Tuesday, June 26, 2007

My Inner Good Girl Shines Through

Thanks to Sarah, I now know that

Online Dating

Mingle2 - Online Dating

This is really disappointing. I don't want to egregiously start swearing and talking about sex and violence, but I don't quite see myself as being a G rated person. I think I'm having an identity crisis.

Monday, June 25, 2007

I Have a Problem

Look familiar?

What, you mean I made a pair of Fetching before?

Do I need another pair of Fetching? No. Could I have at least knit a different kind of fingerless mitt? Probably. To be fair, I am at least working on something else.

This is the beginning of Tiffany for my sister's birthday in October. Apparently my obsession is not just with Fetching but with Knitty patterns in general. And finally, note to self: must remember not to tell little sis about the blog until after the mittens are in her possession.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Socks!

I couldn't sleep when I got home after knitting group so I finished my Trekking socks.

Pattern: Basic Sock Patterns from Knitting Rules! and the Knitty Socks 101 article (and tons of other sources, I'm sure)
Designer: Stephanie Pearl-McPhee and Kate Atherly respectively
Yarn: Trekking XXL, unsure of color number, 1 ball
Needle Size: US 2.5 (3 mm)
Date Completed: 21 Jun 2007 (pretty certain it was before midnight)

Pattern: Basic Sock Patterns from Knitting Rules! and the Knitty Socks 101 article (and tons of other sources, I'm sure)
Designer: Stephanie Pearl-McPhee and Kate Atherly respectively
Yarn: Plymouth Sockotta, color #363, 1 ball
Needle Size: US 2 (2.75 mm)
Date Completed: unsure (sometime in April or May, I think).

Here endeth the reporting of my first two pairs of socks.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Once A Week? I Was Clearly Foolish With That Goal!

Despite the fact that I haven't had too much to do this week, again, I haven't posted anything this week and it's already Wednesday. The reason? I promise it's a good one:


What? A ridiculously long, ridiculously evil flash game isn't a very good reason? Well, that's all I've got. We've only got six questions left so it's time to try again! Oh, and I've started the second Trekking sock. That's all that's up on the knitting front right now.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Crazy Knitting Scientist

I have come up with a possible explanation for why I tend to rip out my knitting a lot. I blame it on being a laboratory scientist, especially my particular job of analytical chemist. While obvious, I'm pretty sure my Analytical Chemistry professor had it right when he said "there's a reason the word anal is part of analytical." This is at least more insightful than one of his colleagues saying that the barrel cortex might be the part of the brain used for stacking barrels.

While I'm by no means a perfectionist in my knitting, a small problem in a project has me ripping it right out and starting over. My job essentially has me doing the same thing. If I mess up, I don't just get to take the same unit and perform the same test again. I have to go get a new unit and start over. Maybe I'm just trying to find creative ways to complain about the idiosyncrasies of my job. Then again, fixing a miscrossed cable or leaving an accidental patch of ribbing in a seed stitch border isn't quite the same as incorrectly testing a drug product. I maybe need to learn to live my mistakes.

Friday, June 01, 2007

DNA Scarf

I've finished Alisha's scarf. Ends woven in, all blocked. In fact, I blocked the hell out of that thing. It liked to fold in at the purled area between the seed stitch border and the mock cables.


And here it is close up

Pattern: Dr. Montville's Double Helix Seaman Scarf (minus the "Seaman" portion)
Designer: June Oshiro
Yarn: KnitPicks Andean Treasure in Summer Sky Heather, 4 balls
Needle Size: US 2 for lower and upper borders, US 4 for the rest
Date Completed: 30 May 2007

It'll be off to Alisha next week, maybe on time for her birthday. Yes, a scarf for a June birthday. I'm brimming with logic.