Friday, January 22, 2010

Why yes, I still knit.

I am currently working on a sock on size 2 (2.75mm) dpn's. KnitPicks nickel-plated dpn's to be exact. I got myself the sock kit for my birthday (along with the zephyr interchangeable kit). There is an 8-row K1P1 cuff, 3 rows of stockinette, and then Artsygal's short-row heel. You can get the heel directions in her Everyone Out Of the Pool! pattern. I suggest you buy it, because until Feb 15th 50% of proceeds for the pattern go to Haiti Doctors Without Borders. I also highly recommend you check out her yarns. They are absolutely beautiful and very high quality. I'm thoroughly addicted to them.

I'll bet you want to see a picture of the heel, don't you? Okay... here it is...

See, isn't it pretty? And NO HOLES. It's also easy to do, no fiddling with picking up wraps and trying to knit them together w/o dropping stitches.

This particular anklet is being knit in her 100% merino in a lovely rainbow colorway.

The instep is being knit in a lacy pattern that I found in Bella Catina Italiana sock pattern. It's a free pattern, I'm sure one could find it if you search, because I'm too lazy to find and link it. You can always find it on Ravelry, I know it's there. It's a simple 6-stitch, 4 row pattern which is very easy to memorize, and quite addictive. Also really stretchy.

And with that, it's time for me to get ready to go to work. Have a nice night.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


And then, the one you thought was going to take care of you turns out to be something else and you move on. And you decide it's time to make drastic changes. And the decisions you make are the hardest you possibly could make, and they hurt like hell, but you make them anyways because you know, you absolutely know that everyone will be better off that way. And people tell you that maybe you should have done things differently, and that maybe you should do something else. And you have to ignore them. You have to remember that when all is said and done, you are on the right path. Right now it might not feel like it all the time, but it's time to set that aside and make sure that things are taken care of. It's time to be responsible and stop letting everyone else take care of things. It's time to take control again. Time to learn to be yourself, apart from those around you. Time to be selfish, and make decisions from the heart and head. 
Time to move on.
And somehow the process of moving on takes you back to your roots. It brings back people from your past. People you can trust. People who knew you before your mistakes. Who still care about you in spite of them. Because they too know that life happens, and it's happened to them too.
So life has come full-circle and you're back where it all began and this time you know better and hope to make better decisions.
Time to start over.
What a ride.