More photos!

Now only two WsIP (WIPs is grammatically incorrect, and I’m a nerd, and so it bothers me) in my Ravelry notebook are undocumented, photo-wise. One is super-secret, and so I won’t say anything about it (though soon it will have its own Ravelry photo). The other is just unphotographed so far. It, too, is a secret project. You never know who reads your blog…

These are some of the other things I’ve been working on:

These are that previous super-secret project that I mentioned. The baby shower was on Saturday, for Georganne, a co-worker who is expecting twins. I made Saartje’s booties for her, one pair for each twin in contrasting colors. The second pair came out much better than the first, because by then I’d already practiced on a pair. Next time I do this, although it may kill me, I’m knitting a practice pair before I knit the gift pairs, so that when the recipient looks at them I don’t think “oh, good lord, those look awful. I totally screwed up on X,” since I’m super hard on myself and a perfectionist and I really ought to give myself a break. Someone suggested that I knit them for profit (on Etsy?), but I’m not that motivated, and I’d be even harder on myself if someone was paying money for them (but I’ll take commissions, ’cause you totally know what you’re getting into then). Also, if you knit these, make the loops for the buttons lots smaller than you think they should be, because they’ll stretch out in the wash.

The Infamous Malabrigo Red Riding Hoodie.

Okay, so maybe it’s only infamous to me and the ChickenGoddess. Mostly because I’m knitting it, and she’s working out the math so that I can knit it in worsted weight yarn instead of the bulky the pattern calls for. It’s gorgeous (the photo doesn’t do it justice), soft, and stalled for the moment because somehow I don’t have the right number of stitches on the needles, and so back to the calculator we go. Trust me, though – it’ll be awesome when I’m done.

My first pair of socks.

These are still on the needles, yes. One is nearly finished, the other not nearly so finished. I started these at about the same time friend Leah did (sadly, she is blogless, though I did blog about her and her socks), but I’m still working on them and three other pairs, plus a few other things. Occasionally I tell myself that I can’t knit anything else until I finish them, but then I give up again and they make their way to the bottom of the pile. And the cycle continues.

Oh, well. But I’m making progress on lots of other things, and I will put some photos of the secret projects up on Ravelry (hint: they’re the ones that are neither finished nor photographed), and maybe someday I’ll finish those socks. Yeah, right.

About HappyGoth

By day, I'm a graphic designer. By night, I'm a knitter. I'm doing my part to keep Hotlanta stylish. I imagine that if you don't already understand the title of the blog, you're probably confused and perhaps slightly annoyed, but never fear - I do have a reason (and it's a good one). Having gone to hear Stephanie Pearl McPhee, and then having been inspired to blog about knitting, I found myself wondering what to call the blog. I recalled a conversation I had with Mouse and the Chicken Goddess about why it is a Bad Idea to anger knitters - this conversation was following SPM, aka the Yarn Harlot telling the assembled throng about Those Who Do Not Understand Knitting and Therefore Belittle It Much to the Chagrin of Others, or TWDNUKTBMCO, which is not the acronym she used but is the one I'm using because I forgot hers - that is, we are numerous and we all have very pointy sticks, easily transforming into an angry mob. Therefore, knitters = angry mob.
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