Everybody needs some time on their own

Today was a day to be spent all by myself. In a good way, I mean. I relaxed, did a little housecleaning, laundry, and of course, started a new pair of socks. You knew it was coming soon, didn't you?

Check out the needles. Yup, this baby is my very first venture into the world of socks on circular needles. It's a nice place. I think I'll stay. I also taught myself how to go toe-up for these, which is a good thing. The yarn is Cherry Tree Hill in Moody Blues. I always end up a little short with this yarn, but it's yummy so I can't seem to resist it. I figure with toe-up socks, I can just stop when I get close to the end of the skein. The pattern is Baudelaire , from Knitty.

They are really going fast!

In other news, I did some felting today. I figured as long as I was doing laundry, I might as well throw in some projects. May I present the Cleo Clutch and a Booga Bag.

ThatÂ’s about all the news for now, given that I only left the house today when absolutely necessary.

Oh yeah, I added some stuff in the sidebar - take a look. I updated my FOs list and added an Amazon wish list.

Yesterday's title: Maroon 5, "She Will Be Loved"


Anonymous said...

The socks look great - I've read about the two circular needle method, but haven't tried it yet. Now that KnitPicks has reasonably-priced circulars, buying two sets isn't so painful. And toe up at the same time - that's on my list of things to try, also.

Take care, your Secret Pal from SP8

Jofrog said...

Oooh, very very nice colorway for the new sock. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

jackie said...

thatks for stopping by to comment! i LOVE comments, esp. from new people! i am admiring your knitted goods as we speak (and experiencing some envy of your fireworks photos as well). i wish i was brave enough for socks--it's one of my goals for the year.

Cathy said...

Great toe-up socks and love the yarn! Like to knit socks with circulars but haven't tried toe-up yet, that's next.
Thanks for the comment on the my blog about the KSKS kit; I wish that you were "R". Bet that someone is making you a fun kit. Cathy