Sunday, September 7, 2008

I'm all mmm brains if I try anything else

Wow, I can't believe it's almost been a week since I posted last. That doesn't seem normal. Huh. Anyway, Wednesday I finished the Porphyria's. By the way, P is for Porphyria!

Interesting story. Porphyria is actually a term for a group of disorders which cause, among other things, sensitivities to light and blood problems in which you need blood transfusions to replace the hemoglobin in your blood. There are some rumors that it was actually where the myth about Vampirism started.

These ones, however, don't make me think of that. They actually make me think about a sunset, and I'm not sure why. A sunset right before dark when there's a lot of purple in the sky.

I like them. A lot. They're short, meaning they don't go high on my knuckles, which is perfect because then I can wear them while knitting. They were super fast too! I started Saturday and finished Wednesday.

Anyway, Thursday, I got lots of work done on the log cabin baby blanket. I just need to do the edging and it'll be DONE! Yay for UFO Thursday! Then, we went to my husband's parents house over the weekend. I got lots of knitting on the baby blanket done (the one that's not the log cabin). I'm very very close to halfway. I decided to make halfway at the end of one ball, so it'll take exactly two balls (in theory). I also started a pair of socks two-at-a-time, they're called Snicket Socks. I'm using my Noro Kureyon sock yarn, and I actually like it a lot! It's a little scratchy but it works up so velvety. I may be in love, strangely enough. Surprised? Me too. I'll post picks once they get a little father along, they're only to the end of the ribbing right now.

I ALSO started the mystery stole 4, and I LOVE it. I want to work on it all the time but unfortunately can't work on it a lot because I NEED NEW GLASSES so much. I'll be making an appointment tomorrow. I mean, first my old glasses interfered with night driving, which was ok. Then football, which was not ok. Now knitting? Definitely not ok. At all.

Oh yeah! I also went to the yarn store in Salem, Ohio, where his parents live. It was HUGE for the size of the town. I didn't have a lot of money to spend, but I did score some Malabrigo. I don't think it's enough to make a scarf, but that's what I really want. I may start one and then add some more later. Unfortunately, due to the fire, I may not be able to get some more for a while. According to the lady at the shop, she won't be able to get any until at the very least January. :( So... hopefully I can work something out so that I can get more before then. The color is Oceanos and I LOVE it, it's so gorgeous.

I'll have pictures later! How was everyone's weekend?


Domestic Extraordinaire said...

nice gloves!

my weekend....meh.

Nano said...

Love your gloves, but then, I saw them in Rav already. I sat this KAL out. Heh.

I'm expecting me some Malabrigo in the mail any day now. Yum. And I think there's enough to do a scarf. It's supposed to be about 215 yds. If it's the merino anyway.