Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Thar she loads!

I'm sorry, I couldn't help it. What can I say, I got carried away out of sheer joy over the fact that the server error is gone and I was able to load my pictures. A blog is much more interesting with pictures, don't you think?

So, without further ado, let us dive into all things knitterly. When we last left our increasingly concerned heroine, she was knitting away at Noro socks. Whatever else the problem (yes, this yarn does have those little straw-like thingies in it!), the colors are simply stunning. Although you may remember that I was a little suspicious about the green-to-purple transition on my first sock. You know, the one that looked like it had been ripped or cut and spit-spliced together. Well, it turns out the suspicion was well-founded. Take a look at the bottom sock and the top sock. The bottom sock has an entire color missing between green and purple.


And here, it's even more obvious. It's a good thing I'm not obsessive about stripes matching up, because I'd be a very unhappy camper right now. As it is, I really like how these socks are coming up, even though the process of knitting them is a bit frustrating due to the rigidity of the yarn. But I can't stop. It's so much fun to watch the colors change.


Or maybe I just need a life. At any rate, this being Sunday (in spite of this post actually going up on Tuesday...), I decided to do something besides knit. And, this being me, baking was one of the obvious choices. I present to you, cooling and mysteriously fewer in number than they started out, my parmesan muffins. Can you say yum? They were excellent. Out of 12, only 9 made it into the tupperware container.


In conclusion, I feel the need to post this adorable picture of Morgana. Her brother likes being inside the suitcase. Miss Morgana likes elevated surfaces, and she has decided that on the suitcase is a far better option. She's not the stowaway type. If she's going to travel, she's going to travel in style.


She is quite the princess.

12 comments:

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Wow! Those socks are looking gorgeous! Like you, I think the colors alone will be enough to keep me knitting through all the disclaimers about the yarn (once I ever cast on that is!). Your almost done too!!

Yummy muffins...are there any left now that its Tuesday??

cpurl17 said...

Yum muffins!

Those socks are cool. Almost as cool as Morgana

Robin said...

Will you come bake me some muffins please? I'll even help pick the little straw thingies out of your sock for you in payment. :)

chemgrrl said...

Pretty socks! I think they look very nice the way they are.

sgeddes said...

I love the colors in those socks. They are looking good.

And those muffins look good too!

weezalana said...

Knitting *is* a life. ;)

Mmmmm...those muffins look really, really, really good.

Rebel said...

huh... those socks are very pretty, but it irritates me when I find those splices or knots which interrupt the transition.

those biscuits look uber yummy!

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

Wow! Makes me want to cast on with my Noro sock skein, 'cept I've got too much going on right now.

And I hear you about Noro's infamous knotting colors that don't go exactly in the same sequence. (I had one that went backwards!)

But still, Noro's killer color sense makes me want more.

SuzannaBanana said...

Those muffins look delicious! The socks are lovely and all, and Morgana's cute, but for me? All about the muffins. Man, am I hungry...

Jo said...

Oh, those muffins look yummy. I want some with tomato soup, please...

Janelle said...

Cool socks! I'm usually a "matcher," so the missing pink in the second sock would definitely bug me! Not to mention that it's a great color in the mix. Your muffins look delicious!

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

Gosh, Morgana is turning out to be very sleek and Egyptian looking. Parmesan muffins? Your making me hungry. OK, I was already hungry, but now I'm more hungry.