Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Random Wednesday - Aug 29

  • I started a new hat. I have a post all about it planned out in my head. Hopefully, it will get written soon.
  • Ordered some pins for blocking (along with some yarn). They should arrive any day now and then I'll be able to block my branching out scarf. I also ordered yarn to make a couple more.
  • Jaywalkers are still coming along. Slowly.
  • Ravelry is still fun. I spent way too much time reading (not posting in) the forums. I also keep adding patterns to my queue.
  • We took Lorelei to the Air & Space and Natural History museums over the weekend. She was very excited to see the astronauts (space suits). I didn't even realize she knew what astronauts were. She's a huge fan of airplanes, helicopters, and rockets, so I guess it's not such a stretch that she would like astronauts.
  • I finally swatched for my Perfect Sweater. I think I need to buy some new needles and then I'll be able to start.
  • I'm eagerly awaiting the new Fall tv season, NFL games, and baseball playoffs (even though my Marlins will not be playing).
  • I'm planning my vacation for October. We had originally planned to go to Disney World, but decided to just drive up to Pennsylvania for a couple of days. And go to The Mannings. Is it wrong to plan my vacation around a yarn store?

Monday, August 20, 2007

Rainy Days and Mondays

It's Monday and it's rainy. Is it any wonder that I'm totally unmotivated at work today?

I have been knitting lately. I finished a pair of socks for Lorelei. They're a little tight and they're wool - so she'll probably outgrow them before it's cool enough to wear them. Oh well. At least I'll have a better idea of what I'm doing next time. (I used leftover Opal yarn.)

I also finished a pair of ankle socks for me in Tofutsies. They're really comfortable but the yarn is kind of a pain to use.

If that's not enough, I've also started a Branching Out scarf. This picture is from last week, I'm over half way finished now. The yarn is leftover from Lorelei's scarf - it's wool/alpaca and very hairy.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

I'm in!

Ravelry user name TrishS

I feel like I'm cool now. :)

Also, this could be the biggest time suck ever.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Random Wednesday

  • I finished Lorelei's socks. That makes 1 complete pair of socks in the Summer of Socks. They are a little tight on her and by the time it's cool enough to wear wool socks she will probably have already outgrown them. Oh well, I'll know better for next time. (Pictures coming soon.)
  • The second of the Tofutsies footies is almost to the heel (it's toe-up). Hopefully that will be finished by this weekend.
  • Summer of Socks update - 4 and a half complete socks (1 complete pair), learned Judy's magic cast on, tried figure-8 cast on, started using 2 circs instead of DPNs, learned sherman heel. So far this summer has been more about learning new things than finishing.
  • Branching out - I started a Branching out scarf last week with some leftover pink wool/alpaca. I got through 1 and 1/2 repeats and then had to rip the whole thing out. Started again and have two complete repeats. It's pretty, but it's a pain to fix mistakes.
  • I spent lunchtime with other knitters/crocheters in my office yesterday (most of whom I had never met before). I was very proud of myself for being so social instead of hiding at my desk like usual.