Saturday, June 30, 2007
These socks haunt my dreams a bit....they are the Embossed Leaves Socks from the Interweave Favorite Socks book. It is a bit unfair, I think. They look too hard, what with that star toe and all. But, undoubtedly I will get bored as soon as I finish the socks I am on and attempt to order the yarn for it. But not from Patternworks, because i am still waiting for my Encore!!!!! Yes, still!! Two weeks and counting.. Another one of the benefits of living here (as I tell my husband everyday "It is time to go home!" insert crying fit here). Back to the sock story..............I want to knit these socks but I have two obstacles:
1. Harry Potter.........yes, that Harry Potter. See, with the movie and the book coming out, I feel compelled to knit things Harry Potter-ish, such as hats and such. After the hats, I am going to try and knit some Harry Potter house socks, ala Charmed Knits. And Wool Girl has the yarn, or she will very soon. She even told me so. I have been driving the poor woman crazy, nagging and gnashing my teeth and being altogether very disagreeable. Not really, but she has kindly agreed to let me know as soon as more comes in, which should be early next week. Off topic, that is a nice store. I love looking at her great yarns. I picture my credit card being much abused there. And she is super friendly. I really think yarn stores are the last bastion of customer service.
2. My right pointer finger.......is infected. And is hurts alot. Why? From being poked too many times with a sock needle. A super sharp Knit Picks Option size 2 sock needle. Ugh, I don't have anything clever to say about this, but there it is.
So, the beautiful socks will be in my future and not the present. Unless all the chemicals leached into the soil here have my sprout extra arms overnight, which, judging by the looks of the local wildlife is entirely possible.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Do not be fooled by her appearance or underestimate those iron bars, she is bad.
She is also a He, which goes to show you how tricky he is.
Patternworks and Webs. I ordered some from Webs and shipped it out in 2 days, after charged 3 bucks more for shipping but it arrived in 2 days so I forgave, still, 8 bucks for shipping is high. With Patternworks I am still waiting for my yarn, it has been 2 weeks and I still waiting for my yarn......ugh. So, there is something to be said for high shipping, I guess. Now,I am just waiting for Webs to restock the Ravenclaw colors and I will be raring to go.....
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
This is lavender garden from Sock Pixie, I have to say that woman is a Artist! It certainly makes me feel inferior but at least I get to knit with it, if I ever get finished with this Harry Potter hats! She has a few new colors, La Vie In Rose, (which means My Life In Pink, thank you Muzzy!) and Ladybug. As soon as payday comes around and my husband is not paying attention, I am all over them, all quiet and sneaky like.................