The Life and Projects of An Avid Hobbyist

Friday, June 20, 2008

Pop My Blog Cherry!

This post is a "soft-debut" of my blog. I am going to use the next couple of weeks to work out the kinks and get my "blogging legs" up under me...

I joined the Summer Knit-Along "Summer of Socks" (Ravelry link) which begins at 12:01 Saturday morning. As I am currently unemployed and living off of savings, I will be knitting from my rather extensive (for a new knitter) sock stash. For this knit-along I am also trying on the idea of a theme. So, I will be attempting to knit Cookie A. patterns semi-exclusively (leaving myself room to change-up if the mood hits...and the mood always hits).

Up first, I will cast on Cookie A.'s Pomatomus socks in this glorious ShibuiKnits I bought at Webs earlier this month.

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Since I am always one to start multiple projects, and I've already given myself permission to stray from my theme, I will also cast on this Shelridge Farms (SU0208-017) yarn I snagged at the 2008 Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. This will become the official SOS'08 sock designed by WendyKnits. I have no experience knitting a toe up sock so, I will convert the pattern top-down with a traditional heel flap (hate short rows...really the feeling is mutual).

I like the colorway because it reminds me of tropical birds...this is ironic only because I am not fond of birds really..except for chicken...but I digress...this will become my official SOS'08 Socks.

Wish me well. ~ksp

6 comments:

xtina said...

HI!! Love the new blog! I'm going to subscribe right now!
-xtina

Ina said...

Woo-hoo! Welcome to the blogoverse! I can't wait to see your SoS projects!

Kim said...

Woo hoo! Welcome! I'm adding you to my bloglines. I bagged out on Pomatomus (for now) and cast on for the Spring Forward sock instead. You were missed at the MY SOS party.

knappydread said...

God blessings. Now get a JOB!!!

Mary Beth said...

Welcome to blogland. I love the tropical birds sock yarn. Those will be some Hot socks for sure! I enjoyed the digression.

paula, the quilter said...

Have you worked up the ShiBui yet? I have some in my stash and am curious how you like it. I am thequilter on Ravelry.