Knit it, Violet!
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Thursday, March 22, 2007
Cecily, my hostess over at Secret Pal 10 asked us to make a post talking about one of our current favorite WIPs. thinking about this made me realize i have a lot on the needles. now, i'm usually pretty monogamous. or at least almost monogamous. a bigger project or two, and usually a sock for knitting out and about.

maybe it's because spring has officially started, but i can't stop casting on. it's official, i have Startitis. i decided i was going to slow down, finish things up...but then i saw the sock yarn staring at me, and...
I couldn't resist! The ubiquitous monkey socks from knitty. i'm only at the cuff, as you can see, but i can't get enough of this yarn. it's Knitpicks Memories in Hawaii. the colors are so bright and springy, and the pattern is perfect. i wanted something that would be more interesting than plain stockinette socks, but not something so complicated it would compete or get lost in the hand-dyed colorway. this is my first Cookie pattern, and i'm looking forward to it! it's also nice to knit something bright and cheery for me to take a break from the black sweater for the boyfriend. (by the way, i finished the first sleeve!! and it was waay too long. it's repaired now but i'm not looking forward to sleeve 2.)

i do have one little gripe though...I had to go down to a size 00 to get gauge! 00, people!! this has nothing to do with cookie's designing or anything like that; i usually have to go down a needle size or two for patterns, which i find very odd, since if i'm knitting without a pattern, i can use the recommended needles for a given yarn and get the "average" gauge. i'm not a loose knitter, i swear! i get jealous of other knitters, traipsing through the world blissfully knitting away on size 2s while i try not to bend my 00s!

oh well, the socks'll be worth it.
I love the yarn you chose!
Good news! In my random drawing of people that entered my contest, you won! I'll hopefully be mailing your prize by the end of the week.

Congrats. :)
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violet is a crafty girl with feminist values. knitting is her main squeeze, but she also flirts with sewing, embroidery, mosaics, jewelry making, block printing, and polymer clay. she's also been known to cook and garden. she loves a good thrift shop, teapots, and her boyfriend kellen.

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