To document my cooking and knitting experiments - hopefully many successes and few failures.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007


Feeling tons better after a really unpleasant cold that had me running to see the doctor for the first time in 2 decades - Zithromax and rest (along with an MD's reassurances) work wonders.

I frogged Mom's sock... I wasn't happy with the sock's ridiculous consumption of yarn or the density of the fabric, so I am moving up a tad to a 2.75 mm needle. Hopefully this adjustment will allow me to use a single skein of yarn per knitted sock. This is how it looked....

Here's a couple shots of the one and only Riley - one of her favorite spots is on top of the "Alienware" computer.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Crimson Lorna Laces Socks

I haven't mastered the act of "getting gauge" yet... it took 3 attempts at this before I decided that 80 stitches cast on would be the right amount for Mom's sock. It seems to be moving along fairly quickly, especially in comparison to my two previous pairs of socks.

I also downloaded Amy Winehouse's Back to Black album off iTunes. She's absolutely brilliant. Listening to her is like being in a timewarp... except there are enough new/fresh elements that it is fascinating to listen to her.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

I finished my "Flight of the Bumblebee" socks!

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Hoping the boyfriend will enjoy wearing them

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The next project is a pair of socks for Mom - in Lorna's Laces Crimson.