Friday, April 13, 2007
Hi, my name is Elyse and I'm a sock addict. It started innocently enough with just the Jaywalker pattern.

I had been warned that sock knitting was addictive and at first I resisted the peer pressure. All those sock pushers saying "try it, try it."(Sara) I even bought some yarn but was too afraid to cast on. Then I finally gave in. I told myself it was just once. I can handle it.

I couldn't. Now my Etsy favorites is full of sock yarn and my Amazon is full of sock pattern books. But it's okay, I know I'm addicted but it isn't affecting my life yet so I'll be fine. I just won't let it get out of hand. What do you mean I'm in denile? I am not. It's fine, I'm fine. So what if I knitted in church for the first time last week? I wasn't hurting anyone. No one really even saw me...I don't think. You know what, why don't you just leave me alone!? It's none of your business anyway!

Sorry about that. Maybe I do have a problem. But honestly, I don't really want to kick the habit. Sock knitting is just just feels soooooo good. Sigh, there's just one problem.

Bamboo size 1s.

Not a good choice. They broke. I love bamboo usually but I guess when it gets thinner it's not so good. Maybe Rosewood or Surina? I must have them soon. Not finishing the socks is killing me! I know it's withdrawl okay! Didn't I tell you to leave me alone about this?

Okay, okay, I'm sorry, I promise I won't yell again.

Let's just talk about something else for now, okay?

I made this garter for my best friend.

She's getting married next month. It's from the Lily Chin Wedding Collection. I LOVED how it came out. Quite possibly the prettiest thing I've knitted. Granted I've only been knitting for a few years. It's still a really pretty pattern though. I had fun with sewing the beads on too. I was a little disappointed the beads weren't knitted into it because I wanted to try that technique but it looks nice so no biggie.

In other knitting news, Hubby and I are driving to St Louis for a TNA pay-per-view on Sunday. There's a yarn shop not too far from the Auditorium so hopefully I can make it by before the show stars. Even if I don't, the drive is six hours each way so I'll for sure have some knitting to show for it next week. And maybe, just maybe, I'll be able to get Andy (He's the guy in the middle with the fun facial hair) from the knitting group to work on something. Quite possibly I'll be able to talk him into learning how to purl, FINALLY! We shall see.


Posted by Elyse at 3:42 PM |


At May 2, 2007 at 7:45:00 PM CDT, Anonymous Anonymous said........
Your jaywalker looks lovely! Have you replaced your needles yet?