Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! I'm snuggled for a night of goblins and candy give-aways. My husband is making a frittata for our dinner, and apple cider with mulling spices is warming on the stove. I really savor this time of year. It's the little things: the candy corn, the urge to bake, the music.

October slipped by so quickly I feel cheated. 'Tis the season for big projects at work. Plus, I threw in some travel and a nasty sinus infection. It didn't leave much time for knitting and blogging and talking with friends.

But now we've arrived at Halloween. It might seem like a single day, but really, it is a day of many decisions. Will this be the year I actually do NanoWrimo? It starts tomorrow. Will this be the year I get Christmas shopping finished so that December can actually be enjoyed? Will my house be cleaned before holiday guests begin to arrive? November is a high-stakes month in the personal goals department.

I might just decide to make November a month for knitting and blogging and talking with friends. And savoring the season. I wonder if we have any candy corn.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

State of the Sock

The RPM sock just isn't progressing the way I'd like. The more I knit it, the less satisfied I feel. Trekking XXL is beautiful, but it isn't bamboo. (Perhaps the whole problem derives from leaving the beloved bamboo.)

Solution: purchase Panda Wool from Twist and cast on for Floral Lace Anklets -- a pattern in the Lace Style book by Pam Allen and Ann Budd. The anklet pattern is by Evelyn Clark.

Saturday, October 13, 2007


No knitting happened at my house this week. I've been tired and sniffly, which I ascribed to allergies. By the end of the week, with my voice gone, my boss said, "What's wrong with you?" I couldn't ignore it any longer: sinus infection.

Thank goodness for a wonderful doctor. He send me home with decongestants, antibiotics, and orders to stay in bed! He didn't have to twist my arm on that one. I love a good nap. Hopefully my voice will be back by Monday, and I'll be knitting again soon.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

More socks

I cast on some Trekking XXL for Knitty's RPM sock. If it weren't for an ill-timed case of perfectionism, they might be finished. As it is, I've ripped them out three times before turning the heel. This time, there is no turning back. I'm committed to finishing -- imperfections and all.