Thursday, April 13, 2006

Friends and knitting and stuff

First, and most importantly, I have to thank every single one of you that commented, emailed, called or just kept us in your thoughts. Words cannot even begin to express my thanks. After I posted on Friday and I started getting responses, it made me feel so much better. I had just cried myself out. My cats are like my furry children and I love them so much. Their love is so unconditional and innocent. And they depend on us so much. Olive has been with me through alot of crap in my life, always loving me no matter what. She is doing a little better, though not as much as I would have thought.

Moving on...I haven't been knitting very much, but I do have a little progress to show. The baby blanket was finished a week or so ago.



I really do love this pattern, although near the end I'm always bored out of my skull. I hope Brian's Great Nephew likes it.

Next up, the Koigu socks. Is this a gorgeous sock, or what?



I'm using Wendy's Toe-up Sock Pattern and the Koigu my wonderful Secret Pal gave me. I am just so in love with the color. So rich and beautiful. I had one skein of this yarn, so I used my new digital scale and wound off 2 balls of the exact same weight. Then, I knit them until I ran out of yarn. How much did I have left? See that little bit of yarn at the bottom of the unfinished sock? That's how much.

Funny, huh? How did I get so close? Well, I figured out how much yarn a row of the ribbing took and left myself double that for the bind off and weaving. This is exactly how much yarn I'm willing to throw away. Not bad.

Also in my line-up are the Jaywalker socks. Which are boring. Very, very boring. So boring that a picture of them could put you to sleep. I love to knit socks, but these are not fun. And I don't know why, really. I'm still stuck on the heel flat, which looks rather wide to me.

There are other, random knits in the basket that need some finishing. My goal? To get a few projects done so I can cast on for something really different than what I've been doing.

Thank you again, my friends.

Posted by Heather at 7:08 AM

9 Comments

  1. Blogger Cece posted at 7:57 AM  
    I know - the furry pets give so much unconditional love to us - our hearts just melt when they are in trouble...and they can't talk and tell us what would make them feel better. Sigh

    good luck.
  2. Blogger Mel posted at 8:30 AM  
    The blanket turned out so beautiful! I'll be thinking good thoughts for you and Olive. Those fuzzballs really get into our hearts...
  3. Blogger Emma posted at 11:15 AM  
    The blue koigu is lovely. Good luck with the socks. It sounds like you've got it all under control. Very admirable.
  4. Blogger Jennifer posted at 5:46 PM  
    Everything looks so lovely!

    I'm still thinking of you and Olive...
  5. Anonymous Ashley posted at 7:17 PM  
    So glad your furbaby is feeling (even a bit) better!

    I love the socks and the baby blanket! I'm glad to hear that you get bored on baby blankets too. However, my boredom usually starts about row 3!
  6. Blogger kt posted at 9:36 PM  
    The knitting is looking MAH-velous. Your sock-spertise is making me plot to miss my girlie's Tuesday softball game so that I can meet up at Coffee Rush and ply you with ________ (fill-in blank) to help me move forward from where I have stalled.

    Glad to hear that Miss Olive is a bit better. She's still getting lots of love and good karma from here. Skritch her ears for me, please.
  7. Blogger Jen posted at 3:17 PM  
    Knitted baby blankets have 100x the love...knitting blankets is a test of a knitter's fortitude - am 2/3rds through one myself...

    I'm sorry to hear about your cat.
  8. Blogger bethanie posted at 8:49 AM  
    Take care of little Miss Olive!
  9. Anonymous erin posted at 6:50 PM  
    The baby blanket is beautiful. First time I'm commenting, just had to, when I saw the blanket :)

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