks!
I'm trying to get together with other knitting moms in the Q, but the first meeting sorta flopped (by no one's fault, truly, but my own.) I did get a massive sunburn taking baby girl through the zoo, though. She loved it! Especially the birdies.

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Monday, March 12, 2007
Etsy and a notice
I figured out how to link to favorites.
So I've been thinking I'm going to change my layout. There's another Twisted Knitster out there, and he started his blog right about the same time I did, so I'm considering switching my pseudo to one I've had for a very long time. It's not as knitting related, so I'm just warning you so you won't be surprised when it changes.

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So. Have I mentioned I got a BMFA Rockin' Sock Club membership? Well, I did. Got the first package about a week ago. The yarn? My first experience with STR. I love the feel - smooth and silky, squishy, and lush. The colors aren't something I would have picked out for myself, but once I wound it into a ball, they really screamed me! The pattern is definitely different. Not the type of toes or heels that I would normally have done, but that's half the point - doing and getting things I wouldn't normally. I haven't started them yet for two reasons - I have an RPM sock halfway through the toe, and I want to at least finish the one first, also, I need a few more circs. I want to do these socks two at a time on two circs, and it calls for several different sizes to get a good fit. So, I have one Addi turbo (my first) in size 0/32, and one each of size 1 and 2 in 24 inch Inox. Maybe I'll place an order through Knitpicks for a few more needles, something closer to 30 inch. Then again, not to presume, but I am in a swap right now, and I did answer a few needle questions in the survey. Maybe I'll wait 'til that's over so as not to step on any feet. (I'm not expecting, just trying to not ruin surprises!)
Speaking of, I'm having lots of fun shopping for my pally in the L&V Pr0n exchange. Loads of stuff on order, and I couldn't help but slip a few things in for myself, as well.
I think I'm going to drop out of the Saturday Sky ring. I just don't have the time to update the pictures, or even take them most of the time.
I found my camera after like two months. I need to find the cable now. I don't know what's up with me lately. I'm not getting anything done! The MIL purse is still in limbo, as is the FIL scarf. The purse is fine to knit, but the cotton yarn makes my hands stiff tensioning it, while the FIL scarf has hideous colors and terrible yarn, I don't want to work on it.
I'm watching Serenity right now. I love this series/movie. For the past two years, every one of my email signatures is a line from one or the other. In fact, I think it's time to change it up again. What will it be this time?
I've been playing around on Etsy, finally. It's funny, I did a search for sock yarn and started saving all my favorite colors, and I'm all over the board! The yarns I didn't so much as care to save, just the colors. I know I need superwash, and possibly with something for strength (tencel, nylon, etc) but the colors were gorgeous! I would link, but I can't figure out how! My swap pal asked me if I wear jewelry. I have found so much beautiful jewelry on Etsy, but I just don't wear it. Kinda sad, since I gripe to MathMan that I don't feel very girly/feminine, but I know that if I do try to wear it, it'll just bug me. MathMan has gotten me two very pretty bracelets, and they've both only been worn once - when he puppy dog eyes me and asks why I don't wear them. Oh well.

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