One Crazy Fiber Lady

The ramblings of a fiber-affected single mother of twins who makes a living as a code monkey

One Crazy Fiber Lady

Day Five

August 15th, 2014 · 1 Comment

There is absolutely no progress to update.

Yesterday’s company outing was to Governor’s Island where we spent the day playing, eating and team building.  It was a beautiful day, weather was perfect for spending the day outside.   I knit not a further stitch as the outing included an open bar ;)  i indulged a tad.  Had to text mom and ask that she pick me up at the train as driving wasn’t a good idea. On the up side, I found that I did better at particular games after drinking a bit!

Craft on :)

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Day Four

August 14th, 2014 · 1 Comment

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Here is day four of the sock.  I didn’t knit on the way home last night.  I finished up the heel this morning and started up the cuff.  Caught the local train so I had a bit more knitting time.

Today is the company outing to Governor’s Island so I’ll have bonus knitting time today.

Craft on

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Another Day

August 13th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Another 24 hours later and here’s the sock…

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I’ve got two short rows left and the heel is done.   I’m trying something new for the heel.  This is the OMG Heel from Megan Williams.  SpinKnitLove inquired about the technique in yesterday’s comment and it seemed serendipitous considering I was about an inch shy of starting a heel.   Not sure how it fits yet, but I like the technique so far!  I love that there’s always more to learn in the fiber arts.

On another note, anyone know when AIG put their name back on their building?  I remember when the pulled it down in the midst of the financial crisis, but I’ve been out of lower Manhattan since June of 2011.  I noticed it on my way to the office sometime last week.

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Interesting times.

Craft on!

 

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Rounds

August 12th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Same sock 24 hours later:

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I’m about an inch shy of starting the short row heel.  Ah, it is good to be back.  I do think the next project is not going to be socks.  My niece has requested a sweater and I promised her one.  I think I’ll do Knit ‘n Tonic’s Swing Coat.  I made one for my little girl ages ago and even have more than enough of the same yarn left.  I was able to locate the yarn in stash and while I couldn’t find the electronic version of the pattern, I have the printed copy I used way back in ’05.  Glad I save the print outs!  I wasn’t eager to buy another copy.

Time to get some bugs out.

Craft on!

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Progress

August 11th, 2014 · 1 Comment

So I’ve been working in the city again now since May 19th.  I’ve now finished my fourth pair of socks since I’ve been back!  My train ride isn’t all that long, 30 min each way if I catch the express, with another 15 min on the ferry, but that’s 45 min I didn’t have at all when I was driving to work.  Here’s the pair I finished off on the boat Saturday:

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To spice things up, I knit these cuff down with the flap heel!  Haven’t knit one of those in so long I had to look up a pattern.  The yarn is the June 2014 Into the Whirled club yarn.

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This morning I cast on the next pair, also in Into the Whirled yarn, colorway is Mukhina.  Love the names that Cris comes up with.

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By the time the ferry hit Wall Street, I’d finished the toe.

 

Craft on!

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Content

August 5th, 2014 · 1 Comment

I really missed seeing this during my daily commute. I love being back in lower Manhattan.

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Craft on!

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Happy…

June 15th, 2014 · Comments Off

A beautiful sunny Father’s Day

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Again

June 11th, 2014 · 1 Comment

These socks need to be renamed the Screw Up Pair. First I made the second one 4 stitches too narrow. Needless to say that I had to rip it out as it did not fit Kathryn.   I just checked my progress on the now re-enter cuff to see how much further I had before starting the ribbing:

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My thumb nail is where the ribbing began on the first sock. I know what I’m doing tonight.  Seriously you’d think that this was my first pair!

Craft on!

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Three weeks

June 4th, 2014 · 1 Comment

I’m now in the third week at the new job and totally enjoying it. So far it had been a really good move. Also it has been good for the knitting production.  Third week and I’m on the third sock. One problem that I just discovered is that the first sock in the current pair has a different number of stitches than the one I’m working on now :(
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This is for Kathryn and i think it will be too narrow for her or the difference of four stitches is going to be too noticeable for her to deal with but i won’t know until i get home. Sigh.  Oh well. I can play 2048 for the rest of the ride home.

Craft on!

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Beginning

May 19th, 2014 · 2 Comments

I started my new job today. So far so good. The people are all really nice and my fellow geeks are super cool. And I have my knitting train time back!

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Craft on!

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