Monday, July 30, 2007

Take a peek inside my top drawer.

Well, maybe not my top drawer. Let's just say a lady never lets anyone see her underpanties. Okay, maybe one or two people. Ahem.

Shannon tagged those reading her blog to share a picture of their sock drawers, or the places where the finished socks are stored. So, never one to disappoint, here's where mine are kept (in the second drawer):

And here are a couple peeks inside:

It's somewhat organized - here you see the white socks, and then the dark knee-highs, and then the handknits...

And here are the handknits again, with the colorful store-boughts.

I'm sure this is very interesting...though I would like to point out the fact that you can see a total of 7 pairs in this drawer. Mhmm. Maybe I'm not such a single sock slouch? Let us ponder on that for a moment.

Okay, I still have 20 single socks to knit up. Nevermind.


Finished objects!

Hello, everybody! I finished a PAIR of socks this weekend. Here are my finished charade socks:

I made these in about two weeks (I have numerous other sock-ly distractions) with some cheap-o Sockotta ($9) I bought on sale at Knitting on the Square in Chardon, OH while they were having their 2nd anniversary celebration. The shop is adorable, and if you're ever in the area, you must go. There's a cute article on the shop and its owner in the current issue of Knitscene - the owner also designed a number of patterns in this issue, which she had on display in the shop. Very cool! Here's a close-up of the herringbone rib stitch pattern:

And here is my cankle, wearing one of the socks:


Since I had the camera out, I figured I'd show you another finished PAIR today:

These are just some simple socks knit using my standard sock recipe using some Regia Bamboo Color. I LOVE this yarn. I've already washed (and dried) these socks several times, and they just keep getting softer. I also really like the strange pooling. It's psychadelic, or something.

Also, just a short PSA - if you ever see one of these in the grocery store, in the exotic fruits section, WALK AWAY:

Actually, run away. This thing, although it looks as though it might be the world's best kept secret and might actually hold the world's most glorious fruit, is just plain horrid. Just a warning.

Have a nice Monday,

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Oh, yes.

I also may need to order this one.

Lawd, help me.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007


You Are the Thumb

You're unique and flexible. And you defy any category.
Mentally strong and agile, you do things your own way. And you do them well.
You are a natural leader... but also truly a loner. You inspire many but connect with few.

You get along well with: The Middle Finger

Stay away from: The Pinky not working.

I have decided, as of this morning, that a yarn diet is just not appropriate for someone like me. So, I quit.

I just got this. Oh, and this (there is no longer a link to the direct colorway - I guess I must have swiped the last skein!).

I've decided, that, instead of going all cold turkey, I'll just let a little more time lapse in between purchases and not go all crazy. It's called moderation, people. Are you OK with that? Great. Sounds good.


Monday, July 16, 2007

Leah, you are in TROUBLE.

And by "TROUBLE", I mean, you got me this time. Leah so kindly invited me to spin with her on Saturday with a group that, I believe, meets monthly. She painstakingly taught me how to spin, and let me play using her fiber and her Electronic Spinner (I even blew a fuse, but we don't go there). Let's just say I enjoyed it.

*sigh* Just what a need - another hobby!!

So, tell me...does a yarn diet exclude spinning wheels? Does anyone know? I'd really like to have something a lot like this guy.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007