Posts Tagged ‘Baker’s Dozen KAL’

July sock

These were actually done in July, too!  And there are two of them, I promise!  The knitting-2-socks-on-2-circs was wonderful – this is how I will be knitting all my socks from now on.  The pattern was not hard to convert from dpns to circs, and I hope my luck will continue in that vein.  I also love the colorway, but I’m not sold on how it striped in the sock.  Another member of the KAL knit with the same yarn, different colorway, and hers turned out all cool and variegated.  Oh well…
So I didn’t get a chance to post these until now, because I’ve been doing a lot of this…
On a lot of these…
I’ve been thinking about this a bit… a friend’s daughter is getting married in September and I’m addressing the invitations as a wedding gift for the couple.  Did you see what I said?  A friend’s daughter.  I am closer to the mother of the bride than I am the bride  – not only as friends, but in age, too.  Very weird. 
So I’ve been working hard to knock out the invitations, not only so they can get into the mail on time, but so I can start my August KAL sock in time for the… RAVELYMPICS!  I can cast on tomorrow at 8am… I’ll give more details later – naptime is over and the natives are getting restless.

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So we all know my favorite show is back on TV.  Need a refresher? So You Think You Can Dance gets me excited every time it’s on… I LOVE that show!  I’m such a SYTYCD nerd!  Each season I worry I’m not going to like the dancers as much as I liked them the previous season.  I shouldn’t worry… I’m already loving most of the couples still on the show.  Oooo, it’s so hard to pick favorites already! 

I’ve got to love a show that actually makes me think that my dreams of becomming a professional dancer are still realistic… and then I blink and it’s gone.  With good reason, too – I don’t even go dancing with my Hubby anymore, it’s so bad.  I guess all the musical theater I did in high school created false hope in me…  For a split second last week, I got so excited about SYTYCD that I thought about starting a new weekly post here dedicated to the show.  Don’t worry – I’m not going to do that to you… yet…

progress as of 6-23-08

I discovered I can knit while watching the show – just plain knitting, though – no lace (like last year) and not even purling.  Simple, automatic knit stitches is the way to go.  And it’s going to be the only way I finish my first pair of Baker’s Dozen KAL socks.  I’m definitely going to learn how to knit socks on 2 circulars.  Anybody else out there knit socks that way?  One of my KAL buddies and I just purchased the same book (from Knitpicks’ awesome book sale!!!!), and we’re going to learn this way together.   Plus, my incredible awesome sock buddy (who is also a Domestic Betty and organized the whole KAL) is going to post a tutorial on how to knit socks with the 2 circulars.  Even though there will still be the same amount of stitches to knit, I’ll be able to avoid the second sock syndrome and actually complete some pairs. 

That’s my progress on my June Sock for the KAL.  Actually, that’s my progress after the 18+ hours I spent in a car with my family over the weekend.  I’m actually amazed that I attempted the heel with the amount of crying that was going on in that car (mine and the kids)…  I’m so thankful that the Lord provided a full-sized mini-van for our family the week before the trip.  None of us would’ve survived that trip to New York without the new mini-van.  I *heart* my mini-van.

I’ve gotten a little more completed since we emerged from the mini-van.  I definitely won’t be finishing both socks by the end of June, but I hope to have this one done by then.  And I’m cooking up a crazy idea in my head for the 2nd sock… we’ll see if it works. 

And after that trip to New York, the Coachella is finally with the “birthday girl” – 10 months after her birthday.  I’m so glad to have that off my list of projects – and with such a good result, too!  She loved it, and she looks fabulous in it!!!

I’m so glad I did the steeks in the sides.  It really added a bit of detail that the top was lacking before.  And as itty-bitty as my cousin is, she’s glad there’s the extra wiggle room to get the top on and off.

I’m out of town again next week, to a conference my church hosts every year.  We’re only an hour away from home, but I still feel like I need to pack the world to survive that week away.  I’m thankful that the boys are the ages they are right now… last year, Big Boy was at a pretty needy age.  Now he’s just at a whiny age, but I don’t have to pack extra for that.  Baby D isn’t eating solids yet (due to his reflux and the history of allergies in the family), so I just need to pack stuff for his bottles. 

I’m only taking my socks to work on in my downtime while I’m away.  I’m not sure how much downtime I’ll actually have, but I want to get these as done as possible before I even see the July pattern for the KAL. 

I hope to get a couple posts in before I head out… so I’ll see you guys soon!


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