February 04, 2007

We have no bananas today

Or rather, we have no knitting to show today (but we have plenty of bananas as I am supposedly on a diet and I've heard from very reliable sources that bananas are the way to go).

Instead, here's a picture of my new case for circular needles by Honeycake designs purchased through One Planet yarn and fiber. I love purple and Jenn's handmade case is perfect for my Addi needles. Too bad I don't use crochet hooks or straight needles, otherwise I would have ordered the matching cases. It doesn't look like she's sewing knitting handbags but I might inquire. The traditional 2nd anniversary present is "cotton" - maybe I can convince Boy that a custom-made knitting bag would be perfect.

I have started my February socks (Sunshine yarns in "The Cure" using the "Pink Ribbons" pattern by Lisa Lloyd). They will either go to my aunt who had breast cancer or to some hospital.

I also bought three skeins of STR in Nodding Violet (if auntie vi is very nice, I might send it her way), Midsummer's night, and Stormy Weather. "Stormy weather" is for a pair of socks for Boy. There's nothing that I can knit for him that he will actually wear - work is business dress only so even knitted ties would be off limits, he has too many sweaters for the weekend, and he refuses to wear scarves/hats/gloves (I think it's a "I'm a man, I can endure the cold" thing). So socks are the only thing I can knit for him but they have to be boring.

If you are looking for things to knit for men, David Reidy had a great show on that topic. Sticks and String is starting its second season, it's one of my favorite podcasts!


vi said...

auntie vi here
don't ruin your health with a 'diet'
honey just eat sensibly and well
and walk a bit more
I worry you know


Anonymous said...

ps: i mispelled my blog addy

gees I am so old


AR said...

Oh, that's cute!

hehe, listen to vi, sounds like a smart lady! :)

Mango Kiwi said...

haha :) (to the banana part)

those breast cancer socks are amazing. when you told me about them i thought you were knitting ribbons into the sock, but this is way cooler and much better looking.

Anonymous said...

you should flash your stash!!! that way it will be on display on blogspot, if not your apartment! :)

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