Thursday, August 18, 2005

My doctor upped my Synthroid dosage by 150% based on my latest blood tests, and I'm starting to feel perkier already. You may have guessed that by the limited fiber content on this blog since all this mess began. I seem to be making up for lost time now.

I apologize, though, because it turns out a navy blue sock is only slightly more interesting to photograph than a solid black.
If you see the tiny scrap of yarn in the upper right corner, that's all that's left of the ball. I love toe-up.

I didn't start that sock yesterday, but I did finish it yesterday (that's two socks finished, two days in a row. This finishing things could get to be a habit. Wouldn't that be a kick?)

I did start this yesterday. It's 100% acryllic yarn from AC Moore that I grabbed to make a sample from... (sorry, "from which to make a sample")
It screamed 'Multi-directional' at me, so I'm doing a simple short-row pattern. I'm not the world's biggest Noro fan by any means, so I actually like this yarn (even though it's acryllic) better than Noro! It's as soft or softer, and probably half the price... Of course, this does you no good, because I can't remember what it's called. Anyway, like I said, I started yesterday and got a good amount done - it's about a foot long on the longer edge.

But I started another project of AC Moore yarn yesterday, too. This one I do remember the name of, because it confuses me. I grabbed the only three colors they had out
(though we suspect there will be more to come) and made this:
That's one repeat for a hat in the Rose pattern from Simply Socks. The next repeat will have the grey background, and by then I'm hoping the other colors will be in and I'll get to toss them in there, too. We'll see.

The yarn is actually quite nice to work with, but I'm not sure what it's made of. It's called "Alpaka". The label claims it's made in Peru, and that it's made from "100% Alpaka!" ... but the camelid animal whose fiber I love above all others is "alpaCa"... so I'm not sure what an alpaKa is unless it's the Cheez Whiz of fiber animals. There was a discussion on KR that led to the belief that maybe this is the German spelling of Alpaca, but I'm not convinced, since nothing on the label even mentions anything else remotely Germanic.

Anyway, I'm hoping to have the multi-directional scarf finished by the end of my tomorrow, and then I'll work on the hat all weekend, and then I'm not allowed to start anything new until I finish some other projects that have been languishing away... This urge to complete is overwhelming, so I have to use this power for good, instead of evil.


Anonymous ck said...

Glad you are starting to feel better. I really like the pattern from Simply socks!

2:24 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Glad you're feeling better--you're sounding perkier too!

5:37 PM  
Blogger Micky said...

Very pretty socks. Hope you stay perky.

5:38 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

AlpaKa, alpaCa, whatever. That's a nice-looking beginning of a hat, Amie!

6:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perky? Synthroid or Feng shui? You be the judge. Or better yet, pass some on to me.
P.S. I'm glad you're back to happy.

7:31 PM  
Blogger Shelia said...

I'm told that there is some alignment of the stars beginning in late August that's making us want to clear up unfinished things. Whatever it is, I'm with you on this, I'm doing it too.

8:34 AM  
Anonymous marti said...

Hey, you are sounding much better! And that is worth seeing all the black and blue socks in the world.

1:34 PM  
Blogger snowballinhell said...

You say tomato, I say alpaka...hmmm, doesn't quite work, does it?

You're mighty productive lately. Very impressive. :-)

3:37 PM  
Anonymous lella said...

the blue sock looks great, and the tiny tail of yarn is impressive. Toe ups sound like the way to go forward from here. Glad to hear you are perking up. Best Wishes!

8:11 PM  
Blogger Jensgalore said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better! It's horrible to be depressed and exhausted, whatever the reason.

4:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I purchased some"alpaka" too and found this alternate spellings in an online dictionary.

12:59 PM  

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