Wednesday, May 31, 2006

I got Knothing, with a silent K

Well it's supposed to be time for "K" in the ABC along and I got KNOTHING!! Knothing grabs me to write about, poor sad little K! Maybe L will be better.

So when ya got knothing and all else fails, the P-Man steps up to the plate as a distraction....

What? You again?? I was knapping!!


I started a new sock and I'm in LOVE!! This is the beginning of the Child's French Sock from Knitting Vintage Socks by Knancy Bush.


That Knancy, she's brilliant!!

I'm using Louet Gems Pearl in Teal....oh how I heart this yarn!! So soft, such stitch definition....perfection!! I've used the light sportweight Gems Opal before (and Koigu which is made from the Opal and then dyed) but this is my first experience with the fingering weight and it's dreamy!!


I'm also using my DPN's for the first time in a while and oh how I missed them!! Yes, magic loop with a slick pair of addi's is nice but nothing compares to the flow and artistry of the humble DPN!! And I can live without all that time spent schlepping cables thru stitches, with DPNs I get to KNIT!

Here's a close up of the stitch pattern....I love the "pebbled" look of the background!

While waiting to start my "big" WW KIP day project, I'm enjoying just socking it...knothing is better than socknitting, it's like the potato chip of knitting, you gotta have more than one!! And of course one can never have enough sock yarn! I'm even getting a head start on my Holiday Knitting, WOOT!!

Now I leave you with my resident supermodel...


Cause with a face like that, even knothing is something :)

Pumpkin says have a great week everyone!

30 comments:

Teresa said...

Hi Pumpkin! So cute!

Pumpkinmama said...

How about Kitties! I got knothing for my K too - still thinking, and thinking.

Sharlene said...

I'm making the same sock! I kinda stalled out on mine though so maybe you will inspire me. :)

Thanks for you kind comments about our cat Mel and my dad. Dad's okay, and Mel is missed very badly. It was a difficult weekend!

somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

Ya know, "knitting" begins with a silent "K" too... Just a thought.
=:8

Shez75 said...

That P-man makes me smile every time I see his face. Shh, don't tell my cats (or dogs for that matter), they might not like that too much.
Great sock! I love the dble points too.
Sheri in GA

Anonymous said...

If the Pearl is anything like the Gems Merino, it is dreamy indeed! And I'm glad to hear you're a dpn kind of gal! I know Magic Loop is, well, magic and two circs are great, but there is such comfort in my dpn's - I get a flow going and I love them!
Dorothy (Missouri Star)

Carole said...

The new camera skills really show up in these photos, Deb. Gorgeous pictures of kitty pie!

Agnes said...

Hahahaha ... even knothing can be so funny in your blog! Genius!
I bought 2 skeins of Louet Gems Pearl in Orange ... and have still to wait to see when I would knit them up. But I love the colour ... and yes, it is so so so soft!
Why there always seems to be a halo around the fur of Pumpkin? Must be because he has incredibly soft furrrr! You have a great week too!

Dene said...

2 flashes of the P-man in one post ... be still my heart!! Love the pics and the socks!

Beth said...

I've also got knothing for K, or J for that matter! Great post!

Kim said...

I just got an order of opal sock yarn, including that teal color. It does seem yummy.

That is your best picture of pumpkin ever. Your new camera really rocks!

Alison said...

I hate to point out the obvious, but doesn't knitting start with a "k"? :)

Pumpkin is adorable as usual.

Janine said...

I'm a DPn gal myself :-) just can't seem to get to grips with all those cables hanging around. Pumkin is looking his usual dapper self I see. a very clever K if I may say so . I have mine all lined up for Friday.

margene said...

It doesn't LOOK like nothing around here it looks like Knitting! French socks are so much fun to knit. Enjoy!!

Jes said...

Doesn't knitting start with a K? I'm pretty sure that's not Knothing ;)

P-man is adorable and the sock is really nice. Brave you for such a dark color, tho! I hope you got lots of light to see those stitches. Whew!

Paul said...

Pumpkin has the most beautiful colors! Handsome, too!

Are those INOX dpns? I have INOX and I LOVE them! I'm waiting for my US1's to come in the mail so I can start my fist pair of socks.

The Child's French socks are gorgeous! Great color, too!

Marguerite said...

I'm pondering K without much inspiration, also.

So far I've managed to meet my goal of doing ABC Along without using knitting topics, but K may be the exception.

Your supermodel has beautiful eyes. But I'm sure he's told you that already.

Rebecca said...

You just make my giggle! Cute post and I love the pics of Pumpkin -- such a cutie! Your socks are lovely in that teal color and now I'm wishing I had knit that pattern .... guess it is never too late, eh? Don't forget to post your progress pic in the album. Will you be knitting the Lozenge Pattern next? I'm casting on this week.

Anonymous said...

Deb...I love the socks!! That is a very cool pattern...and I love the yarn color...and pumpkin's eyes match his orange hair...just noticed that...

glad to be back,
grasshoppa

La said...

That yarn is so pretty! I betcha that teal is a color you could wear!

Must squoosh P-man...

...must adopt new kitty soon or I'll go crazy...

Jenn said...

He is such a cutie!

Tropic-Knitter said...

Hey Deb,

You have such a gift for writing. So talented.

Marianne

Ann C. said...

Hi Deb,
Doesn't "kitty" begin with a "K"? After all, you do have two lovely shots of the P-man there. He's such a cutie and looks like a real love. Give him a hug and kiss from his Aunt Ann in hot old Dallas.
Ann

Laura said...

P-man is definitely one Kute Kitty!

Tropical Screamer said...

Please give P-Man and big hug and purr from Tigger and I.

And that teal color is so beautiful. :)

Darilyn

Carol said...

Beautiful color Deb, knitting that inspires! Smooches to P-Man

Lorette said...

He's a Knockout!
(I like the sock, too!)

Leslie said...

Klever post, Deb. I always get a smile out of Pman and inspired by your knitting.

Cathy said...

P Man is one of the Kutest Kitties Known to blogland ;)

Melanie said...

I love that sock pattern. I knit them in cream at the end of last year, but they are beautiful in the teal too. Kute Kat!