Friday, March 23, 2007

NOT Eye Candy Friday

Since every Friday in blog-land (or blog-ville if you prefer), I see AMAZING photographs for Eye Candy Friday, I decided that since I don't take amazing photographs (yet), that I'd start "NOT Eye Candy Friday" for myself. This may be a weekly thing, or it may be a one-time fluke for today, who knows.

I've now discovered that I live under a rock and that Amber is my neighbor. She posted about the jogless bind-off in the round and it is brilliant! I've never seen it before (because I must live under a rock) or if I had, I must have disregarded it. This is exactly the type of bind off that is perfect for toe-up socks and I can't wait to try it on my current pair.

This pair of socks has been tossed aside and ignored for about a week though. I've either been burned out on sock knitting (perish the thought) or got so tired of ripping out the heel that I couldn't stand to look at them any longer. Now I have renewed energy to complete them so I can try that bind-off. Thanks Amber! Now these socks may be finished in time for my March knitalongs. Just in case you're wondering, this is the Zephyr Socks pattern knit in Regia Bamboo yarn.

The winner of my blogiversary contest, Abby, got to meet the Yarn Harlot on Thursday. I'm really happy for her, but I'm sooooo jealous. I found out the Harlot is going to be stopping in Northern California for her book tour, but not southern California. She didn't come here for her last book tour either. Maybe I should move.

I have the BEST husband. The other day I was looking at my Amazon wish list when DH walked up to me and asked what I was doing. After stating that I was just adding books to my wish list, he asked me which ones I want. Why all of them, of course. I showed him my top five and next thing I know there was some button clicking going on and all the sudden there was a page about my order being sucessfully placed. WOW! And here's what he bought me!

Most of you already own Socks, Socks, Socks so I won't go into any details about it other than to say I was pleasantly surprised that there were so many sock patterns that I really loved and could actually see myself knitting about half the patterns in there. The No Sheep for You book really deserves its own review. I normally don't review books, but of the blogs I read I haven't seen anyone review it, so I thought.. why not me? So as to not "bore" you with it today, I'll save the review for another day.

This weekend involves a library book sale, visiting a new knitting store,watching the grandsons at itty bitty t-ball, spending some much-needed time with DH, and of course knitting! I should have some fun things to blog about next week. Have a great weekend!


jillian said...

Thanks for the link to that tip! I always wondered how to avoid that.

And what a wonderful hubby, again! He's a good egg.

slyn said...

You take beautiful pictures, stop selling yourself short! >-( The socks look great so far, you've probably finished them by now. I'm excited to try the cast off too!

Yarn It said...

What a dear, sweet hubby! Very thoughtful.

Cute socks too! I love 'em.

Teyani said...

ooh, congrats on the new books. I;d love to hear about No sheep for you - Amy Singer is wonderful, so I'm guessing it's great!

Angelika said...

Does this mean we get to see more socks after all? I'm back with knitting scarves right now (75F) and a somewhat patriotic bear is going to be next.

Laura said...

That sock is looking awesome, Kristie! I'm loving it. The bamboo yarn is *suweet*. :-)

Looking forward to your review of No Wool for You. Sight unseen, I recommended it to a gf today, who's allergic to all wools (poor thing), so I'm hoping I did well. LOL

Cathy said...

You take wonderful pictures Kristie, and I'd much rather see your sock in progress than any eye candy friday :) Sounds like dh is a great guy - making all your amazon wishes come true! ;) I, too, have the socks, socks, socks book and absolutely LOVE IT! Enjoy your weekend.

abby said...

Your socks are so pretty! I love the lace pattern. Thanks for the tip on the stretchy bind-off, because I've been wondering about one too! Thanks, researcher!

Enjoy your books, and have a great weekend!

Karen said...

Your pictures are always Eye Candy! I don't know why you think they aren't. Thanks for the link on the Jogless Bind-Off, I knew nothing about it. Sounds like it will really come in handy. Enjoy your new books - your husband is the sweetest!!

Amber said...

I think your socks make great eye candy!

Wow, first going with you to Stitches and now this -- what an amazing hubby you have!

I'm looking forward to hearing what you think of "No Sheep for You."

Dipsy said...

Now, you definitely have the best hubby ever - how very considerate he is! I guess I'll have to do such an Amazon wishlist too and somehow get CM to see it - but I doubt he'll get the hint ;)
I love the socks you're doing by the way - this is a pattern that I hadn't seen before and mind you, I've already printed it out and will try my hands at it soon - thanks so much for sharing the link!