Sunday, October 02, 2011

Not Rid of Me Yet!

I've started a new project designed to use up some of the sock yarn in my stash. Over the past several years, I have made socks, but not so much recently. This little stash buster seemed like a good idea at the time. Now, well, I'm not so sure, but I'll keep plugging away until I run out of sock yarn or run screaming from the room.

Yarns: sock weight wool blends, some commercial, some indie dyer stuff, some, stuff indie-dyed by me back when I was knitting more socks.

Here it is all spread out. Each little square is about 2.5' and the big ones are about 5". 

And a semi-secret project I am working on. No, there are no Princelings in the wings. Just knitting up some baby bibs ala Mason Dixon Knitting (the first one). Actually, I am hoping to use up some of my better buttons. You know, the ones that are too big to be attached to the front of a sweater, but too cute to give away or toss. The ones that are singletons.

That purple one is a stegosaurus.

Blogger no longer supports Internet Explorer. A few minutes ago, I switched over to Firefox. In theory, this will make my life easier. In practice, not so much--at least not until I get used to it.

I am hoping to blog more frequently now that things have started to calm down a bit.

On non-blog, non-knit notes:

I threw a small load in the washer this morning. When it was done, I went to the laundry room to throw said load in the dryer. Imagine my dismay when I discovered a substantial amount (not a deluge, but not just a drip either) of water on the floor. Washer shares a drain pipe with the kitchen sink (directly above) and something (the grease drained from last night's dinner?) probably plugged the common pipe.

Fortunately, the pressure exerted by washer discharge was enough to clear the plug (I hope). Subsequent carefully watched loads did not cause additional leakage.

And something smells somewhat funky (as in dead mouse funky) in the garage. If it ever stops raining, I will do a search. In the meantime, I am just thankful that the stink (slight though it may be) is confined to the outer part of the building.

I'm making one of those sock yarn blankies, too. I love working on it. Granted, I do one square per day. You could say that it's a long term project.
I consider my "sock yarn blankie" a long, long-term project. It stays in a tub in my great room, and when I need a break from another project, out it comes. Doing a small square gives me immediate gratification, and that may be all I need, so back into the tub it goes--or I'll tackle another square or three, depending.
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