Saturday, May 24, 2008

Random thoughts and stuff

I will make this brief because the sun is shining and that doesn't happen too often here. I finished my Detonators and they have done their work, so I can post a photo.

I also finished the Retrorib socks I'd been working on. I finished them while I waited for my next weapon to arrive. Here they are:

I love this yarn, and can't for the life of me remember what it was. If you have any ideas, please let me know!

I have a bumper crop of traumatic and stressful events in my life just now and they are of the nature that I can't write about them quite yet. But I'm experiencing panic attacks and that is very, very scary. Heart racing, chest tightening. The only things that help are exercise and knitting. Even playing my mandolin doesn't seem to calm me down, which is weird. I guess I need to practice more!

Saturday, May 17, 2008


I love the Lotus Blossom Tank. I REALLY love the Lotus Blossom Tank. I knitted the Lotus Blossom Tank. I was about 45 pounds heavier than I am now, and even at that weight the thing kept growing like an invasive weed. I never finished it, but I still LOVE the Lotus Blossom Tank. So tonight I am going to frog the whole danged thing. Here's what it looks like now. I really do like the yarn. And the pattern. Oh yeah, I said that already. Well, it's about 95 degrees today and we have no air conditioning so I'm going downstairs where it's cool and watch TV and frog.

And sock wars! Ha! My weapon is en route. I expect to be killed any day now, however. I'll post a photo of the finished socks when my victim has capitulated.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Yup, War is Hell

Just in case you doubt it, I am knitting for a large footed person 3000 miles away. Lesson I should have learned from history: do NOT attempt an untried weapon in the heat of battle. I have never tried knitting two socks at a time (in any method) but deployed this questionable strategy yesterday.

I cast on and ripped. I attempted to rib and ripped. The frogs had a field day. Assassin: you may rest easy, here's all I actually did yesterday (and now I'm wasting time writing about it):

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Thirsty for Blood....

Well, maybe not exactly, but Sock Wars III is about to break out and I AM READY!!!!!!

Monday, May 5, 2008

My how the time does fly

This is going to be a wimpy post because I have no photos or anything, but I gotta, I just gotta get back to this blog! As a very proud new member of ravelry (Abbyknitz is my handle), I do feel the need to publish or perish :)

That said, what's on the needles right now (photos to come, promise): Tilted Duster in Cascade 220 heathers in a teal color; some gorgeous wool I can't remember the name of for Retro Rib socks, to be completed soon, really!!!!

I have finished the last socks I photo'ed and when I find them I will post a photo. They are very pretty but the yarn fights the lace a bit and they both suffer for it.

Anxiously (in every sense of the word) waiting for my "dossier" and the first salvo in Sock Wars III. This is one of the craziest things I've ever heard of and seems like one of the most fun.

Languishing on needles: hanna falkenburg Da Capo sweater. This thing just grows and grows, even when I'm not knitting it. I think it is breeding, actually. I'll do a photo, blah, blah, blah.

Started those cute hedgehogs from Fibertrends (I think) and got about ten rows done before I lost interest.

That's it for now, except to say that I really am BACK!!!! Who knows, maybe I'll even start working on Level II of the Master Knitter's program from TKGA. Well, maybe......