I recently read a friend of mine’s blog who made the comment that she sometimes feels as though the words that she writes go into a void and are read by no one. Now, while she appears to prefer the anonymity, I must admit, it rather bums me out. I know, through my stat counter, the aproximate number of people that come to this site, but I don’t know who you are. I will never get to meet you and I will never get to determine what you think of what you read here. The problem? I would really like to get to know all of you. I would like to have you comment and be able to track back through that to your blog or website and find out what you like or dislike and what you are working on at the moment. I would like to be able to leave you a comment so that you know that while you are reading what I have written, I am also interested in what you have to say. Cheesy? Maybe. But, I still want to meet you all, damnit. So, to that end, I say, “delurk, damnit”. And, I challenge you to show yourself. Not only that, but I am going to run a contest to see how many of you I can entice into commenting so that I can “meet” you.
I am going to randomly give away a skein of Sweet Georgia Yarn in a very special colorway to one of you who comments on my blog between now and the next time that I post. I don’t expect many comments, so this may be a particularly easy contest to win. Good luck to all.
In other news, the work on Bunny’s intarsia sweater is almost complete. I am 3/4 of the way through the second sleeve and simply have some finishing after that to make it complete. Since finishing is not my strong suit, I will be taking myself to the LYS to have them sit with me and hold my hand while I finish everything off. I am a bit of a wuss that way and need constant hand holding and validation while I am working on seaming something.
Also, while I am trying patiently to wait for my Socks That Rock Shipment so that I can start on the first sock of the Rockin’ Sock Club, I recently learned that they have shipped international orders a tad later than the domestic ones and therefore, I will have some waiting to do before I can get the yarn on the needles. So, in the meantime, I started a pair of socks from the new sock book that I bought in the Malamute colorway from Yarn Pirate.
I can’t say enough about how happy I am with the combination. I love the way that the yarn is striping and yet pooling on the cuff all at the same time. This is my very first sock knit without using the standard vanilla pattern (i.e. Knit toe up in stockinette with a ribbed cuff). And, I am so thrilled with the ribbed cast on that the pattern calls for that I will be using it and the twisted rib stitch pattern again and again I think. This is the first time that I have used this cast on and I love it. However, since I really do admit that I prefer socks made toe up, I think that I will dedicate some time to searching out the cast off version as well. Want a closer look? Of course you do! You can sort of see the ribbed 1×1 cast on if you look closely at the bottom of the sock. And the colors are amazing. I can’t wait to see how the rest of the pattern comes out. This will be my first lace sock (and really my first lace pattern), so if anyone has any helpful hints, please feel free to leave them. I can use all the help I can get!
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