Friday, July 27, 2007

I have finished my first Faith Sock. I immediately casted on the second and am on the ribbing. I can't wait for the weather to cool so that I can wear my socks around with pride and just have fun with them.
Edit: I have finished the ribbing of the second and I am now knitting on the leg.

I have started my Hogwarts Sock Swap Two socks. I hope my partner likes what I decided to do with them. I will not have my UCF Game Day socks, but the yarn is going to a good home. Nina wants to learn to knit, so I am going to take her to the LYS and let her pick out some yarn that she wants to knit with.
Currently on TV: Wire in the Blood Series 3 disk 4

Thursday, July 26, 2007

I have a meeting with the nonprofit that I would like to do my thesis research with next Friday. This means that I am already freaking out. Friday the 3rd is also my birthday. I'm not excited at all even though I think 25 is a rocking number. I either know or have my presents from my closest loved ones. So far my plans are to go to this meeting (please pray that it goes well this is my future after all) and go out to dinner with two close friends (at least), one who is flying in from FL to visit.
I have decided that I would like what I call Fred and George socks. That is socks that stripe opposite each other and have different color toes and heals from one another. I have the yarn, but I don't know when I'll knit them. My Faith sock and Seasilk shawl are my knitting obsessions right now. I'm still thinking of the right cabled sock pattern for my sock swap partner. I luckily have had the yarn in my stash.
Edit: The meeting is next Friday at 10:30.
Currently on TV: Nothing

Sunday, July 08, 2007

I'm in Ravenclaw again for my second year.

I had so much fun in the first Hogwarts Sock Swap that I fell hit my head and joined the second swap. For anyone who wasn't in the first year swap you can join in the fun with the second sock swap here Hogwarts Sock Swap Two starting July 14th. It has been so much fun doing this with my friend Jen and all the other knitters.
Hogwarts Sock Swap Questionnaire
Second Years

1. What Hogwarts house have you been sorted into?
I am a proud Ravenclaw. In real life I am a knitting grad student.
2. Shoe size? Foot length? Foot circumference?
US size 8, 9 inches, and the circumference is 8 inches
3. List your three favorite sock yarns.
Here is my dream list:
a. Yarn Pirate
b. Interlacement Tiny Toes
c. Socks That Rock
4. Would you like to try a new brand of sock yarn? If so, which brand?
Sure, I'm open to anything and my typing is horrible. I haven't tried the German Sock yarns or Koigu. I'm interested in trying both.
5. Do you prefer variegated or solid sock yarn?
I will knit with anything. I use mostly variegated as I think the hand dyeds are pretty.
6. What colors would you like to add to your sock yarn stash?
Not pink or purple, I love earth tones and if you put browns and blues together I will buy it. My love of blues and yellows is fairly well known.
7. What kind of sock patterns do you gravitate toward? Lace? Ribbed? Fair Isle?
I knit mainly lace and ribbing. I love cables, but I am frightened by Fair Isle.
8. Do you have any allergies? (smoke, animals, etc.)
I am allergic to cats
9. Will your socks be exposed to cigarette smoke or animals as you knit them?
10. Are you willing to have an international Hogwarts Sock Pal?
Yes, I think it would be fun.
Currently on TV: Nothing listening to Sticks and String.