Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Proud knitter of 3 WIP!

It feels like months have gone by since my last post, but its only been 10 days. Lots of stuff at work and prep for summer kept me away from blogging (I needed a break, and sleep!) and I have been away at the beach for 3 days, where they had no internet, and it rained almost the entire time. The beach is gorgeous in any weather, as a matter of fact it is great to catch up on sleep and reading and KNIT, but with a 4 year old-its tough!
So, the pillow cover is knit with Noro Blossom. A pattern idea from one the Noro books.
With some South Americans in the house the Argentina vs. Mexico soccer game was wild and the mood was fun. We made the most of it and I am the proud knitter of 3 WIP. Yes folks, I am doing it! 2 pairs of socks and a pillow cover. I am knitting with Austermann, ("mit Aloe Vera und Jojoba Ol" =Each ball has Aloe Vera and Jojoba Oil making this a fabulously soft sock yarn.) it is so soft to knit with and it is very smooth on the hands. And- its from stash. Absolutely delicious to knit with. This is a simple sock pattern on 2 US1 circ at once. I actually started another pair before this one, Simple Ribbed Socks from Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush. The rib pattern should be simple enough, K6,P1,K2,P1 but for some reason it took me a few rows to stop myself at the K2 part. I just kept wanting to go for K6. These are knit with Meilenweit 45% cotton, 42% wool, 13% poly, which makes for a very soft and pleasant fabric. Just enough cotton for the summer, but the other fibers give it the necessary “memory”, which cotton lacks. But somehow the Austermann happened. I got that same case of knitting blackout Annie got recently.
They just happened. I know they are not Trekking, but I kind of like showing the knitting in the “wild”… Truth is, it is hard not to be monogamous to a project, but I am doing it! a little bit here, a few rows there...
We also found this really amazing "lace". who can duplicate this delicate fiber?
And these very amazing "cabels".
Now I just want to clarify about running around in sprinklers- in NYC we don’t talk about garden sprinklers, but rather most playgrounds have a play area with sprinklers, and you got to be ready to run in after your kid. I’d wear the crocs, but not the socks… to the sprinklers.

Just thought I’d share some curious stuff-
Here is someone REALLY committed to knitting.

Some very cute knitting buddy.

And- ever wonder you why feel really awful one day, when nothing seems to work? Well you may be at your lowest of 3 cycles of your Biorhythm check out this site. Plug in your birth date and see where you are. This thing is very accurate. Now, not that this gauge excuses you from personal responsibility- it only tells ya’ when you have to try harder!

14 comments:

aquaknits said...

I've been really curious about the Austermann Step, now your description has sold me. It sounds heavenly. Maybe I can have a "blackout" and end up with some soon.

Great nature photos, and that hobbibot it so cute!

Rain said...

It's a shame it rained, but sounds like you enjoyed yourself anyway.

Hilde C. said...

Love your pictures from the ocean, the lace and the cables :-) My biorhythme says I'm at an intellectual low right now (for 30 days!). Gives me an excuse to do nothing I guess, just sit and relax with my feet on the table. Thank you for the link ;-)

Debbie said...

Love those "cables" too! And thanks for the info on the Austermann, I may give it a try.

Necia said...

Hi Hila,

The beach does indeed sound lovely. Any weather at that. Sounds wonderful even with a kidlet stuck to your side. That Biorhythym is awesome. I'm printing out explanations for all my coworkers including my boss, whose over the top lately. Thanks for sharing it!

Necia

Anonymous said...

"It feels like months have gone by since my last...........confession...

aija said...

Ooh, I did the biorhythms! :) There used to be one of these machines in the pizza parlor we'd go to when we were kids and it'd spit out a chart for you-- I'd always want to "play" but had no idea what it meant :)

If only my lace and cables were as nice!

Annie said...

Knitting blackouts are AWESOME! Glad to hear you are getting some good knitting in, love the projects, yay!

Garngamen said...

Always interesting info. From Tatto's to the future. I luved the biorythm on my first Apple II..(long time ago)... And I'm heading for emotional low hmm... Great knitting, and a wild 4year old sounds like fun. Ohh those WIP's keep them coming babe. They are great!

Alice said...

Oooh, that place you stayed in looks lovely. I was wondering where you got to.

So, you're using the Noro Blossom, then? I remember you said you had some ages ago. Sounds good.

I'm so glad you cleared up that sprinkler thing (hehehehe)! I had no idea - but how fantastic for the children to have that kind of thing. Nothing like that here. I suppose most of the time our weather is too inclement.

Mary, Mary... said...

Did you know that all those tattoos are on members in my knitting group? I do not jest. I have one as well but it's not knitty, just a tiny bat on my foot. My biorhythm stinks--must be jetlag;)

Dave said...

I really like the colours in that Meilenweit ... Mielenwiet ... Mielenweit ... whatever. And I really really like that you chose not to match up the striping ... socks with individuality totally rock!

misplacedpom said...

Ha ha, I tried the biorhythm thingie and it's completely and utterly wrong! I'm sitting here with a rampant infection in my impacted wisdom tooth and yet it's telling me I'm at my physical peak. Ummm....no.

I like the socks :)

Tina

Mary said...

My biorhythm says I'm at an emotional low - could explain the big argument with husband a couple of hours ago! The sprinklers look like lots of fun. We saw something similar in the South of France when we were there with the children a couple of years ago.