Sunday, September 30, 2007

The Long-Awaited Knitting Post

Currently on my needles:


The socks are top down, the leg pattern is Chevron from Sensational Knitted Socks, the foot is stockinette, the yarn is Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Jungle Stripe. One is done, one is yet to be cast on.


Yeah, I didn't quite get how phallic this would look until I was already knitting it. It's improvised, using a basic toe-up sock technique, and the grey Palette I was going to use for argylesox.

This should be done by Wednesday. Actually, it needs to be done by Wednesday.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

So I've been working on these argyle socks for over a month. Argyle is lovely to knit and very soothing. Then I realized...


These are never going on my feet. I stared at them, frowning, for a long, long time.

Then I took them off the needles, and started knitting a different sock. A new sock for a new era. A bold sock- top-down, unlike my previous toe-up efforts. With a stitch pattern, unlike my previous stockinette efforts. With a forethought heel, unlike my previous flapped efforts. In three days, after not casting anything off for a month... I had a sock. The most obnoxious, amazing purple-and-lime-green sock with Chevron leg and stockinette feet. It fits me perfectly, which means it will be just as lovely for my little sister Stephi.

Pictures, sadly, are not yet forthcoming, as I continually forget to make my camera, my link cable, my computer, and a wireless network all be in the same place at once. However, once I have cast on for the other sock, great deeds shall be done!!

Budapest is a yarn sinkhole. There is not one skein of yarn that I have seen and wanted to buy. In fact, I have seen less than 100 skeins of yarn in less than 6 types in a month of dedicated searching. It is quite depressing. However, I have a parcel from the Loopy Ewe on the way- 3 skeins of burgundy Regia Silk for Davidsox and 2 skeins of ShibuiKnits for the Ravelry Caffeine Addicts yarn swap. It will be difficult giving away the lovely electric blue sockyarn, but I know I will be getting some in return, which I will make into socks for me! I actually have some yarn for myself sitting in my desk drawer- Lorna's Laces in Sassy Stripe (hot pink and yellow). I just need to find a pattern for it- I was thinking RPM maybe?

Also, I have found the button in Blogger that makes all the writing be English and not Magyar. This makes me happy. What makes me unhappy is I have to rewrite/format my entire paper for LIGO between today and tomorrow D: No casting on for sock 2 tonight (if I'm good ^_-)

Friday, September 7, 2007

A Mini-Update!

I have dial-up. Dial-up is slow. Dial-up is expensive. Hence, you will be getting one image-low post for a while.

Budapest is beautiful. I can't find a yarn store D:

I'm knitting argyle socks.

And one other question- is it considered bad luck to knit socks for one's boyfriend?

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I'm looking in Sensational Knitted Socks for inspiration no matter what the answer is :D