Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Another Catch Up

Again, it has been far too long since I’ve posted. It seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done. I want to knit but I feel like I am not thrilled with what I have. I finished the Monkey socks back on the 11th and to no surprise, they are my favorite socks so far.

Monkey Socks
Yarn: White Willow Superwash in Alice's Garden
Needles: 3.5mm Bamboo dpn's
Pattern: Monkey by Cookie A
Date Finished: 7/11/2008

They fit great, except for the extra long heel flap. I knit the flap how that pattern said but after trying them on the turn sits on the bottom of my foot. Since the flap is too long I only had to do 5 repeats on the foot. I also had a ton of yarn left over. Maybe I will have enough for some anklets, or a couple pairs of baby socks.

I also knit a baby hat the day after I finished them. It is for one of the several (and by several I mean like 6) babies on the way. This hat is out of some Moda-Dea Vision that I pocked up at AC Moore before they closed. I don’t usually knit with this stuff since it is part acrylic, but at half off it was good enough. Turns out I love the color. I loved it so much that I went back the day of closing and bought some more. I haven’t decided if I want to ad a pompom to the top. It is for a baby, and all babies have to be dressed in huge embarrassing pompoms once, right?

Baby Hat
Yarn: Moda-Dea Vision
Needles: 4.5mm KP Circulars
Pattern: Cotton and Wool Hats from Easy Baby Knits
Date Finished: 7/12/2008

So after that I cast on for the Socks of Kindness in Jojoland Melody and all was great until I noticed my KP circs were flaking metal off on the knitting and the tip was now rough. I was disappointed since I had just had one of my cables break, so I switched to the other circ I had in that size. Well that one was breaking at the join too and therefore snagging the yarn every round. I called KP and they sent me all the things that broke. I did get a few questions as to why I wanted 2 circs in the same size and I had only bought one but after I told them that my secret pal got it for me they just sent it out. While I waited I cast on for another Calorimetry in the Patons SWS that I had and finished it last Saturday. I don’t have pictures of the new sock or the Calorimetry though because it has been raining every afternoon.

I do have a picture of my new haircut. It has been two weeks now and I still love it! I thought it was a little bit too short at first, but I got used to it now. I was going to do color too, but I didn’t. Maybe in a couple of weeks when I go for a trim I will do it. So tomorrow is another Knit Night and I am excited. I love going to hang out with the girls talk all night.

The only other news I have is the newest member of the family. Meet Tipper:

He came home with the hubby on Monday. This is the picture from the SPCA but I will get some better ones soon. I thought that T didn’t want another cat, but he really just didn’t want a kitten. Tipper is 6 months old, younger than T wanted, but he is neutered and has all his shots. He is so playful and loving! It’s hard to finish this with him walking all over the keyboard trying to get me to pet him or trying to get the mouse on the screen. Sorry we didn’t want a kitten Angie!


Mommyleek said...

Wow! You've got a lot of knitting to report! Aren't those little projects great for boosting your knitting esteem? I'm sorry about your KPs crapping out on you. I've never had the problem with them flaking, but I've had a few of my cables come apart at the join. So far I've just superglued them back together and that's been good enough.

Your hair looks fabulous. I know you were a little hesitant about the length when you had it done. I'm glad you've adjusted to it. It really is beautiful.

And Tipper? Could he have a more adorable face?! Very handsome young man. And there were never any hard feelings about the kitten thing. I don't like going through the kitten phase, either!

The Amy said...

If someone cat-naps your kitty, it wasn't me.

*whistles innocently*

Kris said...

Your monkeys turned out wonderful and the hat is adorable too. I heard on the news there is a baby boom going on right now. The last time the number of babies being born in the US was as high as it is now was 1959.

Your hair cut looks awesome and Tipper is a cutie.

twellve said...

the new do really suits you.