Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Boston and Fuzzy Math

Last week I went to Boston for the wedding of one of my knitting friends there, and had a lovely few days visiting with friends, knitting, and eating wedding cupcakes.

On Sunday I even got to visit the yarn store where I used to work, A Good Yarn, and attend my old knitting group, the Knitsmiths!

On the way there, Alexis and I ran into a group of goslings!


On the trip I brought along my long-languishing Hitchhiker, which I shoved in a bag at the tiny size of 5 teeth and abandoned for months. After some knitting at Knitsmiths and on the plane home, it now looks like this:


The marker (which I borrowed from Alexis and accidentally brought home - sorry!) is a few rows beyond where I started knitting at Knitsmiths.

Now here comes the fuzzy math... The pattern suggests that 42 "teeth" would be an appropriate number (anyone who has read Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which the shawl is named after, will know why.) So counting up my teeth, I see that I have 14, which would put me at about 1/3 of the way done! Of course if you look at the picture you'll realize that the shawl started out extremely narrow and is getting wider on each row, so this math is obviously not accurate. I know that, but I'm going to pretend. ;)

Also, since my last post, I've completed the Goth Limenade socks I posted about last. The past couple of months have been crazy! In March I went to visit a friend in Atlanta and saw Georgia and Tennessee for the first time, went to a work conference, and went on a retreat with my knitting group to Port Townsend where I managed not to buy any yarn. In April I had a big birthday and went to the Oregon coast for a lovely knitting weekend with a couple of friends. Then it was back to Seattle to have a weekend or two off before my trip to Boston. Now I'm planning to stay home for a good while!

Anyway, the socks:


Yarn: Sweet Sheep in Limenade, overdyed into black stripes by me
Pattern: plain ol' socks
Started: 1/20/12
Finished: 3/16/12

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