Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Moving On...

Thank you all for your nice comments yesterday about the snob ladies. I didn't feel personally attacked, just surprised that somebody could be so rude and thoughtless. I'm sure they had no idea what they were even doing, which is kind of sad, actually.

Now on to some fun stuff. Amanda is starting a mini Mock Croc sock knitalong, and since I've been wanting to start knitting my first pair of socks, I thought I'd join. Wish me luck!

I've also agreed to knit a square for Papa's Quilt.Jamie is asking for knitted green eight inch squares for a quilt for her friend's Papa who is going into hospice care. It just so happened that I had a lonely skein of dark sage green Caron Simply Soft Quick yarn in my stash.I love this yarn. It's surprisingly soft and silky for acrylic, and has a beautiful sheen. I used this same yarn for Tim's Illusion Scarf . I chose the Seed Squares design from the book 200 Knitted Blocks, because, as many of you already know, I love how the seed stitch looks. I started knitting it last night, and because I'm using bulky yarn, I just have four more rows to go before I can block it and send it on its way. I would have finished it last night, but Sproutie woke up early for his 2am feeding and I had to abandon the knitting to tend to the hungry child. What I'm proud of about this project is that I was able to figure out how many stitches and rows I needed to create an 8" square, and then I was able to modify the pattern to fit those requirements. Sounds like a piece of cake to the experts, but I was quite pleased with myself. I know that everyone is busy, but if you feel compelled to contribute, I'm sure that Jamie would appreciate it.

We still have a movie line contest up in the air. I promise I won't choose such an obscure movie in the future, but I know that SOMEBODY has to have seen this movie. Scroll down to my previous posts to get the latest clues. Tim? Trek? Any takers?

Now, I've got a question. Why does it seem to be that in my effort to make a dent in my yarn stash, I'm having to buy more yarn so that I can use the yarn in my stash? What is up with that?

*My love to all*


msubulldog said...

Well, after all your clues, I finally Googled it and got the answer--but I've never seen it. But now I want to! :) Or maybe I'd rather read the book . . .

Dani said...

I was gonna say Citizen X but I'm pretty sure that was 93 or 94, not 96 and the book it was based on was called something else, so I guess I will just have to lurk and wait for the answer (since I refuse to google it or ask someone LOL)