Monday, November 14, 2005

Opposite Day

This just cracks me up. really.

Your Birthdate: August 31

You're a pretty traditional person. If it's lasted, it's probably good.
You seek stability - both in your career and your romantic relationship.
In return, you're very loyal and predictable. Which is usually a good thing.
Without a partner, you feel lost. Being with someone is very important to you.

Your strength: Your dependability

Your weakness: You hate being alone

Your power color: Midnight blue

Your power symbol: Shell

Your power month: April

Signing off now, Teri the hermit

Warm Fuzzies

Finished!! Fuzzy Feet knit of Reynolds Lopi-Lite on US10.5 dpns. Took only two trips through the washer to reach this level of delicious fuzziness. Thanks to Laurie/ Crazy Aunt Purl for initiating the knitalong, and to Anmiryan of Gromit Knits for hosting Fuzzy Feet Along! These will come in handy (or should that be footy) this winter here at the Swiss Cheese Palace.

In other felting news, I knit this buttonhole bag the other night after emailing back and forth with my stepsister Kelly. Last winter Kelly learned to knit, and made some absolutely gorgeous scarves. When November rolled around this year, she decided to stretch her wings a little bit, and has been knitting and felting like mad! She inspired me to venture into the world of bag-knitting, and wouldn't ya know, now I'm hooked. Thanks Kelly Sue!

Don't want to forget the beads part, y'all. Shown here is the second SweetTart sock with the beads inspired by the colorway. (As always, click on the pic to biggify it) I used enamels and a method of layering glass colors to match the wool colors... not too shabby, eh?

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Recent Socktivity

Okey-doke... batteries are charged, and I'm finally back online.

These are the socks I knit to give to my glass-friend in place of the faded CTH sox. They're knit of Regia Strato Color on US1.5 dpns, 60 sts and PGR short-row heel.

Regia Jubilee, on US1 dpns over 70 sts. Started in October (so they qualify as gen-yu-wine Socktoberfest sox) for my son. I'm a little further along by now.

Regia Jacquard, 60 sts on US1 dpns. First sock completed ages ago, and second sock begun in October.

And finally, these monstrous Fuzzy Feet!! I used Reynolds Lite-Lopi in purple and black, on US10.5 dpns. Since this photo I've felted them - it took two trips through the washer. Pics soon (they're still a wee bit damp).

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

There Really Oughta Be a Rule.....

... about getting a rebate when gasoline prices drop. Since I work at home, I don't do a whole lot of driving; sometimes I can go a month on a tank of gas. I filled the truck tank two or three weeks ago when gas was around $2.80. Today I saw that Ricker's has regular for $2.29. Somebody owes me about eight bucks.

I had grand plans for today's post, including lots of pictures of recent sock activity. After taking just one picture this morning, though, my camera batteries pooped out. Stinking things are still recharging!

Take another look at the Cherry Tree Hill socks - I'm so bummed! As always, I washed the socks when they were completed... they faded terribly. In fact, the picture doesn't reflect how much more dull the colors are now. You can kind of see it by comparing the ball of wool with the socks. These were supposed to be a gift, but I'm certainly not going to give a fading pair of socks... So I've started another pair. Of course, I can't show you a picture of those yet, so tune in tomorrow!