Sisyphus Knits

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

My Sox Sux

Drumroll first sux! The yarn is gorgeous BMFA STR in Red Rock Canyon, it took me about a year to complete this sock. I started it last summer, knit to within a couple inches of the end, then frogged it due to general suckiness and major holes in the heel. Recast on some time ago (winter maybe) then let it sit, lingering, for months. Finished it this weekend, I guess it's not too bad, but I really messed up the kitchener on the toe...should have brought it to group for advice, but too impatient as usual. I will practice my techniques on the second one, then hopefully knit a better pair of socks eventually. If not, I will entertain suggestions on what to do with the roughly 17 skeins of sock yarn in my stash. Oh yeah, I knit this using 2 circs. Random thoughts - I love the chunky pooling & doesn't my leg/ankle look humongous in this picture!?

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Groundhog Day

I had to go to NYC last Wednesday & Thursday for meetings & I was very nervous about flying in and out of LaGuardia, given what happened last time, but I sucked it up and went, figuring what are the odds that I would get stuck at LaGuardia for the night twice in a row. Well the odds were pretty good, because I ended up spending the night at LaGuardia ONCE AGAIN! Like a bad version of "Groundhog Day" when I arrived at the airport, six weeks to the day after my last LaGuardia travesty, wearing the same suit, about to take the same flight (but this time on United, not American) which was facing the same delay, I had very nervous feelings about the similarities; but this time I had booked through a travel agent, thinking if I was in the same situation as last time, she could help me out. So I called my travel agent, explained the situation, and asked her what advice she had for me, here was her advice "never fly out of LaGuardia in the evening;" that would have been fine advice when she booked the trip for me 3 weeks ago, but not much help when I'm stuck at the airport. So I coped once again, but I hereby vow, I will never fly in or out of LaGuardia ever again, it's strictly Newark from here on out for me.

Okay, so I haven't posted any knitting on here for a while, but here's what I've been working on: 1) The 1x1 rib scarf, inspired by Brooklyn Tweed. Like him, I'm using 3 colors of Noro Silk Garden, 203(2 skiens), 225, and 65, and alternating 2 colors every 2 rows. I love how this scarf is coming out, and the Silk Garden is nice to knit with and feels great! I am either going to give this to my husband, or my cute 30 year old cousin for Christmas, I haven't decided which yet.
I'm also working on the Chevron Scarf, in the ubiquitous STR Farmhouse/Watermelon Tourmaline Combo, I love how it's coming out & I'll either save it for myself or give it to a sister for Christmas. And finally, here is a photo of some recent purchases, from right to left, I ordered 2 skeins of Sundara's superwash merino in Seaweed over Emerald to knit a baby sweater, one skein of Claudia Hand Painted Fingering Weight in pink posey, purchased at LYS to knit a baby booty/hat combo, and 2 skeins of ShiBui Sock, in Autumn & Marine, for the same baby hat/booty combo.