Tuesday, April 22, 2008

What to do with S. . . .

So, for my final song selection for PRGE Contest 2, Kat gave me "Rockin' the Suburbs", which leaves me with an immensely popular letter. What to choose, what to choose! I've kind of run Social D in the ground, but there is certainly "Story of my Life." Not so punk, but in my short list of favorite songs is "Sex Type Thing" by Stone Temple Pilots. There is "Swagger" by Flogging Molly and "St Jimmy" by Green Day (while not my favorite song on the album, definitely one of my top 5 albums EVER! Love American Idiot!) Old favorites "Superunknown" by Soundgarden and "Suite Judy Blue Eyes" by Crosby, Stills & Nash popped in my mind. BUT, since this IS the PUNK ROCK gift exchange, I'm going to close out the contest with some classic punk by none other than the Ramones.

Speaking of "S", I have sock progress. This is the Boyfriend Sock in Trekking. I really, REALLY like both the yarn and how the sock is coming out (apologies for the light quality but it's been raining since Saturday evening)!! I did NOT like the magic-8 cast on. I couldn't figure out how to 'tighten' the stitches after knitting a few rows (and they REALLY needed to be tightened!). I should rephrase that to say I couldn't figure out to do with the extra slack after I tightened the stitches. There was a LOT! Maybe I waited too long and you should be able to work it through into the working yarn, but I couldn't, so I just wove in a loop that was probably close to two inches! I think for sock 2 I'm going to do the magic 8 on smaller needles so that some of the slack will get taken up knitting onto the right size needles.

In other sock news, I got my first WoolGirl sock club shipment last week. It is AWESOME! The yarn is from Mama Llama and is inspired by a Georgia O'Keefe painting. The extras included notecards with photos of the yarn and the knitted sock, pattern for the yarn, project bag, copper wire and purple bead stitch marker and a woolgirl pen! I'm SO glad I joined the club! This yarn isn't something I'd ordinarly choose for myself (Purple will always lose to reds or browns or greens) but I'm excited to get it OTN. . . as soon as I get some other stuff OFF the needles!

Finally, I sort of dropped out of Project 365. . . I was taking pictures of the pups, but they really just weren't all that interesting after a few, and I didn't want to switch to random subjects. While I was blogging this, though, I noticed Zosia lounging and couldn't resist.
(It's been a rough couple days for puppies. ..lots of rain = no outside play!)


km said...

The sock looks great. In spite of the slack you took out. It's always good to be learning something new though.

How's the final design class coming? We're in the final countdown to summer here. How about you?

2paw said...

Yes, I agree!!The sock looks good, I like the pattern too. How exciting , the sock club looks very cool!! Hi to Zosia, what a very cute picture!!!

kemtee said...

Dang, girl. Ain't wastin' no time, are you?

Zosia looks extraordinarily comfortable. It's been a good couple of days to just stay in bed.

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Great job on the boyfriend sock! And don't you just love the woolgirl sock club shipment!! So so pretty!