Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Nuttin' but knittin'


*First up: THANKS. Thanks to anyone who told me the new blogger format wasn't working for them. I cannot get by without your comments, I crave your comments. Telling me you couldn't post a comment went right through my knitblog heart....I think I had an arrhythmia over it actually....

*Second up: THANKS. Thanks to those of you who said you couldn't see the images I post on the new format. This must mean the images are getting better since Franklin's class last spring. I do try so hard with images.....Back to the old blog format! I'm a picture snob, I admit it. I don't read many bloggers who don't include pictures....

*Next on the agenda: I just got home from knitting at the bar with Karen and Meg and Joany B. I wish this bar made Mai Tai's. The are a BEER and wine bar. Oh and they do Bloody Mary's which everyone who knits with me likes.....Bloody's are just too healthy for me. Oh they can make rum and coke there....see? This is why fountain coke thrills me so. Sugar high....bubble high....
Coke right from the tap......
and Let's face it I can't hold my liquor well and since we start at 11:30, I really would be in the laz-y-boy the rest of the day if I drank when we meet at the bar.

*Here are the Regia socks I just now finished for Fireman. Regia Farbe 5376 if you must know.
This is the fastest pair of socks I've ever knitted. WHy? Well, I think it is because, and I did the math, it is about 2 thousand stitches less than a normal pair for me. I almost always start with 64 stitches. This time, because Fireman has tiny little ankles, not Hungarian at all, I decided to make them fit him. (not me) SO I cast on 48 stitches. I knitted NOTHING but these socks and yes I am crazy monogamous knitter.

*Funny thing is when I brought them to the bar, and before anyone started on Bloody Mary's, the group was enamored with the colorway. Then I told them it was the Regia they had on clearance at the store they used to work for....and showed them the hank. Gasps all around! Sometimes the hank just doesn't do the work up any justice! It really was underrated before it got knitted up.

*Good thing the women I knit with at the bar, who drink Bloody's are smart too. They were not at all excited when I showed them more potential next knit. I brought some Mohair......I was going to just knit it up in garter into a scarf as I saw someone else do recently. I should take it as a hint when no one comments...AT ALL... on my idea. So I pushed Karen into giving me a cast on number and knit until the little mohair fibers had sufficiently and sneakily entered my airway and I began to feel the fibers in my lungs. This didn't take long mind you. Maybe a inch or so of knitting. Then I declared it probably wasn't going to be my next knit afterall.

*SO, there you have it. Socks done. What next??? I don't know. But YOU KNOW I"LL tell you soon
I'm off to walk with Al and we will decide on my next project.....it is glorious out.
oh and I forgot to tell you..
all the while at the bar and during this post, and I have NEVER experienced this before.....
my oven has been cleaning ...itself.....




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11 comments:

SissySees said...

I'm not reading anymore blogs. I'm shutting down my work computer and going home. The last two blogs I've read talked about Bloody Marys and I HATE them. Icky.

So there you have it... ;)

Dee said...

I have had many ugly skeins turn into lovely socks. And, a sad few that went the other way.

Fireman's new socks are great!

sapphireblue said...

Those socks look lovely! I usually do the 64 cast on, but you're better at adjusting patterns than me. I can't wait to see your next project.

plasworld said...

I wish I was a crazy, monogamous knitter!! It might get some things finished this way!

Marguerite said...

I'm posting a comment just to prove that I can and to tell you those socks are great.

Nancy said...

Love the socks; love Bloody Marys. I've even knit while drinking Bloody Marys - socks, as a matter of fact. Does that mean that knitting socks drives us to drink? Just saying. . . ;oD

Beverly said...

Don't you love Regia? I do and just bought a bunch of solids for $1.00 at the lys. It's such a workhorse yarn and lasts forever.

I used another browser to post a comment. Thanks for going back to the old format. I hope they get the bugs worked out of the new versions.

Katherine said...

I love crazy monogamous knitters who knit spectacularly striped socks. And fast too!! You know my problem with monogamous.

I am also awed by anyone who can get their self-cleaning oven to work. I've never been able to get mine to clean. I think the oven hates me anyway!

Alyssa said...

I'm also a rum and coke person ) I love it! Especially when it's light on the rum... it's so fun to say things like that legally. (I just turned 21 a few months ago)

I don't usually read blogs without photos, unless I know the blogger personally. I keep telling my boyfriend to put photos on his blog, he says "THEY'RE NOT AS IMPORTANT AS THE WORDS." When you don't even spell check the words? I'm getting on a rant.

Judy S. said...

Oh, I'm so glad you went back to the old format! Nice socks; I love Regia yarn. Happy Socktober!

Denise said...

The socks look great.

BTW, I drink Brandy Alexanders. Hate Bloody Marys.

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