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Knitting Up A Storm!

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Last night was my first night at hockey school, or should I say hockey boot camp and man let me tell you first hand - it is not as easy as it looks. It was such a great work out! I so can't wait until next Wednesday to skate again.

I did feel a little silly, but once you get into it, you don't have time to think about anything except getting to the other side of the rink and skating back to where you started. All in all, it was a great night. Not such a great morning, but that is too be expected when you get home at 11:15pm, and don't hit the hay until after midnight.

Last night I cast on for another pair of socks, this time using Fleece Artist sock yarn. Oh My Freaking Goodness. This yarn is absolutely the best sock yarn I have ever used. Even better than Tess Designs' sock yarn you ask? You betcha baby.

I keep track of my hits and how folks arrive at my site (well, because it interests me) and I'm getting a lot of hits for people searching on Tubey. I think alot of people want to knit this sweater, but want to see it knit up first before starting theirs. I hope to finish it by the end of January, but don't hold your breath. Life always has a funny way of putting the brakes on when I put deadlines on my knitting. BTW - I think there is a Tubey KAL at craftster.org. and Here as well.

I can say Tubey is a great and easy knit. I am using GGH Bali in orange. The yarn is nice and squishy, but I'm not sure I like the stitch definition. At times, the stitches are a bit bumpy, but in the end I'm sure it will add character to the sweater. Plus the GGH Bali is 50% cotton 50% acrylic, so it is soft, soft, soft. Did I say it was soft? yeah - well that is the biggest benefit to this knit.

Have a good one folks.

posted by Lisa @ 9:09 a.m. 



Anonymous Katherine said...

Have you ever seen a book called (I think!) Canada Knits? It's by "Shurl the Purl" from the Downtown Knit Collective in Toronto, and it's a history of knitting in Canada. I just thought of it from your post, because although there are no patterns in the book, there are photos of hand-made hockey uniforms (yup, jersey, socks, leggings, the works) in it. I'll try to bring my copy to the next s'n'b so you can see.

12:13 p.m.  

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