March 19, 2006


Gosh, it's been a while since I've posted. I've got a lot of stuff going on. First and foremost, break out the champagne and the streamers because I finally finished Tubey! Yay! My first adult-sized sweater ever! Stupid photo-thingy. I'm not able to acutally upload any pictures right now. I promise I'll post pictures really soon.

The other thing I'm super-excited about is a sock yarn swap that matches up with Project Spectrum. Zarah is coordinating it: basically you get a pal and each month you hand-dye sock yarn in the colors of the month (using Kool-aid, or your dye of choice) then you send it off to your pal and get a skein from them in the mail. I ordered 10 hanks of Knitpicks Dye-your-own sock yarn. There are 5 months left in PS so each month I will dye two hanks-one for my pal and one to keep. I'm really excited about it-I read a couple of tutorials on how to get self-striping yarn so I think it will turn out really good. Everyone who is interested should head on over to Zarah's blog and sign up!

Other random knitting things: I received my hand-dyed yarn from Sarah for Team First Sweater, which I think I mentioned before. I was going to post a picture, time. Also, I am almost to the toe decreases of my first ever sock. It is so addicting, I can't put it down. I loved doing the short row was like magic! I was also going to post a picture of the lovely postcard I got from my postcard swap pal for Project Spectrum, but....again, next time. Stupid photo-hoster thing. I guess this is a pretty boring post with out all the pictures to illustrate what I'm talking about, but next blog will be photo heavy, I promise.


Zarah said...

Congrats on finishing Tubey! Give yourself a well-served break from ribbing now. =) Thanks for participating in the yarn swap - and promoting it!

Beth said...

Okay. I now understand your issues finishing Tubey. Ribbing is for the birds. I just finished the 10th row, and I'm bored as snot. Totally buying the overpriced "i'm a knitting snob" needles, because these ones hurt like no one's business. Worse than that actually, but this is a G-rated site and the language I'd like to use just isn't appropriate.