16 July 2007

All Fiber, All The Time

Well, I managed to complete this:

....and I have not yet cast-on for the other one. I plan on tackling that this evening - I am DETERMINED to knit up 2 of these bad boys. I'm still not really understanding the thrill and allure and obsession with the sock-knitting. After completing this one, I was distracted by this:
That's the Icarus Shawl from Interweave Knits (Summer 2006). I started this awhile back; I'm at a horrifically tedious point in the knitting, and it keeps getting back-burnered. But! I am working on it now, being a good little lace knitter, because there are 2 other shawls that I really really really want to work on, but I have made a promise to myself that I can't cast-on for those until this one is complete. SO! I am slogging through the tedium, hopefully will get to the fun stuff by the end of this week.

I've been doing a little bit of Tour de Fleece spinning as well, but just a little bit:Amy kindly provided me with this wool - I don't know what it is, but it is nice to work with - and I'm trying my darnedest to make a fairly thin, consistent yarn. Seems to be working out okay - for now.

I am currently ignoring this new distraction:

That's a Kromski Harp Rigid Heddle Loom that I picked up the other day. Now I don't know the first thing about weaving, but I have been interested in trying it out and learning about it. This lovely item popped up (brand spankin' new!) for a fraction of it's regular cost, and I had to jump at this opportunity. I don't plan on really diving into this latest crafty endeavor for some time - it seems kind of overwhelming! For now, I'll just keep reading about it.


Max said...

I love that sock! Finish the pair and then see if you remain unbitten by the bug :)

How high up do they go? I'm thinking if you have the stamina for these - they look pretty tall - you might have the stamina for a CANYON HIKING SOCKS knitalong. Eh? Whaddya say?

NJStacie said...

Feh to socks! is what I say. I will indeed complete the other one, and I believe I will remain unbitten. This is actually my second pair of socks, dear - I have not been bitten yet. I actually look at this entire sock-knitting experience as a scientific experiment. I'm doing this for science.

These? I mean THIS - goes to about mid-calf. I need to rework the bind-off; it's a bit tight at the moment.

Lesley said...

Hello Dahling,

So you went back to the Icarus Shawl because you MUST finish that prior to starting to other projects? Sounds to me like "sock avoidance". Maybe if you finished a few PAIRS of socks and could then wear them you would be bitten by the bug. Also, if your sock-knitting experience IS a scientific experiment, as you claim, you do need to knit more than one sock to make it a true experiment.

Bring your socks to the shore and we'll discuss the sock vs. glove/mitten bug. We will see you there, yes?