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oops I did it again (cast on socks that is!)

Posted on: January 28, 2007

I have been thinking a lot about knitting lately. I know that seems to go without saying, but I have set myself some goals for this year. Although some of my goals are private (ooh, how intriguing!! What am I up to?), I am planning the following in the ‘public’ eye:

  1. I will blog more often and comment more often, and generally be a better blogger. I like writing my blog, and I love reading comments and keeping in touch with the online knitting community. It allows me to be a better knitter!
  2. I am going to endeavour to use quality materials and will go without yarn rather than settle for less.
  3. I will continue to challenge myself as a knitter and will design at least three things myself this year.
  4. I will publish these designs on my blog.
  5. I will learn to say no (see previous post for reasons why!!).

I have been making plain old socks like a fiend lately. Here is one finished pair and some works in progress:

‘Barney socks’, Katt‘s yarn in Water Lily


‘I Can’t Say No’ socks in Opal


‘Maybe for the SIL, maybe for the xmas stash socks’ in The Knittery Watercolours


RPM socks’ in The Knittery Forest Moss


I have been ordering books from the library like a thing possessed. I found a cardigan I will knit for the Tiny Madam, pink of course, and ordered some Jo Sharp cotton from  The Knittery for a very reasonable price. I have always been very happy with the service from this online store, and would recommend them highly to anyone! I have also almost decided to finish the second pair of socks that were meant for my sister in law and put them away for someone for Christmas, and make a doll for our niece to be from this book. I spied these dolls on the interknit some time ago and ordered the book somewhat blindly. I love them and want to make hundreds. I only wish they were my idea! The arms and legs are knit with few stitches in st st, which makes them roll. They aren’t even seamed! I might make i-cords instead, as this would probably go faster anyway. Now I am trawling for the right yarns. The unborn niece has a pink and mint nursery, so I will use those colours, with a bit of violet thrown in for good luck! I am a bit excited about knitting this. Mind you, I have knitted the body, arms and legs of another doll for the Tiny Madam and never finished it! I hate seaming!!

The RPM socks came about because I went to a barbecue last night and promptly left the ‘I Can’t Say No’ socks at my Dad’s house for the night. I was working on some fraternal Opal socks on these circs, but hated them intensely because they were laddered and hideous so I pulled them off (did not rip them back. You never know I might finish them one day. cough.) and cast on approximately 17 times to make these RPMs. You may remember I had knitted almost a sock with the green, then ripped it. I think the yarn may be unlucky. I could not for the life of me get this going last night. So I started one sock on two circs, did five rows ribbing, took it off onto two dpns, cast on the other sock, did five rows, then tried to get the two on the circs together. No go. By this time it was past midnight! So, I left one on the dpns, one on the circs and this morning discovered that the problem was one was inside out. Huh. Now, I am off like a prawn in the sun.

Speaking of ridiculous Australian sayings, Happy Australia Day (I am siding with 2paw a bit on this one. It makes me vaguely uncomfortable to celebrate on this day), but most importantly Happy Birthday to our cat, who is two! Here is her grin – cute if slightly pointy!

All photos today supplied by Little Purl, who HAS BEEN KNITTING!


7 Responses to "oops I did it again (cast on socks that is!)"

Happy Birthday “cat”. Not sure about that “birthday grin” though!

ooooh more sockies!! Could you email me a closer piccie of the Water Lily ones? I want to see how they came out…

Happy birthday to kitty too…


Oh I love all your socks but especially the green ones!!! I like your affirmations fo the year!! I don’t do goals.
I have been talking to a few other people from our island and they are all a bit bemused by the sudden rise of Australia Day. We blinked, and missed it happening!!!
Those dolls sound very cute, I can’t wait to see one!!
Wow, what a grin!! Happy Birthday from The Labradors!!

Wow! Those goals pretty much apply to me too—except the last one. I used to struggle with saying no to people, but as I slip (have slipped!) into middle-age I’m finding it so much easier. LOL. I’m not mean about it, I just think I’m entitled to pick and choose what I do. 🙂

And it goes without saying that I lurrve your socks!

Love your socks. Hope your cat had a good birthday1

Happy B’day Cat!

I just love the green socks cannot wait to see the finished pair.

i totally agree with you on the whole happy b’day australia day thing dag-a-rama.

Wow, she has pretty teeth.

Thanks for the note over on my blog. I’m very relieved about her bone — the retainer is fixable.

I _love_ sitting and knitting time.

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