Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Getting It

I found a couple of very funny posts on some of my favorite blogs this week - if you don't knit socks, you won't understand and you won't get it....

From the Loopy Ewe - probably one of the most well known Sock purchasing sites out there:
This is Sheri's writing:

Good News: I live on Route 56.
Bad News: Apparently that’s not a good thing. (Note conversation below that took place at the post office yesterday afternoon.)

Mail Person #1, walking out from the back room: “Oh my gosh - who brought all of this in?” (as she points to a corner full of boxes that I had just brought in.)
Mail Person #2, checking me out with the International Orders: “The Loopy Loo lady here.”
Mail Person #1: “Oh. Wow. OHHH! You’re Route 56! We talk about you all the time at the other branch!”
Me: “Um …. Really? You know about me?”
Mail Person #1: “Oh jeez yes - we all know about you. No one wants to do Route 56 because of the lady with all the boxes every day! Now tell me again what you sell? Socks?”
Me: Sock yarn and lace yarn.
Mail Person #1: “That’s right. And there really are people who buy it? Because we all just kind of stand around and scratch our heads on that one. Who buys sock yarn? There are really that many people out there interested in this stuff?”
Mail Person #2: “Well obviously. You see all these boxes in here all the time.”
Mail Person #1: “That’s true. It’s crazy though, isn’t it? We just have to wonder about it. Sock yarn.”
Me: :-)

here's a link to her main sock page:
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From Yarn Pirate. Georgia supplies yarn to the Loopy Ewe and now sells it directly on her site. I have some of her yarn on my needles right now.

Look at all those boxes of sock yarn being shipped around the world!

I get it!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

August Small Stuff - Update 3

What a fast week - whew!
I am almost done with the multidirectional scarf - It has been a fun knit,
but I am totally bored with it now. I could knit stockinette in the round all day
long, but knitting garter stitch - same thing right - totally bores me....huh?

Another small project finished - 2nd sweater sleeve - I've joined the sleeves to the body and now am wizzing away - I know I'm supposed to be working on the small stuff, but I
am after all a sweater knitter.....

The flowers this time of year are so pretty!

Joey started at Arby's yesterday - he had to shave - doesn't he look so 13 years old?

It has been cold here in Western NY the last two days - pool dropped to 70.....
I lowest I will go in is 76 - not sure if it will recover to that temp before we close it in
two weeks....

have a good week - and stay safe.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

The Small Stuff....Update

I am moving right along on the small stuff....

Finished the biscuit blanket - started on Sunday, finished on Friday. This turned out very pretty, but the cotton is definitely like pushing dirt - not smooth like wool.

I have started a Multidirectional Scarf with yarn left over from my last sweater.
I am putting in color changes haphazardly, so it looks more "directional" than it
really is - way cool.

Finished up the increases on the 2nd sweater sleeve, so I don't have to count anymore.... this stuff is soooo soft and cashmerey (not that I've ever felt cashmere before, but I can imagine.

I am really enjoying these small projects....


We had a wonderful day at the Lake yesterday....just floating around, lake like glass, beautiful sunset, then chicken wings afterwards...what could be more perfect.

Today it rained most of the late afternoon, which was much needed - we could use about 3 more days worth....but look at this:

and what do you get when a teenager is bored because he's been in the house for the afternoon because it's raining? goofy!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Update on Small Stuff

Biscuit Blanket - 9 inches complete - have to get to 11.25 and then start the finishing 8 rows. I don't know why I am so bored with this, but it will be very nice when done. Next one will be a different "dishrag" pattern. The one I'm making is white, and I can see it with red and green little bows - bit will have to do it in something totally washable...hmmmm....let me think about this.

Sweater sleeve - 3 more increases then I can whip away without counting. I have enough stitches on the needles to use the Addi's now, so my speed is definitely increased!


I have training today so will not be at my regular office - it should be fun.
It is very humid here - lovin it! Glad we have the pool, because our house is not air conditioned.


How is your small stuff comin along? Leave me a comment!

Monday, August 6, 2007

The Small Stuff

I have decided that August will be the month of small stuff. I have a few small projects I have been wanting to do for a while....yesterday I started the biscuit blanket and have about 5" done. It is a slow knit. I am using Debbie Bliss Pure Cotton that my favorite yarn shop, Spirit Work, has on sale for $1.99 a ball - thinking it will take 3 balls. Cotton is so different to knit with when used to wool, it's very stiff and not as flowy. Plus this pattern is very cool, but I'm bored with it already and have another 7" to go.

I also want to make some felted slippers - would like to make a couple of pair for Christmas presents.

Fetching is next on my list. I have made a few pair and they are a fast, simple knit. I have put my own spin on them and like my version much better than this pattern.

I have to finish my current sweater, about 1/2 way done with the 2nd sleeve, and am still working on the sock I started a while ago.

Lots of knitting on deck....let's see how much I get done!

Summer Lovin

This past week has been so wonderful here in Western New York - nice and warm - lots of pool time. The garden is bursting with fresh veggies, though if we don't get some rain soon everything is going to wither away. Joe waters, but it's not the same as rain.

Have a good day, and remember, "Wherever you go, there you are"......