Sunday, October 22, 2006  

Actual Knitting!!

Before we get to the actual knitting, let me take a moment to explain my plan for world peace. It's called Operation Sunny Spot, and it involves, appropriately enough, getting all belligerants to sit in a sunny spot. It's my hypothesis that, especially when it's cold and blustery outside, it is virtually impossible to be anything but relaxed and happy when one is snuggled up in a sunny spot.


Right. Now that I've solved all of the world's problems (genius grant, please!), may I present actual knitting? I spent just about all day yesterday sitting through oral arguments for my school's constitutional law competition. All I had to do was watch the stopwatch and hold up signs when they had 10 minutes, 5minutes, etc... left. I figured out that I could knit in my lap without distracting the competitors, so I made some serious progress on my latest sock. (Oh, I guess I should take pictures of the pair I just finished. Note to self.)

These are a variation on the Friday Harbor Socks from Knitting on the Road. I'm using Koigu KPPPM in a color that never fails to remind me of Merlot, which I would be drinking right now but for the fact that everyone knows that beer is the beverage of choice for football day. Speaking of football day, the early game gave me a chance to finish the first sock.

And as proof that you're never too old to learn something new - I found a different way to do short row heels and toes - it took me a few tries to get the hang of it, but I've found I much prefer the end result. (Note to self- take pictures comparing old vs. new methods!)

Cricket has been extremely busy all afternoon - it's a tough job, but the sunny spot can't go to waste.

Ok - and here's where certain people (you know who you are, S!) have to stop reading... and certainly can't click on the links below. On Friday, I sat in crap-tastic traffic drove up to Rockville and tried on some wedding dresses... here are the ones that made the first cut. Feel free to leave your opinions in the comments, or not... :)

option a

option b

option c - front // option c - back

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