Monday, January 21, 2008

Busy, Busy

Is it just me, or was everyone sick last weekend? I was one of the lucky ones so far. I heard some horror stories this morning. Yuck…

The weekend was very productive for us. We got a ton of stuff done around the house. As of now we only have a carport and storage room at our house. Since we moved from a place with a garage we had a ton of stuff left over. Slowly we have been sifting through it and threw away a ton but the storage/laundry room was still a mess. I was barely able to get in and do the laundry, not that I minded not being able to do a load once in a while. So over the weekend we sold some stuff, tossed some stuff and bought a few things to organize the small space we have. It looks so much nicer now. We are also almost finished cleaning and organizing the guest bedroom and office too. I didn’t get to finish painting the living room like I wanted to but I will get to it soon. This place is looking more like home everyday.

I did fit in some good knitting time too. I worked on the Anastasia sock and I have to say that it is turning out better than I thought. I like how the yarn is not pooling but it is really fuzzy. It’s probably because this yarn is 100% Superwash Wool and it has been knit and frogged several times.

I also started a wee little baby sock to go with the hat that I made for my cousin’s baby. I really don’t like little socks. They seem to be harder to knit that the regular size. I really don’t like the heel that I used. Definitely not my best work and that’s probably why they aren’t finished yet. I will probably rip back the heel and do it over again.

Now isn’t this yarn gorgeous? I recently won it at a contest over on Jennifer’s blog. The contest question was “If you could only knit one thing in 2008, what would it be?” I chose a Log Cabin Blanket because it would take me forever, probably the whole year, and would keep me entertained. The yarn I won is Fearless Fibers Superwash Merino Sock Yarn. Beautiful. I love how deep the purple color is and that it’s more like a shaded solid than variegated yarn. This skein is huge too, 550 yards. I am thinking that I shouldn’t knit socks with it because of how much will be left over. I was thinking of maybe a Chevron Scarf? This color mixed with a lighter brown? What do you think? What color would make this “pop”? I haven’t had much experience with blending colors since most of my projects are only one color.

So that’s all I have for today. I have to go home and figure out what’s for dinner since the hubby just called and said that I never turned the crock-pot on this morning…Oy


**BTW I am returning the KP Total Tote. I just couldn't justify keeping it when I had the other one for so much cheaper.


Kris said...

Wow you have been busy. The purple sock is coming along nicely. I like the baby sock to.

I'm not really a scarf person but I do like the cheveron scarf pattern. Have a great week.

Melissa said...

Hi Michele! If you do the Chevron Scarf, I think the brown would be nice. Also, there's KAL on Raverly if you would like to join us. (I haven't had a chance to start mine, but hopefully soon!) I'm still liking the sock pattern. I think it will have to go in to a "want to do" file.

Mommyleek said...

The purple sock looks nice, and I'm glad a pattern is finally agreeing with it. :)

There's nothing better than getting your house organized to make you feel like you've accomplished something.

I love the chevron scarf. I don't ever wear scarves, but ironically, I'm currently knitting one. Go figure.

Baby socks are adorable, but I hear you about the knitting of them. I think there's just more pushing them around on the needles than with adult socks, and that slows it down, making it less fun. I don't know. That's my take on it.

Congrats on the contest win. That's a lot of yardage, whatever you decide to make with it.

Friender said...

Yay for contests! I'm glad you won. Take care.