Tuesday, September 25, 2007

birthdays and other such things

I had a birthday! This is the knitting-related haul:

the whole set of Knit Picks Options in Harmony Wood, they are beautiful and amazing and I love them. Thanks Mom!

A Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara G. Walker, one of a series on which, like, every other knitting pattern book is based. Or so someone told me once.

Shawls and Scarves: The Best of Knitter's Magazine, a book with some really beautiful patterns. Thanks Dad!


I am currently knitting a (sadly) acrylic bright green cabled... rectangle. I'm knitting it because I really wanted to try out the new needles. So much fun! I think it's going to be a hand towel or something. It depends on how long it is when I run out of yarn. Thankfully, I don't have too much of this stuff.

Monday, September 17, 2007


I've been working on the Pomatomus socks. These are likely - no, definitely my favorite socks ever. They are made out of beautiful purple Trekking XXL, which has a subtle striping thing going on that I just love. Plus, the pattern is just beautiful. I am thinking of doing lots more twisted 1x1 rib after this.

Nevertheless, these socks are taking forever. School really puts a crimp in my knitting habit.

I've also entered in the Sock Wars. You have to knit socks fast in order to "assassinate" other people, and at the end, you get a pair of socks. Yay!