December 20th, 2009

fiber: River (Firefly) I'll Knit

On a roll....

Let's see...yesterday, I knit my sweet Husband 1.5 pairs of socks. 1 Pair is FINISHED (even the toes are grafted closed!); the other, I'm at the heel of #2. Yes, I used the Sock Machine. No, the ribber still doesn't work. :sigh:

Still, almost 2 complete pairs of socks - not bad. It would have been more, but I spent 3 hours futzing with the blasted ribber (it worked on the 54 cylinder (for mine and the kids' socks), but I do his on the 72. For some reason, it does NOT like the 72). I finally gave up - it would knit fine, I'd add the ribber, it'd knit fine, I'd transfer the stitches...it would rib *1* round, then go all to hell. :sigh: I have...a very interesting tube. :lol:

I decided heck with it - I did 1 pair of socks with a mock rib cuff. The 2nd pair I simply knit with 1 out of 4 needles out. The mock rib cuff looks better - I think that's what he'll be getting from now on. The 2nd pair has small holes where I added the needles back....not large holes, and they're secure, they just look...a bit lace-y for a guy. HE likes them, and that's what counts.

Today, we will run to Home Depot and Wally-world, then I'll sit and crank out more socks. A couple more pairs for him, then I'll switch to the 54 and crank out some for the kids and me. My socks are all old (most of them are 7 years old now!) and starting to show it, so I need to replace them. The kids....well, they'll be getting tube socks. They're still growing. :grin:

This'll get rid of the cheap sock yarn, and make room for the "good" stuff I just bought.

Also, I think I'll do some yarn reviews...I've knit with enough sock yarns now, and worn the socks long enough, that I think I need to do this. It'll help me when I go to buy more yarn (you can never have enough socks! :lol:) It'll also be interesting to see how the CSM-made socks compare to handknits.
Dr Horrible: Hammertime

Not sure I can post in the morning...

see, the office is Closed. Until 2010. We do this every year....only, *I* have to go in for a few hours to do the contract work. Meh, no biggie....

I will be hauling the kidlets in with me. I've got most of the work done - just need to print off a few things, then get approval from the Financial Advisor and print the checks. Then we're done.

We'll be meeting Sweet Geek for lunch, then hitting the Mall :shudder: so the kids can spend their holiday funds/allowances. I need to hit Lush for some conditioner.....then it's home again, home again. The kids are excited. :shrug:

Socks....Sweet Geek now has 3 pairs of new socks. I need to switch to the 54 cylinder and crank some out for Herself and me. Himself said he *didn't need any more socks* :gasp: :twitch: I had to sit down - the room spun around for a few minutes, there - I mean, HOW can the child of a dedicated SOCK KNITTER say that he DOES NOT NEED any more socks? (I'm still woozy over that one..:lol:) I need to find some more pretty yarn for him, I think....

Sweet Geek made Leek Soup tonight. Smells good, but has potatoes in it, so no Soup for Me. :lol:

I'll try to post tomorrow...but it might be late. I'm gonna go work on some yarn reviews now. :grin: