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Monday, April 30, 2012

A Quick Project

I'm taking a little break from the leaves for now.  Apparently it got weird.  Last night Max knocked over my glass of water when Caleb was setting the table for dinner (Max tries to be helpful).  Caleb and I got the water all cleaned up but my leaf was sopping wet so it had to go sit by the kitchen sink.  Once everything was dry and the table back together, I grabbed another leaf out of the drawer.  Caleb just looked at me and said, "Mom!  You made backup leaves?"  This was followed by an eye roll of course.  So it was a good thing I had stopped making leaves for a bit.  I'm still not ruling them out for gifts - if you're on my gift list and feel strongly either for or against leaves (or have color preferences), now is the time to let me know.

Anyway, I needed something to do Friday, but I didn't want to start a huge project because tomorrow is May 1 and that means a new Knit Something of the Month project.  So I decided to knit a quick pair of socks. This is my second year in the Rockin' Sock Club by Blue Moon Fiber Arts, but I haven't knit any of the yarn I've gotten in the club.  (I like most of it, but just haven't started anything.  Even the ones I'm not crazy about will push me out of my comfort zone, which is always good.)  The yarn I chose is Budding Twig - the March club yarn (if you are international and haven't gotten your yarn yet, this is your spoiler warning - don't scroll down any farther).  It's the Medium weight Socks that Rock yarn and I just fell in love with the colors.  I started this sock three times (I was hoping to have a finished sock and a half for today) and first it wasn't going to be big enough, then I was getting weird pooling, finally I settled on a plain vanilla sock, just stockinette, and I love the way it shows off the colors.  Did I mention I love the colors?  So Springy and happy!  I decided to do an Eye of Partridge heel because that's my favorite heel  flap, but otherwise this is just a simple, easy sock.  Oh, and in case you're wondering, Max is just out of frame - making the shadows at the top of the sock - helping never gets old for him.
Thanks to everyone who joined Dropbox through my link!  The link doesn't expire so if you're on the fence, take some time to think it over.  Sharon left a comment explaining how she's using it and I'm using it the same way.  All of my pdf patterns - my own and patterns I've purchased are in Dropbox.  This way if I'm out and I find a great yarn for a certain pattern, I can pull up the pattern on my iPhone through Dropbox and see how much yardage I need.  If I forget to bring a pattern with me that I'm knitting (or something happens to it), I can pull it up.  Ever needed one of your patterns on vacation because you're dying to start something new?  And of course, like I mentioned the other day, it will work with Knit Companion on the next update, so if you have that, it will be even more useful.  I'm not going to keep babbling about it every day, but I realized that I didn't really explain what it was the other day, so I thought I'd mention how I'm using it.

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Blogger Nicole said...

Love the new sock! It's gorgeous.

5:04 PM  

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