happiness is a pink sock

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I keep telling myself that I should be working on the jaywalkers, or the sunrise circle, or umm, I don’t know, work! but I can’t stop knitting these, the colors just make me so happy. I’ve even forgiven the tools of the devil, what some of you call “dpn’s”, and I’m already in the middle of the foot. I should be done tonight, yay! The guilty conscience likes that.

oh, there’s been some confusion, maybe, I don’t know. but I didn’t dye this yarn. oh please, I don’t have the patience to come up with a cool striping sequence or to deal with a warping board! both striping yarns, the pureknits and the appletini, were dyed by jess over at yarntini, she has a couple of skeins left in stock now and she’s sending off some yarn for me this weekend. I think she’s done a great job and I couldn’t be happier with the yarn. come on, it makes everyone smile!

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sooo, that knitter’s guilt….it isn’t helped by packing up my knitting bag. I still have that first jaywalker to finish, a postcard to make (hint, the lace silk has something to do with it), and my lovely sunrise circle jacket to work on. not to mention the scraps of sock yarn I’ll be swatching. oh, and a hat I promised steph I would finish so I could tell her about the yarn. oops. what happened to my project list? wasn’t I finishing stuff left and right? it feels like I haven’t accomplished anything in a while. this weekend though, I will knit! I’m going to the shore tomorrow and I will become a machine. a pair of socks will be completed (not necessarily a matching pair though!), one side of the jacket (you have to start small) will be done, and some swatches will be ready for some rough housing by the time I come back Sunday night. umm maybe monday, let’s shoot for monday. actually, don’t even hold me accountable. like we say at ‘bitter purl’: keep your expectations low!
to entertain you in the meantime and in honor of amy who’s left a void by getting a new job, here is my weak attempt at:
Various and Sundry Links – May 12 2006
– gorgeous handmade postcards gallery, started by nichola
-hey! remember when mr.hooper died? no? yeah, I didn’t either till now. I’ve must’ve blocked that episode out.
-sure, everyone knows about Rocky and the steps of the art museum…boring! why not check out the fabric workshop and museum, it’s one of my favorite places in philly.
-are you rockbottom?
christine got ‘slashdotted’ this week, go see what people who don’t get it have to say.
-you like nancy bush? we got your nancy bush right here!
-a minnesota one for amy….what happens when you drive the speed limit? [source]

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  • Chris May 12, 2006 at 7:19 pm

    That yarn is so fun I would have a hard time working on anything else, too. So just work with it, eh?!

  • Angela May 12, 2006 at 7:20 pm

    Those socks would definitely make me happy! Nice bag too!

  • Amy May 12, 2006 at 7:24 pm

    Ha, you are funny! This is just a wee hiatus until I get used to my new schedule. I’m sure I’ll get back to it starting this weekend.

  • christine May 12, 2006 at 7:35 pm

    dude! it’s like i’m in the midst of your moment of zen… šŸ˜‰ thanks!
    btw, i have sooo many projects i wanna do. sunrise circle jacket is up there…

  • Steph May 12, 2006 at 7:48 pm

    um, yeah, if that yarn wasn’t so deliriously lovely, I’d be giving you the raised eyebrow about the hat….but you’re excused!

  • nikki May 12, 2006 at 10:29 pm

    Wow, you are speedy with those dpn’s. I, on the other hand, am painfully slow when it comes to socks. I like your knitting bag, too. It’s siblings live at my house in the weekender and nina styles.

  • amanda May 12, 2006 at 10:30 pm

    Both of those yarns are wonderful! I can see why it is so hard to put the socks down. And btw, your knitting bag is lurrrrvely.

  • *karen May 13, 2006 at 2:26 am

    I’ve tried knitting a sock again. Toe up. Provisional cast on. I had to rip many times but I finally ended up with something that looks like a toe. All of this gives me a great appreciation for your sock.

  • Renata May 13, 2006 at 12:44 pm

    Oh. My. Goodness. Your knitting bag is so pretty! I covet it.

  • Liz May 13, 2006 at 1:38 pm

    Nice knitting bag… and thanks for the glimpse of the lime and pink… and also thanks for various and sundry-ing us, I feel more complete now that I know about rockbottom and slashdot… Would Miles be Rock
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  • Casey May 13, 2006 at 1:55 pm

    Pretty stripes! I see why you’re having a hard time knitting anything else. Don’t be guilty- knitting should be fun. If you’re knitting and having fun, I don’t think you need to apoplogize for not finishing more things.

  • hege May 13, 2006 at 5:38 pm

    Those are great socks!!! I can totally see why you can’t put them down!

  • Stacey May 13, 2006 at 8:44 pm

    I love the green and pink yarn! How preppy!! šŸ™‚

  • keohinani May 14, 2006 at 3:50 pm

    wow, if happiness is a pink sock…imma have to try that. or yarn like yours, in any case šŸ™‚ that sock yarn looks great!

  • Anna May 14, 2006 at 7:40 pm

    I’m a fan of yarntini! I’m working on some jaywalkers w/ her grape-ade which I will post soon. šŸ™‚

  • Kerry May 15, 2006 at 1:22 am

    I am a huge fan the yarntini yarn also. I feel like I stalk her etsy site daily for new yarn. I have 3 pairs on the needles at the moment, but I’m still hungry for more of her yarn. so “boingy” !

  • lisa May 15, 2006 at 10:49 am

    Love your bag!

  • caitlyn May 15, 2006 at 3:50 pm

    The sock is gorgeous!! You could wear it with your hourglass sweater!! And I’m drooling over the bag by Offhand Designs.

  • Stephanie May 15, 2006 at 4:16 pm

    Do what makes you happy at the moment. That’s my new motto. And so far it’s working. I still love that stripey goodness.

  • jennie May 15, 2006 at 5:41 pm

    Ummm… I lived in Philly for four years and never knew about the fabric workshop and museum. I can’t believe i never made it there. next trip, honestly, i’m going to go there if it kills me (it’ll go on my list of things I always do when I visit philly, like buying yarn, going to trader joes, drinking (and stock piling) good local brews (troegs, stoudts, dogfish head and yards) and eating good food. ahhhh city life.