Thursday, July 28, 2011

Summer Knitting Haiku

Today it is hot
I am still knitting slowly
Socks are good to knit

I must use my stash
I have so much lovely yarn
And such a long queue

I have ambition
My problem is inertia
Heels paralyze me

Must knit for Christmas
Of course I have many grand plans
Will I get it done?

Monday, July 11, 2011

Starting the Lice...

I am back to working on C2's Norwegian sweater, and have started the lice pattern section. That makes for pretty easy knitting on the go, since it is not too cumbersome yet. I took it with me to the Old Town School of Folk Music Folk & Roots fest to see Rosie Flores since H's husband Jon Langford was going to be playing a couple of songs with her. 
Now I know the tradition is to have someone hold your sock in progress, but all I had with me was the sweater. I told Jon to be careful or the next thing he knew all the knitters would be making him willie warmers, to which he responded, "Ya haven't got enough wool for that!"
*Eye roll*, that's what they all say Jon.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Socks per Request

Ollie and the sock in progress.

A closer shot of the ribbed pattern.

Sometimes you just have to touch the yarn.
 Circus boy's circus coach, an amazing man from Kazkhstan who was trained at the world renowned Moscow Circus School, noticed that I was knitting socks one day. 
He said that he used to sit with his grandmother and knit socks with her. I  just love that! 
So, when he asked me to make him a pair of socks, how could I say no? 
He asked for black socks, or I saw this lovely green yarn - Rock Creek Yarn - Twisterino at Yarn Con and thought, "Great! Now I don't have to knit black socks!"
Except that I think he meant to say grey, rather than green. Oh well.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Love Cookie A.

(This post is somewhat belated camera and brain just got it together.)
I signed up for a May weekend workshop with the amazing and talented Cookie A., and was so disappointed when it was canceled. I was so surprised when she sent along this book as a consolation! 
How sweet, and completely unexpected!
Gorgeous cover.

Amazing sock patterns.
Thanks to you Cookie, I have no doubt that it will.
Thank you Cookie A.!