knitting and the life I almost have around it

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

insert witty title here

well i am annoyed with blogger. this is take 2! and i had a saved draft and all.. but NO! stupid computers and their evilness.

as promised some WIPs. no, this is not all. i am suffering from acute startitis and hysterical take-on-too-much-alot. clearly i need help.. such as a bigger house with better storage space and unlimited cash.


Clapotis take 2: made skinny so i dont lose interest. very pretty yarn, cant wait to wear it though i rather suspect i will gift it out from under my own nose - i'm a bit like that.

Stealth sock the 3rd; cant help it, keep starting the little buggers. could be the enthusiasm with which they are received...

Liv's birthday socks... her birthday was 10th April people. but she knows i'm knitting them so i cant give up. they have been at the heel for, oh, a month now? i tell myself to keep it here as i have many sock-knitters-in-training who need to witness a heel being turned... but i see through myself. i'm sick of the yarn because i have knit with it before.

Lacey socks again: i'm allowed to show you as i have blocked the first one now and started the second so this counts as progress. excuse me while i flaunt.

Some handspun from yesterday: 'Solstice' i think. it is from the Tropical Twilight polwarth from the wool day. very nice. about 120 metres, goes well with midsummer nights dream. they may become a very glamorous (if that's possible) beanie for myself.

A sweater/jacket for my sherpa with some loverly Katia Kena from Taphophile. I'm going to pick up something similar for a constrast chest stripe so i dont run out of yarn. Thought i ought to cast on something nice and chunky to save my hands from tiny-sock cramps (you see how little excuses start to weave their way into everyday life?). and as per bloggers usual style, im not allowed to show you a picture... its very chunky, dark grey with flecks of other colours through it. subtle but not boring. just st st with a bit of 1x1 rib at the bottom. yup, excitement!

Am going to the woden SnB tonight with Irene and Othlon, so that shall be lovely. tis too long since i went to one and i havent seen the woden crowd previously. feel the need to be social. and i hope to resist the urge to start anything new before then, some of my german sock yarn is crying to me... calm down little sock stash! too many of your bothers have fallen!

ok, i had better be a good mummy and go cuddle the patonyle and break up the squabbles between the opal and the jawoll.

knit on and hopefully see a few of you this evening!

the obsessive Ms Spider xo

PS i AM reading all the blogs i usually do.. i'm just crummy at commenting at the moment :( but i am on track with everyone!


  • At June 06, 2006 2:19 pm, Blogger Jejune said…

    Lovely lovely socks as always, you obsessive sock knitting Spidey you :) And DIVINE handspun - you must surely feel frightfully clever, and deservedly so! Bring it along tonight so we can steal, I mean, no, um... fondle and worship it's wooly goodness.

  • At June 06, 2006 3:34 pm, Blogger Bells said…

    Oh talk me through clapotis some time! Am yet to meet anyone in person who has actually made one! Can't make it to SnB tonight - hideously out of touch at the moment. Love your work! :-)

  • At June 06, 2006 6:56 pm, Blogger Taphophile said…

    Oooh, the Sherpa and I will have to chat before SnBs to avoid embarrassing wardrobe coincidences!

    Socks lovely, the clap also tres jolie. (not a sentence normally found in literature)

    See you tonight.

  • At June 06, 2006 8:48 pm, Blogger kylie said…

    youre too clever by half. how are you getting any uni work done?!

  • At June 07, 2006 1:14 am, Blogger periodic haziness said…

    atleast it was only two takes. >< quite good, I would've given up and said stuff blogging. lol... although i have done it before.

  • At June 08, 2006 9:45 am, Blogger Kate said…

    Lovely yarn for the clapotis. This is clapotis #2? You're better man than I am, Gunga Din. I was so bored with my one and only that I was almost catatonic. Glad to see you're still reading, pity I was hardly writing!

  • At June 11, 2006 8:48 am, Blogger Dood said…

    Yay for Woden SnB :) Was fantastic to see some people turn up - I did a lone SnB with all my multiple personalities the other week!

    I'm a big fan of the secret-squirrel socks that you made for your Sherpa and your lace socks are divine - I'm hanging for the day when I can finish my first sock - but until then, on to the dreaded baby blanket! :)


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