gimpy

My new work nickname :)

Going up and down the stairs was hell, but at least the swelling has gone down enough that I can actually bend my knee now. Of course, having spent the past day and half with my right leg elevated, I got a lot of knitting done. I’m to the heel on my second Distracted sock – which, in accordance with it’s name, I screwwed up as I waited for the bus this afternoon. Note to self: do not attempt to knit whilst, and at the same time, watching for your bus.

As a result of this afternoon’s adventures, I have a new definition of extreme knitting: tinking back a heel on a crosstown bus.

Oh, yeah, baby. I like to knit dangerously.

The other progress I have to report?

a sock

I’m past the heel of my first “Pretty Petals” sock. The name just doesn’t work for me. I’m going to have to come up with a nickname for them, since the yarn is so bloody fantastic. I totally have to get more yarn dyed by Knitted Wit in the future.

And, on the subject of yarn p0rn, here is a photo of one of my high holies in the stash:

Knitters W/O Borders yarn

Blue Moon Socks That Rock Lightweight in “Knitters Without Borders”. I have 2 skeins set aside for knee-highs and another for a Sock Knitters Anonymous prize. And, if you’re thinking of raiding my house, Blue Moon has promised to make the colorway available on their website very soon.

That’s nearly everything. But, since I can’t post the details of the Knit Purl Sock Club quite yet and don’t have a banner or badge or anything for my new Guild, more updates will have to wait. Back to watching Top Gear and knitting for now.

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One thought on “gimpy

  1. Kate Perry

    I think that sunny weather causes Portlanders to become overly excited and then injure themselves.

    The last time that we had a sunny day, I rode my bike to the farmer’s market and flipped over my handlebars (I got my tire stuck in a street car track, next to a sign showing a cyclist flipping over her handlebars). So I showed up to Twisted bleeding from the knees, hands, and face. But I didn’t want to admit that I was hurt, so I ended up reorganizing the Riverstone yarn and climbing a ladder and bending down all day. That just about killed my knee and was my own stubborn fault.

    You have made crazy progress on your sock! I should probably start back on my first pair again. I have enormous feet so sock knitting seems kinda defeating for me, but I can crank out sweaters. Go figure.

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