Monday, September 19, 2005

Socks!

Right after I made the picture post of Jeremy and me, I went to check the mail. You know what I found?! My socks from my sock pal!! Sarah from My Minutiae was my sock pal! She made me the coolest socks! I really like them! She also sent me some Haiku Tea, from Teahouse Choice! What a sweetheart! I went and checked out her blog, and stole the picture she took of my new socks! (I don't have a camera... sad.) Here are my new socks! Which I love and they fit great!

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Socks

I in a major panic because I realized the other day as I was packing up the socks for my sock pal that I goofed. In a big way. The cuff on one is shorter and on the other one the heel is smaller than the good heel. WTF?! I swear while making both socks that everything was fine. I call foul. Someone must have snuck in and re-knit them in a poor way. I really don't want to send off effed up socks. So I'm going to reknit them. This will cause problems because my secret pal won't get them until I fix my mistakes! UGH! See, my gauge is off, and I fixed it on one sock and I think I was spacy and didn't fix the pattern on the other sock.

I am planning on sending a little knitting type gift to my secret pal, with a note of my apparent troubles. Do I also inform said secret pal who I am?


Dear Secret Pal,

I suck. I goofed up. I swear I've knit socks before, really I have. I just mess up this pattern. Or something. Don't hate me, you WILL GET THEM!! They really are worth the wait! For realz!!

Your friend,
Ellie

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Busy Bee

I have been busy lately! Clapotis has been done for a while now! Oh Clapotis, how I love thee!

I have figured out what socks I'm making my pal! The Rib and Cable socks from Interweave Knits Fall 2005. Can you believe that the FALL issue is out already? It seems so early. It's still summer... isn't it?! I'm really happy with these socks and I have already casted on for them! I'm not sure the pair I just started will be for my pal or not. I haven't decided if the yarn is right, I need to see it knit up a little more. Plus, if this first sock turns out crappy, I'll know what to do when I'm really making my pal's socks!

Remember that guy I was seeing a while back. Even though he was okay with the knitting stuff, he turned out to be a loser. I broke up with him a while ago and have been SO happy ever since! Now, I'm not sure if I should be talking much about my personal life. Do I wait until it's a little more serious to gush and talk about a guy I'm dating? Do I just spill my guts to you all, because I'm just so happy? I haven't a clue.

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Oh Dear...

Knitting on Clapotis is going fast! It might have something to do with the fact that I am just loving this pattern. It's an easy pattern to memorize, which is good for knitting and doing other things at the same time such as reading, watching TV and other such things. I am enjoying dropping the stitches. It's great fun. It makes me feel as though I am doing something naughty, but really, I'm not. I'm just doing as the pattern asks. What fun. Everyone should knit themselves a Clapotis.

I was so excited about knitting my Sockapal-2-za pal a pair of socks. Yes, was. You see, once I got my pal's name, fear overcame me. I have never knit socks for a total stranger! What if my pal doesn't like the socks!?! What if they don't fit my pal? Ohmygoodness!! Excuse me, I need to lay down... all these knitting fears are too much for me. What sort of sock should I knit?

I turn to you, dear reader, how do you overcome this fear? Please, tell me what to knit my pal....

Friday, June 17, 2005

The love that is Merino.

I think I forgot to tell you all that I started Knitting Clapotis! My Clapotis is being knit with Malabrigo Merino in the shade "Little Lovely". I'm loving it. The shade doesn't seem to be on their site, but it's yummy pinks. Holy buckets, is this yarn ever soft and wonderful!!!! It's the yarn I bought the other day that I think I'm in love with. It's true. I am in love with this yarn. I also bought a ton of hanks in lettuce! My favorite sales lady and I kept giggling when I'd say, "oh, I think I need one more hank of Lettuce". She'd say things like "my, your lettuce is soft and lovely". Funny times at the yarn store.

Anyway, Clapotis and I are just knitting along, having a good time together. Every once in a while (read: a lot) I stop to feel the soft goodness that is Clapotis. I like the way the Malabrigo Merino feels on my cheek. I love merino.

(Note to self: I started knitting Clapotis on June 4.)

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Sockapal-2-za

I joined Sockapal-2-za! I am very excited to make socks for my sock buddy! I have been itching and waiting to get my buddy's name and what type of socks he or she likes. Let the fun begin! I got my person's name in an e-mail tonight. This is me, totally excited!!

I'm in a big hurry, as I have other things I must be doing. I just wanted to give a short and sweet update.

Friday, June 03, 2005

First post in my new place!

I am in my new place!

At first, the kitty DID NOT like it. He wanted to leave. STAT.

He seems to like it just fine now.

I have been so busy I haven't had a chance to update!

I have been sick. It hit me like a ton of bricks and knocked me on my arse. Hardcore.

I bought awsome yarn today. I think I'm in love. No joke.

Will someone help me figure out how to purl into the front and back of a stitch? (It's knittting into the back that's giving me issues.)

Edit: I figured out how to purl into the front and the back. Can you believe I've never had to do that in all my years of knitting? Now I have.

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