TUSAL – May 2012

Goodness, it has been a lot longer between posts than I planned. I actually do have something to share, but I’m waiting for the final pieces to arrive in the mail. I’ve been waiting since April 5th! Apparently the package was mailed out on Saturday, so I should have it before a full two months have elapsed. Truthfully, I”m a bit disappointed. I really like this ONS, but the last few times that things have been delayed I didn’t get any sort of notification. To me, that is poor business practice.

Anyway, on to something a little more fun: my Totally Useless Stitch Along jar. This month it has new bits from the My Vampire Boyfriend Socks, Winter Keep/Summer Keep, and from a crochet project I just started (I’ll be sharing him later).

TUSAL Jar full of thready goodness

And see those yellow yarn bits? They are from these crazy socks:

Toe-Up Sampler Sock

The pattern is a combination of Wendy Johnson’s Toe-up Socks with a Difference (pdf link), the Sampler Socks from the book [amazon_link id=”1603425799″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders[/amazon_link] (if you collect sock yarn, this book is fabulous!), and also some tinkering of my own. The cast-on is Judy’s Magic Cast-on, and I used Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off. (Cat Bordhi has videos demonstrating both of these on YouTube.) The yarn is Yarn Hollow’s Summer Sock (aka Panda Cotton) in colourway Santa Fe.

The second sock is well underway… or would be if I hadn’t had to rip out 5 cm of it last night. Knitting around and around might seem easy, but clearly I got too distracted while playing Minecraft/watching my husband play Minecraft. Yep, we finally drank the Minecraft Kool-aid and we love it! Now I’m trying to figure out how to sneak the Minecraft Lego set into the house. lol!

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3 Responses to TUSAL – May 2012

  1. RLJ says:

    Cool sock. If you order Lego online directly from Lego, they send it in an oversized unmarked box so no one else in the house would know where the box came from. Until you open the box to reveal the fun Lego box(es) inside.

  2. Christine says:

    Have you let the ONS know how you feel about the delayed shipments? If they don’t know how their customers feel, they won’t have incentive to improve. I’m a strong believer in relaying comments on both extraordinary service and poor service.

  3. Caitlin says:

    ooo gorgeous knitting 🙂