Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Click. Click. Click. Click. Click.

What's that sound you say? Nay, it is not the sound of knitting needles, it is the sound of madness in my beloved World of Warcraft game. Man, tonight there was some stupid bug in game that made a clicking noise every time someone entered/exited/moved groups in our raid (I am too tired to type out what a raid is, check out Wikipedia if you need a definition lol). I am sleep deprived tonight, so the click click click didn't help me out any with my mental state. However, my fabulous sock I'm knitting right now is very much helping my mental state! I have managed to officially not knit another stockinette sock! Yay! I am knitting the delicious Whiskers and Paw Prints Socks and I am so in love. An even deeper love than my Longhorn socks! I am knitting them up in my Cherry Tree Hill sock yarn in the Northern Lights colorway and they're gorgeous. A bit of pooling in stripy bands but I think I will forgive them because they are very pretty. I will take pictures when I have had some sleep. I am knitting this toe-up though it is a top down sock pattern. I didn't have quite the recommended weight yarn for the pattern, so I wasn't keen on navigating the math on it from the top down since I am unfamiliar with how to do the top down sock. But when I looked at the gauge of the yarn I did have that was enough yards for the pattern and how many stitches I would need for the sock to fit, I realized that it was just 4 more stitches than my regular sock pattern (64 for this vs 60 normally) in order to get 4 pattern repeats in around the leg/2 repeats on the foot that I decided to rebel and do it toe-up. I love the sock so far, I knit it up super fast up to the ankle and I finished the heel this afternoon.

Oh, so why am I sleepy. Well, that is easy. I have knit another dishcloth (that I procrastinated in casting on until late Monday night for my party on Wednesday. Yeah. Smooth move. (I finished! 1:30am last night/this morning. Good grief. I blocked it even, yay me! It turned out gorgeous, here is the proof:

I still love the pattern. Same one as I used for the dishcloth I sent to my mom a few weeks ago. The yarn is Sugar 'n Creme in I made it for my Secret Santa recipient at my client. Their Finance group had their holiday party today at Bay Meadows race track since one of the long time accountants with the company who is leaving the company is in town briefly after moving to New Mexico over Thanksgiving. It was a very nice non-work afternoon. Fun to go to the track and beautiful weather. (Our day was even further shortened by a 9:50am power outage, woo)

I think that is all I meant to jabber about right now. It is all my brain cells can manage at any rate. Ah well, off to bed now so that I can get up tomorrow and do it all again!

1 comment:

DaFawnz said...

I love the dishcloth, the colors are wonderful. It just lauds making a sweater or something out of that yarn. Anyway, you are going to have to figure out how to raid and knit at the same time. Voice activated commands or something...