Thursday, January 29, 2009

Help Me, I'm Falllinnngg

Scratch that. I already fell. I suppose I should have seen this coming. I mean...there is ice on the ground. Of course, I usually expect to fall on my butt and make a loud "oomph" noise. This time, I completely lost my footing, fell onto my side, bruised my hip, arm, knee, and cracked my head on the sidewalk. I have a bump on my head to prove it. I'm not the only one that dropped f-bomb managed to escape my lips as my head touched pavement. One of my neighbors, a kindly looking older woman, gave me an incredulous look before asking if I was okay. I laid on the ground for a little while, contemplating my existence, wondering if I have bent my glasses to hell (My glasses are fine, by the way).

Moving on (but slowly, with a limp). I have lots of pictures to show today, and as promised Elizabeth, this post is (mostly) dedicated to your feet.

Pattern: Thuja by Bobby Ziegler [Ravelry Link]
Yarn: Patons Classic Wool Merino in Olive
Needles: US 7 [4.5mm]
Recipient: Garrett


Pattern: Embossed Leaves by Mona Schmidt from Favorite Socks (Interweave Press)
Yarn: Keegan Lane Yarns Toasty Sock in Milky Way
Needles: US 2 [2.75mm]
Recipient: Elizabeth


Pattern: Thermis by Kristen Patay [Ravelry Link]
Yarn: Cascade Ecological Wool
Needles: US 6 [4.0mm]
Recipient: Me!


Button Love:


Many thanks to Scott and Lauren for your comments last post.

Off to take some ibuprofen....

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A Very Merry Un-Birthday to Me

Because I made myself a Birthday Cowl. A very quick knit, and surprisingly comfortable since I usually hate anything right up by my neck.

Pattern: Birthday Cowl by Nova Seals[Ravelry Link]
Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted in Tuareg
Needles: US 8 (5.00mm)



I took the picture wearing my favorite coat...because I could.

I also finished this pair of socks last week:

Pattern: Universal Toe-Up Sock Pattern by Amy Swenson [Ravelry Link]
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden Sock
Needles: US 3 (3.25mm)
Notes: Worked over 52 stitches


I have been reading all week for my thesis preparation, so I haven't had too much of a "break." Unfortunately, I am nowhere close to completing the amount of reading that I need to. Of course, knitting instead of reading doesn't really help that. But if you had to choose between reading about the Edwardian staging of Henry VI and knitting, which would YOU choose?