Saturday, October 25, 2008

Crafty Content (Pictures!)

The house sage continues. The closing on our house is approaching, and we have had an offer accepted on a lovely condo. The Purchase & Sale is next week, the inspection today. My parents are here, which means they'll get to see the place -- it's beautiful.

In the meantime, I haven't been lazy. Or rather, the moving, lawyer-calling and packing stress has led to increased crafting/cooking activity.

Exhibit A: Very heavily iced cinnamon buns (yum!)

The Pomatomus sock is growing. The pattern is beautiful, but I find it annoying to knit. It's not difficult, it just requires constant counting, and when you're too tired to count, you mess up. But the result is worth the effort.

Exhibit B: Pomatomus Sock

Merlin kept getting in the picture, so you see Sock with Cat. My mother saw the sock, tried it on... well, now it's for her. It has been claimed.

I've also been crocheting. I love, love, love the fall issue of Interweave Crochet! There is maybe one pattern in the whole magazine I don't want to make. This is a closeup of my Stone Scarf, my first ever crocheted item that looks like it will keep its shape throughout. No unexpected stitch fluctuations.

Exhibit C: Stone Scarf

I'm crocheting it out of Kureyon Sock. The stuff almost killed my hands when I tried to knit with it, but it's not bothering me too much when I'm crocheting. And look at those colors!

As you can see, there's a lot going on around here. For now, I'm spending a lot of time with my parents, knitting/crocheting/cooking whenever I get the chance, and try to get a bit of breathing space every once in a while. Soon, I'll be moving, cats, stash and all!


cpurl17 said...

You've been a busy girl! And those cinny roles, YUM!!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Busy busy busy!!! I'm glad you are taking care of yourself by finding time to bake (oh my! those look delish!) and knitting!! Hope the next week continues to go well!

Bonnie said...

Good luck with all the house sale/purchase/moving stuff! Your Pomatomus is gorgeous - no wonger your mother wants it!

adrienne said...

Mmmmm, yummy looking cinnamon buns!
And I love the scarf! I have one ball of Noro sock, and no plans... Hmmm.

Kate said...

Mmmm! Cinnamon buns! They look yummy. Wish I had a scratch 'n sniff monitor. ;-)

Bezzie said...

Delish; Beautiful; and Beautiful!

Maureen said...

Wow! The socks are amazing! I love the look, but I am scared to start a pair of my own. Lots of counting huh? Love the look of the scarf. I may have to look up that magazine next time I am out and about.

Eileen said...

Whew. Did you save ME a bun? *sniff*

;-) I'm impressed. I didn't do any baking while we were in the middle of things.

The crochet work is fabulous. You'll convince me to go there yet. And the socks...holy cow. I think I just might need to tackle that pattern after all. What wool are you using?

schrodinger said...

I love my poms! they are totally worth it, and yours are looking great.

lisa said...

send me a cinny bun! i gained 3 lbs just looking at them

pomatomus is lovely, it's one of my all-time favs (because of the finished product, but you're right, the counting makes you pay attention)

nice work!

Rocky said...

Nice socks!

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

My newest addiction: Ben and Jerry's Cinnamon Buns ice cream
Don't go there! Danger, Batty Robinson, danger! Seriously about those socks: I think the counting is the hardest part of knitting. Tom Petty and I do, that is.

Knittypants said...

Yum, those buns look good.

Abril said...

Those socks look amazing! and teh cinnamon rolls are not far behind ;-)