May 20, 2006
Gah...I really despise pregnancy. I was so tired tonight too. Oh well.
My socks look lovely. They make me very happy. Which of course brings me to what's been running through my brain all night. Dyeing sock yarn!! YES! of COURSE! Why hadn't I thought of this yet? Brain stoppage I suppose. Anyway, knitpicks has some fairly cheap dye your own type yarn. Color ideas are already overloading my poor little brain! lol Though I'm thinking I might wanna try to split the hanks in half or something. Since I'm all retarded and love these ankle socks, I'm probably going to be making more. Knitty's pedicure socks are knit with worsted weight wool apparently. I might just have to pick up some of the Paton's in white and dye that just for Jamie. At least that way if she doesn't LOVE them I didn't waste a ton of money. Paton's is like 3 bucks at Michael's (I think).
Of course, I'm beginning to think to much. She lives in Florida right? Well...maybe I should make her the ankle pedicure socks? Though I'm pretty sure she's not really a sock person at all. She IS a pedicure person though. Anyway, I think she'd love them regardless. Especially if I dye the yarn just for her. Pink, green and white. Wouldn't that be lovely? I can already see it in my head....
Um there were other things I meant to prattle on about.
OH YEAH! I found a pattern I need, okay...so maybe I don't need it, but I really dig it. These are freakin gorgeous! And I could make up like a million excuses to wear them. Knitpicks has some cute books, Not Just Socks, and Not Just More socks. They look neat. Only they're probably cheaper on Amazon.com.
Like renfest for example. Mali and I are already getting in Renmode. I found some totally adorable flower people to make and give away to little kids at renfest. Probably making felted rats/mice for the boys. Not sure they'd really like "flower people". Though Mali suggested making little impish ones. Hmmm curious to see how they work out.
I feel like a total dummy. I bought some needles from Webs yarn, when I ordered my yarn, for my SP. Today she told me she already has that size needle. D'oh! Though I totally didn't say anything because she doesn't know about the needles yet. Those I plan on sending along with the yarn I buy for her in June. Now I'm hoping I can return/exchange them. I shoulda stuck with my LYS for that one. Really, I'd love to buy her a 40" Addi Natura (she likes bamboo) but she's doing the whole socks on two circs right now. So...blah whatever. They were 5.50 each (Susan Bates, which are totally not bad). I also plan on making her a case for the needles (probably with wide pouches for her circs). May make her a matching bag too. June should be a good package for her. *yawn*
Okay...off to bed with me!