Lately I’ve had the desire to knit socks. Yes, it just might have something to do with the fact that I’m currently embroiled with my third sweater in a row while simulatenously neglecting the throw I’ve been slowly plodding away at for about 8 months, why do you ask?

I sometimes feel that I should have more FOs to show for the one year plus change that I’ve been knitting, and then I look at the FOs (or nearly FOs) that I’ve done, and quite a few of them are semi-major projects.

So, I’ve been queuing up sock projects on Ravelry like a madwoman.

Incidentally, next Friday I’m going on a trip to Colorado, where I’ll be attempting to thwart my husband’s efforts to get me to ski. I hear socks make excellent travel projects. Hmmmmm…



January 3, 2008. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone’s holiday season was enjoyable, and that you have a great 2008. My New Year’s resolution? To be a better knit blogger, of course.

Although I haven’t yet been happy enough with my hair on any given day to obtain photographic evidence, you’ll be happy to know that I met my goal of having the zipper sewn onto Roam by December 23rd. I wore the sweater to my family Christmas party, where it got many compliments and joking (I hope) requests for knit sweaters. As soon as I have a good hair day, I’ll get a picture of myself wearing it.

HOWEVER, I come bearing other gifts. First of all, a sampling of snowflakes:

Those are the Annie, Juliet, and Emma Snowflakes, respectively. They were fairly easy to knit, although there was a lot of weaving in of ends involved. I’m very happy with them.

As a bonus, I have some Oblique progress to show off. I’ve actually got the front and the back done, but I only took pictures of the back because….well, the front is pretty much the same thing, only split in two.

I’m really loving how it’s turning out. Is it a sign of knitting nerd-dom that I’m giddy with anticipation to do the short-row collar?

January 2, 2008. Uncategorized. 1 comment.