Thursday, February 16, 2006
Doing My Own Thing
As you can see, the back of Deep is finished. I didn't get anywhere near as much wrist and arm ache as I expected, which will be due to the lower cotton content. This is a good thing as I really enjoy knitting with Summer Tweed. The downside is that I've done no more on River as I've been quite happily knitting away on Deep.
I managed to sneak in this fab FO - a Beanie hat from Simply Noro using my remaining ball of Shinano. DH wasn't that keen on the pattern in the book but I knew it would look good and was proved right. It's a fab hat. Hopefully though it will be getting warmer and I won't get to wear it much.....
I've also finished my Lorna's Lace's Uptown sock. And casted on for its sibling. And so discovered I've managed to turn the cast on for the ribbing inside out.......which means the cast on row doesn't match the sibling. But I'm leaving the 2nd sock 'correct'. Of course if I had done a 2x2 rib, I could have simply turned it inside out. However, on a K3P1 rib its not that simple. Hopefully it won't show too much once I'm wearing them. But as they're not twins anyway shouldn't be too obvious. Annoying though eh - thats the beauty of knitting - always something to watch out for and new to learn. Where knitting is concerned, its always a continual learning curve. Guess thats part of what makes it so interesting.
I've bought very little yarnwise recently, but managed to nab this lovely Opal Cotton Rodeo sock yarn on Ebay. I wish they did 50g balls though, as I can make a pair of trainer socks from just 50g easily and like having lots of different coloured socks.
That darned cheeky rabbit Thunder gets worse. The other day he was sat snug as a bug in a rug squashed in between my DH & me on the sofa. Then he flies into the air and lands on my latest Rowan knitting mag that I was actually working on!! And proceeds to carry on sitting on it whilst washing himself.....I could hardly believe my eyes. I whipped him off it quickly before he realised that he was indeed sat on what in his eyes are bunny treats, ie. paper and card. Is my rabbit weird or do they all EAT paper and card? Not just nibble or chew, but actually eat it!
Which brings me on to explain a bit about my weirdness. Being a most independent Taurean, I'm not really into joining things and group activities. So I'm happily letting the Knitting Olympics go straight over my head. Me, I just like to do my own thing. Which the eagle eyed of you may have sussed out already. Seeing as I never join knit-a-longs or Secret Pal or anything like that. I rather like being peculiar and weird you see. It makes me happy :) Plus the minute I have a deadline I'm not interested anymore and all the fun goes for me. It's either at my own pace or not at all. Told you I was weird.
Finally, I'll leave you with a shot of my flowers that were for Valentine's Day. I chose them myself and got them a few days beforehand, before the prices went skyhigh and the choice gets limited. They're gorgeous and smell beautiful.