One Crazy Fiber Lady

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One Crazy Fiber Lady

Busy Bee

April 9th, 2008 · 6 Comments

It really shouldn’t come as a surprise that I’ve been pretty busy of late. My big project at work still proceeds apace and I managed to overcome a rather problematic issue today. Goodness indeed.

Jessica and I decided to take advantage of the varying sized cylinders we each have for our NZAKs and traded one to try out. In exchange for my 72, I have her 60 to test drive. Last week I cranked out my first pair on the NZAK using the 54 but amazingly found them to be a bit tight. Yeah, I know, surprised me too! Anyway, so Sunday evening, I gave the 60 a shot. I pulled out the Opal Acapulco that was included with my NZAK. Two hours of cranking, stitch moving, etc later, followed by another 40 min or so of kitchnering, I have a pair of perfectly fitting socks WITH a picot edge. Something I’ve never enjoyed hand knitting. Sweet.


I’m still rather partial to fraternal twins for some odd reason ๐Ÿ™‚ I wore these babies on Monday. Perfection. Now I can only hope that the 72 is as magical for Jessica as the 60 is for me ๐Ÿ˜‰

I figured it was also time for an update on Ballerina. I made a good deal of progress on it while I was laying in bed sick. The semi-mindless garter stitch was perfect for that. Honestly, I haven’t touched it since after the two days of sick time.


I then spent two days on Orkney Pi – take two..

orkney pi

And the reminder of the time (another day or so) went towards the ill fated Orangebell.

Sadly, there is NO knitting going on now, what with all the reading. See what Amazon brought me today ๐Ÿ˜‰


And that doesn’t cover what I was reading today. I have this book on my new phone/pda toy and devoted today’s commute to reading it. ยฌโ€  Yeah I’m hooked.

I think I’m going to park on the easy chair for a bit and finally do some knitting before turning in early.ยฌโ€  I was up far too late last night adding new tunes to the iPod ๐Ÿ™‚

Craft on!

p.s. – as a forewarning, I’m planning on upgrading to the new version ofยฌโ€  WordPress this weekend so the site might be down a bit.

p.p.s. – Also as a remind, check your RSS subscription through your reader. ยฌโ€  If appears anywhere, it will no longer function once I finally close that account.

Tags: Adult · Books · Lace · Socks

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ina // Apr 9, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    Socks too small??! ::falls off chair, clambers back on::

    Nice Pi. My Pi (cough) is not as nice.

  • 2 Janette // Apr 10, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    Yeah for socks in 2 hrs that fit!!

    Have you checked out I use that to recycle the books I’ve read.

  • 3 Jessica // Apr 12, 2008 at 8:13 am

    Dude! You got yarn with your NZAK?!?!? I didn’t get yarn with my NZAK! Maybe the boy took it??? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Sorry I’m being so slow getting to the 72. Soon I hope! Love the center part of the shawl. So cool!

  • 4 Laurie // Apr 13, 2008 at 5:56 am

    I’m impressed by the socks! That was a quick learning curve. I favor fraternals…with my large feet, finding the first part of the color repeat could simply mean shorter socks. I would rather have longer fraternals than shorter identicals.

  • 5 Deborah // Apr 14, 2008 at 5:49 am

    Looks like you are having lots of fun with your new toy! Yay! New sockies look great.

  • 6 Kim // Apr 14, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    Nice 2 hr socks! I laughed at the title of one of your books: The Virgin’s Lover. Ha! Kind of an oxymoron like military intelligence or jumbo shrimp.