#2 on the way

This week I've been kept busy writing a paper, since it is now just about done I'm enjoying some knitting in a ray of sun. Today I've made a lot of progress on the leg of the first sock of the second pair for my dad this year. The marker shows where I was yesterday and I'm almost done with the leg, just a couple of cms to go.
I think I'll knit this pair like the previous. That is, knit the legs of both, turn the heel on both, knit the foot on both, then the toes and voila a pair of socks.
What are you knitting on?

Yoda all done

Remember Yoda? He is now framed and sitting next to my man's PC on our desk.
My man is now asking for another Star Wars embroidery for his best mate.

Designing = Frogging

Everything was going well with the design I'm currently working on.. 
Too well in fact. 
It felt odd that I hadn't done any ripping yet.
I'm so used to designing being equal to a lot of knitting and re-knitting. 

But as I said, everything was going well and I started knitting holes in the design.
 Intentionally of course.

And that is when I noticed that the pieces was about 13 cm too short, no wonder it was going so fast...
rip it - rip it - rip it

Oh well, the show must go on and I'm already knitting on it again.
  Only now the rows take double the amount of time they did before...

In other news my mac seems to have come back to life on its own accord. I think placing the install disc right next to it must have had the same effect as holding a gun to a persons head. 
Everything is being backed up again as I type and the mac has been doomed not fit to save anything on, but it seems like it just may be working as always again.

Fixed x 2

Once again our bed broke down, luckily my man was able to fix it for next to nothing.

Inspired by his diy fix, I dug out my dad's old leather needles and started sewing our puff together. I had been procrastinating for a long time because I was expecting it to be a difficult job. Turns out it wasn't at all. I found the perfect needle for the job, wax it up and was done in no time. This reminds me that I should stop putting things offjust because they seem difficult, if I don't know for sure.

Do you have anything that needs a quick fix?

What I picked up

While my beloved MacBook seems to have given up its ghost, I still wanted to share with you what I picked up after finishing the socks for my dad. I chose the design I'm working on... writing this sentence reminded me that I have not uploaded the newest pattern to my dropbox, I looked and it turns out I have not uploaded any of my patterns to it. Major Fail. If I'm lucky I have backed them up on my other system, if not i guess I can always get the files from Ravelry, but I just have to repeat myself: Major Fail (10 points if you know the pop culture reference that made me use a capital F both times). 
Oh well, all is not lost yet we have only tried 3/5 things mentioned on the support site, I should know come Monday how bad it is.

Now, you should stop reading this and go back up your computer. People I said now.

Assuming you back up your files more often than I do, which I thought was quite often before this illustrated, that it isn't often enough, you may now resume reading.

I desided to pick up my design, because I'm at a point of just knitting for a good few cm's. I'm loving this yarn which I have no clue what is (the financial joys of being a student...). Two things are, however, obvious: 
a) It is a somewhat 'coarse' wool.
b) It has a good amount of lanolin in it.  
My hands feel so soft every time I've knitted with it. 

It feels both exciting and scarry to be working on my first garment. My next challenge is pockets, so please let me know what your favourite way of knitting pockets is...

Now with toes

Okay, so while I know you cannot actually see it in this picture it is the best I have on hand, so you will just have to trust me when I tell you that both my dad's socks now how toes, ends woven in and all.

Now what should I pick up next? Cast on for new socks? Or knit on the dress? 

Sock progress

Days fly by as I spend most of my time studying
 and all my creative projects linger,
 as I sit in front of the TV vegging at night. 
Somehow the socks for my dad has grown anyway, which is nice.

And we are enjoying spring with flowers for another week, this week time from people we love.

I hope you have a wonderful week :)

A standard of grace

Tonight I decorated our chalkboard with a message for myself: I'll hold myself to a standard of grace not perfection. Thus the remodeling of this blog is over for now and I'll return shortly with progress reports on the dress, the socks and whatever else is going on.