Saturday, September 30, 2006

Hot Off the Needles

We have socks!

Lovely kitchenered toe:



Pattern: "Directions for Knitting Socks" (how's that for a catchy name, eh?) by Nancy Bush. This pattern came with two balls of Froehlich Wolle Special Blauband, bought at least ten years ago.

Mods: Kitchenered toes

Yarn: Hand dyed superwash Merino sock yarn from Labadie Looms in Bird-in-Hand, PA. Very much worth the trip. This yarn is quite soft, very strong and I'm glad I have another two balls in variegated oranges to knit up!

: Addi turbo US 1 circular.

Method: Magic loop.

Comments: These were the socks that I ripped and tinked until I finally gave up on making them toe-up. The magic loop method was fun to learn and there's no worrying about counting rows (yes, I'm picky), but DPNs won't be given up any time soon.

Next up, some wild Meilenweit:

Monday, September 18, 2006

Knit One, Purl Two! Knit One, Purl Two!

Anyone remember Quisp versus Quake?

On the knitting front:

The less said about socks, the better. For now, at least.

The blue Nature Spun, less the ball I swatched with, has been returned to the store. After having knit with Brown Sheep's Lamb's Pride and Cotton Fleece, I had just expected the same high quality with the Nature Spun. Very disappointing. It looked as if it would pill given the slightest chance. It looked cheap, which it wasn't. I've already bought its replacement. More to come on that.

The Nothing But A (long-sleeved) T-Shirt is coming along. Brian helped me measure for the sleeves ala Maggie Righetti. Definitely loving this yarn.

Off to watch the Steelers on ESPN!

Friday, September 08, 2006

Football Stuff: Steelers Win, Kudos to Comcast, The Pride of West Virginia

Roethlisberger was on the sidelines, Bettis was in the booth and last night the Steelers came through, beating the Dolphins 28-17.

(Um, NBC? We all remember the Heidi Game. Show the game, please. You barely made it back from commercial to show a Steelers touch down. Sheesh.)

Even better news? Comcast in Harford County has picked up the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network. (Brian, about the digital cable? Your birthday present? Thanks!)

Just finished watching Mountaineer Magazine.

Fall Family Weekend 2006We're heading down to Morgantown tomorrow for the game and to see dear son #1, our family's current WVU student.

President and Mrs. HardestyPresident and Mrs. Hardesty

You call that a picture of the band? Hell, that ain't no picture of the band. Now here, here's a picture of the band!

Can you tell I'm a proud alumna of the WVU Band?

Click the link above for more pictures, especially of the pre-game. Simple Gifts, exploding circles, outline of the state: Best. Pregame. Ever.

Saturday, September 02, 2006