knitxcore.: Where did this week go?

Monday, June 04, 2007

Where did this week go?

I hadn't realized that a whole week had went by without making a blog post. I guess I'm just a jerk. Sometimes, time really escapes me. I mean, I like to sleep a lot, but there are full days that just go right out the window. Ravelry isn't helping with this complete loss of time, either. It's funny how you don't realize you been looking at knitting patterns for hours on end. Luckily, I do have a few things to show for this whirlwind of a week.



Spa Socks (cool pic)




Spa Socks (FO)

It was raining outside, these pics were my plan B.
Pattern Particulars
Needles: Clover Takumi DPNs sz. 8, Clover Takumi Straight needles sz. 8
Materials: Plymouth Jelli Beenz Yarn , some red buttons from my awesome button stash.
Time: about 3 hours.
Loved: The yarn, the ease of the pattern, the buttons!!!
Hated: trying to figure why the second flap didn't work out right (it was my fault).


Knit.1's Spa Socks are finished! When I started them, I wasn't that excited about them but I did want a worsted weight pair of socks that were kinda slipper-ish. After finishing them up I've decided that they're kinda fun and the buttons are really cool. I'm really into the yarn, too! I'm using what I had left to make the Umbilical Cord hat From Stitch n' Bitch. Someone on Ravelry had made it out this exact yarn, and it was so cute that I sort of did a lil' dance when I realized that I had enough left.

A while ago, one of the cool girls at our lil' (sorta defunct) stitch n' bitch, had an awesome book by Lucinda Guy (And so to bed...). Midnight Purls and I immediately fell in love with Otto the Owl, among other things. All of the patterns were really cute and the sizes went up to 5 years old, so I'll have plenty of time to make everything in the book. The only "issue" (it's not even that extreme) is that every pattern calls for Rowan Cashsoft DK or Baby DK and while I love the yarn, a ton of colors have been discontinued. I used YarnDex and checked to see what other things I could use and decided on KnitPick's Merino Style. They had a billion colors and it was too cheap to pass up. It came the other day and while its pretty soft and the colors are great there is one discrepency... What color (exactly) is cornflower? I've used crayons and seen Fight Club, so I was very confident when choosing this color for my owl's blue eyes. According to KnitPicks cornflower is in fact, the lightest purple I've ever seen. I'm not ordering 1 ball of yarn and I'm almost positive there's no blue in my stash. It looks like Otto will have light purple eyes.




Fuschia & Dahlia


I bought some more flowers for the "deck jungle", as we're now calling it. The crazy flower is Fuschia (I think), it didn't have one of those stakes in it. The other is a Dahlia of some sort. The bulbs I planted we're just taking too long and I really wanted some color out there. We picked up some Petunias also, but they wouldn't photograph well for some reason.

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15 comments:

Midnight Purls said...

If you want, I'll check my stash to see if I have any light blue dk weight wool laying around. No promises, but who knows what's hiding in the stash...

Deneen said...

I can't believe those spa socks only took 3 hours!

The pic of your hairy ass leg sticking out of the bathtub is killing me!

Dave said...

Cool socks, yup on the fuschia, and looking forward to seeing the owl!

Charles said...

Does bath socks LOOKS AWASOME!!!
IT is PUNK ROCK!!!

Great job bro...

P.S. My leg is also hairly...Don't wax it..It will grow more..hahaha...

pins&needles said...

I think cornflower blue is quite a medium blue. Almost like kool-aid blue or candy blue. It's hard, but I checked it out on google image and it's definately not light purple. My eyes might make me see differently though.

I look at knitting patterns to no end until someone finally gets me off the computer. I'm the same way with hunting down certain yarn.

sko_G knits said...

LOVE the idea of light lavender eyes for an owl. why not? he'll be cute!!

sock look great, and actually perfect setting in the tub. looks like a luxurious spa to me!!

my bulbs sprouted out of the ground and were out for a couple of months...but no flowers and then they faded back!! what the [BLEEP]...why even bother to come out of the ground if you aren't going to flower, d*mn mother f*ers!!

Gloria said...

I love the spa socks!

I do find that I can't tell what colors the knitpicks yarn are from their website. Something gets lost between the pictures and my monitor. I ordered a color card for merino style because of this.

Can't wait to see more of your baby/small kid knits!

sko_G knits said...

ok, so thanks to you, i went and bought "and so to bed..." what a great book!! and since the LYS was having a sale on all their books, i HAD to also pick up "handknits for kids", her first book. we should have a KAL!!!

sunneshine said...

The socks look great! I love the flowers - the deck jungle looks like it will be amazing!

I have to be careful, I can easily eat up all the limited time I have to knit by surfing knitting related sites for too long!

Calling Kahlo said...

I love those flowers! We picked up some hooks to put on the trees and maybe next weekend we will pick them up they are so colorful.

Jeanne said...

Great socks - especially the buttons. Its really hard to buy yarn sometimes over the 'net - colors are just hard to match. But I think light purple is sort of nice for the eyes! Beautiful pictures of the flowers...

pamela wynne said...

Ooh, the socks look great! I LOVE Otto -- can't wait to see your violet-eyed version.

Jana said...

The socks are fab. I've always admired Otto the Owl too so I will have to live vicariously through you and see how he turns out. You're so lucky to be on Ravelry, I can't wait until it opens up!

lupinbunny said...

I love those socks! They're awesome! The buttons really make 'em.

Jessica said...

It is a fuschia. The sell hanging baskets of them here. I love them and must get one.