Friday, August 21, 2009

I've been a bad bad updater

And I have been productive since my last entry, but just didn't like the end results from the pictures that I took.

Yep, I finished my Malabrigo socks.

I've been wanting to take better pictures, but just haven't felt the motivation, nor the inspiration. Gotta feel a little inspired to take a good pic of these socks, lol. I love them, but I also find it hard to capture the leg pattern well. Then again, that's what I took a second picture for. Hope you like these pictures:

I gave myself a day of a break after completing these socks to cast-on, and begin, my first Monkey sock. So far, so good. I only had to rip back once. However, I've noticed that if you make an error, while knitting, with this pattern, that it's best to go back and fix it. Mistakes of your own will be noticeable, especially if it's a yarn over. The good thing about the pattern for the Malabrigo socks is that I got away with my own errors, not so much with the socks I'm working on now. Doesn't bother me, but requires that I pay more attention. That may not be so much fun, lol.

Alrighty, I'll be seeing you guys after the weekend, where I will be taking part in a Coastal/Provincial Co-ed Softball tournament. Many pictures will be had and lots of knitting (on those Monkey sock) shall be done!

Monday, August 10, 2009


I forgot to show you my new yarn that I got the other day. Every now and then my LYS gets a shipment of Fleece Artist or Hand Maiden in. This last one had been delayed, but I'm so happy to have come in at just the right time to get this:
If I could name my yarn on Ravelry, just like you do with projects, I'd name this yarn Ariel. The colorway reminds me a lot of The Little Mermaid. So, for the specifics... this is Fleece Artist Merino 2/6, which will probably end up becoming a pair of socks. I think the Fleece Artist colorway is Sea Foam, but there's no description to the yarn tag. It looks similar to the other Sea Foam skeins I saw on Ravelry anyhow.

By the way, that chocolate dessert you saw on that last entry? It was ice cream balls. McDonald's tried something similar in the past. Mine was Chocolate & Cookies, which were Fudgee-O's. It was pretty good, but it's best if you don't eat it immediately after they get it out of their fridge. Way too cold, especially the chunks that were stuck together. I learned the hard way on that and had to wait 'til it melted to close my mouth. It also brings on brain freeze a lot sooner than regular ice cream if you try what I said.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

At One With Nature

I did some of this today:
I completed the 1st sock a couple days ago and cast-on for the second shortly after. I'm done with the first repeat for the leg pattern, 4 more of those to go. Debated with myself on whether I should put the pic of the first sock up, it looks so lonely that way though. Anyways, I worked on it a bit while at a family gathering today, knitting beside a lake like this was just too nice to pass up.

I also went to the local faire/exhibition and met some of these:
and had this while I was there:

Can you guess what it is? Extra brownie points, if you can!

P.S. Maybe it's because I'm originally from Southern California, but Alpacas always remind me of California dudes, Surf's up!!