Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Oh what a month!

I finally just did it. I ripped out the STR socks. I feel better now. Don't you? A good rip feels so good. I can chalk it up to learning toe up, and not feel bad about it. I'll recast them on soon.

I had some house guests over the weekend and needed some "no think" socks. So I pulled this out of the stash. I knew exactly what needles & stitches to cast on so I went with it. Stripey as all get out - which you know bugs me - but it was a yarn I purchased before I figured out how to buy yarns that won't do this so badly. It's Levi Rabbit on Kona Fingering from Daching Dach's. Cute color combo.

The Double Eyelet Rib socks are on to the leg now. I had to hide them from one of the house guests over the weekend, but will be bringing them back out now.

Think I'll be able to get another pair done before SOS ends?! My sock train seems to have derailed!

In non-knitting, I spent a whole day making this... my hands were cramping from all the peeling. I got two months worth of apple and pear sauces along with two pints of chutney. I'm taking a break for now, but next week will tackle another round. Cheap and super yummy apples and pears are a perk of living in Eastern Washington this time of year.

And... actual FO's! They go into the December gift box. I think there's enough left from each ball for matching Calorimetry's.

Pattern: Fingerless Mitt's by Gaea Creations
Yarn: Artyarns Handpaint Stripes colors 123, 127
Needles: US size 5

Totally simple, really fast and very wearable.

Why Oh what a month? Hub has been working crazy hours, and traveling. Miss N is having a killer growth spurt. And Miss E? Well, she can now climb on top of the dining table. Need I say more? The knitting has slowed significantly recently!


Meghann said...

Oh god, the climbing! Sophia used to be a wicked climber, but has since grown out of that. I have been following Mr. C around the house now that he is crawling and pulling up on everything!

Danielle said...

Cute fingerless mittens! I have some yarn that would look really cute in that pattern -- I should try it!

Hattie said...

My daughter did that for the first time today! She's climbing everything and it scares the heck out of me!

I love the stripey socks, and pretty colors!

SJ said...

Mmmmm, chutney! (Sorry, haven't had my coffee or breakfast yet...)

I love the colors on that stripy sock, even if you don't love the striping. Browns and blues get me every time.

tiennie said...

Great mitts! I know what you mean about stripy socks - I'm not a fan either!