Thursday, August 30, 2007

Update Schmupdate

Took me a sec to figure out the spelling of "schmupdate", but I got it!

Sorry I haven't updated with pics of pretty socks, or, well, just about anything else. I spent last week in Florida visiting the parents one last time before starting work(!!!!). I just finished my first "week" - if a week can be considered as 8 hours, spread out over 2 days! It's nice, though, since I'm an "english aide" at the private prep school my hubby teaches at. I can see him during the day if I want, I know most of the faculty there already since he's been there for 9 years, and it's great to hear the kids talking literature most of the time! And what I really like is the writing center tends to attract the more artsy/litgeek kids, so I can relate a little better to them! Next week I work one full day and two half days, and then I'll be on my regular schedule of 2 full days a week. Luckily, Hurricane's been ok with me leaving so far, and my in-laws are watching her, so I don't have to leave her with strangers. I'm a lucky gal.

So, um, I promised socks, huh? Well, here ya go! Basic stockinette on 2 circs (have I said lately how much I LURVE socks on 2 circs? LURVE!), CO 64 stitches, eye of partridge heel, blahblahblah. Knit from Icicle yarn in Apple Crisp from Cider Moon. I love this yarn. So much so that, um, I tripped and bought more. THREE more. I have enough sock yarn to knit nothing but socks for the rest of my life - some day I'll flash the stash!


Here's a closeup of the eye of partridge heel:


Not the best pic, sorry! I was getting terrible shadowing on the bottom of the pic and had to crop it like crazy.

So, here's the stash enhancement. From left to right is Taos, June Carter, and Pandora Rose. Like the Apple Crisp, the photos just don't do these yarns justice. I just can't decide which to knit first!


In spinning news, I have donated 9 batts to Cara for Spin Out 2007. Raffle tickets are $10 each for some amazing prizes, and it benefits Heifer International! Go bid! Here's the batts I donated - they're mostly merino blends, verrrrry gorgeous! I stole this pic from Cara because mine had my fugly couch in the background...


And in other news, here's a little toot of my own horn (or would this be ANOTHER toot? Am I getting too tooty?) I was just contacted by someone from Lime n' Violet's Daily Chum Pages because my Etsy shop will be a featured Etsy Site of the Day some time this week! So cool! I love gettin' love from the Lime n' Violet girls! Yippee!! Guess that means my shop update should be today instead of next week!

So that's all I've got right now! There was vacation knitting - a sock for Hurricane in some adorable stripey Trekking XXL in pinks, about five inches of Durrow for the DH for Xmas (I'm knitting it in the Kathmandu Aran Tweed, in a lovely tweedy grey - any excuse to knit with this yarn!), and more on the ribbed bottom of Eunny's Tangled Yoke Cardi from IK - just one more decrease repeat and I can start the main body. Here's a parting shot:



Blogger RC said...

I can vouch that the picture looks nothing like the actual yarn! The socks are so pretty in person, really really!

and congrats on the lime&violet show! better get crackin on those batts for etsy!

8/30/2007 5:09 PM  
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