Sunday, September 20, 2009

Legal Scams

I'm finally getting back to blogging after going on a computer-free vacation and resolving DSL issues once I got home. I am often glad that I tend to know more than the average person about computers. I called my service provider's helpdesk to resolve the DSL issue and they ended up wanting to charge me between $99.00 and $249.00, depending on the service plan, to repair the so called problem in my computer. I resolved the problem by re-installing the DSL software. It pisses me off that I pay for the highest speed and they want to charge me when their regular helpdesk can't solve the problem. I can't begin to imagine how many people they have ripped of already.

I'm working on several projects at this time. I still haven't decided on entering the fair. I ordered my entry forms and for some strange reason they sent me a duplicate set. Last year I had planned on entering and it made things much easier because I knitted projects that I was going to enter. This year I've been waffling so much that the time is almost here.

I casted on a sweater for my goddaughter. She won't be able to wear it any time in the near future. It is the Beaded Cardigan from Special Knits by Debbie Bliss. I love all of the designs in this book. This is my third sweater from it and there are a few more designs I would like to make.

I finished the first foot of another pair of Angee socks. These are one of the current pairs in the Sock Innovation Knit-Along. I'm using the Lanett I dyed using the immersion method that was on Monika's blog. I love the way the colors shade from dark to light. I dyed three colorways using this method and I'm so pleased with the way that these are turning out that I'm sure I'll be doing more.

I have a shawl to cast on and maybe one or two other items. I'll be knitting like crazy the next few weeks. With that in mind I plan to do better at documenting and posting my progress. If all goes well I'll have some Christmas presents out of the way.

Have any of you made gloves/fingerless gloves using sock yarn? If so, I'd like to know the pro's and con's as well as some pattern ideas. Thanks for your help.


Kathy said...

First off , I love the shading on the sock yarn. WONDERFUL.

I have nothing bad to say about sock yarn for fingerless. It works so well.

Send me your address and I'll send you a beautiful pattern my friend.

KARIMA said...

Sock yarn is great for gloves. I have a large stash of yarn that was collected with the intention of making gloves. I would say that at least 50% of it is sock yarn. I'm just learning how to knit socks, but I've knitted 7 pairs of gloves(with fingers). Out of 7, 5 are with sock yarn. When I see a skein of sock yarn, the first thing I think of - will it make a nice pair of gloves. By the way those are some smoking socks!

Lynne said...

The book by Sandi Rosner "Not Just Socks" is great for ideas. I have made many things from the book and have been pleased with the sock yarn results.