Saturday, November 03, 2007

Can it really be November already?


Sheesh time sure does fly, doesn't it? Wasn't it just Independence Day?

At least it's gotten a bit cooler here and we managed not to meet Mr. Noel so a girl's gotta be grateful for the little things! (one more month to avoid the big "H", doo dah, doo dah!!)

I've been knitting A LOT or should I say re-knitting :(

I completed the first sock of the gorgeous Caramel Apple Twisted Flower sock past the gusset and once again I failed to heed that nagging little voice in my head telling me the socks were too snug! So of course the little voice bitch slapped me and I had to rip out all those annoying tedious pretty little cables! You would think she would speak up sooner, wouldn't you? heh...

But the Smooshy yarn is beyond stunning and sooo delightful to knit with I almost didn't mind a second take, almost! I switched to the #1.5 needles the pattern recommends (duh! but it *seemed* too big with a gauge of 8 sts/in on 72 sts cause the cables aren't all over the sock!!) and all is well!

So now I'm about an inch away from starting the toe decreases on the first sock but I wanted to show you this gorgeous heel...


Isn't that a thing of beauty?** You can really see the subtle nuances of color in this amazing yarn and the pattern is just breathtaking! It's about as far from "mindless knitting" as it gets and as I alluded to before the tiny cables are really tedious, even without using a cable needle but the end result will be so worth it! No more pics til a finished pair tho!

** the "beautiful" knails are shockingly NOT OPI, they are OPI's edgy little sister Nicole (the line is named after OPI's founder's daughter) I was sneaking in one last summery mani with the lovely shimmery pink called Provocative Pink

I got so embroiled in the Caramel Apple socks I neglected my Dolce Vita tank a bit but I'm on the home stretch now. I should finish the knitting this weekend and will give it a wash and a block and then seaming town, here I come! So in other words those pics will be coming soon too.

We may be low on the knitting pics here at Blog de Fluffy but I do have something spectacular to show you. Check these goodies out...


This is a slightly belated birthday gift all the way from England thanks to the kind and generous Emma! That's cashmere and silk bay-bee!!

The plump skeins on top are Posh Lucia sock yarn and the stunning purple shaded skeins are about 1200 yards of laceweight silk from Fyberspates - aren't I the luckiest knitter?? Thank you SO MUCH sweet Emma! I see some yummy socks and a killer shawl in my future thanks to you!

Look! Even the nosey P-Man is in love...


I guess he's just doing his job, he is my knitting supervisor after all!

On a side note, Michaela, a good friend of Emma, is raising some much needed funds for Emma's son Oliver. Oliver should be the poster child for making the most of every single day despite disability but unfortunately his winning "getter done" attitude doesn't pay for the VERY expensive adaptive equipment Oliver needs. Michaela is sewing together a cozy, colorful blanket that will be raffled off with the proceeds going to Oliver's Fund. If you can help either with a donation, a few knitted squares or buying a raffle ticket or two (a mere $2 each!) wont you go pay Michaela a visit and do what you can? You can even get an early start on Knit Unto Others 2007!

What we lack in knitting here at Blog de Fluffy, we make up for in handsome kitty man pics so here's another for the P-Man fans...


Kitty Dude is so photogentic, isn't he? :)

Enjoy your weekend and your extra hour of sleep! (YAY!)

24 comments:

Carole Knits said...

I tend to ignore that voice in my head, too. Which is why I also had to re-knit a sock this week. Sigh.

Jacki said...

Holy crap, that skein of super soft sweet pastel yarn is to die for! So stunning!

Madge said...

First or second run through, your cabled Caramel Apple is gorgeous! Lovely job, Debi.

La Cabeza Grande said...

That sock is gorgeous! I've never seen a heel like that. I applaud your tenacity in re-knitting it.

And the P-man? He cannot help but be handsome. I love this pose. Such a scamp!

Wendee said...

Your cable work is amazing. Bravo!

Beth said...

You are tenacious! One time through with a sock that intricate would have been enough for me if it had been too small.

Opal said...

I am so in love with that Smooshy yarn! It looks so fab in that pattern.

Suzanne said...

Its PINK! my favorite...

Monika said...

You are indeed a very lucky knitter! The socks will be gorgeous!

AmyP said...

The freckles (can't think of a better word) in that sock yarn really lift it from the ordinary.
I've admired the Twisted Flower sock pattern for a while now, so it's interesting to see your interpretation.

WandaWoman said...

i agree the color of Dream in Color you are using is wonderful. I can't believe you had to reknit that sock again. The laceweight yarn is beautiful too.

Julie said...

When will we ever learn to listen to the voices in our heads? I've ditched a sock this past week too because I didn't listen. At least mine was simple stockinette. That sock is GORGEOUS!

JD said...

Wow, you are a lucky duck ;)

The socks look great! You got way more patience than I do! I can barely get through baby cables. LOL

Alison said...

Yeah, that voice is so annoying sometimes, yet so often right. I've several socks in time out because I didn't listen (including my entrelacs; I still have your advice on those somewhere).

Lovely socks though. Great colors and all your new yarn. Yum!

elizabeth said...

I *love* those socks! Gorgeous! They might be too pretty to wear.

Rebekah said...

Oh it is definitely a thing of beauty!

keri said...

That is one amazing sock - you are a brave woman, that pattern is complicated! =)

Carol said...

There is NEVER a lack of knitting here, nor good deeds! I'm so happy Margene is doing the KUOs again! P-Man looks especially cute:MEOW!

La said...

The look on P's face in that first pick is...mmmmmm...caasssshmeeeere!

Okay, heading over to Michaela's now.

Jenny said...

aaah! more gorgeous sock yarn! sadly, my sock stash didn't need any help BEFORE my little incident last week, and now it's overflowing even more than after i got your package!!!

Dee said...

Mmmmmmmm --- sock yarn ... so pretty.

Is P-man a Ragdoll?

Batty said...

The sock is beautiful! I love the mani, very pretty nails and very pretty pink.

Kitty Dude is adorable. That's why we let them near our yarn, because they are fluffy and fuzzy and friendly and we can't be mad at them.

CraftyGryphon said...

That is, hands down, the prettiest heel EVAH.

Cindy said...

Love the socks!!!!!!! They look great. Love that sweet kitty too.