Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Pick A Yarn, Any Yarn

Holy crap I haven't blogged in awhile. I wish it was because I was traveling Europe or something else exciting, but no. That's not to say life at Chez South Park has been boring. No siree, it's not. Let me tell you, I've done tons and learned lots! I've discovered my head for spirits has turned to zero (oh tolerance, where art thou?). I've learned that I may be a miserable bitch, but I can in fact survive and entire holiday weekend without air conditioning. I've learned that Ben & Jerry's Half Baked frozen yogurt really does taste like ice cream. And um, I've learned some other stuff too, I'm sure. It just fell out of my head, along with all things funny and interesting. But maybe, if I ramble on enough, I will remember something funny or interesting I can share. So forward, ho!

Like the blogging, the knitting has been somewhat slow. Last time I checked in I had set my monkey free, and was trolling for patterns. Why does the word trolling make me feel dirty? Like patterns is really a synonym for hookers or smack? I dunno. Does anyone do anything legit when they troll? I mean I've heard of trollers, the fishing boat kind, but now that even seems tainted in my head. Like hey, we're trolling for mahi mahi, and a piece of ass.

Anywho, I was looking for a pattern and decided on going with Charlene Schurch's chevron pattern in Sensational Knitted Socks. Initially I decided to go with this because I actually own the book and it seemed like a good idea to use a pattern in a book I've purchased instead of another freebie on the internet because if the freebies are so great, why am I buying books? But that aspect of my psychosis can be saved for another time. In the meantime, my socks. In the time that it took me to get my butt to the blogosphere this I went from this:*

to this:

Oh sweet progress, how I love thou. Also, I love the pattern. So easy and quick, assuming you actually sit down and knit. This is shaping up to be a great project to knit, and if I can just turn some heels (wouldn't that be nice if the boss lady left early today and I could close my door and knit in oblivion for an hour or two?), the socks would be done in a flash. Which is good, assuming I can get it done because hello, my name is South Park Slacker and I have done squat in the knitting-socks-for-my-sockapalooza-pal department. Eeek!

I have narrowed down my yarn choices to two. One was stashed and waiting for a project and the other was purchased for my sockapalooza pal but I still like the first one so I am undecided.

Thoughts? Remember, my only guidance is, "I like everything, especially bright colors." I've also narrowed down my pattern choices to ... yah, back to where I started. I have my notes on how I was going to modify the monkeys to make them bigger, so maybe I'll stick with that.

*The first "progress" shot on the left implies that I was magic looping these socks. I was not. At least not on purpose. Apparently my tolerance for the wine is so low that if someone next to me drinks it, I muck up my knitting.


Anonymous said...

I like the purple and green one better.

Brena said...

Hey I made Monkeys out of that purple and green Lorna's Laces. They turned out great. I'll post a pic of them on my blog tomorrow!

Shari said...

I also like the purple and green. Good luck picking a yarn and pattern!

figino said...

I would also prefer the green and purple ones ! I think they are more bright!
By the way - I got almost the same description from my spoilee, but I asked her for more information and she gave it to me! Wouldn't this be a possibility?
Have a nice knitty day

Isobel said...

Purple and green.

Rebecca said...

Oh, I am no use. Those are both really pretty yarns. And bright. But the general consensus is purple and green so I'll be a sheep and go with that for my vote. It's not like that yarn is going to raise my taxes or anything.

Your turquoisey socks are coming along so nicely! It really is a nice pattern for that kind of yarn, I'll have to add it to my to-knit list.