Tuesday, February 27, 2007

The Midden

or, organizing by piles...
I mentioned The Midden to Cynthia in a comment and thought that perhaps all of you would like to know about my secret shame. My life, including clean clothes, stitching projects, bags full of yarn, etc. lives in a large pile at the foot of my recliner. Occasionally things get lost - they slip under the recliner - and occasionally I do a sweep under the recliner looking for things. Usually, however, I let stuff rise to the top - oh, there's the Carrots cross stitch! Oh, there's that silk ribbon yarn! It's a lovely surprise when stuff does appear and then I work on it until it vanishes again.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Interminable Socks

Yes, it's been a long time. No particular reason, just somehow not blogging. That's all about that!

I'm working on 2 pairs of socks (1 sock each so far) and both of them seem to go on forever. Since I work toe-up, it's hard to decide how long to make the legs. One could just go till the yarn is gone and that's sort of what I'm doing. One pair is just K2P2 rib all the way; the other is a Gull Wing lace pattern that I adapted from Barbara Walker. On that one, I have to leave enough yarn for 4 rounds plain plus a bind-off.

My friend Cynthia just started her blog and perhaps that's inspiring me to get back to it - who knows?