Wednesday, July 18, 2007

So much to blog!

Today I was wondering how my life got so busy all of a sudden, and then I realized it's summer. The weather is nice (well that's debatable...) and suddenly I have all kinds of other things to do besides sit around and knit.

Like hiking on the Harbor Islands, concerts, movies, trips to IKEA, berry picking... But I'm getting ahead of myself.

First off thank you SO MUCH to my amazing SP9! I got my first package over the weekend and she sent me some supercool stuff:

Austermann Step yarn (I really like that stuff!), a pretty sock pattern, star cookie cutters which make me want to make cookies rightnow, and chai. And we all know how much I love chai.

Also the Nagini pattern is up so I can show you my test knit pair.

Knit in Koigu. I didn't take the best picture cuz I was in a hurry to send them off, but there are plenty more in the pattern. The pair I knit turned out a bit short since the Koigu yardage is smaller than most sock yarns, but since it's toe up I was able to use every bit of yarn. It should be fine for a yarn with more yardage.

In a totally non-knitting-related tangent, I saw Tool on Thursday which was awesome. I don't even know now how many times I've seen them but I think this was #5. I did knit on the way there. Then on Friday I went to see the new Harry Potter movie and knit while I waited. Some of my knitting buddies and I are planning on going to one of the big release parties happening around Boston this Friday.

And I also went berry picking this weekend - still not knitting-related, although I did knit there too.

That's blueberries and antihistamine pills since there were mosquitoes and greenheads (biting flies) everywhere and I'm a bit extra allergic to mosquitoes and started swelling up when we'd been there about 10 minutes. I even took pictures of my icky bites but I'll spare you those. I took a little sock knitting break there too:

Then we picked some black raspberries and I exercised my camera's macro.

And we met some sheep!

And last but not least, I've been tagged for the show your sock drawer meme.

That's what's in the drawer at the moment, though not close to all of my socks.

I don't usually tag either, but I told bryghtrose I'd tag her so I will. And why not Catherine and Alexis and Amanda too, if you wanna.

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Blogger dragon knitter said...

my son must have the same kind of allergy (mosquito bites). he has one on his leg that ended up being the size of a 50 cent piece! of course, it doens't help that he wouldn't quit rubbing it, and scratching it! he's almost 15, and has fuzzy legs, but can't comprehend how that can make rubbing his bite worse.

4:56 AM  
Blogger bradyphrenia said...

yay, you fold your socks together like i do! and it's funny how many people end up with color themed sock drawers. if you ignore the sporty store-bought socks, my drawer looks like a rainbow threw up in there.

5:54 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Alright, that I actually HAVE a sock drawer, I'll take a picture. The only problem is that is shares with my underwear. :) I'll try to not post those halves of the drawers. *wink*

6:07 AM  
Blogger Nichole D. said...

I just picked up some Austermann Step, but have never knit with it...maybe my next pair I'll use that stuff. Oh, and isn't it SP11 now? I am envious of your hand knit sock collection. Mine is limited to one sock at the moment...

8:39 AM  
Blogger Batty said...

What a great time! I'm allergic to all sorts of bugs too, and I wouldn't go anywhere without layers of DEET. Sure, that stuff is bad, but bugs are worse.

Yay for getting a peek at your sock drawer! Thank you for sharing, I've always wanted to see it.

8:42 AM  
Anonymous Stariel's SP9 said...

I'm glad you liked the package - I'm still trying to get around the whole goodies in warm temps thing. Those berries looked luscious!

8:55 AM  
Blogger Macoco said...

mmm those berries look yummy! It was great meeting you on Monday night - hope to see you around more.

12:24 PM  
Blogger Rebel said...

Wow - you've been having fun, that's an adorable sheepie.

Love your sock drawer - all blues & greens, who would have guessed? ;) -zuma

11:24 AM  

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