Compulsive Knitter

June 4, 2005

New stuff galore….

Filed under: knitting, life in general — Marie @ 1:45 pm

First of all, I just got a new haircut:

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I’m very happy with it – thanks to Andrea for the recommended stylist. (If you’re reading, hi there you, far away in Alaska!) I’ll be going back Monday to get my highlights touched up, providing I can scare up a ride.

I’ve been finishing things right and left. Here (finally!) are my finished tube socks, which I must’ve started a year ago:

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I think they look pretty good for a beginning project. If you look real close, you can tell. It was meant to be a gentle introduction to socks (no heel at all!) and was probably the first thing I knit in the round. (On dpns no less!) I think there is a way I could go back and make a heel with some clever snipping and picking up of stitches, but I am content to let them be for awhile. Too bad sock weather won’t start again for a few months…

Here’s another sock I did while in Germany:

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It was my first heel, which turned out great despite my skepticism. I just frogged what little I had started of the second sock. First of all, it wasn’t in the same dye lot, so it has blue and white stripes instead of dark green and while. (I wasn’t paying attention when I bought the yarn.) I think I have enough of the first ball to do a second sock that matches. I’m also thinking of frogging and re-knitting the first sock as well. It’s a little on the large side (I can wear it over *another* sock!) due to me using the wrong needle size. (I’m making myself sound like a real dumbass sock knitter here!) I wouldn’t mind though – I can just chalk it up to a learning experience.

Right now I’m busy planning for our stay in D.C. this summer. I’m planning which projects to bring and I wasn’t thinking of doing socks until I wrote this entry. It just occurred to me that socks make great commuter knitting… We’ll see. My only plan right now is to get peppermint twist seamed and finished before we leave on Friday!

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3 Comments »

  1. your socks look great! and love the hair.

    Comment by froggy — June 4, 2005 @ 3:25 pm

  2. Hi Marie,

    Your haircut looks great! The color is fantastic!….and congrats on finishing those socks.

    Andrea

    Comment by Andrea — June 6, 2005 @ 11:53 am

  3. Cool haircut ! And the socks look great, the stripped ones are Schoeller and Stahl, right ?

    Comment by Uta — June 6, 2005 @ 4:20 pm


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