Monday, June 28, 2010

The best way to knit socks - ever!

Two-at-a-time from the toe up, as presented in the aptly-named book Toe-Up 2-at-a-Time Socks by Melissa Morgan-Oakes. After several bookstore visits of resisting the urge to buy yet another knitting book, I finally broke down and bought this one a week ago. And let me tell you - it was worth spending $16.95 of my hard-earned cash, because it has completely transformed my view of socks. It's incredible - no more second-sock boredom, no more worrying about running out of yarn, no more fussing around with tiny double-pointed needles. With this technique in my head, I've become a bona fide Sock Knitter. I've already written two patterns based on the technique, and I'm hoping to have some in my shop soon, both ready-to-ship and available for custom order.
Thus, here I have some model socks I've just begun for my Etsy store; a pair of wool women's socks for Afghans for Afghans that I'm almost done with; and another A4A pair that I knit in the car on the way to and from the IKEA store in Pittsburg. (Believe it or not, there's no IKEA in Cleveland.) And I've just begun!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Another bear in Namibia!

Here's another one of my bears from Mother Bear Project, shown with its child in Namibia. Just wanted to share the warm fuzzies. :)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

A long overdue hello from Cleveland

I'm sorry I've been negligent about my blog over the past week or so, but my top priority has been enjoying being with my fiance, who, as of last Tuesday, I hadn't seen since FEBRUARY. I am so thankful that this year of a long-distance relationship is over. I despise long-distance. Do not try to undertake a long-distance relationship unless, like me, you are lucky enough to have the most amazing man (or woman) in the world. That makes all the anguish worthwhile.
But anyway - I am now up in Cleveland, Ohio, where my fiance and I will be living once we're married. We have our place to live taken care of, so now I'm embarking on the job search - wish me luck!
I'll be experimenting some more with my new camera today, so I should have some nice Ohio photos to post soon.