Nuke Knitter

A Nuclear Engineer who knits? Go Figure.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Sock It To Me Socks!

I finally finished my Sock It To Me Swap Socks. I'm almost a month late, but they are done. I had the worst case of second sockitis. I think it's because if you drop a stitch in the pattern, you essentially have to rip the whole thing out and start over. And, since I felt so bad about not working on the sock, I really haven't been knitting. I made a chemo cap for charity and two baby hats for a baby shower, but that's it. Know I can start back up in full force. (And, I'm ready!) Ravelry has really gotten me re-motivated to knit!

The Socks are Modern Romance from The Sock Calendar knit with Schaefer Yarn's Anne.


Saturday, October 20, 2007


I finally have had time to play on Ravelry and I'm totally hooked. I've added a whole buch of FOs, WIPs and stuff I want to make. If you want to check me out, my username is pantoufle.
Now I just have to finish that second sock.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

SP11 Contest #4

I'm finally doing one of the SP contests. I've been so stressed out about work, planning and taking a vacation, and running around like a chicken with my head cut off that I haven't been a very good blogger. (And, yes, I have received complaints.)

So, like most people, the very first thing I knit was a scarf. A new LYS opened in Knoxville and I decided that now was the time to learn to knit. I went there signed up for a class and with the help of the owner picked out a skein of Noro Kueryon. The class was on Tuesday, on Friday I was back at the shop ready to buy more yarn. That's when I learned that I was an extremely fast knitter. (Plus it makes me believe that wither my grandmother or a family friend taught me to knit when I was very young and I've completely forgot about it...same thing happened with ice skating, weird.)
So, anyway, here's the scarf:

Here's a hole:

The last thing I've made isn't too exciting knitting wise, but is a good thing to knit. It's a chemo cap made out of some of my leftover yarn. My LYS has charity sit'n'stitches with the last one being chemo caps. They will be donated to a local hospital.

How Ive improved my knitting? Well, by leaps and bounds. I am not afraid of any stitch or pattern. I've learned how to knit socks, lace, in the round (circs and dpns) and most importantly, I've learned how to correct mistakes!


Thank You Secret Pal

So, I got a great package form my SP11 Secret Pal. I totally love it. I got some great purple (how does she know) Berroco Ultra Alpaca, a beautiful bag (that will soon have a project in it), a candle that I want to drink (Margarita how appropriate), and a tea assortment.

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!


Monday, October 15, 2007

I'm back

I'm back from Puerto Rico. It was exactly what both of us needed.


Thursday, October 04, 2007


Sorry I haven't posted in so long. Over a month, I can't believe it. Everything has been crazy. Anyway, I'm leaving tomorrow for a much need vacation. Greg & I are spending five days in Puerto Rico! I plan on not doing much. (But, I am bringing knitting.)