Saturday, November 17, 2007

The Sock lady.

I knit socks.

Lots of socks.

I knit them in public. At the ballet school, at the ballet, at the park, at the cafe in the get the idea. Some people call me the socklady, until I introduce them to my friend Anita.

Today, I uploaded a lot of sock pictures to my flickr site.

Some of these pictures actually made it to my Ravelry projects page, before suddenly it just wouldn't let me do it anymore. Bummer, I was on a roll.

Back to Anita, go visit her blog. She has 32 pairs of socks that she has knit just for herself.

This isn't counting the socks she knits for the rest of her family. She knits way more socks than I do, so she is the sock lady to me.

Her post the other day on Socks vs. Mittens took me Moth Heaven's blog

Yes, mittens are showy. Esp. if you knit highly patterned mittens.

I myself love mittens. I knit mittens. I have a hard time finishing highly patterned mittens.

It is the need for carrying around a pattern and following a chart. It just isn't as easy to knit a highly patterned mitten as it is to knit a highly colorful sock, where the yarn does the job for me.
It may be a little hard for the muggles to see the socks I'm wearing, but they always see the ones I'm knitting and are impressed.
So for me it is Socks over mittens. Unfortunately, because Mariah and I could use new mittens.
I want another mitten book for Christmas. Yes, I want Fancy mittens, but I'll settle for socks.
I guess I could wear them on my hands.
Now where did I put that half finished Fancy mitten?

Thursday, November 01, 2007


This is my FLAK sweater. You can't see the sleeves, but they are done. I haven't bound them off just in case I want the sleeves to be longer.
I need to attack this sweater. Afterall there are Christmas parties about a month away. IT would be nice to wear it to at least one of them.

I have to take more pictures of Lots of stuff, socks, yarn, more yarn to upload to Ravelry.
It is a nice site and I can see spending tons of time on there.
Question: If you spend tons of time on Ravelry, when do you knit?