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:: Monday, March 19, 2007 ::

Little Monsters

Disclaimer: This is my first stranded knitting project. Less than perfect stitches follow. You have been warned.

Remember how I said so many two-color patterns are just not cool? Lay your eyes on this:

It's blurry, but it's a space invaders sock! Little invaders advancing down your foot, hehe. I got the pattern at knitty, where it's done in the traditional colors of black and white. All I had on hand was blue, though, so blue it is.

I'm doing this guy on double pointed needles, which I've used before for other socks. Stranded knitting presents some problems, though, because the unused color being carried along the back likes to cut as many corners as it can. In this picture you can see a weird ridge going up the right side--that's where one needle ended and another started. I've since learned some tricks to help alleviate the problem (ways to hold the yarn, using four needles instead of three, etc.), so hopefully the next sock won't be quite as bad. I'm also hoping it'll even out with a good wash.

In other news, things are going well on the apartment front. I'm finding all kinds of ads online, with more everyday. There's a cyclical nature to these things--the first week of the month is a mad dash for all of the newly vacated apartments. (There seems to be a law here that you can't show an apartment while there are still people living in it. So as soon as they're out, lots of open houses.) The middle of the month is dead, with only over-priced flats remaining. At the end of the month it's more of a "Oh no, I need a roomie by the 1st or else!" kind of rush. Starting to get into that now. And then the cycle begins all over again.

Every other time I've gotten an apartment I've been very lucky, either subletting from friends, or deciding on the first one I see because it's perfect. ^_^ So this hunt has been a great learning experience for me.

Hmmm... I think it's time to get back to my knitting. ^_^

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:: Kazen @ Always Doing 7:08 PM [+] ::
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Where did you get your patterns? They are going to look so cute.
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