feeling a bit sheepish

the wooly-brained ramblings of a knitter and novice spinner... it may be 'a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing'...but it's mine ;-)

Saturday, April 29, 2006

should i bother posting this? ;-)

there are socks.
they are finished.
there are no photos or details yet.
there will be soon.

new projects have begun.

thrilling, innit?

Thursday, April 27, 2006

and the score is...

one down and toe to go ;-)

please ignore: neon piercings, odd shadows, iffy background, and the bizarre lumpy-bumpy appearance of sock one...the sock isn't to blame--it's just a poor photo (t'ain't easy doing quality photography (or editing for that matter) at the best of times, much the less at 4:30 in the morning)

one down...

better photos (i hope) once i get the pair washed and blocked...at least i shouldn't have to be doing that in the "wee sma's" of monday morning (wheeeeeeeee!)

Sunday, April 23, 2006

grr coding error fixed!

well shit crap...the countdown timer really messes up the page formatting in firefox (and most likely netscape as well) but looks fine in IE...sorry folks, i'll have to see if i can figure out where the code goes wrong later *grumble*

figured it out by looking at katy's source code *WHEW* not the first time "view source" has come in handy :-)

i said "don't look ethel susie peacock sockapaloooza-ers"...

Edited: because i'm apparently unable to read *sigh*...sock mailing date is May 2nd, not the 1st...so you've got an extra day (at least by my timer lol)

..."but it was tooooooooo late"*

Get your own countdown at BlingyBlob.com
yeesh...this one's more accurate, but also more frightening...

progress proceeds apace (in other words, i've been working on the socks)...but there's still quite a ways to go still *sigh*

per usual, click to get full sized photos

second sockapaloooza photo

another second photo...tough to photograph socks on magic loop

on a more positive note, however, is a sunset shot for sandy (though i doubt she'll see it, so it's equally for anyone who enjoys sunsets...or just happened to stop by)...

april sunset in michigan

it makes me feel a little better...it's hard to worry too much about the perversity of socks or much of anything when watching the colors change in a sunset...

back to the grindstone socks...

*if you recognize the reference, you're either reasonably close to my age, or you like odd music too ;-)

Wednesday, April 19, 2006


Tuesday, April 18, 2006

assorted updates

this post will need to be edited, but since i wanted to get a photo posted for the weekly Sockapaloooza update, this is the best you get for the moment

per usual, click to get full sized photos
first sockapaloooza photo

there's been a change in plans with respect to both pattern and yarn, and imho they're not terribly exciting, but the yarn is nice, and they should be comfy and warm, which i suppose is a good thing for socks to aspire to.

more soon

Sunday, April 09, 2006

will it help? probably not...but it won't hurt either...

Saturday, April 01, 2006

"...shine like an angel..."*

for a change, a finished object that i'm very happy with...alert the media, cuz it doesn't happen often ;-)

per usual, click to get full sized photos

angel sweater

shop photo, copyright owned by ThreadBear FiberArts Studio

i really enjoyed knitting this one...and i've already got yarn for a second one, earmarked for the cute-as-a-bug-in-a-rug daughter of my cousin...


Pattern: Oat Couture's Angel Sweater--nice pattern (i did have some issues with the sleeve shaping, so i may experiment with that, but they turned out nicely regardless), easy to follow and it makes a darned cute sweater :-)

Yarn: Louet Gems Merino Opal, color "Willow" (to me, neither of these photos is exactly 'right' in capturing the color...it's somewhere between the two) this yarn is great to work with, soft and 'squnchy', and feels just as nice knit up, great stitch definition...and it's machine washable!

Needles: from my trusty Denise kit, a perfect choice to use, since the pattern calls for a variety of needle sizes to do the shaping

*lyric clip from Angel, by Jon Secada...yup i was hard up for a title, but i like this song