Saturday, April 08, 2006


I have been a bad blogger. I just couldn't think of anything to write about. There has been so little progress on knitting, mostly because I have started about 100 new projects. I just seem to keep starting things and finishing nothing. Anyway, I do have some new stuff to show off, even if it is mostly not done.

First, two days worth of "We Call Them Pirates," which some of you may remember won the contest. It is made out of Modadea Sassy Stripes and some red Bernat Hot Sox. Both were purchased way back on clearance somewhere or other. Both have been in my *sock* drawer for a while (sock drawer here means a place I keep sock yarn, not actual socks).

I had to wait to start it because I didn't have a size 3 16 inch circ. I waited and indulged in an Addi Turbo. I am glad I waited. Love the needle!

Then I had to wait for
Erin to show me how the heck to do the cast on! Actually, she didn't show me, she did it for me. I am so ashamed of myself. I wasn't getting my head around it.

I got to this point, and my gauge is just too tight. I don't want to buy a larger Addi (I am not made of money!), so I have to frog the whole thing and cast on enough stitches to include another panel of skulls. Sigh, this is the second cool skull thing I have had to frog.

The worst part is, I am going to have to figure out how to cast it on all on my own now!

These I am pretty proud of, if I do say so myself. They are "Wee Sockies" (you have to imagine me saying that in the WORST groundskeeper Willie voice you have ever heard). I always wondered what the heck I was going to do with those dozens of small balls I had left over after making a pair of socks. Then, Tara had a baby, and I knew the answer! Wee Sockies for babies! I'll work through a few more pairs, then post a pattern.

Here is the start to a lovely vest from some Galway I purchased for $20 on eBay. It is a vest because I don't have enough for sleeves!

The two pairs of socks I am working on are progressing. Slowly! The Wool-ease and Denim Style sweaters are inching along too.

Tomorrow, how I binged on the yarn diet!


GaiaGal said...

Oh! I love the template update, very cute!!

The wee sockies are a hoot, great idea!


erin/pinkerbell said...

hey If we all meet up this week, I'd be happy to show you.