My goodness this photo makes this sock look like it was knit for an octopus. Actually it was knit for my mother, who has very narrow feet. But isn't this yarn divine?! It is "Original" Duet Sock Yarn (dk weight) from A Swell Yarn Shop. Actually, I picked it up at Renaissance Yarns during last weekend's Destination Yarn Tour, that encompassed 24 yarn shops in the Greater Seattle area. I got to three--but I think I scored just fine with this yarn, which knit like a dream, didn't pool at at all (like the World's Ugliest Socks) and is so yummy soft. I love the fact that it comes with coordinating heel and toe yarn.
I can't believe I've let this blog slip so badly, but I blame the work. I am on a really tight deadline in my writing schedule, (the book is due August 1) and so I am spending all my time in front of the computer writing and working--go figure. Unfortunately, this blog is on the bottom of the priority list when it comes to typing extras, since after doing 35-45 pages a week, my wrists get a little sore. But thank my little early bird for rousing me awake this Saturday morning and giving me a little extra time to write something, anything about my knitting and not about Lady Gossett and her pirate lover--which granted is turning out to be a whole lot of fun--and even though I LOVE being a writer, it is still a job. I do keep up my writing blog, so if you want to look into my alter-ego life, as Elizabeth Boyle, Romance Author, drop by.
And for some reason, my knitting (unlike my writing) keeps getting stalled. Maybe I can only be creative in one direction at a time. I started a vest in some Mountain Colors I picked up like a year ago, but it came out way too big, so I frogged it. I've got two lacy sort of projects on the needles. Yes, me and lace. I keep trying. But they are the sort of things I slog along when I feel like I have the energy and patience.
I did venture into a little sewing project recently and made a couple of bags for sock projects. I saw a cute little cube bag on Etsy and now for the life of me can't find the link, but I thought they would be easy to make. And after consulting with She-Who-Sews-All, aka my mom, I came up with a pattern and made three in like no time.
I sent the turquoise ones to Jenny & Nicole of Stash and Burn as thank you gifts. I love their podcasts and those two have kept me laughing and entertained through hours and hours of Matthew's therapy appointments. For years, I have spent between 15-20 hours a week sitting in really boring waiting rooms or in the therapy sessions waiting and knitting. Their podcasts makes the time fly. Now, Matthew is down to only one outside weekly session, (thank goodness with the price of gas these days!) and the rest of his therapy is at home, so I listen to S&B when I go walking. If you haven't listened to them--do!
I'd rather hoped having a bag just perfect for sock knitting would inspire me to knit up my sock yarn, and that seems to be working. Now I just need to find the perfect "lace" bag to get me going in that direction.
When the yarn starts to get a mind of its own, then it's time to knit the stash.
Welcome to my blog. My name is Elizabeth, and I've been knitting off and on since I was seven. I come from a long line of knitters, crocheters and quilters and love anything to do with fiber. Since I live in a house filled with male DNA, this is where I get to share my projects and notions.