Thursday, July 24, 2008

And She's Back!

WARNING: POST CONTAINS SPOILERS!!!

I got home from Italy about a week ago. The trip was fabulous, as always, and I'm already looking forward to going back. I'll be uploading the relatively few pictures I took as soon as I feel non-lazy enough to do so.

On to the important stuff. So how much of my knitting list do you think I got through?? Ummm...how bout NONE. Seriously, how pathetic is that? Lack of progress was due to an assortment of things, namely hurting my finger the second day I got there and then just not particularly feeling like it. I swear, it as so. friggin'. HOT there. Truly, the few times I did attempt to knit my yarn would become so water logged that it seemed to be felting in my sweaty little hands. I've made a little progress since I've been back, but none to speak of. I'll stick up some WIP pics later.

And now, on to the VERY important stuff. One of the benefits of going away when I did was that I hardly had to wait at all for the July installment of RSC. Awesome. And we got not one, but two patterns this time around! Exciting!

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The kit (minus the Sweetarts that I already ate)
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The yarn: STR lightweight in Goody Goody
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Pattern #1: Gumdrop Socks by JC Briar
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Pattern #2 Sweet Tart Anklets by Marilyn Kaleikilo
Sorry about the semi craptacular lighting. The sun long gone but I want to cast on so I had to make due with what I had. I'm trying to decide what size/needle combo I want to use. The sizes are a little small for my gigantor feet but I can easily remedy that by going up a needle size like I usually do. If I choose the largest size and knit with the called for needles, there's no way in hell I'd have enough yarn. I think I'm going to try out the medium size on a 2. The fit should be fine, but I always risk getting some kind of super fug pooling when I fiddle with stuff like that.
Speaking of fug......I was on the Lion Brand website today as I've been looking to try out their newish sock yarn. While there, I browsed the patterns and picked up a few for afghans and a bag that I've been eying. Some of the other ones.....Ughhhhh. Had to have been some of the most hellashiously shiteous things I've seen. You should go take a look if you're into the horror genre.
Off to play with my yarn!

2 comments:

Large Marge said...

Welcome Home!
can't wait to see the sock in progress.

Javajem said...

Welcome back! I am very jealous that you got to go to Italy!! I want to see pictures!