Monday, September 03, 2007

What a weekend.

I had a pretty sweet weekend. Admittedly, I didn't do a whole hell of a lot, but it turns out that that was exactly what I needed. I finished a PAIR of socks! Check 'em out (please excuse the whitest legs on earth):

For details about the pattern and the yarn, see the post below. I adore these socks. I realize these are only a simple lace pattern, but I am so proud of myself (and my attention span) for knitting something more challenging than plain stockinette. Normally, I start a lacy sock, and then bail after the first day. After I finished these, I was good and started on the second one of these:

I'm to the heel of the second one. Hopefully, I'll have another pair done by the end of this week. You'd be amazed at how fast you can knit a pair when you have one already done. Heh, heh. Finishitis? Oh, heck YES! The yarn is Mountain Colors Bearfoot in Bitteroot Rainbow (I think). The pattern is Bubble Wrap Socks from Sock Bug.

In other news, I broke the purse I had been carrying - well, technically, I probably could have fixed it, but you know, who needs an excuse to buy a new purse? I went ahead and got a new one:

Why is this worth mentioning on my knitting blog? Because it's two-sided:

See? That's a sock-in-progress on one side:

This is exciting (for me), 'cause now I only need to carry one bag, and can stop looking like a geniune bag lady. We also had the fortune (and NOT misfortune, JAKE) of finding a cat and her litter of kittens nesting next to our tiki hut:

There are two orange tabbies, and two gray tabbies. My favorite is this guy in the front with the soft white belly. I'm not sure if it's soft or not 'cause I haven't really touched them (yet) for fear that they may have some disease that I'd hate to pass on to any of the two cats I already own. We're not really sure how long they've been there. For all we know, they could have been born next to the tiki hut, and we're just now discovering them. Anyway, I have been begging Jake all weekend to let us keep one - specifically this guy in the front (we shall call him Boots, short for "Mr. [or Mrs.] Fancyboots). This is unfortunate timing, considering the fact that we're about to sell the house, but love doesn't ever consider schedules. Hahha. Seriously, though, they've been so much fun to watch. Here's one more:

Since we'll likely be showing the house next week, we're going to have to figure out what to do with at least three of them - we were hoping that Love at First Sight took strays, but they don't. So, we're hoping the Humane Society has room for them.

That's about all I've got for now - perhaps I'll see you on Tuesday or at the Sock Knit-a-Long on Thursday?



Leah said...

Boots looks like he already belongs there. I vote for him to stay!

I have never seen Bitterroot Rainbow stripe...interesting. Please bring that sock Thurs night so I can see in person.

Congrats on finishing a whole PAIR!

Jeannie said...

The kittens are adorable. The green socks turned out great! They match your new bag too.

Julia said...

Erin - I like that crazy knitting thing you are doing - espcially those green socks and your green bag. I'm so jealous - I love green. You better knit some socks for my birthday - it's coming up soon ;-)

Julia, your crazy Austrian sister

Bronwyn said...

Aww, orange kittehs! If we didn't have three territorial cats already, I'd consider adopting one. If you need cat food or anything, lemme know and I will send some things your way for them.

When I get my own place I am considering another cat... since I 'only' have one myself. And she's kind of a bitch.. ;)