Wednesday, July 12, 2006

The secret is out

Today I:

  • am using my E's with abandon
  • had a bowl of cereal with soy milk and a cup of jasmine green tea
  • am having veggie sushi (again!) and chips for lunch with a cup of Earl Grey
  • am having some brainwaves about clothing and fashion
  • will reveal Top Secret Secret Pal 8 Project 2 to you all

I have decided I can show you this project since my Secret Pal a) doesn't know about it and b) won't be receiving it until the very end anyway. Also, it's just such a nice project.

The Cherry Tree Hill yarn my Secret Pal sent me was so nice that I ran out and got a skein for my spoilee. This is the yarn that was hanging very tidily from the knob on one of my chairs until the cat decided it was a plaything. Through an astonishing feat of perseverance, involving much wine, DVD watching, as well as substantial knot untangling and whining, I produced this ball. (I think in this photo it's appearing true to the actual colorway, Old Rose.)

I am making a pair of Pomatomus socks. The pattern is easy to memorize, yet tricky. I've frogged this sock back so many times already that I am amazed I still want to knit it. Fortunately, I have been taking it easy on myself and not twisting the knit stitches.

Although I have yet to finish the first sock, I am noticing something dangerous going on while I knit. That is, I keep thinking about how close my spoilee's shoe size is to mine, and how she won't miss what she doesn't know she should be getting. (Does this sound at all familiar?)

Last night, I:

  • had some leftover stir-fried seitan on a baguette with soy mayo
  • drank a lot of water
  • watched The Producers


bitterknitter said...

Your sock has striking colors!

Carrie K said...

Ah, The "real" Producers.

Nice sock! I'm sure you'll do the right thing (which for me, would be keep it, but go with your own version...).

heather said...

Oh...very pretty yarn! And the sock is beautiful too! Keeping v. not keeping, that is the question!