Tuesday, July 17, 2007


Our yarn order arrived today. We restocked our Patons SWS and also got in three new colors of Classic Wool -- That's Pink, That's Blue, and Paprika. There was also some Shetland Chunky and Shetland Chunky Tweeds restocked, and a bunch of Canadiana that was ordered by someone making many, many Christmas stockings (like 70, but I'm not sure what they're for). I think the boss had it planned to arrive on payday...

I just found it in the yard, I swear! I think it followed me home or something...

Anyhoo, I worked on Saturday, and one of our summer residents came in and asked if she brought her pattern in if I could help her with it. She said she was making a felted bag, and it had an i-cord around it, but she couldn't tell if she knit it then sewed it on after or what. She came in today, and it's an attached i-cord. (I had to look it up cuz in my little sheltered world I've never knit an attached i-cord.) So I figured it out, and she lent me the pattern so I can try it. It really is a cute bag. I tried to explain it to Heddy in an e-mail, but I'm sure I confused the heck out of her. I'll just wait and try to get one done sooner rather than later so I can show you. I'm not good at explaining stuff. They're only small and look like a quick knit, the hardest part probably the i-cord, and even that isn't hard. The Paprika yarn is going to be a bag for me, and the pink and blue are going to be for my best friend's two little girls. (The ones we are visiting next month.) So I will have one to show very soon. (Oh, yeah... The SWS is for another bag for me, a "summer" version and my Noro will be my "winter" version.)

When I got home from work I went outside with the Littlest One. This is what my Sockapalooza sock looked like then:
Before we came in the house:

As of half an hour ago (sorry about the blurry pic, but the camera batteries were just about dead -- better picture to follow):

The toe is more square than I normally make, but I followed the directions and did it down to 36sts. Mainly why I did this is because I was right at where I needed to start sock #2, and I don't want to run out of yarn, plus it has to match up or I'll not be a happy knitter. I've had enough trouble with this sock as it is -- nothing wrong with the pattern, just me not turning a decent heel. Or liking my gusset pick up. Let's just say it involved several rippings and much muttered foulness. A couple of times I just *had* to put it away.

The Oldest One and I went to see Transformers Sunday night. When I was a kid I was a tomboy, and I loved Transformers, so I had to see it. I also love movies with lots of special effects like that. It was good, lots of action, great special effects. (Can't be too bad if Stephen Spielberg is involved, right?) I didn't think about it too much, just went and watched it to have fun. (Some movies I try not to think too hard about them or it just ruins it. Sometimes ya gotta go with the flo and just enjoy it. Or watch Mythbusters pick it all apart.)

Well, I must go fix my living room blinds. Three of them need some fixing. Friday the 13th seems to be lingering on me. Today at work I went to toss some of the new yarn up on the top shelf. It decided to fall back down, hooking a rack of Mill Hill beads and spilling them all onto the floor. Tiny little packets everywhere. (You know what I'll be doing tomorrow at work!) Then today the Littlest One drove his bike along the side of the truck -- literally, and made two or three big scratches in it. There's a guy in town who does excellent body work at very reasonable prices, so I'll have to see him about touching it up. Too deep to buff out. GRRR! (He's learning to drive with training wheels, so I think he wobbled into the truck two or three or ten times.)

Happy knitting!


Blogger Dave said...

The socks are looking good! I'm so glad I don't work in a yarn store -- it sounds dangerous. ;-)

12:43 AM  
Blogger meegiemoo said...

I wish I worked somewhere that sold yarn so it could follow me home too.

8:40 AM  
Blogger Heddy said...

I went to the shop today ... bought stuff, tried to explain to Tim why i knit instead of garden now (and how they are really very similar!! - he didn't believe me!).

A good day!

5:01 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

The new colours look great! Nice and bright and cheerful!

I am working on the MS3 and am having the worst time with it. I haven't finished clue 1 yet and clue 4 comes out on Friday. I must say though, it really is fun knitting and not knowing what it will look like! I think Lucy Neatby has had a major effect on me! I don't seem to be so anal!

6:37 PM  
Anonymous Dipsy said...

Awww, this yarn is gorgeous - I can well imagine that it followed you home, to be knit up into something beautiful! ;) And your sock, woah - that's quite some progress that you made in basically no time, and it's lookin' good indeed!

2:50 AM  
Blogger Alisha said...

Love the socks and that would so be me if I worked at a yarn store....yep I found it in the garden!!!

9:22 AM  
Anonymous Cathy said...

That darned yarn just doesn't know when to stay put! haha! I love an attached I-cord, it takes one step out of all that work to make a pretty edge.

10:48 AM  

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