Wednesday, July 29, 2009


(if I may be so rude...)

It's entirely too hot to think -- never mind type, never mind think coherently -- but I'm still managing to knit. Excuse me?!? 101*F/38*C a 8 p.m.?!? Great. Another record-setting day.

rpm#3 finished, and #4 is past the heel and at the decreasing-the-gusset stage.

A week from this moment, I'll be finishing my first shift as a Sock Summit volunteer. This is, frankly, so awesome that I have no words. Even in this heat.

Monday, July 20, 2009

rpm, rev 2

Lost two days driving from Portland to Monterey Bay and back, but there's progress...
More stitches on the needles (size large, with heel flap) this time, so the striping is entirely different.

Friday, July 17, 2009


First variation. Done, and done, for the Sock Museum at Sock Summit:

Blue Moon Fiber Arts, Socks That Rock mediumweight, in Tigers Eye.
(now casting on the second pattern variation, in Blarney Stone)

Friday, July 10, 2009

Woo Hoo, Woobu!

The next project:

Norah Gaughan's Kingscot[e] in BMFA Woobu. I groveled, begged, pleaded with Tina to let me buy some Woobu in a Raven color (Haida) for this sweater. She's stopped dyeing Ravens in Woobu because the colorways turn out silver-y, not black. Apparently some people didn't read the warnings about how Woobu dyes up differently than all-wool fiber (duh, bambu and wool? plant and animal? there's a difference...) and were disappointed.

Huh. Their loss, frankly! I am SO loving the way that the pattern highlights the color and yarn.

(Here's what a poor, abused, formerly lovely cake of yarn looks like, after a day stuffed into a backpack:

All of this is about to be set aside because I've just received the yarn needed to make RPMs for the Sock Summit Sock Museum.

Woo hoo!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Button, button, who's got the button?

That's what's next on this beauty. (What a difference a week makes!)

I'm quite pleased, frankly. This pic is a bit gappy, but that's 'cause there's ten stitches in the center front that will be lost to steaking. Call me twitchy, but I'm not going to steak until I'm ready to work the button band, and I'm not going to work the front bands until I have buttons.

The end is in sight! (Please ignore that it was 103*F (according to the thermometer on the south side of my house) yesterday, and I'm finishing a wool sweater. Okay?)