Thursday, July 26, 2007

Bad Blogger *Now with pictures!

It has been pointed out to me that I haven't posted in over a week. It really doesn't seem like it's been that long--but I guess it has!

I can only plead busy-ness, and try to do better from here on out.

I finished the mid-month KAL, and in the end, my laziness won out. I didn't rip out the row with the mystery YOs. I did add the pattern to the pile I like to call "knit this again, but without screwing up," though! It looks pretty nice, and I have a picture... on my digital camera... at home.

My camera seems to be morally opposed to photographing dishcloths well. You can hardly see the bamboo pattern in this picture--and you can't see it at all in the other one I took. Bah.

I've gotten through one entire skein of purple bouclé on my friend's shawl, and am into the second. I have a picture of that, too. At home.

That's a ballpoint pen on it (on the left), for scale. It will be long and rectangular when I'm done--more like a wrap than a shawl, I guess, if that's a valid distinction. Or even if it isn't.

Uh, I'm not blogging at work...

Not anymore, I'm not.

I've also been working on the first of a pair of Dublin Bay Socks, designed by Ryan Morrissey. This is the sock that I started, messed up, and frogged--attempt #2 has been going much better than the first attempt went! I haven't photographed this sock yet, but perhaps I will this evening.

The beginning of a cuff of a Dublin Bay sock. You can kind of see the lace pattern towards the left-hand side... Does everyone else have this much trouble taking nice pictures of their knitting?

And I knitted one more fish for the fish-along.

I don't really have a caption for this one. Umm... One fish, two fish, not red or blue fish!

I really feel like I've been slacking in the knitting department, because things have been getting in the way. I missed both Stitch 'n' Bitches this week (Sunday and Tuesday) because for one I had a Harry Potter hangover (i.e., I was too sleepy and dazed from having stayed up late Saturday night finishing the book to go out in public), and for the other, I was out of town. I hope to do some catching up--and probably some adding of photos to the blog--tonight, after I finish writing what will almost certainly be a very difficult letter. (One of those where every word could conceivably be really important--so I write, delete, re-write, re-delete, and re-re-write. Like knitting and tinking, only less satisfying.)

And I will try to be a better blogger from now on.


bookie said...

I know you were busy, but I do appreciate the new entry. That's supposed to be bamboo? I'll have to look at my cloth more closely. Cool sock, lovely shawl. I can't get enough of those fishies. I'm on #17.
I suppose I'd better update my blog too.

Love, Mom (and we're keeping our fingers crossed)

Psyche said...


I really hadn't realized that it had been that long since I last updated!

I think it's supposed to be bamboo--the pattern is called "bamboozled," and it explains the horizontal bar. I think you might have photographed the back of yours...

I think I have too many projects going. I'd be more inclined to blog about progress if it was more than just a few rows here and there.


Psyche said...

Also, I used the phrase "I think" far too many times in that last comment.

bookie said...

I just looked at it and you're right, I did photo the back side of my cloth. It's bamboo-ish!

Love, Mom