Admitting It…

… is half the battle with an addiction, right?  Today, Comcast and a slow Monday at work made me face my problem, head on.  I am addicted to blogging – meaning posting here and reading your blogs – and to Ravelry.  Heck with my personal email accounts; they serve only to deliver my “you have a comment” emails and other stuff that isn’t so important, like reminders that I have minutes to type up and a marketing plan to develop for my assorted volunteer efforts.  Please Comcast, I want my Hi-speed, but I NEED a connection of any sort if I must sit in that office for 8 hours tomorrow!!

In saner, happier times, since you know I wasn’t reading your blogs or doing much writing here over the weekend (I do know I owe a couple of memes back attcha’, and Comcast willing, tomorrow will be a better day!), I did finally cast on for socks I knew wouldn’t fail me, with a favorite yarn.  They’re for someone who reads here, so shhhh…

Whew.  Wick love.  It’s the Pedicure Sock.  It’s more stockinette than I favor, but it’s a safe, happy way to channel that sock zen back into my fingers!

However, the bulk of Sunday was spent hooking frogs.  I mean, crocheting and frogging.  I started out with a pattern I found that required interpretations via Mary.  First, I tried CottonTots.  Icky.  Don’t know that I’ll like knitting with it either.  I can’t stand yarns with that kinda’ funky thread plied in with the yarn.  It surely doesn’t lend itself to multiple frogs, so I can’t see it being ideal for a baby blankie.  Here’s a shot more for Mary than the rest of you.  I then moved to the Honeysuckle Cotton, but it seems I’m crocheting WAY too loosely, which isn’t practical for a dishcloth.  So, I’ve already frogged and have pulled out the J hook and the Sissy yarn to make the girl a big snuggle for the back seat, now that she’s graduated to her seatbelt harness.  (She must like the yarn; she gnawed the label off both skeins on the night of her escape.) 

So, critique away.  Fireflytook a crochet class recently, and she said the instructor said to crochet through both loops on the foundation.  Makes sense, but I SWARE I ain’t read that in nond of my learn to crochet booklets. 

Now, to try to make this a little tighter with Sissy’s yarn…

19 comments on “Admitting It…

  1. MrPuffy says:

    Yes, I open my blog mail before other “stuff” too! Pretty yarn for your new socks – KOCT is on my list of yarns to try 🙂 Love the new addition to your family – she may be young but looks like she’ll be a tea drinker to me.

  2. Alana says:

    It’s my understanding that you do crochet through both loops unless told otherwise. There are patterns that tell you to crochet through the back loop only. When going through both loops, you don’t get that “line” that is made up of the front loops still sitting there.

    Does that make sense??.. or have I only served to further confuse you?!?

    I’ve got that same Honeysuckle cotton–cool colors!

  3. becky says:

    Yea- the loops (both or back loop only) is a matter of “look.”

    I am so with you on the addiction. I read a blog tonight that asked how much knitting one does in a day. Looking at the clock I realized I had been knit-blogging for 2 hours and had an hour left to actually knit. The reason I love knit night so much is that I ACTUALLY KNIT THERE!

  4. Devon says:

    That Wick looks lovely – reminds me of summer that I wish would hurry up and get here. Crochet – I think I may need to learn that soon too. Glad Mary could help you out with the directions. Sissy strikes again! Blogging/reading blogs is so much fun I find myself doing less knitting then I probably should.

  5. I always crochet through the back bump. Then both ends look the same, with the little “V”s all in a row. I never have tried Wick, but have read somewhere online that it’s a good sock yarn for diabetics. Random, huh? (Oh, and I’ve got a Jack Russell, also.)

  6. Bubblesknits says:

    Purdy socks. 🙂

    I’m the same way. Thad swears that he’s going to start a support group for the husbands of women addicted to blogging. LOL

  7. knitisses says:

    Becky is right! Its a matter of looks 🙂 But courage 😉 Its just a matter of perseverance!

    I’m with you with the addiction!

  8. Gurl how did you squeeze this post in without Comcast?

    AAh yes the pedicure socks are a perfect way to get your sock mojo back!

    You know there are online videos of crocheting in YouTube and specifically here: that could help you out.

    And the SNB Happy Hooker book is the best!!! A good reference book that I still need to put on my shelf! ;op

  9. Cass says:

    Crochet? What crochet? All I see are Wick socks. Ahhhhh Wick. Loverly Wick.

  10. Wendy says:

    I know nuttin’ bout hookin’…. but the colors look great!

  11. Dianne says:

    “Hello. My name is Dianne and I am a blog addict.” Boy, that felt good!

    Love the colors of the socks, but I can’t help with crochet. I’ve tried it again and again, but it always looks wonky. I never know where to put the hook. I’ll stick to knitting – not as much guess-work!

  12. Ana says:

    I’m addicted too! I read blogs, ravelry and email all day at work. I’d be lost without my computer. However, I am not so great at blogging. I need to make more of an effort to blog more and of course add more pictures.

  13. nichole says:

    Beautiful sock yarn – love that colorway! I got some of the Wick in Maine last July (not that gorgeous of a colorway though!) and really need to knit it up!

  14. Mary says:

    Definitely be lost without a computer..always blog reading and emails! Get lost in them sometimes..I’m here to help if I can, but doesn’t look like your doing too bad so far.
    Love the colorways of both projects, especially the socks!!! Sissy has good taste!

  15. Miss Me says:

    sure – let’s set up “bloggers anonymous”. the travel budget could get extreme though, since i think in theory you need to travel to meet every blogger you’ve ever read, or who has commented on you, etc… it’s not illegible. let’s just go with it, okay? ; )

  16. Miss Me says:

    hahaha… i meant “illegal”!

  17. Natalie says:

    I’m making the Pedicure socks too!! I am half way through the first one and I haven’t picked it up. I’m being stubborn and trying it on magic loop with a short needle but I think I’m going to be happier if I just give in and switch to the dpns. 🙂 Yours look great!!

  18. nancy says:

    I am Nancy, and I am a blogaholic. to name one 🙂 I am not sure there is a 12-step program for this.
    I am so NOT busy at work I spend 75% of my time online browsing…reading…sometimes shopping. At least I look busy..

  19. Anita says:

    My hubby will join in on that support group Jessi mentioned! ha ha!!

    I’m loving that new pink & purple yarn!!! MMMMMM!

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