Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Sickie poo socks

Well, after the craptacular week last week, my body has decided that a good old fashioned cold would be good this week. My head is spinning, nose running, and throat hurting. Other than that I am fine. Since I haven't had too much energy this week, the only thing I have bee working on is socks. Socks are great to work on when lying in bed. I have one pair by the bed, and the other by the computer. Since I have been home from work, I have been lucky to IM Jen in the UK the past two days. I work on the socks while chatting with her.

The *blue* pair is actually purple
Trekking. I am doing this on two circs I got from Erin. She never wants to use them again. Actually, she came to a Stitch n Bitch meeting and slammed them on the table and said she would never make socks with them again. Since the needles were Audi's, I thought I would give it a whorl. I don't mind the method, but I don't think I'll be giving up my DPNs anytime soon.

The yellow pair is a lovely spring sock made from
Stapaz Cotton Effects (45% Cotton, 40% superwash wool, and nylon: I may have the figures wrong), so they'll be nice for Spring and summer.

Thinking has not been working for me this week, so both pairs are rather plain st st. I like to do the self-striping socks in st st anyway. Shows off the yarn best.

Okay, here is my official count for the yarn diet:

1 pink sweater
6 hats for Dulaan
1 I skinned a load of Muppets afghan (long story)
1 finished WIP sweater for Cindy
1 pair of Bell Lace Socks

So, 10 items done!

Still working on:

1 Denim Style Sweater for Sly
1 Wool-ease Sweater for me
1 more pair of Bell Lace Socks (with personal corrections from published pattern)
and the 2 socks you see in the pic.

Things I haven't touched in a LONG time:

World's Ugliest Shawl
Stranded Afghan

Well, I think that is all for now. I am kinda pooped again anyway.


Dipsy said...

Hi from Austria! Great socks that you've been knitting, I love the colorline you chose!
Gosh, there's still a couple of projects you'll have to work on - looking forward to seeing progress pics of these!
I hope your cold is gone soon and you'll be feeling much better again - take good care!

jen said...

everytime i red "craptacular" i laugh hard out loud. and then feel like a nerd.