Sunday, April 23, 2006


Remember that beautiful sock yarn I bought, the same yarn I quickly came to detest? Well my mother bought the exact same yarn, in the exact same colorway. Perhaps I'll like what she makes with it more.

For my birthday, her boyfriend bought me 2 skeins of Wildfoote Luxury Sock Yarn made by Brown Sheep Co in the Rock 'n Roll colorway- center. It feels lovely and the colors are so vivid. I love handpainted yarn.

My brain is a mess. I want to do some Log Cabin knitting, work more on my Sudoku pattern, start on a sampler afghan using the cable patterns I still have to pick out for James's sweater. Then there's the sweater I have started for Michael but I don't like it and am thinking of starting over.

But first an inventory.

Saturday, April 22, 2006


Well I finished one of my Sockotta socks and can't bring myself to start the second one. It's so boring. The colorway is blah, blah, blah... I hate it. I don't want to do it. I don't, I don't, I don't!

Friday, April 14, 2006


Putting aside Sudoku for a moment... I was feeling a bit depressed yesterday, so when I asked if we could stop at a LYS James was more than willing. Lucky me, I was able to pick up a skein of Sockotta. When we left I was smiling and all was well with the world. So now I'm working on some socks on 4 size 2 dpns.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Sudoku Knitting

I've been thinking alot about mathematical knitting after listening to Kay Gardner speak at Finely A Knitting Party, about log cabin knitting and reading about Fibonacci Sequence. I got to thinking about seemingly random patterns that are pleasing to the eye, but are in actuality quite planned. Like a Sudoku puzzle. I love these puzzles and wondered to myself if I couldn't just design an afghan or throw using Sudoku as my pattern and ROYGBIV as my colorway with a little black and white thrown in for contrast.

I'm thinking 81 9x9 inch squares. What I haven't been able to decide yet is whether or not to intarsia the number that are given.

erratic knitting

So many ideas, textures, fibers, designs... I know there is not enough time in my life to actually knit everything I see. I sometimes wonder what will become of my stash upon my demise. I finish some projects and others remain on needles or worse, lengths of thread keeping my stitches in order. I try to limit myself to one project at a time or promise myself not to purchase another book or skein of yarn until I've reached a specific goal. But it's all for naught. I cannot resist. The bank balance will hover near empty and still I have to have more. What will I do when my hobby, my compulsion gets the better of me? Perhaps I will have a beer or smoke a joint and confesss -

Hello, my name is Pixel Knits and I am a knitaholic.