i love rocks too!

i swear i've been knitting. i've just been doing a lot of other things, too. like traveling (just got back from san fransisco and am headed out to utah on thursday), climbing (yay fun!), running (race for the cure), and of course, working like the grad student slave that i am... in fact, i had 3 15-hours days back to back last week and IT SUCKED.

but anyway, back to the knitting. i'm almost done with my firestarter socks. oh wait, have i showed them to you yet??

here's the first sock mid-way through the leg:

i love the yarn and i'm obsessed with the gusset - i just think it's the coolest. however, no one told me that when knitting socks from the toe up, you can't use an ordinary bind-off 'cause it's too tight! dang! so i have to rip and re-bind off the first sock. i will not make the same mistake with the next sock. so which is better: sewn bind off or decrease bind off?? i have big ole legs and these socks need to stretch!

i'm also knitting the sleeves to my gathered pullover - finally! wait, have i showed you that??

i'm raveling it here

anyway, the sleeves seem a little (read: a lot) tight. fingers crossed that i can get them to stretch out with a good block.

and because i mentioned how much i love rocks, here's a picture of a particularly beautiful face. the hike up to the climbing spot was pretty beauty too...



At 4:44 PM , Blogger mel said...

You've provided my with some great scenic eye candy today!! I'm a little (a lot actuall) afraid of climbing, but love hiking - and now I'm struck by the sudden urge to jump a plane to wherever these shots were taken... Amazing.
Oh yeah, knitting's not bad either ;) I love that Firestarter gusset too, very, very cool.


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