Thursday, August 24, 2006

Socks and unicorns

I know it's been a while, but I also know you never tire of seeing WIPs and FOs...and unicorns. As previously discussed, I have a bit of a sock fetish. Here are pictures of all of my sock WIPs (well, actually, these pictures were taken a while ago, so there are a few more as of today):

(Shaeffer Anne purchased at Angel Hair Yarn Co. in Nashville, TN, using a Leah Oakley pattern, purchased at the Haus of Yarn in Nashville, TN)

(Cherry Tree Hill Supersock purchased from Birds of a Feather in Avon, OH, using pattern found on

(Claudia's Handpaint in Carousel purchased at, using a basic pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks)

(Great Adirondaks purchased from The Knaughty Knitter in Murfreesboro, TN using the basic pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks again)

(Interlacements Tiny Toes purchased at I have since ripped this out, as I was knitting on a 3, and it was too loose, and pretty much just ugly)

(Koigu in an unknown colorway purchased at the Haus of Yarn in Nashville, TN using Leah Oakley's Sweater Socks pattern, again)

(Koigu in some blue colorway purchased at the Haus of Yarn in Nashville, TN using the basic Sensational pattern [and magic loop, too!])

(Koigu in another unknown colorway purchased at Angel Hair Yarn Co. in Nashville, TN using a rib pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks)

(more Koigu purchased from the Haus of Yarn [wow, I must really like Koigu and Leah's pattern])

(Kroy purchased from I don't really like this sock. The yarn looked better in the ball.)

(Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport purchased from using a basic pattern. I really like this one, but I told my mom they would be for her and that she could wear them while she used the snow blower.)

(Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock purchased from using a cable pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks)

(I'm pretty sure this is some Filature de Whatever purchased from Birds of a Feather using a pattern from Not Just Socks)

(Socks that Rock in Sherbet purchased from using some generic pattern. This yarn is delicious.)

(Regia purchased from using Opal's Sideways Sock pattern)

(more Socks that Rock in Agate [I think])

Here are the FOs (also, in case you haven't noticed, I have a terrible case of SSS (Second Sock Syndrome):

(a simple sock done in Koigu purchased from Angel Hair Yarn Co.)

(another simple sock done in a custom colorway for Purl, purchased from their online store)

(done in Meilenweit or something like that purchased from Birds of a Feather)

(Mountain Colors Bearfoot using the free Bubble Wrap pattern from Sock Bug)

(Regia purchased from the Haus using the chicknits pattern)

(some foreign brand's self-patterning purchased from the Haus using the chicknits pattern)

(Sweet Georgia's Golddigger purchased from

(I don't really like this one either, but it's some foreign brand purchased from the Haus of Yarn, using the chicknits pattern)

(Brown Sheep Wildfoote purchased from Threaded Bliss Yarns)

And for fun, here's the whole enchilada:

Also, Jake and I had our one-year anniversary this past weekend. We traveled to Asheville, NC in celebration, and had a marvelous time, despite some rain and having to eat a little bit of strange food. I got to visit several yarn shops (Yarn Paradise, Purl's [pictures TBD], Earth Guild, and one inside of the Grove Arcade) as well as shop at many little shops, and drink several beers at some lovely bars. And of course, spend lots of quality time with my Boo. Before we left, we exchanged gifts, and I got him some deodorant body spray and a hair trimming kit (he was dirty, and apparently, I'm not very romantic!) and he bought me some awesome needles and vintage Knitter's magazines at the Stitchin' Post in Berry Hill and this:

All I can say is that it's perfect. In every way.

That's all for now. I hope this has been as entertaining for you as it was for me to write all of this.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Time to make a new sweater...for me.

As many of you know, I am mainly a sock knitter now. Well, a complete sock junkie, to be exact. I may have a problem with buying sock yarn, to tell you the truth. I'm currently working on a sock using size Os with Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Lorikeet, and it's taking freaking forever. I don't know why I bought size 0s, but I guess it does look lovely. Picture TBD.

Anyway, I was knitting up on it on Saturday, and was just done and wanted to switch it up, for once and start making a new sweater. I pulled out some regular, worsted, orange Reynolds Signature out of the stash and began to make this (pattern here:

It's pretty simple, but that's what I wanted to knit, right then. Something plain, stockinette, and boring for most to knit, but I wanted to see results ASAP. So, I went from size 0s to size 8s and had a little party. I watched "Bridget Jones' Diary" and got all chick flick with myself and knit three quarters of the back. That was pretty much instant gratification for me, then.

I hope I'll finish it and the rest of the 27 socks I have in progress (pictures also TBD).

Happy Monday,

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

What is that AWESOME SMELL??!!!

I have a mild obsession with Bath & Body works lately. I know there are hipper, stylish, and more expensive brands of health and beauty aids available today, but DANG. I SMELL SO GOOD right now. I bought some of this last night:

Mmmm...Tropical Passionfruit. I can't stop smelling myself.

Okay, the dorkiness is over with, I promise.