Sunday, October 02, 2005

Knitting en plein air

Gotta practice my French (and the possibly irretrievably rusty German) for my upcoming trip, so here is my knitting helping me out by modeling en plein air.

Here is what two socks on one circular needle looks like when the knitter has a problem with tangles:

Those two balls of Knitpicks Essential sock yarn in Grass look like their are gently flanking the mess on the needles, but don't let them fool you. If I blink, they have wound their way around each other in a knot. So despite the lovely step-by-step instructions that Keely pointed me to on the web, I think knitting two socks on one circ is gonna drive me batty. I love the idea of finishing both socks at the same time, but fear that my problem with tangles leaves me ineligible for such a technique. So I'm going to rip out one of the socks and just proceed in my plodding old magic loop one sock at a time way.

In other miscellaneous projects, I present a whole lot of knitted spaghetti:

Am I on a strange diet where one knits food rather than eating it? Moi? (little more French practice) Mais non! Instead I am attempting to knit a Flying Spaghetti Monster (and if you have already checked out the web site, go back. It has been updated and is funnier than ever). Hillary Lang sewed a meatball-less version and on Flickr there are a number of other attempts but so far no knitted versions, so when I need something truly brainless, I knit I-cord spaghetti. I am still in search of the perfect meatball textured and colored yarn--I'm thinking maybe a boucle will look sort of meaty. If you spy something that you think would work for meatball, please let me know!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A trip? To...Europe? I just might die of envy. Details?