Knitting! Plus some gardening, cocktails, and whatever else strikes my fancy.

Month: December 2006

Screaming Red Mitts and Ice Cream Sundae Socks

Screaming Red Mitts and Ice Cream Sundae Socks

Christmas Knitting. Check. Christmas Beading. Check. Christmas Shopping. Check. Christmas Laundry (we travel). Check. We fly Thursday! Must leave home by 5:30 a.m. to make flight! Ack! M cut out a few of my Christmas beading gifts as too much (they were for his relatives). […]

Christmas FOs!

Christmas FOs!

First off, no one who I know reads this blog can accidentally see one of her gifts, so reading on cannot spoil any surprises. Second, today we had 9 hours, 29 minutes of daylight; I spent 10 hours at work. The photos are on my […]

Why Will Power is Bad

Why Will Power is Bad

I have been complimented on my perseverance and dedication, which I have always associated with will power. Will power is great when one has to do enough replicates of a tedious, demanding experiment to get statistically significant results. But when it comes to sock yarn, will power can be carried too far. Late last week, Elsie, knitting guru with no blog, told me that our favorite online sock yarn retailer now had Koigu KPPPM, and she had to have some. None of our LYS’s carry Koigu (yes, it’s very sad), and so we had never experienced the essence of Koigu. She told me this after handing me a sock and a skein of Claudia Handpaints in Walk in the Woods to fondle. I had to have some. So, we placed a “little” order. Today it arrived!

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Claudia Handpaints in Walk in the Woods and Eat Veggies

And I couldn’t resist another skein of Schaefer Anne, this time in Blue Violets.

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Here’s Elsie’s Koigu KPPPM (P426); it’s actually a little more purple than I could get it to photograph.
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Do you think she would notice if I gave her this instead (which I thought was supposed to be blue with just a little brown)? This yarn is from a shall remain nameless vendor, who I have had hit-and-miss luck with.
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Yeah, I think she’d notice. I better give her the Koigu.

Tomorrow, two FOs!

Let’s do Lunch!

Let’s do Lunch!

The problem with knitting projects that are large triangles or rectangles is that progress shots aren’t exactly a thrill. So, although I will talk about one of my projects, lets get to it through a small tour of the knitting blogosphere. First, I am still […]

The best of times; the worst of times…

The best of times; the worst of times…

It hasn’t been the best of autumns here at Molecular Knitting, but then again, it hasn’t been the worst of autumns either. I am having to review what I learned from cognitive behavioral therapy, because my brain thought it would be fun to go back […]

Counting to 10

Counting to 10

Is it just me or is beta-blogger driving other people nuts? I think I am going to have to sit down with HTML, XHTML, & CSS and just figure out how to make my own template. I am not finding Beta-Blogger easier to use, and what looks like a nice page element in the edit template and layout sections, does not look nice on the actual blog. So, I apologize for the mess of the Works in Progress and Knitting Together buttons. Tomorrow I hope to have a new post with actual knitting content, for I have blocked the scarf for M’s Dad (Thanks, Mom, for the blocking wires! They ROCK!), and I want to talk about what I think is a nice looking heel flap that I made up to go with a 5-stitch repeat based upon a K3P2 rib. But right now I am going to knit on my Aran Pocket Shawl and let the soothing knits and purls of a seed stitch basket weave take away my ire with Beta-Blogger.

I love seed stitch

I love seed stitch

I love seed stitch in diamonds. seed stitch diamond from my first sweater I love seed stitch in mohair. seed stitch edgings on my second sweater I love seed stitch in handpainted yarn. detail from seed stitch chevron of Landscape Shawl But I love seed […]