Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Thing About Denial is...

when one is really good at it, one is able to internalize most of their feelings to the extent that while their brain may be free from any notion of worry, their body tends to be a bit out of sorts. One may feel tired, annoyed, fidgety, hungry (or not at all hungry), or just not quite sure what to do with one's self.


I am very good at denial.


So after a weekend of a lot of aimless wandering, yarn shopping (I found that I was still able to do this), and a bit of playing with needles, I'm hoping that some pep will return to my step now that my son has returned home. I did put the finishing touches on a couple of knits but aside from that was mainly useless. And fidgety.


First up...

Spiral Coriolis Socks
Pattern: Master Coriolis from Cat Bordhi's new book, New Pathways for Sock Knitters. I thoroughly enjoyed this pattern from it's little whirlpool toe to it's tippity top. As I mentioned before, all of the arch expansion is done around the climbing spiral. I used a sewn bind off for a stretchy leg.

Yarn: Chewy Spaghetti, Spaghettoni (sportweight) in "Boyish". I can not even begin to tell you how much I loooovvvee this yarn! The colors are amazing and the yarn itself has a nice tight twist. I see a lot more if this yarn in my future!

Forgive the awkward pictures, but I felt a 3D perspective was the best way to see these socks. I was afraid that my chances of finding a willing photographer and another clear day would be slim.



Next...

Cable Socks
Pattern from Home by Debbie Bliss
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Baby. I think that all socks should be knit with cashmerino. All of them. They knit up quickly on size 3's and were as comfy to knit as they are to wear. They would make a great gift!

And finally...

Cassidy's Cap - Part of my ongoing search for a hat that I can actually wear. I was feeling okay about this one, but I couldn't get any of my children to stop laughing long enough to take a picture so I had to do it myself. They said I look like a chef. I tried to explain how "in" slouchy berets were. But they didn't care. Is it true? Do I look like a chef? Too much slouch... or too little? Or is it just my head? Go ahead, you can be honest with me. (If you say it nicely.)
Pattern from Chicknits (fun to knit, even if I don't wear it)
Yarn: Malabrigo (ditto)
Needles: 16" Knitpicks circulars sizes 5 & 8


There. What more productive way can you think of than blogging? I'm clearly off to a good start. Now I'm off to drag hibernating children out of their nice warm beds. The fun never ends!

***A new House is on tonight! I believe it is the one that my son and I stalked. Woo-hoo!

14 comments:

Karen said...

The Coriolis socks are gorgeous :-)as is everything else

Charity said...

I love the new socks, the shaping looks genius! And I think the cap is totally fine - kids are just weird. :0)

Sarah said...

You have been busy! those spirals are so cool on those socks.
Enjoy House tonight :)

Michelle said...

Nope, you don't look like a chef! Hat looks pretty darn cute to me!

Angelika said...

See, all went well and you got a lot of things done too. Congrats. I'll have to watch House tonight, just because of you.

Marti said...

Don't listen to your kids. The hat is adorable.
As a non sock knitter I am in awe of your socks!
GOOD JOB!

knitknerd said...

I think the slouchy hat is great.
And Malabrigo is so nice to have on your head.

Yarnhog said...

I love the hat! It's cute, not chef-like at all. And we're so much cooler than our kids.

Auntie Pudentaine said...

Love, love, love the Cat socks!! I am aching to start some of those but I seriously have to finish a few things before I start more knitting.

My satellite has been out for over 3 weeks!! They were supposed to come fix it on Sunday but the darn snow won't quit and so now they say Thursday...meaning I miss the new House you speak of...and wouldn't you know, another storm is predicted for Thursday. Between this and the writers strike, what are you gonna do? Thank goodness for Season dvd's is all I can say :-)

The_Add_Knitter said...

Ok, that Coriolis pattern is incredible, love the colors!!

Anonymous said...

Tammy,

Your hat is beautiful on you! It is very artsy looking. I would see you in it, and think you were on your way to the art museum. As another blessed homeschooling mom... I know those art museums happen right there in your kitchen with your little Picassos! :) Maybe someday when my knitting advances to cables(YIKES) I wll be brave enough to try such an awesome hat!
Love your blog!!!

Donna Boucher said...

Gorgeous socks!
And adorable hat, Tammy.

Julie said...

I can't believe the boys thought the hat was weird. You look great. Espcially if you pair the hat with the cable socks in cashmerino. Warm and yummy. Can you see I am going for a comment on all of them...I can take a hint! ;0)

amanda said...

I think the hat looks totally chic. Not like a chef at all. Very nice, wear it proudly!