Wednesday, July 05, 2006


Today I:

  • had a whole wheat bagel with fake cream cheese for breakfast
  • am having non-vegan sushi for lunch with a bag of chips
  • am drinking Earl Grey

I'm making a pattern I found on the Knitlist called Irish Knit Tea Cosy for my kitty teapot. I think the pattern has some minor errata, since I couldn't get the pattern block stitches to match the number of cast on stitches, so I adjusted in my own way by casting on two less stitches. I'm otherwise very happy with this pattern. I've never used a pattern from the Knitlist before, but it's turning out much better than I could have hoped. I think this has something to do with the yarn. It's nothing extraordinary - just some Lion Cotton - but the color is awesome. They call it "Morning Glory Blue", but I'd call it "Cornflower" or "Indigo". It's bright without looking cheap. (The picture doesn't do it justice.)

Believe it or not, these were my first bobbles, and I'm digging it. It was also my first diamond pattern. (I really hope it all evens out after a good washing.)

Having completed one side of the tea cosy, it was obviously time to forget all other ongoing projects and cast on some lace socks for a friend's little girl. This pattern is from Socks Socks Socks and is called My Little Angel. It is working up (as they say here in Boston) wicked fast.

Can you see the angels? Their heads are bobbles and the wings are... Hmm. I don't know what to call that particular maneuver, but it was amusing. On the heel flap is a moss stitch heart. My friend says her daughter is princess-obsessed ("Princesses only wear dresses.") so I think she'll like these socks. I'm using a cream color Jawoll superwash on 3mm bamboo dpns, and I'm repeating the angel pattern on the leg only once so that the socks are more summer appropriate.

Yesterday I:

  • ate a lot of pasta with mushed up veggie burgers and marinara sauce
  • drank a decaf soy latte
  • went jogging
  • had a lot of tea
  • ate a cookie
  • drank a glass of merlot
  • stayed home most of the day to avoid the mob

1 comment:

wenders said...

love the sock! :)