Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Tenacity Works....Sometimes


I started this Loksin sock at least five times. As I said in my lat post, the problem is not with the pattern, at all. It's an easy one. I don't quite have it memorized but nearly. I'm just too inattentive. I like getting into the rhythm of knitting, and this pattern requires you to think. I kept confusing the symbol "/" which means knit together with "\" which means SSK. I'm nearly finished with the first sock, but, of course, I'm tempted to start something else. That's a habit that I've developed from reading other blogs. Now that I know that lots of other people do it, I'm tempted to give in to it too.

While I was visiting my LYS to replenish several of my "puppy-fied" knitting needles, I could help noticing some pretty Christmas colors of Cascade yarn. I knit my pumpkins out of Cascade, and it's a nice yarn to work with, so I bought three skeins. I'm not sure what I'll do with them, but I might knit some Christmas ornaments. I found this pattern from The Yarnery and might try it.



That brings me to the topic of how I found The Yarnery. They had an ad in the Interweave Knits Holiday Knits that I bought last weekend. I shouldn't even include the link because it's sold out. I can completely understand why because it is wonderful. As I've said before, I'm so happy with this magazine lately. There are at least ten projects in there that I'd like to do, and then I found the link to The Yarnery, which has such fun stuff to order.I have plenty of Christmas stuff to finish up, but I'm about ready to shell out $26 to buy the kit to make these little snowmen. I could leave them up to keep things cheerful after I have to take down my Christmas decorations, couldn't I?

6 comments:

monica said...

Those little snowmen are absolutely adorable. I think they would look fine well into January and the beginning of Feb, It still snows then.

marit said...

Cutest snowmen I've seen in a long time!!! Do you know if they are made of a felted "ball" or knitted as a ball and then felted? I'd like to give them a try...
Your Loksins! looks great! (and you know loksins means finally in Icelandic...?)

Wool Winder said...

Cute stuff! Glad you've made it mostly through the first sock. You might want to keep going with the second one, so you don't lose your rhythm and have to re-learn the chart symbols all over again.

TheBlackSheep said...

Oooo! The snowmen are adorable! I ought to do some of those. Would be fun. I suppose it's a good thing I don't get that magazine or I'd be overloaded with ideas, but have no time.

Keep going with the Loskins! Don't give in to tempatation. They're too pretty to be stuck on needles. You need to wear them.

How is the puppy doing? Hope he didn't get any splinters from the needles. Just remember, needles (or replace with appropriate word) are replaceable, the dog is not. i try and remember it's my fault for leaving whatever it is out.

Julie said...

Those snowmen are awesome. Truly.

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