Friday, April 17, 2009

These pretzels are making me thirsty.

Something about the simplicity of pretzels always pleases me. They're really just a funky-baked bread with some salt sprinkled on top, but they are always tasty and usually satisfying. My favorite is to eat them with cream cheese ... but I digress. (I'm snacking at work. That's all the explination you need.)

Continue to knit in my spare time, which is (as always) sparse. Busy with some extra events at work, and with things as they are ("now more than ever...") it seems a good idea to put some extra hours in. In any case, I got half of my first project for Hazel knitted:

A Humping Bunnies bag, that I am still giggling over. This is my first foray into color knitting, and I'm quite pleased with the result. A little puckering from pulling my floats too tight in the back, but that's easily fixed. So all that's left is to make the second side (the first side took me a total of about six hours), then sew a lining in and add the drawstring. Future Humping Bunnies gadget pouches will have to be made in fingering weight yarns, because of the number of stitches required to make the image. Had some other ideas (now that I know I can do color knitting!!) to do gadget pouches with an argyle diamond, or a fleur de lis, something that's simple and understated.
And turned the heel of Dad's first Earl Grey sock (I love this pattern!!):

And am halfway down the foot already. That's Clio being helpful in the background.

Off to my first Stitch n' Pizza party at Yarns 2 Ewe tonight ... see? Look! I'm being outgoing, and making an effort to make new friends. Aren't you proud of me?

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