Sunday, September 16, 2007

Bad Blogger! No Cookie!

I will blame being at work 8 hours a day for no significant bloggage. Of course, I know many, many other people are able to handle getting a post out every once in a while, but evidently since my job involves typing at a computer all day, I can't get it done.

So here is a photo-less knitting roundup, because I gave my digital camera away and I haven't yet learned how to use S's.

Old things:
Gloves: at the same stage they were at in the last photo. Yep, I'm awesome like that.
Anastasia socks: I've finished the first and am halfway through the foot on the second, and somehow I am not really working on them right now.
Raglan V-neck: is getting ripped out. It's a little too short, a little too small, the raglan stuff doesn't fit right, and it's a little too itchy. Maybe it will get made into something with some jacquard-style fair isle on it. Who knows.

New things:
Mermaid scarf: I have somehow managed to crochet and not die. I will probably run out of yarn but oh well... I can get more. And it's foofy and ruffly and fun and cute and aww!
Faux Russian Stole from A Gathering of Lace: Is made 100% of awesome. The chart looks daunting but once you've got it set up it just flies along. Yay stole!

Can you tell that I'm way more excited about new projects than old ones? I think that happens a lot.

Today I make birthday cake for S. Time to celebrate!

Monday, September 03, 2007

Catch-Up

I have a feeling I'll be playing catch-up for a while. As I get used to my new job I think it will become easier, but that may be a while.

So I have worked for a week in my new job and I'm happy to be going back tomorrow. I'm getting to learn about interesting things as I write reports on patents. My co-workers seem pretty nice and I get to go home for lunch.

I have found some time to knit, amazingly... although most of it was this weekend.

I have been slowly working on my custom-fit gloves.

Trekking glove

I think it's important to make the process look as scary as possible and add all the extra dpns I can to stick out of the glove. I don't know why this project is going so slowly, but I'm just not excited about making those fingers. Maybe once it cools off a little....

And I am impatient and started another sock.

These are Anastasia socks, in Claudia Hand Paint Bearded Iris. It's shades of brown and purple, even if my camera cannot properly photograph royal purple to save its life.

Anastasia in progress

This is such a great and easy pattern. I have been knitting through movies and soccer matches and it just flies along.

And to celebrate my new job (okay, even though I haven't been paid yet) I went to an enormous sale at my LYS Saturday morning. Everything I bought was 70% off (yes, Koigu at 70% off!) and it was awesome. Actually that many people in a yarn store was a little crazy. Ladies with armloads of Manos and Malabrigo. Dazed husbands. Wool fumes. You get the idea. Much fun was had by all.

I think I'd better turn in for another day at work. I'm glad I got to start with a long weekend!