Friday, April 27, 2007

Half Sock Syndrome

As a knitter you've probably heard of Second Sock Syndrome. If you're not a knitter; it's the weird but very much real syndrome of finishing one sock but then never getting round to do the next one which for knitters is frustrating as F%*# since, well you want to wear them to show them off, but you're bored with the knitting because you've done it all before. 'Been there, Knit that...' It's actually a very arrogant syndrome, come to think of it...

Well, I have discovered a new syndrome, my name will be in all the knitting lexicons, I'll go into history as the inventor of ...


Yup, I'm not kidding you, it's a re-occurring thing, it's haunting me I tell ya. I can't seem to finish a sock. Not even one, let alone move on to the next.

I've had 4 half socks on the needles until today. Because today I got a little antidote consisting of sun and a cozy roof terrace so I actually finished one! Yay!!

Next up: choose:
1. finish the second sock to make a pair
2. finish one of the other half socks

I'm guessing it'll be 1.

The finished sock is actually the first sock;
- I've made for myself
- that's knitted with small needles
- that has more to it than y'r basic sock (oh no, not true, you can see half of a 'one-toe-sock' on the picture, that wasn't even clóse to basic...)
- that's knitted from the fab yarn from my magic ball

So, even though it's just the one, I'm proud! And here it is again, in a show off match with one of my new Birkenstock slippers.

I'll probably won't wear the socks for a while, the weather is great and it looks like it will stay like this for a while. I think they're so pretty, I'll think save them for giving birth. My pregnancy-yoga teacher taught me that cold feet are a bad thing when it comes to relaxation. So there, my delivery socks! (try not to picture me giving birth to a bayby, wearing the socks... I don't want to do that to you!)

Meanwhile, the first socks I've ever knitted are now officially ragged. Boyfriend Dear used them as slippers for about a year. I'm thinking should I learn how to mend the hole or just make sure the hole doesn't get any bigger and find some soles to stick 'em to? (I'm not ready to say goodbye...) (bad picture of the hole, it just hurts too much to focus on it...)

the last to gifts to come out of the magic ball; great tea and lovely hand cream (and NO, it won't get you stoned...neither the tea nor the cream) Thanks again Magic Pall, I promise I'll knit the second sock!!

In between sock adventures I'm knitting my first baby item, a blanket from Lucinda Guy's Book, Handknits for Kids. It's a fun knit but it'll take me ages to finish, probably just in time before my third baby will be born...

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Still here! *waving*!

Hi there! First of all, thank you for all the warm congratulations! *big smile* it's so great to know such warm people from all over the world! Thank you!

It's been quet here at 'SAS Knits It Again', I'm still here though but really frustrated because I have tons to show you, but left my camera at my in laws at Easter. :-(
To get you in the mood; I have two FO's, progress on my Magic Ball socks, progress on a baby blanket (that I hope to finish before my third child is born.... this is my first...) and great goodies that were delivered yesterday!

I have to say that being pregnant takes up a lot of spare time. (as if I couldn't guess that beforehand...) I rest, I knit, I prepare. When I say prepare, I don't mean painting the baby's room, we're definitely not there yet. But there's loads to do when you have limited space and loads of stuff... Do you know these small plastic puzzles made up of small squares? There's one square missing and you're supposed to push the other squares around until you complete the picture. Well, that's what we're doing to our house. We buy a new closet to store stuff from an old one that has to go, then one closet is moving from this space to the next, another one is staying in the room it's in but moving place. Another one needs a makeover and will move to the baby's room. The old stuff in the baby's room has gone to the city dump to make room for the other moving closets. The basement has to be cleared out to make room and we've even bought some storage boxes to put on our roof terrace. We have a list of second hand stuff that we'll get from friends and family for the baby and now I'm working out how to tie it all together in a great, fun, warm baby environment and I'm having loads of fun doing that.

So for now, I'll leave you with only words and as soon as I get my camera, I promise to show you some really cool stuff!