Thursday, February 02, 2006

Laying low...

First of all I want to thank you all for your wonderful words on my Angelica. It was really heart warming to read them all! You guys are great!

So the reason I thought that picture was bad was probably because I felt like death warmed-over when we took it. I had a low fever & a terrible head cold but NOTHING was going to keep me posting a picture!

On Friday we headed to jacksonville. Let me publicly declare my love for my husband once again. He drove the entire 5 hours to jax so I could sleep. Ah, true love!

Once I got doped up on enough cold medicine we had a really great time in jax. The double your pleasure 30th birthday party for Dusti & Amanda was so much fun! It's so great to get to see all our friends in one place. It was so hard when we first moved to Atlanta from Jax. It seemed like we missed out on so much in everyone's lives. We eventually got into a lovely little groove in Atl complete with scrabble competitions, indie movie film fests & some wonderful knitting pals. It's such a different dynamic here than in Jacksonville but I love it just the same. Now if all our Jax friends would just move up here! I do miss them terribly!!

With my head cold, traveling & partying I didn't get any knitting done over the weekend. So on Monday night I was determined to learn the turkish cast on. It was a lot easier than I thought. I played around with it for awhile til I really got it down. It makes such a nice clean toe!

Tuesday I actually started on my Badcaul socks. I can't believe how much I love knitting toe up! This pattern is really easy to memorize and is knitting up in no time!



Here is a close-up of the cables:



I'm using some Koigu KPPPM sent to me by my wonderful secret pal Janet. The mates are going to be slightly mismatched as anyone who knows about yarn knows that if it's not from the same dyelot it can't be guaranteed to match. That can be triply true for Koigu. I don't care at all since I love the yarn & the pattern so much!

Now I'm off to work on the scalloped carpet bag from Handknit Holidays. Remember that one? Well, in my quest to destash & finish up all my WIP's it is the first up! I think it will be perfect for spring!

Comments:
Those socks are GORGEOUS! Welcome to the toe-up club. Very handy for using all of your precious yarn!
 
Socks look awesome! I haven't that pattern too. I just need to figure out what yarn to use.
 
wow! Im soooo proud, look at those socks! They look sooo good (like how I take credit for bringing you into the dark side?) I'll be knitting the same socks soon I hope.
I'm glad you are feeling better, can't wait to see the bag. We are doing so good with our project finishing (wow, I had a lot to say)
 
ooooh! I like that sock pattern! I'm enjoying the toe up thing too. Seems to go faster for some reason.

I hope you are feeling better!
 
those socks are beautiful! very yummy indeed.
i certainly hope you are feeling better, and i can't wait to see that bag. it's such a gorgeous pattern.
 
The socks look lovely, and I really am digging that carpet bag. I have had my eye on that pattern...
 
That sock is so pretty! I really like the cable in the variegated yarn. I have to try the Turkish cast on, thanks for the link.
 
What a beautiful sock! The cables are exquisite!
 
That's a gorgeous sock. The pattern and the yarn are so beautiful. I've never knit a sock toe up, I'll have to give it a try. I hope you're feeling better!
 
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