Saturday, January 19, 2008


I thought I couldn't caucus today because I had problems registering to vote way back in November when I had the time. Turns out I could register today. It's quite an interesting process. Everyone stands in the corner of the candidate they are caucusing for. If there isn't a "viable majority" in a corner, those people can be wooed by the other candidates' corners. It's a very communal process. I'm glad I got to participate.

I also finished the Anastasia socks. They were fun. I have to mail them off to the friend they are for. With the Gathering on the horizon, I'm not sure she'll get them for a while.

I used Chasing Rainbows Dyeworks sport weight yarn in Kona. It was nice. Boy, that sport weight sure makes socks move fast. I liked it much. It didn't pool, but it did stripe in a nice way. It works well with the eyelet pattern of the sock.

Now that I'm on Ravelry, I have more chances to find interesting patters. I've started the Swiss Cheese Scarf. I'm using Louet Gems in a fine/sport weight, instead of the laceweight called for. I hope it isn't too drapey. I'm not sure who this will be for, but I wanted something interesting and simple for my next project. I don't think I'll be able to spend much mental energy on anything but Cowboy Poetry for the next couple weeks.

*Updated (2 hours later): I decided not to make the Swiss Cheese Scarf right now. I want to use that yarn for something else, I think. I also have a couple baby things I want to make. So, I'm starting a hat out of some stash Pima Tencel in green and brown.


aimee said...

Yay for caucusing! That's HILarious. It's like children's games or something...I'm glad you got to participate, too.

I'm probably way out of the loop, but are you on a site that has a wish list? Like, of all the yarn that you can't afford to buy anymore?

TK said...

Like I would fall for that. Besides, I just stored some yarn that had been hanging out, waiting to be knit, and the container I keep it in wouldn't close.

Caucusing was good. I'm not the happiest with the winner for the state, but I'm glad my body was counted.

Carrie K said...

Caucusing sounds like it was fun! I'm hoping I'm going to be happy with the winner of the country this time. It's been awhile.

The baby things sound like a better match for Cowboy Poetry Work Load.

Jennifer said...

I agree. Baby things are best for your current project load. I've been sticking with "mindless" projects myself with all the unit planning I've been engaged in.