Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Playoffs and Socktober

I decided to knit a pair of socks for Socktober. I cast on the Tyrolean Stockings from the Fall Interweave Knits. I am using Green Mountain Spinnery Vermont Organic Wool in a cream color. The yarn is a nice wool, although I am picking a lot of grass or whatever, out of it. It shows the pattern nicely, but right now the yarn is pretty coarse. I am hoping that after a soak in Eucalin it will soften up nicely. If it does, this wool will be on the list for some future aran sweaters and a pair of socks for DH for hunting. I went down to a size 2 needle to try to make the stockings a smaller size, and I am using flexible Pony double points which I am not liking. I didn't want to use my Darn Pretty needles, because there are cables and twisted stitches. I have been known to snap double points on pattern work socks, so the Ponys had to be used. The tips are like stumps though, so I don't like them. We shall see what happens - can she snap a flexible plastic double point?

I thought I would have a lot of finished objects in September, but that didn’t happen. I was knitting on too many things at once, and not just on one thing at a time (like who can really do one at a time I ask?) So, October needs to be a FO month. I have DH’s sweater to finish, a pair of socks, Lady Eleanor and Icarus to name a few. I need more knitting time, less working time.

Today is the first day of the playoffs for the Rockies. Too cool. My boss is a Phillies fan, and since the Rockies are playing the Phillies, he totally understands my need to leave work early to go watch today’s afternoon game. I am hoping to combine some organizing in the yarn room with watching the game, and some knitting of course!

Another beautiful day in God’s Country, enjoy!


Purple Princess said...

Enjoy the game! I don't like the pony pearls either but they are hard to break. I won't say immpossible because you just might be the first!

Judy said...

Kathy, please email me.Thanks, Judy

Jakki said...

Yea!! HooRay!! Go, Rockies! I've got a 2nd sock to finish that's been lingering untouched for a couple months. So I've made a pledge -- finish it before game 3 of the NL playoffs!

Joanne said...

I'm helping the Rockies win by not watching the games. I don't want to jinx them!

Joanne said... again. Have you joined Ravelry? If so, what's your screen name there? I was browsing the groups section and see that there is a group of Gator Knitters. Just an FYI.