Surely I’m not the first mom to notice the similarity between a wizard’s wand and a nostepinne. First the legos, and now this; if I’m not careful, the boys will start hiding their toys from me.
I dyed the yarn with Wilton’s food dye; the variegated coloring is intentional. It’s destined for a swatch for my Hogwarts socks, so I can’t tell you about it here. Don’t worry, Lesley, your socks won’t be kelly green.
Saturday at my house. A little too hot, but who am I to complain? I have central air.
I’ve been knitting here and there, in fits and starts. I made it to my very first knitterly meetup this week, and was pleasantly surprised. I’m quite looking forward to doing it again next month.
Last week, I received my copy of New Pathways for Sock Knitters by Cat Bordhi. A lovely book; it’s worth its price to me already, as she explained where I was going wrong on my short-row heels and toes. One side of my sock always shows the wraps, and I kept telling myself that I’d sit down and fiddle until I figure out what I need to do to hide them. You know, on the next pair of socks. But, voila, Cat did it for me (thanks!)
Also, this little baby practice sock was a fun knit:
The practice Coriolis sock from the book, knit from Patons Classic Wool Merino in “New Denim” on size US 6 needles. I’ll be experimenting with ideas from this book for years to come, and what else can I ask from a knitting book?
And, last but certainly not least, the newest pair of socks on my needles: Hogwarts Sock Swap II socks. I’m not going to tell you how many patterns I’ve selected and thrown out, or how many times I’ve started this toe. Frankly, I couldn’t tell you at this point, as I’ve blocked it out.
Today’s sky was quite pleasant. That’s all I’ve got for y’all; there hasn’t been much knitting around here lately.
|You see, we now have one of these.* She’s quite lovely, and sees my knitting as invitation to play “grab the wool”. She’ll learn. One of these years.
* Yes, I’m allergic to her. All hail allergy shots and air filters.