Saturday, August 23, 2008

I Knit!

I figured I would try to get in one more posting before this month ends. Time is just flying by!! That is one of the great benefits of being a teacher. It is rarely one of those days that never ends (like when I worked in an office).

I started working on a pair of socks for one of my sock clubs (I am so behind!). This sock club is at a LYS and I was hoping to start going to their knit-alongs. They were asking for people to call in to say if they were going to make it that week or not. The club meets every other week and for the last two sessions, I am the only person who called in advance to say I would be there, so both meetings were canceled. The socks that they would have been knitting together are not my favorite. I don't really care for the colors or the bobbles in the pattern. My mom suggested a relative who she thought the colors would be perfect for. They might just get a random pair of handknit socks in the mail :)

Last weekend I went to a BBQ Cookout at the fairgrounds with Eddie and my parents. It was SO HOT, but I still knit :) I took the socks with me and knit them while sitting on the grass, talking and listening to music. It was a nice day and it is nice to finally be knitting again!



Sunday, August 10, 2008

Winding Sock Yarn

This last year, I joined two sock clubs. What was I thinking?? I love getting the yarn and it's pretty easy since one is mailed to me and the other club just calls when it's time to pick up the yarn. I don't have to waste time deciding on a color because that part is done for me. The downside is that sometimes I get a color that I'm not so thrilled about, but it gives me an opportunity to "gift" those socks once I get the joy out of knitting them (I tend to be a little greedy and keep my hand knit socks). Since starting my job (I can't believe it's been 4 weeks already) I have had hardly any (no) time to knit. Even leading up to starting the job, I didn't do much knitting. Therefore I am behind by 2 months on both of my sock clubs. Today, I finally wound up the yarn and I feel like I made some progress.


Now all I have to do is knit the darn things. Ha!

I started the large sock monkey the week before I started my job. I was really hoping that I would be able to finish him, but I didn't. During the last four weeks, the only knitting that has been done is finishing the monkey's tail and starting his first leg. I still have to complete the leg, make the second leg, both arms, both ears and embroider a face. I like to finish one thing before starting another, but I might just start up on some socks. After awhile, knitting 10 stitches in the round to make tube-like limbs gets a little tedious.


I feel bad for the poor guy, but I need change!