Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Hump Day Happenings

That title is probably misleading...there haven't been many 'happenings' this week around here. Seems I have been stricken with the crud. Sore throat, headache and so very tired tired tired. Which might explain the tiredness and fatigue that started late last week! Anyhooo...I have been holed up at home for the past two days....not feeling worth a crap and being ticked that I'm wasting days at home doing nothing but napping. I hate that! But I suppose...rest is best.

I have started a new pair of socks this past weekend and in to the week. Quite the change from my first pair, where I was using size 4 dpns and worsted weight wool...that seems like a cake walk compared to what I'm using for my second pair! Actual sock yarn and size 2 dpns



I feel like I'm working with toothpicks and string! I have pulled out this sock start I believe a total of 4 times and restarted and I think I am over the hump and it's starting to take shape.



I'm using some Berroco sock yarn that I picked up on my recent visit to Omaha. We (me, my blogless friend, Kimm, and Paulette ) enjoyed visiting String of Purls in Omaha and we were mesmerized and inspired by projects and yarns they had! I picked up this pattern...



This is some bag! They had the actual original bag there in the shop...it's huge..like Mary Poppins huge..my kinda bag! But off-white...eh...maybe not. I decided that when I do tackle this....I would like it in blues...to go with jeans! Wouldn't that be cool? I have since done a little yarn stash enhancement...and these are the yarns I have selected for the bag!



What do you think? I may need to add a few more in...as the pattern calls for 10 different yarns! EEEK! I am hoping to get by with less if they're bulkier. I've got them all sitting in a basket down in the 'studio' along with a couple new pair of Lantern Moon needles....it's taunting me! I need to be on the lookout for a fabulous funky button like is on the original too! But first....the sock.....after I take another nap.

*Peace!

11 comments:

Tolentreasures said...

I refuse to even try to knit socks on those little bitty needles. You are way braver than I!

Best of luck!

Cathy

Cari said...
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Cari said...

I had to delete my previous comment because I cannot spell!!

Anyway, I hope you get feeling better. You have way too many fun things to knit, stitch and sew.

I typically use size 1 needles to knit socks. Once you get used to the smaller size needles, the larger sized one are like knitting with chopsticks!! Have fun.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I'm so sorry you're still not feeling well. Thy just put out a policy at our work that if you're sick, coughing, sneezing etc and won't go home voluntarily, you'll be escorted out. Yikes! I hope you're feeling better soon!

Love the sock start and a big bag like the one you'll do in blue is my kinda bag, too! Gotta love those big bags and I love the blue yarn you selected.

Margaret said...

What a bummer that you're sick! Ugh! Love your new sock start. And the yarns for that lovely bag -- yum!!! Why does it need 10 different yarns?? Anyway, it'll be one spectacular bag once completed. I'm waiting for pics! :D

Deb said...

Oh, all those luscious blue yarns. Be still my heart! I can't imagine knitting on that small of a needles, but I commend you for doing it. Maybe one day I'll try it!

Sorry you're feeling so bad. I know what you mean about it feeling like your wasting your days, but you're not. Sometimes it's a good thing to just lie back and rest. Hope that you're feeling better soon!

Deb said...

Hope you're feeling better now - nothing worse than feeling too crappy to even knit. But your socks look great - beautiful colour. And the bag looks fab. Get well soon.

The Scrappy Bee said...

However, little needles and addicting for sock knitters. Sorry you are sick. I have used sick time to sort thru old magazines and "edit" them (rip out and save only the parts I really want to save). It is easy to fit in between periods of unconsciousness.
Bonnie B

Cari said...

Poor Kim - I am so sorry you feel bad. That flu stuff is just miserable! I hope you start feeling better today!

Love the colors of your new sock(s) - you must have infinite patience - after the second ripout, I would have put it aside.

Oh, those beautiful blues all work so well together and I think they will make a great purse. Can't wait to see it!

Hope you have a restful, peaceful day.

Katrina said...

Oh I know nothing about knitting but that looks complicated.

Sorry you aren't feeling well, hope you are better soon.

Paulette said...

I'm thinkin' I've got room on my arm for that blue bag you're going to be knitting. ;) Awesome!!

Paulette