knitxcore.: memorial day = socks

Sunday, May 27, 2007

memorial day = socks

Spa Sock (WIP)

We all know that RPM has jumped into the pond, and after the dissapointment I needed a quick fix. I had tried Knit. 1's Spa Socks once before, and gave up out of sheer boredom. This time I swear I'm going to follow through. The original pattern is sorta classy, made out of Blue Sky Alpaca and a fancy wooden button. If you're a regular reader of this blog you know that "classy" just won't do. I want it loud and tacky! I'd like to thank Plymouth for making this ridiculous yarn called "jelli Beenz" (see? even the name is tacky) in crazy colorways. It screamed to me from across the evil LYS, while looking at some very posh Filatura de Crosa. It only cost about one third of what I was looking at and it was a terrible acrylic blend, but for some reason I really NEEDED it.

I started the second sock tonight, and I forgot the the buttonhole would be on the opposite side for the left sock (OoopS!). Since I'm such a genius I decided that I could knit the sock inside out. BAD PLAN!!!! All I did was make a big knotty mess. When I'm done this post, I'll give it another shot.

OH YEAH!!!!!!!! My new favorite knittA in the whole wide world, gave me an invite to Ravelry (if you have an account, ADD ME!). I'm in love. It's sooooo awesome to be able to easily check out yarns and patterns before you knit them. I know I'm going to get a lot of crap for this, but I didn't think Elizabeth Zimmerman was as big a deal as people thought she was. Thanks to Ravelry, I have decided that I am in fact, a giant @$$. I want every book she has written and now understand that EZ is actually a knitting goddess and I'm pretty much a lame wannabe. Things like the Ganomy hat and the Seamless Hybrid have made me lose sleep. I can't wait to see what else I've been missing out on!

Totally gross side note: It's about nine million degrees in my house. Every Memorial Day, the AC breaks. You'd think I'd be accepting of it by now (we've lived here a couple of years). But even as I type this I just can't stop thinking about the gross sweat dripping down my back. I have off tomarrow. I think I'm taking my knitting to the bookstore to steal the free climate controled loveliness.


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17 comments:

Eikon said...

I've been in the process of making a seamless hybrid forever now. I keep getting sidetracked by smaller projects

Jeanne said...

Cute socks! I hope the second one works out....and I hope you get your AC back soon!

john said...

well at least you realized the err of your ways.

And who says sweat dripping down a back is gross?

J.P. said...

Those socks are awesome!

I am sooo freakin jealous of you snagging a Ravelry invite! Good for you, though.. I hope you enjoy it!

Calling Kahlo said...

Loud and tacky, lol! My tricks before I had the window air conditioners include: going to the public library (best ac), really freezing cold showers (brings down your temperature), and windows with cross breeze. Although, Costco has a portable dehumidifier and ac, looks tempting.

Crochet Goddess said...

cxkubI love the colors in your socks. I hope this Tuesday we work on pattern reading. I want to be able to try a pair of socks by this Fall.

*karen said...

Love EZ and that sock is intriguing. (I'm actually a fan of tacky too, which is why I have all the early issues of Knit.1)

beth said...

i found your blog while googling 'knit 1 spa socks' trying to see if anyone else had trouble with the pattern.. I'm at the point where I make the toe then bind off and I'm kinda stuck :l Your socks look awesome..!!

pins&needles said...

There's nothing wrong with terrible acrylic blend as long as you make it into something cool. Those socks are rockin'.

Hope your AC gets to workin' again.

Kim said...

I don't care what that yarn is made from--the colors rock! Very cute socks!

pamela wynne said...

Oh, nice socks! Way more interesting than the original (K.1 trying to do 'classy' always seems to fall short anyway). Welcome to the beautiful time-suck that is Ravelry.

Sean said...

Ah, how well I recall (and don't miss) New Jersey when it's hot. I lived out there for seven years in grad school, and I did my best to escape every summer, because like you I had no AC. Hang in there, and don't melt!

sunneshine said...

EZ is the goddess! I am re-writting the fair-isle design on one of her long socks for christmas stockings!

Love the sock! Just goes to show that any yarn can be amazing in the right context!!

Jana said...

Those socks are awesome. I love it that they are loud and tacky 'spa socks.' It would be funny to get a loud and tacky 'spa robe' and go to a apa and be the bestest, brightest dressed person there! Spas should offer more colors in their spa-ware anyway...

Charles said...

Did you got new Knit1 summer 2007?

GREAT SOCKS BY THE WAY!!!!

AWEASOME~~

Brooklynne Michelle said...

cool socks.... I was just talking to a very cute boy about you and how adorable you are.... take care of yourself

Obsidian Kitten said...

i LOVE that yarn. omg.

btw, i love boy sweat. ;)

and NJ in summer...holy melted swiss cheese batman, my apt in hoboken was a friggin 4th fl walkup facing west & i didn't even have a/c until, like, the last 2 yrs i lived there, rotfl

the only reason i ever went to *work* was for the a/c