Sunday, June 10, 2007

Socks, Socks, Socks

I did feel a bit guilty about buying more sock yarn. I've bought quite a lot lately. However, when I got home I pulled out the sock yarn non-stash box to see how much I have:
That's only enough for half a dozen pairs, and one was cast on today. I've been doing lots of sock knitting lately.


To update, the second Tofutsies Jaywalker is chugging along, turning 'round the heel this morning.


Yesterday was exciting. Knitting on Scottish-ish socks was completed during the WWKIP day. Looky-looky. I can't finish them off because there seems to be a rash of tapestry needle disappearances in the area, and mine have been the latest victims. Tomorrow I'll buy a new one and finish the tassels. This is the thistle. Cute, huh?

Lastly, the greatest excitement. This morning I cast on the Entrelac Socks. I did not do the recommended toe. It just seemed complicated. Instead, I did a figure-8 cast for twelve stitches and knitted the toes with a standard every other row increase scheme. I've gotten as far as the foundation triangles, and gave a try to the first square of the contrasting color. This is going to take some doing and bad words because this is my first entrelac project, and I don't quite know how to get started. But I'll figure it out.


Specifications:

3 skeins of Mandarin Petit Cotton in a lime green color

2 skeins of Mandarin Petit Cotton in a muti-color thing

These are being knitted both together on two Knitpicks 24" size one circulars. I fully intend to knit them to my knees.

Oh a completely other note, I spent some time talking with Amazing E today. The topic got to a personality test I had to take as an undergrad that I thought gave me a very accurate assessment. According to the test, my personality type is INTJ. The Mastermind. E decided to take the test online and came up with... INTJ. Scary. This personality type is very uncommon and is characterized as rational introverts with strong inclinations to practicality. We're very good strategic planners. Famous INTJ's include Colin Powell, Katie Couric, Lance Armstrong, and Peter Jennings. Woodrow Wilson and Thomas Jefferson also were probably INTJ's. Most interesting is that the fictional character Hannibal Lecter is an INTJ.

I can just picture planning dates in the future with E.

"What do you want to do tonight, E?" To which he answers, "The same thing we do every night, Merry. Try to take over the world."

This relationship certainly promises to be interesting.

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