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Irregular posts, if any at all...sometimes I knit, sometimes I don't. I am trying to learn how to spin, but I don't have much time.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

I made it!

I managed to finish sock #2 just in time for the beginning of the closing ceremonies on NBC. I may be running on a slightly different schedule from everyone else. I also didn't realize that I could cast on at 2pm on opening day and I instead began during the opening ceremonies on NBC at around 8pm. So, I figure that makes it okay, right? Here is my DB proudly modeling his new socks.
Bradsocks
I grabbed him as soon as he walked in the door from a 12hour shift and forced the freshly completed socks on his feet.

Since I spent the weekend crying intermittently while trying to complete these socks and study and run a home I am going to collapse in bed now that I have had my first shower in days.

Congratulations to everyone who participated! I can't wait for the next olympics and I will be training nearly every day until the next opening ceremonies.

x-posted to teamdpn.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Olympic Glory!

I watched last night as the US took the gold in the giant slalom! It was so exciting to watch those girls kick some serious ass in the bad weather. Man, if the weather around here were more like that I would have my olympic socks done by now. I managed to turn the heel and complete gusset decreases on my second sock. I know I haven't been posting here, and very little anywhere else.

Sock Montage:

sock the first

Sock the First in all its glory and bagginess and some holes that aren't supposed to be there.

sock 2 cuff

Sock the Second a few inches in.

sock2decreased

Sock the Second coming round the turn and heading for the finish line.

More posting to follow for my dedicated listeners - eventually there will be listeners

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Storage!!!

I have recently acquired a yarn storage device! This lovely new cabinet needs a little bit more work, however I couldn't resist putting some yarn in it right away. I need to build better shelving within it at a later point.
Yarn Storage

My grandmother bought me a wool winder for xmas and I had to buy a swift to complete the set. I can't wait until I start doing a bit more spinning, as soon as I can figure out what is wrong with my wheel.
Swift and winder