Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Hell Week

Things are slowly getting back to normal around here. Last week was HORRIBLE, and I am so glad it's over. My mom was in the hospital for a few days (she's fine) and then I got struck by a nasty nasty stomach virus. I thought maybe I had food poisoning, but now my housemate has the exact same symptoms, so I think it's safe to say it wasn't something I ate.

Sadly, I was too sick to do anything more than lie in bed and whine a lot. So I didn't even get to take advantage of the time off from work to do any knitting. I've still got some serious knitting ADD going on, and there are so many things I want to be working on!

The Faux Russian Stole is currently in time out. I'm mad at it. I ripped back to fix the mistake I had found last week. It took forever to rip back. Well, I successfully fixed the mistake, and created an even bigger one. I completely screwed up the border. Fortunately, I caught it pretty early on, but it too will require ripping back. I just don't have the patience right now.

I cast on for socks. I really needed some mindless knitting to have as a side project to my 14,ooo other projects. This pattern isn't nearly as mindless as I really wanted it to be, but I think it is really pretty.

firestarter socks
foot detail

The pattern is Firestarter, which is a free download on Ravelry. The yarn is Tess, which is a favorite of mine. I absolutely love the detail on the gussets. I just turned the heel, but I think I'm going to rip it out (for the second time) and try a different heel - it just doesn't look clean to me.

Speaking of Ravelry... I've been wondering, do you think that Ravelry has taken the place of blogging? It used to take me forever to wade through all the feeds on my Bloglines. Now it seems like hardly anyone is posting anymore. Has the blogging fad just waned, or is Ravelry the new knit blog?

I do have an FO to show. I finished my crocheted mesh bag.
finished mesh bag

I ran out of the lighter green yarn and the store didn't have anymore in that color, so I went for the dark green instead. I think it works. I keep forgetting to take this out to my car. I want to use it for groceries.

I have more I could blather on about, but this post feels long and babbling, so I'm going to head off to bed!

Happy Wednesday all!


Blogger Stacey said...

Glad you're feeling better. Being too sick to knit just stinks! (ask me how I know!)

8:31 AM  
Blogger Javajem said...

The socks are looking great! Yay for finishing the bad! It's good to have a FO :)

10:47 AM  
Blogger Lolly said...

yikes! glad you feel better girl! some people here at work had it, and they were out for a long time!

take it easy!!

9:03 AM  
Blogger Lola said...

To answer your question, not by a long shot. I've got like 322 knitting blogs on my Bloglines account (to be sure, some of them have not posted for longer than a month) and I'm not finding a dropoff in posting at all. In fact, if I don't fetch my feed more than one day in a row, unnread posts pile up fast. Ravelry and blogging are different animals and serve different purposes, just like apples are not like oranges.

9:29 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

I tagged you for a meme! Go to my blog to see!

8:51 PM  

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