After reading the title of this blog post, everyone who knows Harry Potter, yelled “TURN THIS STUPID FAT RAT YELLOW!!” It was the spell Fred and George gave their youngest brother to turn his pet rat yellow; you know, to make him more interesting.
The whole of the relation of Harry Potter to this blog post is the fact that I am talking about the Lemon Waffle socks and those happen to be yellow. It was the only name I could come up with at the moment.
I have, indeed, finished the first of the Lemon Waffle Socks. Finally I know! I’ve even started on the second one. I’m not terribly far through it, but I started it before the half way point in the month, so I am satisfied. Now to finish it before the end of the month!
I’ve been working on a lot of show-related things as the Creativ Festival is only a little over a month away. I have started using wire jewelry techniques to create stitch markers. This gives me a whole range of stitch markers that just didn’t exist before. Whenever people look at the stitch markers, they all turn to me and say “I could never do that, I wouldn’t have the patience” or “I would go blind doing such small work.” Mind you these are normally people who knit, sometimes even LACE KNITTERS!!! I really haven’t made a foray completely into lace territory yet, but I am sure it takes patience and a reasonable amount of eyesight.
I find working on these stitch markers kind of cathartic. They’re small, but take only a few seconds to complete. Once you get into a rhythm… I could sit there and make them all night. I am really excited about the feedback I am going to get about the new stitch markers! I’ve been using a couple shamelessly; you know, to test things out! No one wants snaggly stitch markers!
I’ve actually had Paul all over pattern markers, I think he takes to it with the same methodic approach as I take to stitch markers. It is dangerous to go to the store and pick out the ribbon we’re going to use for the pattern markers. I could easily spend thousands of dollars just walking along the shelves going “this one…. And this one…. And this one… and two of these…” Moderation is key!
I usually try to force myself to pick up one of two that I am not overly fond of; not everyone has the same taste as me! Sometimes I’ll bring a friend and have them pick out a couple, or I’ll make Paul do it. Its nice to have that little bit of deviation from just things I like… or else all the pattern markers would be blue and purple.
I’ve had to put a hold on a lot of things for the show this week because I am co-hosting a baby shower this weekend at my house. It is going to be an AWESOME baby shower, but this means I am going to have to clear out some of the knitting paraphernalia that has began dominating the main level of our town house. The muggles wouldn’t be able to handle the sheer amount of knitterly gear I’ve got floating around my house!