Saturday, February 13, 2010
My argyle gansey sock:

Only a few more inches to go. The argyle texture doesn't really show up as much as I'd hoped (probably due to the heathered yarn), but I'm liking the overall effect.

Hmmm...should probably write down the pattern so that the second one is at least similar...

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Saturday, February 06, 2010
maybe it's the cold weather...
but I have this unrelenting compulsion to knit socks. Tiny little needles and a tangle of skinny wool yarn. The latest pair will be a gansey style, featuring a panel of argyle diamonds, with textured columns and cables on each side of the leg.

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Sunday, December 20, 2009
bring on the cold...
...I'm ready. The week promises to keep having temperatures well below freezing, and even down into the single digits. Luckily, after many false starts, I've finished my cabled knee socks. Toasty...

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Friday, July 10, 2009
trucking along...
I'm listening to Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince again in preparation for the movie coming out next week. Which, of course, means that I'm getting a lot of knitting done. I know I should be job-searching, but for some reason, I seem to be unable to do that on Fridays. And frankly, I feel much more productive doing other things, given the track record so far.

So the socks... I've only got a few more inches to complete the first of this pair. I got worried that it would be too tight, and was tempted to rip it back and loosen by tension a bit at the ankle, but when I tried them on today, they fit perfectly! Snug, but that is a good thing with knee socks. I've taken careful notes, and will post the pattern when I finish the first sock and make sure all the kinks are worked out. And then all I'll need is some cooler weather...

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Monday, July 06, 2009
...all through the night!

So, turns out I those sore legs I had Saturday night weren't from standing and watching the neighbors set of fireworks. I felt pretty crappy and achy Sunday, too, but then it hit me pretty bad last night. I ran a fever most of the day today, so I'm thinking I.have some sort of virus. Actually, as soon as the fever was acknowledged, I started to feel a bit better...most likely, because I'd given myself permission to do nothing all day but hang out in bed. So the most strenuous thing I did was watch Hotel Babylon and work on my neglected knitting. The sock is coming along nicely...

And I've cast on and knit a bit of the band on my latest hat. I haven't worked it all out yet, but it's going to be a tam, in this lovely green called "Jalapeno". So far, it's just got some seed stitch...

To top it all off, Paul's going to pick up Chik-fil-a on the way back from the airport. That's the cure for certain!

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Monday, May 04, 2009
I needed some color... my life. Today I finished these socks, which have been sitting on needles for months and months. Occasionally I'll knit a little bit, but mostly, they've been toted around in my bag in case I get stuck waiting somewhere. But finally they're done!

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