Friday, June 27, 2008

Fight evil in style!

Mini seasilk socks with mohair trim- I think these should be a necessary part of every superheroes' wardrobe, don't you?


The lovely Superboy modelling:


And then The Flash had to get in on the action:


Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Inexplicable Knitter Behaviour

Long story short- Damn that was fun. Boy am I sore.

I scored 3rd place in the scavenger hunt with 61 points! I swear I didn't set out to get that many points, but I'm a little obsessive, and once I started I couldn't stop.

Most of my pics are up on the flickr group. I left out the really out of focus ones, and the ones that are of no interest to anyone, including myself.

I was out and about bright and early, and as such I was the first knitter to arrive at Romni and Lettuce Knit (and thus the first to bring them hot chocolate). I also had the great honour of being the first person at the Old York Bar and Grill (owned by Stephanie's sister)- and as such, I was the one who got to break the news...

It went like this:

Me: Umm, hi. I need someone to hold my sock.
Her: Your sock? (short pause) Is this for my sister?
Me: Um, yeah.
Her: Did she tell them to come here?
Me: Yes. Didn't she tell you?
Her: No...
Me: Oh. Well, can I take a picture of you with my sock?
Her: Sure. Can I give her the finger in your picture?
Me: Oh, definitely!


She really is quite lovely. She gave me a happy photo too:


She also asked me if I was knitting socks for a dwarf, which made me laugh more than it probably should have.

The entire day was indeed "stupid amounts of fun".

Thanks Stephanie for enabling us all to be as inexplicable as possible.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Dead blog

I know, I'm pathetic. Like every diary I've ever owned, this blog is just floundering.

I'd love to blame it on Ravelry (I do so love that site) but honestly I've barely updated on there, because I've barely been knitting. Those gorgeous stripy socks from the previous post, well they're almost long enough to start calf increases, and I'm not sure how to incorporate them into the (ridiculously simple) pattern. My brain just refuses to compute it. Meh.

I knit 3/4 of a mini-cardi in my handspun merino silk, then lost momentum. Ditto my seasilk shawl (seriously, what the fuck is wrong with me that I don't want to knit with SEASILK!). I made awesome progress on my Belle shrug, until I had to rip back almost 8" of the second sleeve because I only made one decrease per 8 rows, instead of 2. That one really hurt.

So my mojo is broken. Clearly what I need is serious knit-therapy, and since I can't really justify the retail type of therapy, it'll have to be the social.

I'm taking the bus to go see The Yarn Harlot's book release on April 1st. Who's with me?

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Stripus Interruptus

We might have a little problem...

First, the foot of the sock. Gorgeous, stripy, and yes, the second one matches.


Short row heels. This is where I started to notice a little weirdness:


Continuing up the leg after finishing the heels:



Is it as bad as I think it is?