Monday, August 06, 2007

Turning the Heel & Storing Circulars

I think I'm happiest about 945 every night - all cozy, in bed, knitting like a madman - and doing something new like turning a heel - realizing suddenly that it's NOT hard! - it's just paying attention, following directions and being brave... I got this far last night:
So I am now knitting the foot of my very first sock - I am so excited about it - and at the same time, a little concerned because by the time I get done with this sock, I have to cast on and knit another one. I understand why people love socks - they're compact and actually seem to move fairly quickly, but I doubt I'll be a sock knitter all the time - I am sure to get this sock done, and I know to immediately cast on the second sock - but I have no idea how long it'll take to knit sock #2. I am using an amazing tutorial from the net for my first socks...

I went to Wal Mart this weekend (yes, the evil Wal Mart that my friend calls the "Land of the Missing Teeth") - it can be a scary place late at night.. but I was there during the day... and it's back to school time!

I found these pencil binder pouches for $0.97 each - and they're the PERFECT size to store my circular needles. I don't think they're going to fit into a binder once I have them full of needles, so I plan on buying some sort of plastic bin to keep them in. I haven't figured out a good way to label them yet - any ideas? (I don't really want to just write with a sharpie pen)


Lastly, while searching for my Cascade 220 yarn to use on my Master Knitter Class, we discovered a new knitshop... Simply Knitting - I went with Terri and we were both amazed at the store - (first off, they're having a 50% off sale on most of their yarn - which was a big suprise for us! Walking in, we found antique furniture with yarn displayed beautifully (OMG - it's my dream store!) - I have a business plan for a store very similar to the one we found - the folks working there were very nice, and UNLIKE some other stores I have been to, I didn't feel second class - they welcomed us with open arms - there's plenty of room, and I think there were 10-12 folks knitting away in the shop - it's very comfortable and homey...
We're going to a freeform knitting and crochet class there on the 18th - taught by Janice Rosema - it's going to be an all day fun extravaganza - and I'm VERY much looking forward to learning more about being creative and improvisational with my knitting...
I am also signing up to take a beginner spinning class at the Weavers' Cottage on Saturday the 11th in the morning. I have a hankering for a spinning wheel - but first must try them out to see if I even like it!
Lastly, the Fiber Fest 2007 is coming up August 17-19th - I believe that we're going to go one day during the show - although I don't know if it'll be Friday or Sunday.
SO many things to do and all I want to do is knit! :)

5 comments:

Sam said...

you got a pretty cool blog

The_Add_Knitter said...

I just bought that very color way of the very same yarn, I love it! Your sock looks phenomenal--turning the heel always makes you feel so smart!

Elemmaciltur said...

Don't know why people make such a hallabaloo about turning the heels etc. You just learn it and that's it.

Anyhow...seems like your sock's coming on fine...my first pair took me about a week. The second pair took me over a year due to SSS (second sock syndrome). ;-p

sophanne said...

Found you via A.D.D.- glad you kept the other foot. I've made about 10 pairs of socks and never really suffered SSS. I'm starting to wonder if it's an urban myth.

I love the circular needle holder. One thing I found that works well for dpn's and notions are those cloth foldy jewelry holders. i found one at a mission store for $.99! i don't leave home without it.

Judy G. said...

I don't know how much room you've got, but when you acquire too many needles for a box/pouch/binder, I would humbly suggest that you check out my solution. I don't know if I am supposed to shill my own blog here, but if you google Under Sask Skies you should find it. I think I posted it back in April or May.