Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Where did all the Mojo go?

Have you noticed the lack of mojo in the knitting world lately? I keep seeing blogs where people are mentioning that their mojo has left them. Where has it gone? Certainly not to the Seattle Mariners. They seem to have lost their Sodo Mojo too! Yikes!

Despite my scattered brain of late, I do have a few knitting things to show you. The MDK group on Ravelry was talking about "mini ballband" dishcloths. I thought that was a great idea as I do love the big ones for mopping up toddler spills, but they're way too big for me to do dishes with. So I whipped up a few mini's. They're just the right size.

Also, through the joy that is Ravelry, I did a trade recently with a really sweet woman. She wanted some yarn I had that hadn't worked out for the intended project. And she sews sock project bags! I've been really wanting some of these as I tend to tote my socks around the house with me following after the girls. Could they be any cuter?! I love them! Miss N immediately tried talking me out of them. HA! No way little missy!

This weekend I wasn't feeling too well. I got a little extra R&R which meant a bit of easy knitting. I picked up that STR and got it back on the needles. Sportweight yarn goes SO FAST! I couldn't believe it. I started a sock on Friday night and finished it by Sunday all while being sick, and doing some sewing (I have a deadline for that.), and the usual childcare. So fast. I love how it's knitting up too. So pretty!

I realized after my last post that I didn't tell you WHY I had to rip out the On Your Toes version with this yarn. I ended up having to reknit the toe after I'd done the foot... so it was a top down toe... then I made several attempts at figuring out how to turn the heel going toe up and failed... and well, I was over it. I couldn't imagine how I was going to knit the second sock... and, it was no longer an On Your Toes sock at all with all the modifications I made. It was a bit of a mess. And I soooo wanted to just enjoy this yarn. It's a real treat. So I ripped.

While my IL's were here last weekend, Hub and I got to go on a date. He took me to Paradise Fibers. (among other places, I promise!) They are mainly an online shop, but they are local to me and let you browse the warehouse. They are family owned and operated and very friendly and helpful! They have a fantastic selection of Lantern Moon baskets and bags. I picked up one of the classic baskets while we were there. I love tossing my little project bags into it and sticking it up high out of Miss E's reach.

Well, I hope that catches me up! I'm hoping to get this pair of STR socks done before the Summer of Socks deadline! I'll have a full SOS update and recap next. :)


Hattie said...

I love those sock bags, very cute. I have one I got in my first chewy spaghetti sock club package. I use it way more than I ever thought I would!

Danielle said...

I'm so glad you like the bags! Would you mind if I borrow the photo that you took of them? All the photos I have are of them laying flat!!

SJ said...

Supercute bags! I have a similar one that I use for my current sock-in-progress; it fits perfectly in my purse and keeps my yarn from getting away from me.

Meghann said...

OMG! Those bags are adorable! Danielle lives close to me....looks like I'm going to have to get her to make me some!

tiennie said...

I know what you mean about the mojo! I really need to find something fun to knit and soon. Cute bags!

KarenJoSeattle said...

I've been doing great on the knitting mojo the last month, but all this other knitting has interfered with my sock knitting. I only finished three for SOS - 3 socks, not pairs. I think this yarn dyeing I just did may jump start my sock work, ut first I have a pattern I'm trying to finish and a sweater I'll want to wear next month.

I always think of you as in the same area as I live so I hoped Paradise Fibers would be close. Not quite close enough for a casual visit I'm afraid. Thanks for the link, anyway.