rope. tree. fan. spear. snake. wall.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

oops more sock yarn fell into my shopping cart

Hm, so looking over my previous post I see that I did not tell you to stop me from buying more sock yarn at Aldi. That was a serious oversight on my part, because I am sure you would've come through for me if I'd asked. But I didn't, so you didn't, and this happened:


Thursday, January 16, 2014

tiny sweater update

Size newborn1, worsted weight
Size newborn2, worsted weight
Size newborn2, fingering weight
Four sweaters knitted, three photographed, none washed or blocked yet. I'll try to get that all done this weekend so I can mail them to their new little owners on Monday. 

I wrote out the pattern for four yarn weights and six sizes, and sent it to Arja(aaa), who invited, oh, 27 of her closest friends to a test-knit (for which thank you, Arja, because it got me moving like nothing else would) and there has been good feedback and now I am struggling to work it all in and rewrite the pattern like a real writer, you know, someone who can do stuff with words. Then there's pictures and formatting and such still to do. It's taking me ages, because every time I find a mistake anywhere I have to recheck all the math, which is a real recipe for crazy. Once it's done I will very seriously consider sending it to the MuKnit group for a second round of testing. Just to try being all rigorous for once. (It probably won't suit me.)

Then, too, other non-knitting related things are going on, which drag my attention away from What Really Matters (hint: it rhymes with "schmitting"). Don't know how I let that happen...

And oh, epic noes! Aldi is going to have sockyarn again next week! What'll I doooooooo!? Well, knit all the sizes of my pattern, for one. And many more socks. 

Which I will definitely blog about. There, I said it. Now I have to do it.

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Oh! Right! Pictures!

... of socks, yay. For the record, I took the pictures when I said I would, and edited them and uploaded them to Ravelry, I just forgot to put them here. So here they are: six pairs of socks, received with various degrees of enthusiasm.

For the Sniglet
For Ignaz
For me!

Man, I have got to get a better camera...

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

from socks to sweaters

Again I am not posting because there aren't enough pictures - yes, I know: stupid. So here is my New Year's Resolution vis à vis this knitting blog: I will certainly try to post more often, because I actually do use this blog for documentation. Sometimes.

BUT ANYWAY. I bet you were wondering what it would take to break my sock obsession, and it happened about a week after my last post: a friend in NL had twin boys, so it's on to tiny sweaters! Which I actually already promised them when I visited them in hospital (eeee that was fun!) a month ago, so I should really get on with that.

Not that I haven't, I am knitting up a storm here. But I'm also designing/documenting the process, so I can properly publish the Five-Hour Baby Sweater pattern. The existing pattern is very specific and yields exactly one size, in one yarn. I know I can do better. 5hbs mk 2 has six sizes, in four yarn weights, and I've already worked up two of them. I should probably line up test-knitters as a next step.

The socks are washed and now drying and the light is gone, but I'll try for photos tomorrow, and then I'll get on to documenting the sweaters. Okay, now it's out there: instead of having a vague intention, I've actually written and published it, so that means it's more likely to happen, right? Right.