I really like Sundays. I commute pretty far (65 miles each way) to my job so I hate going anywhere on the weekend. But errands and chores must be done so I try to get everything done on Saturday. Sundays are better – the only thing I have to do is grocery shop, and my husband and I have a routine where we do it Sunday morning. So Sunday afternoon is always free, and I usually spend it knitting and listening to podcasts on my iPod (I have great husband – he bought me the iPod for Christmas).
Today I listened to a new podcast – Its a Purl, Man. Its done by Guido who lives in Massachusetts, and I really enjoyed it. I really like the knitting podcasts that are out there for the variety – they are all so different. I try to listen to them all at least once; I like some better than others, and have to admit some just aren’t to my taste so I don’t download them again. But Guido’s is pretty good, and I’ll download it again in the future. This week he spoke about the knitting groups he belongs to. I belong to a knitting group – I actually started it in January on Meetup.com. I really wanted to knit with a group, but most of the ones near where I live are during the week or just too far away. So I started one on Meetup, and its going well. I really enjoy the experience of knitting with other people. I mentioned this to my mother, who has knit for years and years, and she’s never done this, and couldn’t really see the point. But I do like going to my group – I love seeing what they are working on; its really varied among the group. And everyone is pretty friendly; we are still getting acquainted but each time we meet it gets easier to talk. Its interesting to watch over people knit; although we all knit “English” none of us does it quite the same way.
I finished my Cable and Rib socks just a few minutes ago…
Yarn: Koigu KPPM – I can’t find the colorway, but its green with subtle blue. Looks much more green in person than it does in this picture.
Pattern: Nancy Bush Cable and Rib (Interweave Fall 05) – but I changed the heel and toe
I really like these socks; I actually made them for my husband, and really regret telling him because I want to keep them for me. I keep on telling him they are too girly for him, but he’s not buying it. Drat!
Finally, for the Sock Addicts knitalong, I had to count my sock yarn stash. I did that yesterday – oy! I have 52 skeins/balls of yarn. Enough for 26 projects. Hmmm..I would have guessed I had half of that. I actually forgot I had some – once I started pulling it out of my various baskets of yarn, I couldn’t believe how much I had and what I forgot I had. Jeez….made me feel just a little guilty about the yarn I’m waiting for in the mail! Just a little – not enough to cancel the orders or anything drastic like that! I’ll post a picture of my stash on 4/1 when the knitalong starts. Now that I’m done the Cable and Rib socks, though, I’m considering what to do next. I know I said I’m doing the fair-isle, but I’m traveling on business this week, so maybe an easy sock would be better. Wendy had a nice feather and fan pattern on her site…maybe I’ll do that.
OK, I’m off to look through the stash….leaving you with a picture of my kitten Nala. Cute, eh?