Monday, May 14, 2007

rainy weekend

Due to technical difficulties, the secret whatzit project is taking a little break right now. I had a yarn-usage target in mind for this project, and we are creeping up on the end of the yarn supply, with significant knitting still to be done. So I'll have to rip out the main body of the thing and rework it to be about 2/3 the size it is now, for yarn conservation purposes. Also, I think I lost a small piece of it during some outdoor knitting/revelry recently, though the drinking establishment in question swears they haven't found it. I think they're actually using it as a naughty cosy, but let's not go into that.

With technical difficulties staring me in the face, the only choice was (obviously) to cast on for something else. And now a momerath factory has popped up in my room:

momerath factory

The first one got lonely. Now he'll have a whole little village of friends. You can see some of them lined up here on the windowsill with raindrops behind them on the screen. They're just getting ready to start reciting from Jabberwocky.

I've also cast on for some socks that I'm hoping to successfully knit toe-up, following the inspiration from Ann Budd's article on toe-up sock knitting in the summer issue of IK. Is it just me, or is that article the only thing in the whole magazine worth reading? There wasn't a single design in there that I wanted to knit, and believe me I tried to like several of them, I really did. Anyway, I really like the idea of toe-up sock knitting for the economy of it - I'd like to use every last fiber of my fancy hand-dyed sock yarns and toe-up is the way to make that happen. I'm nervous about the short-row heels, but I think I've prepared myself mentally to make a good show of it at least.

Off to embroider some faces on the new momerath friends...

6 comments:

  1. Hi Pal wanted to give you the heads up and be on the look out for a package at the end of the week.:)

    SP10

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  2. I'm knitting your wildflower socks toe up - the stitch pattern looks like little lotus flowers.

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  3. So cute! I can't wait to see them with faces! Oh, and I heard the new Bjork is great. :)

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  4. the momeraths are cute! and i am so curious to hear more details about how exactly you lost that yarn. hmmm.
    re: interweave, it's not just you. i was so excited when it came in the mail, like read-it-on-the-way-to-the-couch excited, and it was a big letdown for me. sigh.

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  5. I think you are addicted to toys, knit toys and sock monsters. I think the kid in you is trying to get out.

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  6. they look so sweet hanging out on the windowsill!

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