WIP Wednesday: The Late Edition

Insane couple of days = late post with bad pictures.  But I know y’all will forgive me anyway. 😛

My socks have grown since the last time you saw them.  I think I’ll name these “Freedom Fighters”.  Let’s just say having them to work on during my train rides to and from work  stopped me from ending up on CourtTV on Thursday last.    As for last Thursday, I have to say — although I should expect it, it’s always hurtful and heartbreaking when someone you trust (even a little bit) betrays you.   But back to the socks …  other than me really gamed to finish them, the story behind their name will be shared sometime soon.  But in the meantime … here’s a bad picture … 😀


TAAT Socks


You can go ahead and ignore the three floor to ceiling bookshelves … reading … that’s my primary hobby crack and I blame both my parents.  But let’s leave them out of today’s post — I’ll get ’em another time.  😀 .  Just focus on the socks.  I love my version of “Two At A Time”!  I figure if I’m working on them together, they both finish at the same time and NO.SECOND.SOCK syndrome.  Can y’all believe there’s ACTUALLY a definition for this?!!!!  Knitters will eventually rule the world!  I said here first.  😀

I’m using 9 inch circulars for them both but look at the difference in the ribbing.  The one on the left has more uneven stitches, the one on the right, obviously the tension is way better.  That’s because I’m using two different brands of circulars — Chiaogoo and Hiya Hiya.    I think some knitters would assume that I’m using the Hiya Hiya circs on the right.  The tips are pointier and the cable more flexible.  But nooooooooooooooooo!!!  Call me Death Grip McGee!!!  The more flexible cable had my tension alllllllllllllllllllllllll over the place.  The Chiaogoos have duller tips and a sturdier cable and that’s the one I find myself relaxing my grip on and having more tension control with (enter Right Sock as evidence 😛 ).  I tell you.  My knitting buddy didn’t believe it when I told her cause she loves flexible cables; she thinks I’m a “rare bird”.  LOLOL!  I know I can’t be the only one.   How many of you are with me … pointer or duller tips / flexible or sturdy cable?   Which are you?  Which do you have the best tension on?

In gardening WIPs (that’s Work In Progress for you non-knitters  😛  ), I transplanted my peppers, cilantro and impatiens yesterday.  Cilantro I understand throws suicidal temper tantrums when transplanted so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that these babies got the “Staying Alive” memo I sent them.    Here are these babies in their new home:

Cilantro Transplant

Cilantro Transplants

Transplanted Peppers

Jalapeno Pepper Transplants

That’s all for now folks.  Hope you each are having a wonderfully crafty week, no matter what you’re into.

8 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday: The Late Edition

  1. Preeti May 5, 2014 / 1:02 pm

    Yay, the transplants are lookin good as are the socks! I’m also looking at your tower(s) of books. Wow, just wow! For needles, I’m a Knit Picks Options girl.

    • Nicky May 10, 2014 / 9:26 am

      LOLOL! And one bookshelf is out of view. It’s actually four and they make up my wall of books.

      Most of my needles are from KP too. I love the interchangeables but I got the Hiyas and Chias when I wanted to conquer sock knitting. Only because KP didn’t have cable lengths that short.

  2. Tracey May 1, 2014 / 7:30 am

    You are the best and I wish you lived right next door to me, we would have a blast because I thing we have so much in common.
    Love seeing all the books, I blame my parents too, but at least books are legal!

    • Nicky May 1, 2014 / 8:35 pm

      LOLOL! Right!!! At least we can have much of the legal book crack as we want without problems.

      And I agree … we would have been reading, knitting, planting, walking, talking … just glorious. ❤

  3. savethestationery April 30, 2014 / 7:45 pm

    I am still easing myself back into knitting myself but I feel you on the tension problems. I love the color of those socks though.

    And those pretty green shoots look so lovely. I have only 1 little shoot that popped up from my efforts to plant spring onions my leek bit the dust. Ah well. Onward we shall go, I have my fingers crossed for your cilantro.

    • Nicky May 1, 2014 / 9:08 pm

      Gyuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurl!!! One set of cilantro shoots are dying. 😦

      We should play Taps for the leek and cilantro. 😀

      • savethestationery May 2, 2014 / 3:14 pm

        Yes we should give them a proper sending off. After all we tried our best.

        • Nicky May 3, 2014 / 11:12 am

          LOLOL! I picked mine out today with a tweezer then wrapped them in their burial shroud (paper towel) then tossed them in the trash. Not so royal but hey … what else can I do? 😀

          Hope you’re having a great Saturday.

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