Tuesday, July 24, 2007

I'm gonna need you to be patient with me

Long time since I blogged last. Way, way too long.

I won't even pretend to offer an excuse aside from generally being very busy. Busy vacationing (fun!)... celebrating my birthday (not bad on the whole, actually)... busy transitioning to my new job (exciting!)... busy reading (relaxing)... busy cooking (necessary ;) but fun too)... busy actually knitting (bliss). But I'm still around here somewhere, and I hope you are still with me.

I got my Ravelry invite last week, but have had absolutely no time to get it started. I LOVE getting to snoop around and see what everyone else is working on. Great for lots of inspiration. I'm Fireball over there, so give me a hello.

What I'm Knitting:
Icarus -- with new yarn. That Cashwool is lovely, and the color is beautiful, but it is cobweb (or very darn near it) and I'm just not accustomed to working with yarn that fine. I think I'll pass it on to someoene who'll appreciate and use it. Anyway, Chart 1 of Icarus is slow-going and kinda boring, frankly, but I know it'll be beautiful.
Wildflower Socks -- in Koigu. Been working on these at lunch and my colleagues have been getting a kick out of the fact that I knit. Pattern is mindless, so it's easy to carry on a conversation and manage not to screw it up.
Adagio Stole -- in Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool. This was supposed to be for me, testing out the pattern before I knit it up for my mom for Christmas in a beautiful beige silk/alpaca blend, but the vintage pattern is unclear. I need to either take it up to my LYS and ask for help or beg Theresa for some of her wisdom. :) Either way, nothing's happening on it for now.

I finished my Hallowig a few weeks ago. :) It's adorable, but no, I don't have pictures of it yet... yes, I know I'm a terrible knitblogger. We'll see what the weekend holds.

Though however relaxing it turns out to be, I doubt that it'll top last weekend. I drove up to St. Louis for an outdoor Ani DiFranco concert, held on the banks of the Mississippi, directly under the St. Louis arch. The weather was absolutely perfect -- light breeze, low 80s with the sun shining, but dipped to low 60s once night fell. I got a little sun and some knitting done as we sat around waiting for the music to get started. Anais Mitchell opened, then Ani played for about an hour and a half, and the night concluded with a huge fireworks show, shot from a barge out in the river. It was a pretty amazing night, all told. I'll post up some pictures when I get my stuff together.


How can I warn you when my tongue turns to dust
Like we've discussed?
It doesn't mean that I don't care
It means I'm partially there
You're gonna need to be patient with me

-- Wilco "Please Be Patient With Me" (Sky Blue Sky)


IrishgirlieKnits & PashyKnits said...

Such a cute pattern! I don't mind a bit of pooling..I think its personal preference. Koigu is soooo soft and squishy isn't it?! Just make sure you love them if they are your first Koigu socks :)

Anonymous said...

Just in case you still require some help with the Adagio Stole pattern, here are few tips which I hope are correct:

Row 4 - insert needle through next st together with the adjacent y o (already created from prev row) at the same time. On this combo K1, yo, K1.
Because you have now formed 3 sts, the combo y o and st come off needle just like any other ordinary stitch.

Row 8 - sl 1 done purlwise
Prior to last K6,
there's one more
y o , sl

Row 9 - same as above where needle has to be inserted into next st and y o as a combo.