Wednesday, November 7, 2007

UGH! THE TANGLE!


I've decided to slowly work my way through Anne Budd's book, Getting Started Knitting Socks (available at your LYS) , so that I'm not quite so afraid when I think about the prospect of knitting a sock without someone holding my hand. The first pattern in her book is a very basic sock pattern, done in a worsted weight yarn. Thought I'd give it a whirl! First things first...Reach into the squishy little ball of yarn, and find the center pull...no problem, right? Pffffft. Well, the yarn gods, Worstella, the goddess of worsted weight, specifically, must have been angered by my recent commitment to bulky weight yarns! In any case, the ball started like this...




...and ended like this...



...and this...



At one point, even Bridgette ended up in on the action.



Well, while it did slow me down a bit (dinner went from being meatloaf to spaghetti...and then later to pizza), I counted my lucky stars, and didn't fret too badly! I mean, at least it wasn't like
Becky's Great Tangle of 2007. Sheesh, if she could endure that and not cry, surely I could toughen up a bit!




Last night was InsanKnitty, always the highlight of my week, and I took the opportunity to have Dale Ann felt up my clogs with their fancy shmancy felting machine. Voila!!!



Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a fabulous week! PEACE!

6 comments:

Shelly said...

Okay, I'll bite . . . what fancy schmancy felting machine. Mine is my washer! Am I out of the loop on a new gadget?

becky c. said...

That poor puppy looks so confused. Love the clogs!! Seems like you whipped them up very quickly.

Karen said...

Wow! Poor you on the yarn ball. But hooray for using the machine at YH. Much faster than the washer at home.

Shelly, a felting machine is smaller than a washer, pour in a bucket of hot water, it agitates like a washer, but is made just for felting. No ruining your washer!

Kate (Kiss My Frog) said...

Love the clogs! That colourway felted up beautifully, didn't it?
Poor Bridgette; does she always wear that "I'm only doing this to humour the crazy lady who feeds me" expression? ;-)

Kate said...

I love the clogs- and I need to get that felting machine! I can definitely get you the pillow pattern. Call me!

Jeanne said...

Cute clogs! Now, please tell me how you managed to achieve tangleage like that from just trying to find the center pull? Wait. I won't ask. I don't want to risk angering the Center Pull Gods. So sorry about the yarn carnage!