Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Calorimetry, how I love thee


I want to make one for each day of the week. And maybe for each month in the year. Or maybe...nah. But I do like it...a lot! I chose Jesse's Flames colors because I had some bobbins left from Zach's sleeves. It was a quick knit...took one evening of watching Monarch of the Glen...and I like the way it turned out. I have a small head so it's a bit big on me but fortunately the holes left from the short-rowing gave me options so I just used the next one up for a buttonhole.

We drew names for Christmas so I need to get started on mine. I've got my husband's baby sister and she's more of an earth-toned person (I don't think I've ever seen her in bold colors) so I'm thinking of the chocoloate brown sock yarn upstairs for a pair of cabled socks and a calorimetry in some kinds of neutral color. Her hair is blonde so maybe a brown as well.

Today is the long day for Zach's school so I plan on working on the Sabbatical Socks and the baby hat. I need to get busy at home on spinning so I may just do my knitting in the car for the next week or so. Or at the computer. I can't spin and read blogs at the same time.

I found out yesterday that the library is having a Knit In next month to knit things for the homeless shelter and the women's shelter. I'm seriously considering it in spite of that shy bug I have to deal with.

Speaking of bugs, I feel so much better. I didn't get as sick as I usually do with colds. I think part of it has to do with being healthier and part because I took vitamin C with echinacea and zinc lozenges. Something worked better anyway.

Off to get some work done.

TTFN

3 comments:

Cookie said...

Very nice. Well done, you!

You can reduce the number of stitches you cast on and get a smaller finished product. I had to do that when I made mine and I've got a huge head. *L*

You don't have to be social at the knitting thingy, ya know. You can just go and be yourself. I doubt anyone will force you to be outgoing. Just a thought...

Kay said...

By all means, go to the knitting thing. I know how you feel, but knitters are a whole different lot than the mainstream and most are very kind.

Good luck. Wish I could go, too!

Sonya said...

Ok ok, I have seen so many of these that now I am going to have to make one. Love yours.