I think that a combination of my higher participation on Plurk & Ravelry recently, not very exciting knitting, and the general summer laziness has resulted in not many blog updates. I do have some interesting things going on though:
- I have mentioned before that I quit smoking and have been trying to get in shape this summer. They are both going…well they are both going okay. To give myself extra incentive, I have signed up for the Boston Race for the Cure on my coworker Kat’s team. I’m looking forward to it, even though I haven’t ran outside before and I hadn’t even been on a treadmill for 2 years until last week. So I have a month to get to a point where I’m not embarrassed to run outside. My donation page is here, should you wish to contribute (thanks Amanda!). I’m glad I’m doing this – while my father passed away from a different cancer, I know of many brave people who are going through this and I want to help as much as I can.
- I found out yesterday that my mom is coming to visit in September! She’s never been to the East coast so I’m excited that she is actually coming out – she’s been promising for awhile now, but she finally bought her ticket yesterday. It really made my day – I miss my family, everyone is back on the West Coast and seeing them twice a year just isn’t the same.
- I hinted at some changes coming up – well CoffeeBoy’s job is making him crazy and he might either be sent to Japan for a year very soon (sooner than expected) …or he may be out of a job in December. In any case, we might be moving out of Lowell soon, which makes sense since I work in Cambridge. (the commute is getting to me – I like having the time to knit, but 3-4 hours total a day in transit for the past 6 months is getting ridiculous) I’ll at least be at my job until March but after that, who knows? I might be back in Portland.
- Okay, enough about life, you’re here more for the knitting. Pair #3 in the Summer of Socks is complete.
Movie Knittin’ Socks
Started: July 19th
Completed: August 2nd
Yarn: Ashabee Fiber Oasis Bamboo/Wool/Nylon Blend in Junior Mints
Pattern: My basic sock: 64 stitches around, 6 inch cuff, short row heel, basic toe.
Needles – Size 1US KP Harmonys
Notes: Not much to say on these – I’ve made this basic sock so many times that I can do them in my sleep. Or rather, in a movie theater, which is why I had cast them on before seeing The Dark Knight in the first place. It was kind of nice to do a simple sock again, even if I’m also doing a simple commuter sock at the moment and have a million sock patterns in my Ravelry queue. I still love this yarn, the bamboo blend is lovely and I like the stripey ness of it.
With these socks, I have made a total of 12 pairs (and one abandoned) so far this year. Guess that commute is good for something!
And tomorrow…Ravelympics starts! I think I may even pause on the my usual commuting socks to concentrate on Opulent – I don’t think I’ve ever finished a sweater in two weeks so it’ll be quite the challenge!