Monday, September 14, 2009

The value of the blog

I just amused myself by rereading last year's entries in the blog. I now understand its value: it reminds me of random bits of my past. Like the coughing crud. Or why the red socks ended up being for my younger son when they were clearly styled for my older son.

In other news, I'm tired and I have to cut 10 girls from the volleyball team by Thursday.

I have too many WIPs to count, but the most important ones are these:
Mittens for RK (styled like Druid Mittens but with different cables, about 50% done)
Socks for my mother (yep, they're still not done. They spent almost a year under my dresser in their little bag.)
Mittens for DL
Red Scarf (for the Red Scarf Project)

I was just trying to remember that last great thing I cooked but I can't remember!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

What to love...

in the new Knitty?

There's a lot there - the editors' taste really matched up with mine this time!

Hex: I love the geometric shapes, but rectangular shawls aren't all the practical for me... I wonder if I can cut it down to a wide scarf?

Riverbanks: I wouldn't do it in Noro, but the concept and pattern are just about perfect for me.

Margot: if I ever knit myself a sweater, this is probably it! I love the boatneck, the top-down construction, and the little slits on the side.

Clandestine: gorgeous, like everything Cookie A. designs.

HatHeel: sheer wild genius. This will probably be First On the Needles as I need to get working on my sons' winter socks.

Kernel: lovely, just lovely.

Midsummer: elegant and clever, but I worry about how the leaves will feel inside my shoes.