I am, for once in my life (and much to the surprise of anyone who has met me), done ahead of schedule. Yes, that’s right, the Dippers socks are done being knit, done being photographed, and the pattern done being written. You may find the pattern here. You may also shower me with adulation, expensive presents, and, barring either of those, pictures of your completed socks.
One more picture, mostly because I’m smug and self satisfied. Possibly even smugly self satisfied.
- March 29, 2009
- tags: Dippers
No I’m not dead. I am, instead, alternating between knitting and having the vapors. I think the vapors are underrated and are a perfectly valid coping technique for many of life’s ills. I am, as they say, bringing them back. Between fits of the vapors I’m knitting away, and have approximately 10/11ths of the second Dippers sock done (what? Yes I count the stitches in a sock and then keep track as I go along, and yes I do like irreducible fractions). With luck they’ll be done tonight, photographed tomorrow, and available on Tuesday…barring more vapors.
- March 24, 2009
- tags: Dippers
I’m pleased to announce the official name of the newest sock. They are now and shall henceforth be known as Dippers. The first sock is done and the pattern is 90% finished. It goes out to the noble and startlingly attractive test knitters/proof readers tomorrow, and should be up for general consumption some time next week. If your life will end if you are not one of said test knitters, find me on Ravelry and let me know. Holy crispy critters Batman, that was quick. I’ve been inundated (which is, by the way, totally awesome) and need no more test knitters. Thanks to everyone who offered and I promise the pattern will be up soon!
- March 23, 2009
- tags: Knit in Public
What’s that Mr. Security Guard, you’d like to look in my purse? Sure, go right ahead. That? Oh, that’s my knitting…would you like to see? Out comes 3/4 of a sock and scads of yarn. Thank you Mr. Security Guard, I will enjoy the concert.
Now it’s hardly my fault that he was so distracted by the knitting that he didn’t notice the wee tiny camera tucked discretely in the back of the knitting case. Nope, not my doing at all. Such lax security leads to picture taking opportunities. Presenting the charming Mr. Folds:
- March 22, 2009
- tags: Dippers
I have to learn to knit faster. Alas, I feel this is likely accomplished most successfully by spending more time knitting, and neither my wrists nor my schedule allow for any more time spent with yarn. Generally, if I knit every day, and knit faithfully on just one project (ha), I can get a sock done in a week. That’s a sock, not a pair of socks. The second one takes longer. That’s also just the knitting…not the dreaming up. If I actually swatch (granted, a hell of an if) it takes even longer. To judge from the (flattering, yet insistent) requests I’m getting for more sock patterns, this rate will simply not suit. I’ll have to practice all those speeches about patience being a virtue and good things re those who wait and other such platitudes. Pick your favorite and insert it here.
Have you resigned yourself to a nice wait yet? Excellent. Here’s one more pic to tide you over. I promise no more until the socks are all done. Any ideas for a name for these? I want something that’s just one word. Email me with your brilliant ideas.