Sunday, May 20, 2007

The one where I am in love what I have been working on. See me and my messy desk? There is enough space cleared off for my kick butt Jitterbug sock yarn, my SIP, needles, pattern, and pen. Otherwise, its a disaster area. And I just cleaned it off!! Anyway, these are the Seize Diamondbacks for my sockapalooza pal.

Here is an up close view. Beautiful blue yarn. Beautiful SIP. I am IN LOVE!!!!!! This pattern is fantastic, and believe it or not, I would call this a very quick knit. I just cast on last night, before we went to dinner, got the ribbing done (can I just mention this quick little opinion......1x1 rib is evil. I hate it.), and this morning I started the pattern part of the sock. It is amazing, I love it, I love it, and in case I haven't mentioned. I <3 it.

Sure am glad I picked myself up my own Jitterbug yarn to make me some :) A few things to say. Jitterbug yarn. Knit with it. A lot. I LOVE IT!!!!!!! Its so soft and way fun to knit with. Minus the 1x1 rib. As far as the Diamondbacks. Buy the pattern. Make lots of copies because you will make many pairs of socks and if you write on your patterns like I do, you will want fresh copies for your next pairs. I can't say enough about this pattern. Seriously. Buy it. And encourage others to also. They will love you for it.

Moving on.....this is going around the net like crazy, so I figured I'd put it in here too. It will be a neat reference a year from now to see how much I have progressed.

Here's the key: Bold for stuff I've done, italics for stuff I plan to do one day, and normal for stuff I'm not planning on doing.

Afghan/Blanket (baby sized) (though, in progress)
I-cord (will do on the booga)
Garter stitch
Knitting with metal wire
Stockinette stitch
Socks: top-down
Socks: toe-up
Knitting with camel yarn (HUH?)
Mittens: Cuff-up
Mittens: Tip-down

Knitting with silk
Moebius band knitting
Participating in a KAL
Drop stitch patterns
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
Slip stitch patterns
Knitting with banana fiber yarn
Domino knitting (modular knitting)
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Two end knitting
Charity knitting
Knitting with soy yarn

Toy/doll clothing
Knitting with circular needles
Knitting with your own handspun yarn
Graffiti knitting (knitting items on, or to be left on the street)
Continental knitting
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)
Lace patterns
Publishing a knitting book
American/English knitting (as opposed to continental)
Knitting to make money
Button holes
Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle knitting
Norwegian knitting
Dyeing with plant colors
Knitting items for a wedding
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cozies…) (just joined a dishcloth KAL!)
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items) on two circulars
Olympic knitting
Knitting with someone else’s handspun yarn (Maddie got me some for Mother's Day!)

Knitting with DPNs
Holiday related knitting

Teaching a male how to knit
Knitting for a living

Knitting with cotton
Knitting smocking
Dyeing yarn

Knitting art
Knitting with wool
Textured knitting
Knitting with beads
Long Tail CO
Knitting and purling backwards
Machine knitting
Knitting with self-patterning/self-striping/variegating yarn
Stuffed toys
Baby items
Knitting with cashmere
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Writing a pattern
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Tubular CO
Freeform knitting
Short rows
Cuffs/fingerless mitts/arm warmers
Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine
Knitting on a loom
Thrummed knitting
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets
Knitting with dog/cat hair (Seriously, someone has to be kidding)
Hair accessories
Knitting in public

Boy I have much to do :)

And just because I can't resist showing this adorable little face. I <3 him too.....way more than to socks, though. A lot of bloggers have their kitties....I have my Wyatt.

Oh yeah....a look ahead. I will have yarn porn. And lots of it. Hopefully by Tuesday or Wednesday. Check back. You will be jealous. I CAN'T WAIT TO SHOW IT OFF!!

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