Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Just For Fun

I got this off one of the writing blogs I visit. I'm sure it's made its rounds in the knittingsphere as well though. If you decide to do this meme, please let me know in the comments so I can visit your blog and read your answers!

You. Can. Only. Type. One. Word. (not as easy as you might think!)

1. Where is your cell phone? purse
2. Your significant other? non-existant
3. Your hair? straight
4. Your mother? caring
5. Your father? kind
6. Your favorite thing? laptop
7. Your dream last night? boring
8. Your favorite drink? Pepsi
9. Your dream/goal? marriage/motherhood
10. The room you're in? small
11. Your ex? gone
12. Your fear? alone
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? successful
14. Where were you last night? home
15. What you're not? thin
16. Muffins? cranberry-lemon
17. One of your wish list items? ball-winder
18. Where you grew up? Ontario
19. The last thing you did? blog
20. What are you wearing? clothes
21. Your TV? House
22. Your pets? cat
23. Your computer? borrowed
24. Your life? boring
25. Your mood? good
26. Missing someone? family
27. Your car? sold
28. Something you're not wearing? shoes
29. Favorite Store? yarn
30. Your summer? hot
31. Like someone? dunno
32. Your favorite color? purple
33. When is the last time you laughed? today
34. Last time you cried? dunno
35. Your favorite animal? cat
36. Last thing you ate? soup
37. Dream vacation spot? Scotland

Sorry no new knitting content...other than to say I've started a pair of plain stocking stitch socks to do in front of the tv so I don't make any mistakes. I'm using the Claudia's Hand Painted in the Pink Cloud colourway.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Finished Socks

Well, I finally have the Yukon Leaves Socks finished! I finished knitting them up this afternoon, and had been working on them the past few days.
I used the KPPPM yarn and size 2.75 mm bamboo needles. I didn't modify the pattern any. I did make these socks about an inch shorter than normal because I was afraid I might run out of yarn. I have yarn left over though, so I probably could have done at least one more repeat of the pattern in the legs.
I like this colourway (sorry, can't remember the number) and it's not one I would normally gravitate towards. I'm glad I bought it though because I like the way it knit up.
On the second sock, I think I messed up the heel a little bit because it doesn't fit quite right. I'll have to just pull it a bit to make it feel right though, and it shouldn't be too uncomfortable to wear. I might take these socks with me to Egypt to wear on the climb up Mt. Sinai because we do that at night so we are at the top to watch the sunrise. Apparently it can get cold up there at night, so these should hopefully keep my feet warm.
I've started on another pair of socks. This one is the November sock club kit from Robyn's Nest sock club. The pattern is Jolene and it looks really nice. The yarn is nice and bright (there is a picture of it a few posts down), and while I've only got the cuff done on the first sock so far, I like the colours and the way it is knitting up. The only thing that gave me disappointment while winding the yarn into a ball was the fact that I came across two knots in the yarn. Hopefully they won't end up on the bottom of the feet of the socks...
I haven't been working on the Seafoam Scarf lately because I've been focusing on the Yukon Leaves socks, wanting to get those completed. I also think I'm going to have to head to the yarn store here and see if they have any more of the yarn I'm using left. I don't expect there to be any problem because it's just a small store and they don't seem to look like they are too busy. I could be wrong though, but I am hoping I'll be able to get one more ball, which is all I should need. I hope to get a picture of the scarf soon to show; didn't think to take one today when I took the pics of the socks.
Well, just wanted to post a little update. Need to look into seeing if the airline we are flying to Egypt on will allow knitting needles on the plane or not. I do hope so because we are going to have a rather long flight. I just hope my back doesn't act up like it was on the flight here to Korea (though my back was sore before getting on the plane, however I think it was aggrivated by having to sit so long). Anyway, I hope to get more written here soon. Hope you all have a fantastic day. Happy knitting!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year!

Well, it's been quite awhile since I've posted to this blog. I guess I felt that I needed a post with pictures and/or knitting updates, and I just haven't had much until now.

I'm still working on the Yukon Leaves socks, albeit slowly. I got to a certain point and realized I made a mistake somewhere in that particular line and I just haven't gotten around to figuring out where it is and going back to fix it. I had hoped to get those socks done before the end of 2007, but sadly it didn't work out that way.

Well, I just haven't been getting much knitting in lately. However, the last few days...well, really, since Christmas...I have been doing more knitting than usual. It's gotten colder here in Korea and we finally have a little bit of snow, though not a whole lot. Here you can see what we do have - though we have gotten a little more since this picture was taken two days ago (not much more). This is the view out my window. It's a lovely parking lot don't you think? You can sort of see someone walking into the other building in this picture.
Anyway, with the cold and snow I figured I should get my corrugator scarf finished so I could have something to wear. Well, today I finally finished it. It's not blocked or anything, and I honestly don't know if I will. I don't think it really needs it, other than to maybe give it a bit more in the width. I also don't have anywhere to pin it - or even pins to pin it down with. I will make due though.
I also started a new scarf...didn't get a picture of it taken yet though. I'm using the last ball of the yarn I made the Corrugator scarf with (I used two balls for that). I have the details on Ravelry for the yarn. Anyway, I'm doing the Seafoam Scarf and have about four or five repeats done so far. I'm using size US 8 bamboo needles that I got from Robyn's Nest (link on sidebar), and I think it is making the pattern a little looser with this yarn. That's ok though because the needle's I used with the Corrugator scarf would have made this pattern thin and not wide enough for my liking...though I think this pattern should be blocked when finished, it will probably make it wider than what it is now anyway. I probably won't be able to block it until I get back to Canada though, but I'll still wear it anyway.
For some reason I can't seem to get my pictures uploaded to my email account. I've sent them twice but they aren't showing up. I don't know if they are just taking awhile to get there or what. I'll wait for awhile and post the pictures later.
In other news, I'm heading to Egypt in 30 days with three friends from here - a fellow Canadian, an American, and a Korean. We are going to be touring the country for the month of February and will see the pyramids, the Valley of the Kings, take a Nile River cruise, and climb Mt. Sinai among other things. I'm excited but a little scared since other than coming to Korea, I've never done any travelling. Two of my friends are pretty experienced travellers, so they know what to do and all that so I'll just follow their lead. We've got our plane tickets paid for, and will pay for the hotels, tours, etc. (which are all booked) when we get there. I'll definitely be taking pictures and will share them with you :o).
Anyway, I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas (mine was very quiet and didn't feel like first one being away from my family) and a very happy, healthy New Year!