Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Sock Wars, Round Two

Got my Round Two socks in the mail the other day (the socks being knit by my target's target, I believe, or perhaps my target's target's target.)

I didn't feel much like working on them before, but last night I pulled them out and finished them off. There wasn't much work left to them - less thn half a foot and the toe. I got them finished last night (kitchenering at 1 am is NOT recommended) and hit the post office this morning to get them in the mail.

Still waiting for my sock to arrive in the mail - no idea when or if they're coming.

In an administrative note, can anyone out there who uses Blogger tell me how to get the e-mail notification to cough up e-mail addresses for my commenters? They show up in my inbox as being from "{noreply-comment@blogger.com}", and I can't reply to them. Some people, I can track back to their e-mails, but others I can't, and it's bothering me that I can't respond to comments people are leaving for me.

Friday, October 06, 2006


I had great fun stumping my co-workers today with my current knitting project.

Too flat to be socks, too small to be clothing. They had no idea! (I'd make y'all guess, but I'm lame, and have no pictures.)

In the interest of using up some of the old stash, I'm making myself a wheelie. Now, since it's stash yarn, the colors are not really perfect for my car interior, but this is a totally fun knit. Easy enough to do in company, with juuuust enough pattern to keep it entertaining. And it's the instant gratification of a small knit, even if it's done on smallish needles with smallish yarn.

Eris continues. I've finished the collar, it seems to be the right size, I just have to sit down and power through picking up all the stitches around the edges. Perhaps that'll be the task for tomorrow evening at Circles, before we go out for dinner.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Sock Wars!

That might be the fastest I've ever knit a pair of socks. It helped that the gauge meant that these will really be more like bed socks than real everyday wear socks.

I was not helped by the fact that I forgot all about sock wars, until my assassin e-mailed me on Monday morning asking for my address. Oh crap! I forgot all about it! Thankfully, I had yarn in the stash that worked for the socks, and I was off and runnning.

Knit like a damn fool all week, and got these off in the mail juuuuust before the post office closed for the night on Friday evening. Just checked my tracking number, and saw they'd been delivered this afternoon.

No sign of my socks yet, but I'm expecting to be toast any moment now.


Pattern is yarnmonkey's sock wars pattern (duh) found here.

Yarn is Cascade 220 (black) and Lorna's Laces Bullfrogs and Butterflies (Bittersweet) for the toes. I know the pattern called for DK weight, and I think the Cascade is technically worsted, but I didn't like the fabric I was getting at that gauge with the thinner yarn. Didn't seem like a good sock fabric. So, I found something I liked better that I was getting gauge with.