Wednesday, October 10, 2007

*warning* ADD post ahead

ADD in that I can't seem to stay on topic, so hang on and stay with me.


I finished my first Firestarter today - I am in love with the crazy-unique gusset. It was really interesting to knit and the heel way kicked the ass of a short row version in my opinion. And the traveling cables along the foot and leg - gorgeous!

And then, I just ordered Yarnissima's Fratello kit today - more Wollmeise, more wonderful gusset architecture. I am so weak.


I took my eldest daughter Halloween costume shopping today. The original plan was to hit Jo-Ann fabrics for a pattern, she wanted to be a genie. We found a cool pattern but the immediate gratification of a crap "store bought" costume was more appealing, so she voted for something from a big box store. I am so sad. Yes, buying something off the rack saves me time and may actually save me money - but where is the pleasure in that? Ah, I was 7 once.

Has anyone seen Pushing Daisies? A new show on ABC? The narrator's details, combined with the colorful settings are so Lemony Snicket - I really dig it. And tonight one of the male leads was knitting - yes, knitting (and a burly, manly dude, to boot) - the narrator said stockinette and purling - love. Though I am curious to see how far the producers can go on the premise...we'll see.


Blogger Auntly H said...

I saw a promo for Pushing Daisies. I'll have to see if i can watch it online.

9:13 PM  
Blogger Esoteric Knitter said...

OMgoodness, I was gonna write something about Pushing Daisies, lol since they used a lot so bits about knitting on tonight's episode. :) A knitting needle saved them, woot. :)

11:43 PM  
Blogger Esoteric Knitter said...

Forgot to say, your sock is awesome! Gosh I really need to cast on, eepp.

11:45 PM  
Blogger Zonda said...

Wow, that sock is awesome!! Sorry can't help you on the hole thing..

12:53 AM  
Blogger Elemmaciltur said...

Wow, that looks great! I need to get cracking on mine. But the Firestarter is really making me work for it.

3:02 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

Dan (the 16yo) and I have watched PD from day one though I watch it on TiVo so I haven't seen this one yet. I'll look forward to the knitting :)

4:55 AM  
Blogger cbknits80 said...

Last night I turned on PD, but my college roommate called, so I'll end up watching it on-line, but I saw enough to see the knitting. As I mentioned on the KAL - great sock!

5:11 AM  
Blogger Shelley said...

Love the socks - they look so awesome!

7:35 AM  
Blogger Cinnamonamon said...

I didn't even notice on the SAL that that was your sock! lol It looks great in the blue; no advice about the hole, I'm not finished with my gusset yet. I'm hoping it comes out the right length for my stubby feet...

Isn't it sad when our kids want the cheapo version instead of the quality heirloom stuff? We've successfully steered ours to family costumes once again (of course at 2 & 4 they're still highly impressionable!). DH has been talking them up for I get to sew a pink princess dress for my slightly overweight self; fun. ;)

7:40 AM  
Blogger mle said...

Oh I love that sock! what an interesting looking heel...I'm going to have to check that out.

8:00 AM  
Anonymous JenW!~ said...

I did watch Pushing Daisies for the first time last night and found it strangely interesting. Even my 15 yr old son liked and we will be watching it again next week. I thought it was cool that they had the big guy knitting. Knitters Rock!

8:02 AM  
Anonymous Miss T said...

Love that gorgeous blue sock! What yarn did you use?

8:11 AM  
Anonymous Marisol said...

O.K. Let me just tell you that your Firestarte looks amazing! I really have to get to it now. I tried yesterday and messed up the cabeling and I am still close to the toe!

I was weak too... we must be on the same wavelenght 'cuz i placed my yarnissima order yesterday too! I was floored by the price thouug:(

8:18 AM  
Blogger MollyBeees said...

I LOVE your new socks! Great pattern and they look great in that yarn!

9:26 AM  
Blogger sgeddes said...

I've been watching Pushing Daisys too - good show so far. I love those socks. I hadn't really noticed that pattern until today. but after seeing your pair - I'm going to have to knit that immediatley.

9:50 AM  
Blogger The_Add_Knitter said...

LOVe that Firestarter...please tell me I can complete one by the end of the month, can I???

11:56 AM  
Blogger Knitterella said...

Your Firestarter ROCKs! Really cool! (I feel like a broken record but I really need to start mine)

Yes, I watched Pushing Daisies. Well kind of, my husband didn't like it so we watched something else - next time I'll have to put my foot down :) - I did see the knitting though! I laughed! He actually knit himself some gun holsters (or whatever you call them). I LOVE IT!

5:28 AM  
Blogger Morticcia said...

Love the sock!

I haven't seen Pushing Daisies but you reminded me that I wanted to mention on my blog where I saw some television knitting: Tori & Dean: Inn Love. Woot!

I caught an episode or two one night this week and they showed both Tori and Dean knitting on the porch of their B&B.

6:41 AM  
Blogger Kristy said...

That is one gorgeous sock!

I saw the first Pushing Daisies last night (we're behind on TiVo), and it was great! I'll have to watch for the knitting in the next one.

9:09 AM  
Anonymous Jen said...

We're totally into Pushing Daisies - my husband called it Tim Burton's Law & Order. It's the best casting of any of the new shows this season - there's so much chemistry. Loved it.

The best part of the knitting was all the little weird cozies he'd been making. But the gun holster on top of his sweater vest. Awesome.

9:14 AM  
Anonymous tiennie said...

Great job on the firestarter! Love love love Pushing Daisies! Knitted gun cozies - ha!

11:42 PM  
Blogger Krista McCurdy said...

Pretty socks! Peaknit, the endpaper mitts are the PERFECT stranded project for a beginner. These were the first fair-isling i ever did, and they were so much fun. I used magic loop because dpns drive me crazy.

12:04 AM  
Blogger Diana @ Photodee said...

Love your Firestarters! Great color! I need to sit down and think through that pattern, since I am a cuff down girl!

2:59 PM  
Blogger Knitting Kris said...

Love your socks! Great color! Love me some blue!
I also corrected my blog.....SEX in knitting language actuallyh means Stash Enhancing Expedition......YIKES! It's corrected! My poor brother!

8:00 PM  
Blogger Nell said...

Great firestarters. The more I see this pattern knitted up, the more I want to knit it. For me, that's the mark of a great pattern.

8:28 PM  
Blogger Knitting Bandit said...

Great Firestarter Peaknit! I swear I will start mine this week. I will take advantage of your link for Fratello because he more I see it, the more I want it. I think I like it better than Firestarter. Pushing Daisies is a greta show, such a great change of pace. I love the "Voice".

7:58 PM  
Blogger Nick said...

your Firestarter is so beautiful, congratulations!

7:47 AM  
Anonymous krisybean1 said...

Oh my gosh! Someone else picked up on the "knitted gun holster" on Pushing Daises too! I immediately grabbed my friend and had his get his pistol (bullets out, of course) and decided to make my own pattern. It will need a little tweaking, but i think it will work! I was so glad that two of my favorite things combined! Knitting and Pushing Daises!

3:35 PM  

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