Tuesday, March 20, 2012


DM is always telling me that I unless I can sum up a dream in 10 words, people don't care, and even then, they start to get bored by the end of the sentence. So here it is, my 10 word summation: My dreams are seriously whacked out. Now back to your regularly scheduled programming.
So remember when I said I was trying to get rid of stash yarn so I could have less stuff when I move? Check this out:
Sock yarn doesn't count right? Yesterday DS and I went shopping and I wanted to stop at the yarn store to see about some rainbow colored sock yarn for DM because she finally said I could make her some socks. The yarn in the top right is what I chose for her. DS came along and decided she wanted me to make her 2 pairs of socks in addition to the pair I'm already making.
Remember these?
 I think in this post I mentioned that I might frog this sock because it was twisting like a macrame bracelet, so yesterday I did. DS and I looked at some patterns and decided on the Women's Lacy Footlet in The Big Book of Socks by Kathleen Taylor, which is one of exactly 3 knitting books that I own. Most everything I knit is either super simple self-designed stuff or patterns found on the internet (Ravelry is fast becoming my new best friend). So basically, I have 4 pairs of socks to knit, plus the ripple afghan, a lace shawl and my harry potter scarf (which seriously only needs like 3 more stripes, I really should buckle down and do that but it's too hot for a scarf here anyway). Since I bought 2 skeins of everything to make sure I wouldn't run out of yarn, I'll probably have 3 sets of socks all my own made from the leftovers (my feet are so tiny that I only needed 3/4 of a skein for a pair last time). I've been swatching away for DS's socks made out of the toe up eyelet yarn, which is Regia Stretch in a colorway appropriately named Clown. I discovered that either this yarn is super thin, or I knit tighter than I thought because I've had to go down a needle size already and I'm not sure that'll be enough. I've never worked with a size 0 needle (seriously, they're miniscule) but I might have to. *Edit: Everything I just said is completely backwards and wrong. I don't really know why I got it all confused but I did. I would have needed to go up a needle size, but I realized I'd measured wrong. Guess I'm having a day, huh?

In other news, the daycare where I applied last week (you can read about it in this post) called back today to ask if I could interview at 1:30. I'm so excited. Kids are something I can definitely talk about. I'm gonna nail this interview!

Also, that ripple afhgan will have a home outside of mine. I was talking to NS yesterday (she's the friend who got me the interview and the recipient of the owl cable hat that I've blogged about several times) and she said she really liked it, and I thought about how much I cared where it went and decided she should definitely have it for all her interview-finding awesomeness. Anyway, I'm gonna go get ready for that interview, and do some housework while I'm at it.

Sorry about the disappointing lack of pictures and glut of words in this post.

*Edit: I GOT THE JOB! Just wanted to to tell you. That is all.

1 comment:

  1. yay for employment!! hope this takes a little edge off of life :)

    also, nice yarn haul. very nice!