Sisyphus Knits

Thursday, July 26, 2007


I've been feeling sooooo left out (although it's probably saving me lots of time) cause I'm not on Ravelry yet! Now they have a v. cool feature whereby you can see where you are on the list:

patiently awaiting your invite?
If you've added your name to the invite request list on our front page then you can use this form to check your place in line.

Found you!
You signed up on June 6, 2007
You are #7421 on the list.
611 people are ahead of you in line.
13235 people are behind you in line.
32% of the list has been invited so far

Dudes, while 611 people are ahead of me, 13235 people are behind me! For some reason that makes me feel better.

Sunday, July 08, 2007


Well I swore to myself I would finish up a few items around here before I cast on anything new, i.e Monkey Socks, Tomato, Wicked which I am dying to start. I wasn't going to knit the Summertime Tunic because I thought the style would not look good on me (nay, I KNEW it would not) but then my sister called and said "wouldn't it be fun if we both knit it" and next I knew, I was purchasing some ella rae silkience to knit the Summertime Tunic (although I'm knitting it in the smallest size for my 12 year old). I'm about an inch past the ribbing, and just on the endless stockinette, which is great mindless knitting for train rides, tv watching, etc. I had to go down a needle size to get gauge, so I'm knitting with Knitpicks options size 5s.
So then, I was catching up on bloglines on Thursday, and I read the Harlot's entry about the Mystery Stole #3. Although I was not quite sure whether or not I should do it, I figured I would sign up & see what happens. Funny story, I am new to Yahoo groups - I checked the box saying I wanted to receive the email messages - I had 300+ messages in my inbox relating to the MS#3 by Friday evening! Anyway I went to LYS, 3 Bags Full, picked up some Misti Alpaca Lace in Ivory, some addi Turbo Lace needles (size 2s) and knit the swatch. I like it (although I had to tell my kids to quit talking to me while I was knitting lace, I think I'll have to save this for when they're in bed!) The only problem was the beads, Michael's didn't have size 8/0 seed beads & I'm not into beading so I don't know where to go around here. I ordered them off the internet & they're going to take a couple days to get here; can't start Clue #1 until I get them.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Rare Event

Yup, a Finished Object, which is a rare event on Sisyphus Knits. I finished one of the two scarves I am working on, a 1x1 rib knit out of three colors of Noro Silk Garden, alternating every 2 rows, inspired by this scarf on Brooklyn Tweed. It's 6 feet long, I think it's awesome, but my husband seems lukewarm on it (he said "it's kinda itchy"); I said, "but it's silk" but you know if a person thinks something is itchy, you can't really argue with them, it's itchy to them. Like the old buddhist saying, "I see red and you see green but we call it yellow." That is all for now grasshopper. P.S. I didn't block it, it's a scarf, but Alyssa, do you think I should block it?