"smell addiction" (what??)
"muscular chicks" or "muscular women"
"chicks with braces" (again, what??)
"pattern books in canada"
and my personal favourite:
"giving shots to alpacas"
awww...aren't they cute! (dear daughter wanted to be in the picture with the socks too!)
actually, they are not really my first pair, but they are my first pair with actual sock yarn.
i knit some slipper socks in highschool with some really horrible acrylic stuff...
these ones are pretty nice i think.. of course, i have jogs in between the needles...but they've almost all but disappeared with washing.
these are the pair i made for my first sockapalooza pal....
these ones came from my sockapalooza pal...
they are so comfortable i wear them ALL THE TIME!
she also sent these little anklets..that are so cute.
she also sent me my first koigu!! i LOVE the colour...
i left it in it's hank for a long time so i could just stare at it.
i wound it and started some of alison's ankle socks...but haven't finished them yet...
i think i'm afraid to finish them because then it will be all gone and i know i'm going to be addicted to koigu buying.
it's hard to get a really good picture of the colours...but i'm loving the way this is knitting up.
for my sockapaloooza pal, i will knit some toe up jaywalkers (to teach myself a new way of doing things). they will be knit with this:
some yarn i got from a LYS. again, it's hard to see the exact colour contrast, but it's very pretty.
socks socks socks....
things I've learned:
stockinette stitch is REALLY boring for a sweater
I stink at seaming
I need to learn to block
I usually don't block anything, because all I seem to make are baby hats and sweaters...
didn't really know what blocking was all about before.
I pulled out my vogue knitting book which had some information but I found more here at knitty and a little bit here.
it helped with the wonky sleeves (they still pucker a bit) and the button band..there is still a little bit of wonkiness here:
they're criteria is a sliver medal if you got 2/3rds done....
i feel successful, and as the harlot says: "It takes a village to freak out non-knitters...and there is strength in numbers."
i think i freaked a few people out...
i finally found enough buttons to finish the sweater....i will post a picture late today...