Posted November 13, 2011 by Maire in Hobbies, Writing / 0 Comments

Today is my Saturday (Sunday for everyone else), so I’ve been very busy taking it easy. My morning tea was delayed by my own distraction – I went web surfing.

Having been on the internet since sometime in the early 90’s, I’ve come to find that we tend to stick to the known. I decided to take a look at an acquaintance’s blogroll (yes, she still had one of those on the side of her site), and allowed myself to just look at what’s out there. I guess this is the kind of thing I do when I’m all caught up on reading my RSS feeds and I don’t have anything more pressing to do.

Robin is happily exploring the world of Skyrim. It’s one of those big-ticket games that apparently folks have been waiting for. I lost track of the thread of things not long after the beginning of the game, but that’s okay…I’ve been reading. I’m allowed to lose track of the storyline playing out on the TV. I *can* say that the game is gorgeous. I’m not much of an RPG Video Gamer (despite multiple attempts on my part), but I can appreciate great artwork when I see it. That could, of course, be due to the fact that I really like the aesthetics of the celtic/norse-derived design, but somehow I don’t think so. Hopefully the Husbeast has many happy hours with this one.

I’ve also been working, off and on, on the latest pair of socks. I switched from size 0 needles to size 1 (2.0 mm to 2.5mm), and from Trekking XXL yarn to Lion Brand Sock Ease. Yes, the switch surprised me too, but I’m really liking the change. The yarn is of comparable texture and weight, but the Lion Brand is this lovely brown (Colourway: Root Beer) wheras the Trekking was a darker blue/burgundy that lost much of the textured design. I’m at about the same point as where I ripped back the last time, but now I’m much happier with the project. There’s just something to be said for taking the time to figure out what you want to get done. Now it’s just a matter of continuing to knit, and deciding what contrasting colour I want to stripe into the heels and toes. If it comes down to it, I’ll make another trip to Michaels for some sock ease in another colour.

Dear Lion Brand: More colour choices, please. Heck, get rid of the striping or variegated stuff, and just widen your solid colour choices. Navy, for instance, would be nice. So would Burgundy, Emerald Green, and Ruby Red. Seriously…the colour wheel shouldn’t be bound to the limited selection I’ve been finding 😉

Pictures will come soon! However, I distracted myself so long while reading the web that I’ve lost the natural light.  Oops! 🙂


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