Wednesday, September 13, 2006

If you're happy and you know it...

...block your stuff. Yada yada yada. Yeah, that's weird. Hey, I'm running on less than 5 hours of sleep here. Feel free to question my sanity at times like these...everyone else does.

You can't tell by looking at me, but I'm ecstatic today. Weeeee. Why do you ask? Well, I'm glad you asked. Now I'll tell you.

RYS II is ready for beading. Yay! I finished up the last 100 yd ball last night. And I'm NOT GOING TO RIP THIS ONE AND START IT OVER EVER AGAIN. Promise. Now I just need to figure out how I'm going to edge this behemoth. Time to pull out the stitch books and do some on-line research. Should I knit the edge or crochet it? Decisions, decisions. I can't wait until it's done. It's going to be big enough to wrap up two people! The boy-o is already wrapping himself up in it while I'm trying to work on it, so I can see us on the couch when things cool off fighting over the RYS II watching dubbed Kung Fu movies on Saturday afternoons... Then there's always snuggling with my honey (WANTED: one hunkerific honey) watching Kung Fu movies on Saturday night hoping things heat up. D'oh! I'm soooo loving the RYS II.

The last piece of the mystery gift is almost done. Almost time to assemble. But first some blocking action. My first FO that's not flat and square or rectangle in a loooooong time that's not an itty bitty baby bootie.

I've been such a knitting wimp. Just knitting for the sake of knitting (and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that), no shaping, no seaming, not wanting anything too difficult. Time to branch out, try new stitch patterns, new shapes - next knitting fear to conquer? Socks. I've seen lots of patterns on-line I'd like to try, but what are some good non-animal fibers I can use to make socks? Some suggestions would be helpful. Anyone?


  1. I'll be your sock cheerleader if you want....loooove knitting socks.

    I'd consider using Cascade Fixation. It's a cotton, but it's got elastic running though it so it won't sag. There's a KAL for it, make little shorty sport socks out of one skein.

  2. I'll check it out - thanks AmpuT! And yes, I could use the cheering section! I won't order the yarn until next week (maybe), but you'll know when I start...