Monthly Archives: October 2007

Yarn Mail!

Oh, I am so excited, I got my Trekker XXL yarn the other day from Modern Yarn:

This stuff is self-striping, so it should make some pretty cool socks. Can’t wait.

Blanket Bingo

So I finally decided on Caron for the baby blanket. I’ve decided to do three-yarns in garter stitch after casting this thing on FIVE TIMES because I kept frogging it after dropping a stitch somewhere in my K3 P3 basketweave pattern. Grumble, grumble.

Pictures as soon as I get my Canon back, which should be by Wednesday.

Yarn mail today, but I haven’t opened it yet… I think it’s a great sock wool, yummy.

Camera Shy

So my Canon PowerShot A70 took a crap and it turns out that it’s a known issue with the CCD (LCD display) and that Canon will fix it, free of charge, including shipping. So I sent it off this morning, which means I can’t take a picture of the progress I’ve made on my first sock. Which isn’t much, to be honest.

I had to replace my size 8 bamboo needles (the boys decided to use them for lock picks or something) so I stopped at The Knitting Garden. Somehow a skein of Jelli Beenz sneaked into my bag… I’m going to use it to make Christmas socks for the kids.

I really want to make this raglan sweater for Stella:

Unfortunately, TKG doesn’t carry the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran… so methinks I may need to check out eBay and look for a nice sagey green. Dangerous, when eBay and yarn are mixed.

I still need to decide on a reasonable yarn for the baby blanket.

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Sock On

So I’m finally making my first attempt at working with double-pointed needles on my very first sock. I am miserable at K2P2 ribbing (largely because I’ve been purling wrong, DUH), so I’ve been practicing on another yarn while this one sits on the needles. Ho, hum. I’m hoping I get the hang of it quickly enough that I can turn out the kids’ Christmas socks.

A friend is expecting a baby but doesn’t yet know the gender… I’m debating if I should make another of my crocheted Bubble Blankets or try a garter-stitched baby blanket instead… methinks I need to go to the yarn shop.