A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

December 27, 2004

Nearly No Picture Day

For Christmas, Wes got me a new CPU. Isn't he romantic? He says he did it for me. But I know he did it so the kids could have my old one and stay off of his computer. My new computer is lightening fast though. In fact, I can whip through email and blog updates so quickly that I find myself sitting staring at the computer with nothing left to do. Another side effect is that my camera software is MIA and I can't upload photos.

In the meantime let me update you a little on what's happening at the Rose-Kim home knitting-wise.

1) I finally cast on for my Brown Beaded Socks for the Six Sox Knitalong. I pulled out the yarn and got all the beads strung the very day this pattern was announced (December 1) and then I carried the yarn and needles around in my purse for over three weeks. Why? I have no idea. But I got sick of dilly-dallying and finally got to work. I finished the inch of ribbing and have started the beads. It will be slow going for the beading but then it's a completely plain and simple sock after that.

2) I have been knitting afghan squares all weekend. I think I've completed three in the last day or so. I knit an entire one last night on a trip to the bookstore and out to dinner with the kids. These things are so simple and portable. I love that in a project.

3) I have finished three repeats in Backyard Leaves and have a photo I uploaded before the computer change-over.

This pattern is a delight to knit. So many twists and turns. So many mysterious little glyphs on the chart. The only drawback is that I can't really work on it while doing anything else. No TV watching. No chatting. Otherwise I get lost.

4) I haven't touched the Floral Felted Tote since last weekend. This is another turn-off-the-TV unplug-the-phone for-goodness-sake-don't-speak-to-me-I'm-knitting patterns. It also involves carrying an entire bag full of yarn so it's not very portable.

5) I started the Felted Furry Foot Warmers from Stitch 'n Bitch Nation for the shop. I making them in Lamb's Pride Bulky in Lemon Drop and Aura Print. There are errors galore in this pattern. Even the errata seems to have some mistakes in it. At this point I'm just kind of winging it. I'm a little more than halfway through the first slipper.