It is five days into Socktober and where are my socks? Buried by this ISEIII scarf! I am not allowed to start socks until I have finished the scarf. I only have one green colourblock and one white to go before I graft the two ends of the scarf together. HOORAY! (Anyone got a good ink for grafting garter-stitch-wise? I can do it by accident so I guess I can recreate that effect. Or maybe Montse can help me out... Oh, she can! Plus lots of other sorts of grafting too. Ah, I love me a bit of grafting...) No excuses then! I should get a wriggle on and finish that off today!
Now what do I want to make for Socktober?
Do I want to make Red Herring?
Or do I want to make this yummy, odd looking "Caesar's Check" sock from Sensational Knitted Socks?
This is the yarn I want to use:
Yep, black base and magenta/purple/blue self striping yarn. Dyed the self-striping yarn myself and started knitting with it but I was just doing stripes of colour with the black and it was not exciting me. Now however I can't get my knit on cos I want to knit both socks witht he same yarn. I could go get more black and use some of my stash sock yarn, or I could even dye up some more yarn - I think I've got two more balls of the same weight yarn in cream. That would work. Then I could make both pairs of socks! Or I could take some of the yarn out of my shop cos noone loves it! Yellow, pink and green - such spring colours. Mmmmmm.... maybe I could make a sock or two with that. I'd need some more contrast colour though... Hmmmm.
So which sock should I make? The Sensational Knitted Socks sock or Red Herring?
Plus I should start on my spindling for my hand dyed, hand spun, hand-knitted socks for Margene's dye/spin/knitalong.
For the Discworld freaks amongst you, check out this cake. No, I don't think I will get one like that for my mumblieth....
For landscape freaks, take a look at these pics. Reminds me of Peter Dombrovskis' work half a world away. Goodness wouldn't I like to be able to take pics like those!
Speaking of cameras, I've just discovered the function on the old camera that means that it starts counting pics sequentially rather than resetting the numbers every time you download the pics. We have a gazillion folders of P1010001.jpg, P1010002.jpg, etc. We've only had the thing for four years, it's fairly much done for and I finally found the right setting. Sigh.
Speaking even further of cameras, I've been playing with the MiL's little Canon A430. It is just really a point and shoot digital camera. It can do some cute stuff but I don't know how to activate the cute stuff cos I just keep going around and around on the menus. I don't have the manual that goes with it. We are considering getting one to replace the old camera cos we certainly can't afford a dSLR. This little camera is very little - it is about the size of a disposable film camera and not very comfortable to keep taking pictures with. Plus it isn't just automatically coming up on my Linux Ubuntu desktop, though it works for other people according to the reviews I've read. In other words, I am not sure about it. So today's pics were brought to you courtesy of the old camera with the blurry spot in the middle.
OK, must go check the dyepot - I've been dyeing up stuff in a new colour, one of my favourites.