Experiments in Tangible Geometry... & other things
Monday, November 20, 2006
      ( 11:58 AM ) Jayme  
still knitting. still spinning. and because the wii was released yesterday:

Charles Martinet at comic-con 2006

that's the trekking sock i started on the way to washington last year. i was slowly working on the second sock and the ballet pullover while walking around the exhibit halls. more pictures later, when i'm not called into work an hour early.


Saturday, June 03, 2006
      ( 9:20 AM ) Jayme  

quick posting before work.

this is a well-written piece. definitely needed to be said. i tend to go back and forth in my spinning between yarns that are fun to make and yarns i'd actually knit up.

haven't been blogging because i haven't been doing much. i did finish my sockapaloooza socks and finally sent them to kathy. thank goodness she likes them! i got my socks a while ago (while i was knitting my sock pal's socks!) from a blogless rebecca. all photos here.

have slowly but surely been spinning some handpaintedyarn.com merino roving that was gifted to me. i think i'll aim for a soft fingering weight. the last time i had their merino roving, i spun up a 2-ply worsted weight.

chauntel mentioned a knitting slump recently. i'm sort of the same, but it's more like a lack of inspiration. i haven't seen or found anything i've really, really wanted to make. i do have a mimi verylong on the needles, using some pretty cotton that was an impulse buy from village spinning and weaving. i love how it's looking. it'll be good bank knitting. i finished one thuja sock for a friend. there's no deadline for that, thankfully. that's really it.

now back to being busybusybusybusybusybusybusybusybusy. tomorrow's my day off, but i'm going to spend it driving to san diego. driving up the next day to go to work. the fun never stops here, nopenopenope.


Monday, April 03, 2006
      ( 3:13 AM ) Jayme  
originally uploaded by chiquitadequeso.
one to go. finished on thursday morning in las vegas while waiting for the others to wake up. had to finish with a pointy toe since i didn't have kitchener stitch instructions with me. it makes for a snug toe, so i might go back and undo a few rows and kitchener the toe. that'll shorten the sock but it's at just the right length right now.


Tuesday, March 28, 2006
      ( 2:23 PM ) Jayme  
whew. it's been an eventful month. month and a half, really. a week after my last post, my paternal grandmother died and i didn't feel like doing anything. she helped raise my sisters and me and is one of the biggest crafty influences in my life. there aren't enough words in all the languages i've known to describe how i've felt.

two weeks after that, i moved into a new apartment. when all three of us are working at the same time, moving is a slow and painful process. it also brought to my attention just how much yarn i have. like most, it's more than i thought. we finally moved everything and finished cleaning on saturday. granted, i wasn't there saturday because i was at work.

i'm still working on my sockapalOOOza socks. even started a flickr set for them. i'm at the toe of the first sock and loving how it looks.

leaving for las vegas tomorrow, i'll be back sometime saturday. it's a road trip with the girls; maybe i'll get some knitting done. :) maybe.


Sunday, February 12, 2006
      ( 9:20 AM ) Jayme  
sock update sunday

last sunday night, i looked at yarn and pattern choices. this time around, i have progress to show.

fancy silk sock/fleece artist's "blue lagoon"/2.5mm needles

one leg repeat done

margene just finished a pair. i hope these turn out just as well.


Saturday, February 04, 2006
      ( 5:31 PM ) Jayme  

this is a sleeve for wendyknits teal hogget. it was the sweater project i had in mind for the peace fleece i got from leigh at woolflowers. and then i saw ivete's vee in chiagu. now i'm torn. i really like the way vee looks. much more than teal hogget. i don't have paypal. but hmmm. also, i really really like this argyle vest. argh. choices.


Monday, January 23, 2006
      ( 2:14 PM ) Jayme  
i should have taken pictures.

haha! two posts in one month!

saturday, my roommate and i went to watch brokeback mountain. so i decided to knit on the trekking sock. today, i was knitting on the same sock at the optometrist's and realized that sometime during the movie i had added a stich. i should have taken a picture of the sock before i ripped it back; it was a really nice increase. didn't even notice it until an inch and a half later.

i'm thinking of knitting, of all things, another hat. just as soon as i find the bell cloche hat pattern from last year's knitting pattern-a-day calendar. depending on the gauge, i might use my one skein of birthday yarn (mountain colors weaver's wool quarters in wildflower). or some handpainted yarn/malabrigo. what i really want to knit is some lace or a sweater. i'd like to knit something from the yarn i have... feh. my secret santa got me two knitpicks samplers, the shadow (lace weight) and dancing? (fingering/sock weight). i had to look it up on the website and i just noticed that they raised the minimum for free shipping to $40. drat.

[note to self: sockapalOOOza/sockapal3za/whatever sign-ups start at 9PM pacific time. i should look it up and see if i want to participate.]

[edit: decided to join sockapalOOOza, over at blue blog alison's. mainly because i like knitting for other people. if it's for me, i get sidetracked by other things.]


I do my thing and you do your thing
I am not in this world to
live up to your expectations,
and you are not in this world to
live up to mine.
You are you
and I am I
and if by chance we find each other,
it's beautiful.
-- Fritz Perls, "Gestalt Prayer"

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