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I can't believe these socks are the first project I've finished since July. During the winter I was getting two to four projects done a month plus working on two larger projects. Now just the one (and a couple others in various half done states still on the needles).

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Anyway, for these I used the 'Severus Loves Lily' yarn that I got in my HP Swap box from the Odd Ducks. I was going to use it to make a scarf to go with my winter coat (which is also bright green) but the two green were slightly different hues. Instead I pulled this sock pattern (which is called, appropriately enough 'Nagini') out of my queue.

I like them. Though I don't understand why most sock patterns want you to stop mid-calf. I don't like my socks that high, and I can't imagine that it is ever attractive. But that's fine, it just means that I have a good amount of the yarn left over to do something else with -- probably some faire isle mittens.

Q3: Your favourite book )
pinksonia: (Knitting Kitty)
My main Christmas knitting project is officially done! This year I decided to make like Molly, so every member of my family is getting a little Weasley Sweater ornament (not that any of them will really appreciate that they are Weasley Sweaters.

Pictures! )

The littlest cousins (by which I mean the under-5s) are all getting animal hats:

Me wearing hats which are too small while taking pictures in the bathroom mirror )
pinksonia: (Knitting Kitty)
My main Christmas knitting project is officially done! This year I decided to make like Molly, so every member of my family is getting a little Weasley Sweater ornament (not that any of them will really appreciate that they are Weasley Sweaters.

Pictures! )

The littlest cousins (by which I mean the under-5s) are all getting animal hats:

Me wearing hats which are too small while taking pictures in the bathroom mirror )
pinksonia: (Knitting Kitty)
Since I've gotten better about knitting and finishing things over the last couple of months, I've thought I would keep a montly-ish record of what has been finished. Here be lots of pictures.

Knitted Things )
pinksonia: (Knitting Kitty)
Since I've gotten better about knitting and finishing things over the last couple of months, I've thought I would keep a montly-ish record of what has been finished. Here be lots of pictures.

Knitted Things )
pinksonia: (Eddington working)
Yay! hotel internet is back.  It was raining like crazy here on Wednesday and Thursday, so between the bad weather and the fact that we were all in the hotel since we couldn't work it was next to impossible to get online. 

The time off wasn't a total waste.  I finished my second pair of socks, which are a pretty spring green with a lace-work pattern.  I also finally finished knitting the teeny-tiny TARDIS.  In January I started the project, thinking that if I knit a plushie sized pattern on size 000 needles using embroidery floss instead of yarn it would come out the size of a key chain and not take very long at all.  I was wrong.   Wednesday, when I get back to New Orleans, pulling out the fiber-fill will be my first order of business.  Right before I take pictures and then unpack. 

Of course, I was terribly bored the last couple of days just sitting around the hotel room, so I was quite glad that we got to go back into the field today.  We're at a really nice site, at least in regards to working comfort.  The whole area consists of very open planted pines.  Any day I don't have to deal with briars is a good day.  Even if there are horses that we have to keep an eye on lest they step in our holes and break their legs.  I'm not entirely clear on what I'm supposed to do if the horse comes charging at my unit. I don't really relish jumping in front of a horse moving a full speed, hoping to divert it in another direction. 

Also during my boredom I took one of those "What North American accent do you have?" quizzes.  I got the Philadelphian accent, which shouldn't be a surprise, but kind of was.  I did in fact spend my first eighteen years in the Philadelphia area, but since I've never in my life pronounced the sports team as the "iggles" I assumed I had avoided the accent.   I do however freely use various lexical oddities from the area (hoagie, mac machine).  I am however glad to hear the "Rocky" does not have a really Philadelphian accent, because I think I'd be mortified to sound like that.  The accompanying article seemed to think that the only authentic-ish representation of the accent was Toni Collette in The Sixth Sense.  I suppose I will have to re-watch that movie now. 

pinksonia: (Eddington working)
Yay! hotel internet is back.  It was raining like crazy here on Wednesday and Thursday, so between the bad weather and the fact that we were all in the hotel since we couldn't work it was next to impossible to get online. 

The time off wasn't a total waste.  I finished my second pair of socks, which are a pretty spring green with a lace-work pattern.  I also finally finished knitting the teeny-tiny TARDIS.  In January I started the project, thinking that if I knit a plushie sized pattern on size 000 needles using embroidery floss instead of yarn it would come out the size of a key chain and not take very long at all.  I was wrong.   Wednesday, when I get back to New Orleans, pulling out the fiber-fill will be my first order of business.  Right before I take pictures and then unpack. 

Of course, I was terribly bored the last couple of days just sitting around the hotel room, so I was quite glad that we got to go back into the field today.  We're at a really nice site, at least in regards to working comfort.  The whole area consists of very open planted pines.  Any day I don't have to deal with briars is a good day.  Even if there are horses that we have to keep an eye on lest they step in our holes and break their legs.  I'm not entirely clear on what I'm supposed to do if the horse comes charging at my unit. I don't really relish jumping in front of a horse moving a full speed, hoping to divert it in another direction. 

Also during my boredom I took one of those "What North American accent do you have?" quizzes.  I got the Philadelphian accent, which shouldn't be a surprise, but kind of was.  I did in fact spend my first eighteen years in the Philadelphia area, but since I've never in my life pronounced the sports team as the "iggles" I assumed I had avoided the accent.   I do however freely use various lexical oddities from the area (hoagie, mac machine).  I am however glad to hear the "Rocky" does not have a really Philadelphian accent, because I think I'd be mortified to sound like that.  The accompanying article seemed to think that the only authentic-ish representation of the accent was Toni Collette in The Sixth Sense.  I suppose I will have to re-watch that movie now. 

Socks!

Nov. 8th, 2008 04:59 pm
pinksonia: (How to Purl)
I have some pictures.  First off, fair warning, I am not really a picture taker.  I'm always that person who packs a camera and then never takes it out of the bag because it doesn't occur to me to take a picture.  Ever. 

First off we have Jack O'Lanterns. )

See, the thing about living primarily in hotels is that you do everything in the hotel.  During December I carry around a mini tree with mini ornaments and re-decorate it every ten-day. Kat wanted to decorate pumpkins for halloween, so ten of us sat out on the balcony and carved pumpkins.  Mine was a little rotten, so it ended up with cancer of the jaw.  Then the air vent dried it out so it developed old man jaw.  It's the sad looking one third from the left. 

Then I have socks! )


They're the first ones I've ever made in proper sock weight yarn.  I've been working on them on and off since March or so.  The yarn was self-striping but I don't like the pattern particularly.  I didn't realized the stripes would be so varied in size although I probably should have guessed it.  I think I'll be going with solid colored or variegated yarn in the future and rely on knitted patterns to provide interest. 

Socks!

Nov. 8th, 2008 04:59 pm
pinksonia: (How to Purl)
I have some pictures.  First off, fair warning, I am not really a picture taker.  I'm always that person who packs a camera and then never takes it out of the bag because it doesn't occur to me to take a picture.  Ever. 

First off we have Jack O'Lanterns. )

See, the thing about living primarily in hotels is that you do everything in the hotel.  During December I carry around a mini tree with mini ornaments and re-decorate it every ten-day. Kat wanted to decorate pumpkins for halloween, so ten of us sat out on the balcony and carved pumpkins.  Mine was a little rotten, so it ended up with cancer of the jaw.  Then the air vent dried it out so it developed old man jaw.  It's the sad looking one third from the left. 

Then I have socks! )


They're the first ones I've ever made in proper sock weight yarn.  I've been working on them on and off since March or so.  The yarn was self-striping but I don't like the pattern particularly.  I didn't realized the stripes would be so varied in size although I probably should have guessed it.  I think I'll be going with solid colored or variegated yarn in the future and rely on knitted patterns to provide interest. 

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