Wednesday, April 4, 2007

do you smell something?

Yesterday I took the time to knit a bit. This is the Retro Rib Sock from Favorite Socks. It is the 3rd pair I have knit with this pattern. The pattern is easy enough for baseball knitting and looks great. This particular pair is for Husband, to replace his old pair that is about to bust through the foot.

Louet Gems yarn, size 1 Knit Pick DP's.

The needles are new. I have not bought yarn from Knit Picks is quite some time. I know some people swear by them, but I have not been impressed. I did however want to give the Options Needles a try. I bought 3 sizes of tips and a couple of lengths. They have not yet been out of the package to play. The metal DP's are very different from my regular Crystal Palace Bamboo. Right off they are heavy. They are also pointy, which I really like, and because they are so smooth they make me knit slower and more loosely. Slow and loose is what is needed at this point in time.

Tan, blogger extraordinaire and peach of a gal, has some good Pomatomus tips on a recent post. If this sock is on your to do list ( isn't it on everyone's?) be sure to check it out.

Mousie update:

I think it died in the wall, in the kitchen, right next to my desk. The smell is not too bad, but it is noticeable when you are in that half of the room. Did I mention that I have 12 people coming for dinner this evening? If the smells from the oven do not mask the odor then some strategically placed candles will be in in order. Damn cat.

1 comment:

crzjane said...

Nice looking socks.
A cat that we had once did the same thing with a mouse. This one got loose in the bathroom, went behind the built in vanity. There's a heater back there too. Getting the picture? For about 4 days no one spent long periods of time in there. It finally dried out and the smell stopped.
I wish I had thought of candles. That might have been a lifesaver!