Sunday, January 21

Knitting? What's that?

I'm a big ol' slacker. In the last week I have done some knitting. Not a lot. Like barely anything. I did ten or so rows on an MDK kimono and then stopped. My needles do not agree with the yarn and so everything is sticking. With a capital S. It was so frustrating that I purposefully hid it at the bottom of my knitting bag. I think I will either change needles or frog it. I'm not in the mood to knit baby things right now. I started on a nebornw WHW wrap and did two (2!) rows before it came off the needles. Just not feeling the motivation.

The only other thing I have worked on is a sock. And only because my toes are freaking FRIGID! If our freezer were to dye I could keep everything frozen by placing it all on my feet. No exaggeration.

I'm not sure it's going to fit right. I'm having a hard time with toe up I think. This is the roundest one I have gotten so far but even flat it's stilla little too pointy for me. Almost. It's odd. I increased to a smaller number than I was on my purple ones. Those were turning out to be too loose. These may be too tight. I am done with the increases here and am working on the foot portion. I think I need to increase to my original number and then decrease two so that I have that in between. The color here is actually pretty accurate thanks to the big window behind me flooding the living room with light. It is slightly darker looking but not much. I am hoping I could just finish a freaking pair of socks already. I know it's all about trial and error to find the perfect set of numbers for your foot but good grief! I think my main problem is the first sock I did I was still knitting twisted so working a new oneoff those measurements is producing too big of a sock. Oh well. it WILL happen. :) And yes, I still love the magic cast on.

The other night I decided to sell some things on the Tp over at MDC. One of two sold crazy fast! I was so excited to have paypal I had to buy something! So I did. :) I got the LTK earwarmer hat pattern AND some fantastic Dashing Dachs Superwash Sock Yarn. I wasn't so sure about it at first but got to see the colorway knitted up and now I cannot wait. It should be here so soon! Likely tomorrow or at the latest Tuesday. I cannot wait to get my hands on it and to knit it up!

I am in two sock exchange type things. One is a sock bag swap and the other is a sock exchange on Knitty. I'm irritated with both. I have emailed my sock bag person and asked a yarn specific question and she has yet to email me back. I sent the email over a week ago! I am hoping it jsut got filitered to junk mail and she accidentally erased it. In which case no biggie. I need to know though so I can get everything mailed out. I'll email her again. The swap is neat. You either make or bbuy a bag large enough to hold a sock knitting project. Toss in some yarn and goodies and off it goes! I made her a bag but am thinking i may have to make another just in case. It's big enough but it is on the small side. I don't want her to feel jipped so I'll send her two and hope they bother work.

The other sock exchange is simply that. You knit someone else a pair of socks and mail them off with some goodies. Fine. Good. Easy. My partner and I both checked the list late and didn't get in contact with each other until abbout two weeks after the list was posted. No problem. Out of the 7 weeks we had we still had 5. I have emailed her TWICE asking her for information and she has yet to get back to me. I think I am now down to three maybe four weeks. To knit and for her to receive them. I am getting very irritated with her. I am doing toe up so I need her measurements NOW. I can't wait until I get to the toe decrease to worry about it. I am going to send her yet another message and hope she gets back to me.

And the last sock related thing. :) I had posted on MDC that I was going to be knitting many baby things on the yarn forum. I've gotten many enthusiastic congrats! and even offers for knits. Someone last night offered to knit the wee one (the one currently trashing the living room) some socks!! I am so excited. I have this mama's handywork and love how her socks turn out. I sent her the required measurements and am now waiting for her reply. She is on a trip and has four days worth of driving so she needs some knitting. :) This will be nice since DD has few socks AND sicne she has no mama knit socks. I have tried. Don't get me wrong. But that damn Lion Brand Magic Stripes is cursed. I started on a pair for her FIVE times before i gave up. Too many stitches, too few, a screwed up heel, too short etc. It was ridiculous. I am thinking I may have to trade it so that someone can use it. Although I did use it for some fish. Maybe I'll do more of those....

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