Mutter of Purl

My opinions (and I do have a lot of them) on knitting and sometimes other topics.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

We now return to our regularly scheduled programming

Finding a job you like is great. There is only one drawback. It severely cuts into ones knitting time!

I started working in early January and since then have only completed one project, the socks for my daughter that I had started earlier. I have been working on another pair of socks

but I am beginning to have grave doubts about them. I have turned the heels and am knitting the legs now. I seriously doubt that there is enough yarn to make them a decent height. I will go as far as I can. When people ask me why I knit both socks at the same time from the toe up, this is one of the reasons. I can always make the socks shorter in the legs than I wanted to, but what do you do if kniting from the top down and you run out of yarn? Last week at the Saturday WeHo SNB it was suggested "open toe socks?". Um, I don't think so. I will see just how long I can make them.

Speaking of the WeHo SNB, I would love to make the Thursday night meetings, but I live in the Valley and the drive would kill me. Instead, I go to the one that meets every 2nd Saturday of the month from 10am-12noon. I am getting to know the ladies (and gentleman!) there and enjoy their company and conversation. I learn some veeeeerry interesting things from them. Among the attendees are Ellen, Laurie, Faith and Regina, if she shows up again. Yes, I am talking about YOU!

There are a lot of crocheters at the Saturday SNB. (if you have been reading my blog at all, you know that all of my knitting needles except the #2 are still in Washington waiting for my friend, ANY friend, to send them to me!) From time to time I get the urge to crochet something myself. Last Saturday I drove home from the SNB, directly to the Michael's and bought yarn. Yes, I know that I vowed to go on a yarn diet, as it were, until October 2007. Technically, I am still within the rules. I only bought Patons Grace which is a fingering/sock weight yarn. Nevermind the fact that I am using it to make a crochet bolero.I decided I need something to wear over sleeveless tops (trust me, it is a necessity) and I found this free pattern on the internet. I have had to do a bit of frogging 3/4 of a skein swatching to come up with the correct hook size. I am on the right track now and it is just back-and-forth treble crochet. I should be done with it in about 2 weeks, if all goes according to plan.

Yeah, like THAT has ever happened...