Nuke Knitter

A Nuclear Engineer who knits? Go Figure.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Ice Day

I'm going to back it up a bit. About a month ago, they started repainting and putting in new carpet in my usual office building. All those chemicals can trigger a migraine for me so I was relocated to a subcontractor's office. Well, we had another ice storm blow through yesterday. I tried to got o work, but the office I'm in was locked so I had to go back home. Aw shucks, a knitting day.See all that white stuff? It's not snow, it's sleet. The roads cleared up around noon, but then we had another round come in around 4 P.M.
We had sock club on Monday night, I'm making my first magic loop sock! I wouldn't have picked these colors for myself, but I like them.

I joined SOCK WARS III today. It starts May 9th. My goal is to take one person out before being eliminated.


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Knitting ADD

I'm totally having knitting ADD right now. Every time I work on a project I'm thinking about another project I want to work on. I'm making a pair of socks using the magic loop method and I'm thinking about how I want to work on Sahara. I work on Sahara and think about how I really really want to start a pair of socks in the Dreams In Color Smooshy that I bought a few weeks ago or how I really want to start Sara. I also have to frog my mom's Evangeline and restart them. I thought I'd be able to make them with a single skein, but ran out at the second thumb and the LYS doesn't have any more black Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Out of Town, Again

I had to go out of town again this week. This time it was for a workshop in Oak Ridge. While I was gone we were hit with a pretty bad ice storm. I got back on Wednesday afternoon and here is what our back yard looked like:
However, we were pretty lucky. We had some extensive branch trimming done in the early winter and that really saved us. Our neighbors, not so lucky:
They has so many large tree limbs fall that they couldn't get out of their driveway. But, thankfully, no house damage.

While I was stuck in my hotel room, I just about completed (I didn't bring my sewing needles so, I couldn't kitchener the toe) what I'm calling my Not So Matching Socks. The colors pooled completey different on both socks. Don't you hate when that happens.

On Wednesday I had to stay in town until the late morning to hedge my bets against the winter weather. I stopped by The Yarn Haven and picked up some yummy All Things Heather superwash sock yarn in Empress.

I think I'm coming down with the flu that is going around. Greg had it three weeks ago and I didn't catch it, so i thought I was safe. But, now I'm starting to feel sick. Not a good sign.

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Sunday, February 03, 2008

Long Time

It's been a while since I've posted. that is because I've been traveling and knitting. I went home to Connecticut two weeks ago. It was my mom's 60th birthday and my godson's 2nd. I made my godson, Jack, a puppy sweater from Roo Designs. I don't have finished sweater beacise I finished seaming it 15 minutes before the party. But, no stupid handknit present could compete with the ultimate in two year old fun. A Power Wheels four wheeler.

I didn't have a chance to visit any LYS, but since it takes over 8 hours to fly from Paducah and 8 hours back, I was able to work on some socks. Which for some reason my mom thought was very amusing.

Then this week i had to go to our corporate facitiy in Eastern Tennessee for training. While there I knit up a pair of Evangaline for my friend.

I was also able to stop into a couple of LYS (Yartiques and the Yarn Patch) and bought some great sock yarn.

creatively dyed yarns

Dream in Color

I have to go to Knoxville next week for a workshop. I hope to stop in at the store formerly known as Knit'n'Purl and Loopville.

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