Monday, October 16, 2006

SOCK HOP - Day 16

Even Hugh Jackman hates Mondays.

Sorry but I've still got nothing for you unless you'd like me to whine about the head cold that's now set up housekeeping in various other parts of my battered body.

I did, however, cast on for a pair of spiral socks but am too lazy and/or wiped out to scan them for you. Maybe tomorrow.

So what's on your needles right now? Socks? Sweaters? Mittens? Are you starting to think FELT FELT FELT?

I'm trying to figure out how I can turn my BEST FOOT FORWARD socks into fingerless gloves and it's making my brain hurt.


Blogger dobarah said...

I have been preparing to felt. My niece asked for Flappers (from Knitty) so I started knitting. I"ll be felting soon...I think!

11:19 PM  
Blogger Jamie Denton said...

Shame on me. Bad sock hopper. Not a stitch or round made in days. A looming deadline, and another sweater to get done for one of the grandbabies is keeping me from socking right now.

I did take a break yesterday afternoon to watch the Steelers WIN, WIN, WIN but what did I do instead of knitting? OMG! I read a book.

Bad sock hopper. Bad, bad.

4:06 AM  
Anonymous Denise said...

I still have my Jaywalkers on the needles, waiting for me to have the guts to undertake my first Sherman Heel. Meanwhile, I am knitting myself a new thin red scarf. I was tempted to make a felted one but am afraid it wouldn't be supple enough to be pleasing to wear.

As for felting, perhaps a red hat...

8:09 AM  
Blogger kshotz said...

Still planning to finish off my Sensational Socks Elongated Corded rib sock in the Step yarn. I got distracted over the weekend and produced a pair of fingerless mitts as the weather is supposed to turn colder and rainy (even heard them mention the s*** word for Wed!) Should have lots of knitting time today however!


8:51 AM  
Blogger Fran Baker said...

Oh boy, Jamie, the Steelers beat the peewadding out of the Chiefs yesterday. I had to turn off the game after the first quarter, as I feared it portended a terrible outcome for us.

What book did you read? And was it any good? I'm in the mood for a new book myself. (Not counting the one I'm writing, of course, since it's slow, slow, slow.)

8:56 AM  
Blogger LauraP said...

I've been doing a few rows on the shawl each night to loosen up my fingers, then switching to the sock needles. I've frogged and restarted so many times I've lost count. I'm about two inches down the cuff on a girly girl pattern that I'm finally satisfied far.

My felting selection probably will be a pair of boiled fisherman's mittens -- always wanted to try that pattern, and I suspect I'll need a sturdy pair of warm-when-wet mittens this winter.

Gotta stop and make some fingerless mitts, too. My favorite pair has gone missing. Grrr.

9:41 AM  
Blogger KnitTech said...

I've started the second sock. The second sleeve for husband's sweater is coming along. Started thinking I'll make felted clogs for next month.

9:46 AM  
Blogger Holly in CT said...

Relief! I am finally dead in the 2006 Sock Wars. After knitting 5 pair of the same pattern of socks I was worn out, exhausted I tell you of knitting the same pattern over and over (10 times to be exact). This weekend after receiving my Socks of Doom I immediately cast on the Lacey Trellis socks with some orange Treckking I got for the pattern. After correcting some errors in the written pattern (the chart is correct) I am off and running!

10:16 AM  
Anonymous theresa s. said...

Sorry to hear you're feeling ill, Barbara. Get well soon.

My needles are gathering dust right now while I make Halloween costumes for my nieces and nephews. One wizard costume down, and a mermaid, a pink princess and a grim reaper to go.

My experimental sock hop socks are developing abandonment issues and will need much therapy to recover. Commiserating with the socks are a partly knit Lady Eleanor in Auracania Nature Wool (very rustic and lovely), an everyday cardigan waiting for sleeves, and a hooded sweatshirt in Homespun that will probably never be finished because I hate the yarn so much. Hate. Yarn. Who knew such a thing was possible?

And now you've got me thinking about this cute felted hat pattern....

12:19 PM  
Anonymous Tanya said...

I am plugging away on the bayerische socks. 8 more rows and I will start the heel! Mine will have a MUCH shorter leg than the original.

I got distracted as well (is there something in the air?) and cast on for a baby girl sweater that I saw on display in my LYS. The owner said the pattern was out of print but I found it in a Leisure Arts pamphlet and couldn't resist! Never mind that my daughter is 10! Never mind that it is size 24 mos and my 2 year old is a boy! Never mind that my yard is in desperate need of weeding! Never mind that I have the flower basket shawl half done, the bayerische socks on the needles and Lorna's Laces enticing me from my knitting bag! Never mind that Halloween costumes are still a bolt of fabric on the shelf! (Okay, I know. You get the picture!)

Despite the above list :) I am planning to make the felted mittens from Felted Knits by Bev Galeskas for my daughter. Felting can be a dangerous addiction though.

12:43 PM  
Blogger Sharon Hurlbut said...

Oh, I sure hope you start to feel better soon!

My mom was here for a visit all last week, so hardly any sock progress at all. But, Blue Moon did send me another skein of 'Blue Brick Wall', so my husband will get a pair instead of just a single sock. And I decided to try the baby cable rib pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks for my own pair - I'm about 2 inches in and it looks great. Pictures coming later this afternoon, I hope.

1:36 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

I'm going to commit to posting pictures this evening to give myself a deadline. Otherwise I will undoubtedly put it off yet again.

My socks are getting there, and while I won't be flying through multiple pairs of socks this month I will at least get the current WIPs off the needles.

And I won't be felting next month, as I much prefer knit fabric to felted. Well, that plus I really need to finish my current projects before committing to something else.

4:17 PM  
Blogger Jamie Denton said...

Oh boy, Jamie, the Steelers beat the peewadding out of the Chiefs yesterday.

Fran - To be honest, although I'm glad we won, I was sorry we won so big. See, we have a "connection" to the Chiefs -- Sammy Knight. He and my oldest son were on the same HS football team.

What book did you read? And was it any good?

I read If You Loved Me, a true crime novel by Ann Rule, and it was fascinating. I grew up in So.Cal. so was familiar with the case. This was the first of Ann Rule's books that I've read, and I was blown away. Although she's writing true crime events, her style is quite fiction like, not a lot of dry information like so many of the TC novels.

I have another of her books waiting to be read, but I'm absolutely NOT touching it until the current WIP is on my editor's desk.

3:09 AM  

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