Friday, April 20, 2007

KIP - 4/21/07

We wanted to get to the BodyWorld2 exhibit at the Museum of Science and and we consulted the calendar, today was the day. I let DS#1 drive all the way to Navy Pier and then we cabbed from there to Fogo De Chao for lunch, excellent and then walked back to Navy Pier, drove to the museum. I couldn't resist a KIP pic with the bronzes outside of Navy Pier. It was a good day and I needed it. Got a lot of knitting done in the car on the way up, in between driving instructions (he's 16-you know)

Sunday, April 15, 2007

I love Socks!

I've been away from socks for a while, probably 6-9 months or so. I have cast on for the STR club sock and am working away on that. I learned about, I already own the alien colorway and I had ordered the Exclamation colorway. It arrived on Friday and so Friday night, I wound it and cast on. I was having trouble with a stockinette toe, so I used the garter toe from the STR club sock and away I go. I am almost done with the 2 feet of the socks. Yea!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

I kicked the Provisional Cast-On's *SS!

I have been afraid to start the STR club sock because I have never done a provisional cast on of any sort. I hemmed and hawed and hemmed and hawed. Tried to think of how to do the same sock differently. Who am I kidding, I'm not that experienced a knitter. This morning, I got up at 5am, the house was quiet, all the kiddies were sleeping peacefully and I grabbed my trusty crochet hook and as Nike says, "Just Did It"-well, you know what I mean. I started with some WW yarn and I thought that would make the stitches too big when I unzipped the provisional, so I got some sock yarn, but it was too similar to the club yarn and I accidentally started to unzip it before its time. I got some scrap STR in a very contrasty yarn, chained 38 instead of 34 like the pattern says (just for some un-zippage insurance) and away I went.

WHO was afraid of the Provisional cast-on? It was so easy-peasy, I can't believe I have procrastinated on this for so long!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Not exactly to plan

I had planned to see the Harlot in OakBrook, but Michael had a fever and I did what all mom's do, I stayed home to take care of my baby bird. Not a lot of knitting accomplished, but I did on Sunday night finish CHEVRON! I love it, and it fits beautifully. It was a mindless knit, but it seemed to go on forever and ever, now that it is done, it wasn't so bad, I'd like to make another in the heavyweight yarn. We'll see.