Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Stupid Interweb

Just an update -- My internets is currently broken. Orion and I moved, and the forsaken phone company won't hook up our service for another two weeks. I can't log on to this site from work, and it takes so long to load pages that I want to tear my hair out using dial-up, so I'm a bit stuck. I want everyone to know that I'll give complete updates on all my projects as such as soon as I can. I miss you!

Also, thank you so much to everyone who leaves a comment for me. I feel quite lonely over here in Wisconsin, and every note is a big happy pill for me. Thank you so much. <3

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Have I lost my mojo?

Two weeks have passed since last we spoke, oh non-existant reader. I suppose that if I wanted more people to read the blog, I would 1. write more often, and 2. get the word out about it. Instead, I just wonder why my posts have 0 comments when I look at them every hour. Imagine that. ;-)

I haven't really been blogging because I haven't really been knitting. Oh I've been buying yarn all right. I've bought enough hand-dyed for at least six pairs of socks. However, I keep getting sick. And moving out of Austin.

There is one pair of socks that I was working on that you will never see here. It seems that everywhere I turned, someone was talking about Jaywalker socks. So I started knitting up a pair. I've seen some beautiful versions of the sock. Mine was not one of them. It was too tight for the intended recipient, and it bunched at the instep. The ribbing didn't stay straight - it did this weird scallopy thing. I was having no fun knitting it. So two inches from the toe, I frogged it all.

My Jaywalker Socks:

I want to repeat: There are beautiful versions. The sock pattern is not to blame. Something was just off. I think my needles were probably too small for the yarn, that my double decrease stitches were too loose, and my kf&b increases were too tight. It is a project to try again in the future.

So, on to the other things I've been working on. I started on a shawl. I think I was feeling guilty about not knitting a pi shawl for Elizabeth's Year. Here is what I'm knitting in its stead:

I've been slowly sewing up the grey cardi. It looks as if the arms are going to be way too long.

And finally, slow progress on the mystery stole:

Things have gotten...weird...since the newest clue. I have decided, as Melanie suggested, to just work the clue I'm on, then repeat the process in order to make a symmetrical stole.

So, anybody want me to talk about anything?