Saturday, April 05, 2008

One Out of One McDreamies Approve...

Ok, so just within the last couple of months, I have become addicted to Grey's Anatomy. I just finished watching season 2. You see, the cable I have here in Korea is weird. It's not like the cable the others have. My cable comes through the internet and everything (movies and tv shows) seem to be downloaded from DVDs or something. I'm not totally sure how it works, but I can't find any "normal" cable channels like CNN or BBC. Yes, the majority of the tv shows would be Korean, but there are some English ones on. So, as I said, I just finished watching season 2 of Grey's. I think it takes awhile for them to get the shows on because they are putting Korean subtitles at the bottom. I'm now waiting for them to get season 3 of Grey's, season 3 of Stargate SG-1, and season 3 of House.

So, back to the title of the post. McDreamy (hubba hubba) has approved my latest sock - the Fleece Artist one I've been working on. I finished the first sock today and started into the cuff of the second. He's seen the sock, and he definitely approves. Want to see the proof? Ok, look at that pitcture...see that smile? He definitely approves of the sock!

Ok, so Robyn asked about the Claudia socks as to whether or not I ran out of yarn or had to make them smaller. I forgot to mention this crucial info in my last post, and since I bought the yarn from her shop, I should mention it so she'll know and pass on the info to her customers.

I did make the socks about an inch or two shorter than I normally make them (about 7 inches from the bottom of the heel to the top of the cuff normally). I didn't want to run out of yarn, especially since I typically do my socks from the cuff down, so I thought I'd play it safe and make them a little shorter. I had some yarn left over for each sock...about enought I could have made it another inch longer possibly - maybe half an inch, but definitely no more than an inch. I've worn the socks twice already since making them and I love them. They fit pretty good and the yarn feels great on my feet. I will definitely use Claudia Hand Painted yarns again in the future.

I forgot to show you in my last post some yarn I bought at the yarn shop here in Yesan, South Korea. It's called Fiance and I think it's by Nak Yang. It's top dyed wool (75%) & kid mohair (25%), and is 45g/115m. I got four balls of it but I'm not sure what I'll make. I was thinking something like a scarf, mittens or a hat. It reminds me of Noro Kureyon (or however you spell it, lol). Anyone have any ideas and/or patterns I could try with this yarn? Please let me know in the comments. Also, if anyone has tried this yarn let me know what you thought of it as well.

Well, have to go and work on some lesson plans. We have to have stuff to email one of the teachers in charge of the Saturday classes that begin on the 19th, as they are making up a workbook for the kids to use. I'm focusing on the writing aspect this time (there are four of us, and one is taking reading, one writing, one speaking, and one listening), so I need to get some work done as the deadline to email the teacher is Monday. Plus, I have my regular lesson for the week to do up, plus three other lessons for my extra classes. Thankfully I've got a bit of that all done, and still have tomorrow to work on it too. But, I should go and do some more.

Happy Knitting!


Kelly said...

i loooooooooooooove claudia's!! I knit socks with it but they ended up being too short in the foot so I need to rip and re knit *sigh* that sucks!

lynda said...

Oh my, that smile, those eyes...

Oh yeah - beautiful sock, too!

monica said...

I used to watch Greys Anantomy and then just lost interest, same with Men in Trees, I don't know why that is.

Your socks look great.

I love Claudia too, it is nice to work with, but I do wish the skiens were about 25 to 30 yards longer.

Knit & Purl Mama said...

Thanks for the info on the Claudia's good to know!

The new socks look great.

Never seen that yarn before, but it looks nice!

I love Grey's! I can't wait for the new season to start! It's too bad you're far behind on TV there.

When do you return to Canada?

Karen said...

Your sock is so pretty. That is a very nice colorway. When I knit my Claudia socks I was in a panic that I would run out, but it worked out in the end (but NOT much was leftover).

Anni said...

Love the yarn

kittensmittens said...

I have been away from blogland, so I'm just shocked about the korea thing. At least season 2 of greys was the best one. That is when I started watching, and I quit after season 3, which was still good. So enjoy!

I also took a look at some of the yarn you got. Very Nice!!! Good job on finishing another pair of socks. McDreamy would be a fool not to appreciate them.

(PS, if you are really in need of american shows, replays lots of episode online)