In which more knitting is revealed

I know, I know – if I keep having knitting on this here “knitting blog,” some of y’all are going to have to stop reading. 😉 But first, I would like to clarify – Chaos was not sitting in the litterbox in the last picture yesterday! He was simply sitting on his cardboard scratcher…

Although I am not officially participating in any UFO recovery knitalongs, I did pull out one of my older UFOs over the weekend. The Door County Cable (pictured here December 2005) was started September 6, 2003. I probably haven’t worked on it since November 2003!

I originally abandoned it because when I switched from knitting in the round and started knitting back and forth, I found the directions horribly confusing. When I revisited the directions this weekend (since a few more years of knitting experience might help, right?), they were still horribly confusing; I frogged the sweater and started the Refined Raglan from the Winter 2006 Interweave Knits. Please ignore that it’s black, which is the kiss of death for a blog project…

“Don’t mind me – I’m just here to grab my mouse!” -M

Last week I also started another pair of gift socks. (Don’t worry – I’m still working on the green stripey socks – the first sock is done and I’m about 2″ into the second sock.) The yarn is Socks That Rock and it’s Jeanne’s “Rare Gems” bonus skein from the 2006 Rockin’ Socks Club. If you know Jeanne (who just got sucked into 24 last weekend – darn that Amy anyhow!), you’ll know why I ended up with this skein! I have dubbed the colorway “70s Kitchen.”

“Don’t mind me, I’m just trying to bite through this yarn here…” -M

“Don’t mind me – I’m just making sure it isn’t a bib…” -C