Sunday, February 17, 2008

You make my day!

I've been knitting quite a bit this weekend trying to finish *something* and make myself feel a bit accomplished. And I kind of did. I finished my Claudia, but it was too big to fit my little head. I ripped back to a little before the decreases and am decreasing again now. Hopefully I can get pictures of it out in real sun sometime soon - the yarn is a fairly light natural sheep color and I think I need good light so the trellis pattern shows up.

I also worked on my Serendipity socks, BFF socks, and the class socks. And they're all in various states of not-quite-completion. Look for a few FOs this week if all goes well.

And on the meme front:

I've been double-tagged for the "You Make My Day" award. Thank you to both Omly and Rae who said that I make their day.

First off I'd like to say that I read a LOT of blogs. 287 feeds in bloglines, to be exact. And I read *all* of these blogs because I like something about them, so it is very hard narrowing it down to 10. I'm just going to list the first 10 that come to my head in no particular order and hopefully not offend anyone. ;) I left out my IRL friends I see all the time - not because their blogs aren't good or they don't make my day but because I link to them all the time and it was more of a challenge without them.

1. MJ makes my day in many ways, both via her blog and via IM. She's one of the sweetest people I've ever 'met' online, and she designs a mean hat too. ;) In fact I was teasing her the other night because she's an overnight sensation with Claudia which has been/is being made by 23 people on Ravelry while only one person has started either of my sock patterns.

2. Aija always has something beautiful and tempting to post.

3. Jenneke knits really pretty stuff and was an amazing sock pal to me in the KBSX2 swap.

4. Ysolda has pretty pictures and great designs. And I kind of want to be her when I grow up. ;)

5. Stephen was a great fellow sock-camper and I really enjoy reading his blog even though it's not always knitting related.

6. Mintyfresh has knitted dodecahedrons. Need I say more?

7. Sarah is awesome and even helped me pick out my fleece at Rhinebeck. Plus she has sheep and knits truly beautiful things.

8. Kris is someone I'm lucky enough to know in real life, but I keep up with her knitting on her blog. She's very prolific and makes tons of pretty sweaters.

9. Zanti has cute cat pictures and knits pretty stuff too!

10. This 'boring' blog is not, in my opinion, very boring. And she posts a lot. And cute cats.

No need to feel tagged if you don't want to be, folks. I'm not really the tagging type.

Listening to: End of the Beginning ~ 30 Seconds To Mars, Enjoy the Silence ~ Depeche Mode


Anonymous Mintyfresh said...


10:43 PM  
Anonymous Kris said...

Thank you. :)

7:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awww. Thanks! :-)

4:18 PM  
Blogger ZantiMissKnit said...

Thank you for letting me make your day! Ken and Ellie say Hi!

6:18 AM  

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Sock Yarn

    A quest to use sock yarns:

    Yarns I've had:
    * means I really liked it

    4-ply Soft
    A Piece of Vermont*
    Artyarns Supermerino*
    Austermann Step
    BMFA Sock Candy*
    Black Bunny Fibers*
    Brown Sheep Naturespun Sport
    Chinese Mystery sock yarn
    Claudia's Handpaints
    Conjoined Creations Flat Feet
    Crystal Palace Maizy
    CTH Supersock
    Dicentra Designs
    Dorchester Farms
    Fearless Fibers
    Gloss (KP)
    Interlacements Beibi Seda
    Interlacements Tiny Toes
    Interlacements Toasty Toes
    Jarbo Raggi
    Jojoland Melody
    Kona Superwash
    KP Essential
    KP Merino
    KP Palette
    Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock*
    Macek Designs
    Magic Stripes
    Mega Boots Stretch
    Nature's Palette
    Noro Kureyon Sock
    Panda Cotton
    Paton's Kroy*
    Peru DK
    Peruvian Quechua
    Regia Bamboo*
    Regia Cotton
    Regia Strato*
    Ruby Sapphire
    Socks That Rock*
    Star (Classic Elite)
    Stitch Jones
    Sunshine Yarns*
    Three Fates Cauldron Sock*
    Wool Ease
    Yarn Pirate*

    In Progress:

    Perchance to Knit
    Yarns in the stash:

    All Things Heather
    Ancient Threads
    Apple Laine
    Araucania Ranco
    Artyarns Ultramerino
    Autumn House Farm
    Baby Ull
    Ball and Skein
    Baywood Yarns
    Bearfoot (Mountain Colors)
    Briar Rose Fibers
    Brooklyn Handspun
    Cavyshops Handpaint
    C*eye*ber Fiber
    Cervinia Calzetteria
    CTH Superglitz
    Chasing Rainbows Dyeworks
    Chewy Spaghetti
    Classic Elite Alpaca Sox
    Colinette Cadenza
    Colinette Jitterbug
    Country Classic Yarn for Sox
    Crash Into Ewe
    Crown Mountain Farms Sock Hop
    Curious Yarns
    Done Roving
    Dream in Color
    Duet (A Swell Yarn Shop)
    Dye Dreams
    Ellen's Half Pint Farm
    End of the World Farm
    Fashion Trend Sportivo
    The Fiber Denn
    Fleece Artist
    The Flock Bransonas
    French Hill Farm
    Froehlich Blauband
    Gjestal Silja
    Great Adirondack Soxie
    Greenwood Fiberworks
    Jaeger Matchmaker
    Jarbo Mini Raggi
    Jawoll Cotton
    Just Our Yarn
    Knit Purl Natural Collection
    Kona Superwash
    KP Dancing
    KP Essential Tweed
    Lime & Violet
    Lisa Souza
    Louet Gems Pearl
    Mama Llama
    Merlin the Cat
    Meilenweit Cotton
    Meilenweit Trend
    Mind's Eye Merino/Tencel
    Mirasol Hacho
    Misty Mountain Farm
    The Natural Dye Studio
    Neighborhood Fiber Company
    Over the Rainbow Twinkletoes
    Pigeon Roof Studios
    Pine Woods
    Posh Yarn Lucia
    Prism Saki
    Pucker Brush Farm
    Regia Surf
    Reynolds Swizzle
    Reynolds Soft Sea Wool
    Rio De La Plata
    Royale Hare
    Roz Houseknecht
    Schaefer Anne
    Scout's Swag
    Sheep Shop Wensleydale
    Shelridge Farm
    Sockenwolle Unipo
    Spirit Trail Fiberworks
    Spunky Eclectic
    Steinbach Wolle Sockenwolle
    Sundara Yarn
    Tess Designer Yarns
    The Unique Sheep
    Universal Ditto
    Valley Yarns Franklin
    vanCalcar Acres
    White Oak Studio tvyarn
    Wisdom Yarns Marathon
    Wool in the Woods
    The Woolen Rabbit
    Yarn Botanika Radiance
    Ysolda Yarn
    Zen Yarn Garden

    To check out:

    Sophie's Toes
    The Spinning Bunny Yarns BFL

WIPs and FOs