Monday, November 19, 2007

On the road again

We're up in Rochester for Thanksgiving (we both got to take the whole week off - yay!) and I have a little time to catch up on the internets and some blogging.

We drove up to New York through the mountains of Pennsylvania. As we climbed in altitude the weather worsened and it began to rain, then snow. We passed a four-car pileup in Liverpool and had to slow down to get through the snow. But we arrived safely and things have been pretty nice here.

I finally finished my gloves a while back.

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So now I stay a little warmer on my way to work.

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They look kind of stupid just laying there but they fit really well. I made sure to make the cuffs extra-long to keep my wrists warm, because that's the greatest annoyance about gloves.

I'm dealing with some personal stuff these days - looks like things will be a bit hectic for a while.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Socks

Well, this is a bit awkward, as I have apparently fallen off the face of the earth for nearly two months.

However, I have now figured out how to use the camera we have, and I have my own memory card now, so I can make with more pictures! As I'm becoming more balanced between job and home, I think I'll have more time to blog again.

I am still, unfortunately, learning the camera settings. But I'll try to make these better next time.

I've been working on some standard socks with the new Kaffe Fassett sock yarn.

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I love the colors, love the yarn. Happy. These are my basic top-down pattern with a longer heel flap and 3x1 ribbing. They may not be exciting to knit, but they're great to wear and I know I'll go back to them over and over again.

I also had to get some of the new Socks that Rock Raven series... the little bitty goth part of me decided that I couldn't go on without some nice black yarn.

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This is the Korppi colorway, which doesn't, of course, photograph well, but it is eggplant and pine green under the black. Yum.

In other news we're looking forward to moving to a bigger, nicer place soon. I'm also looking forward to the holidays. We have 16 people joining us for Thanksgiving and this will be the first year in many that my entire family will come together happily for Christmas.

Also we rigged up an old keyboard to run the Dvorak layout... we'll see if I can learn it this time!