Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Finished: Roza's socks

Pattern: Roza's socks from Interweave Knits Spring 2007

Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Poppy

Needles: bamboo 1s

Comments: A very nice pattern. It calls for size 0 needles, but I like to knit socks a little tight, and I needed size 1 to get the gauge. The color is nice - apparently the yarn is hand-painted and has small color variations. This particular shade, called poppy, is... yummy! Other than the color, though, I don't think I'm particularly impressed with the yarn; it knits well, but it's very thin, almost too thin for size 1s.

The pattern itself is well-written and the brioche stitch is very addictive!

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Maiden post

Welcome to my new blog! After months of reading other knitting blogs, I decided that it was time to create my own. I tend to get bored easily, though. We'll see how long the blogging mode lasts.

I've always wondered what kind of people some of our science "gods" and "goddesses" used to be. I bet most of the men spent all their time doing science or whatever, and not much time doing crafts (manly or not), while the women probably did science AND housekeeping. Here is a chance for Gauss to redeem some of his unfriendly image (he really was an a**hole when it came to encouraging young mathematicians, for example) by gracing the name of a mostly knitting blog.