My current work in progress:

Seaforth designed by Alice Starmore, knit in British Breeds 5-ply Guernsey Wool on US 3 needles.


Could I Be a Bigger Geek?

The answer is . . . I doubt it! For here is my new favorite toy: my beloved blue Honda Civic ZipZap.


Izzy is now at the point where she barely tolerates it.

Ooh! Ooh! Got some sock yarn in the mail!

Sock Yarn

The one on the left is Lorna’s Laces shepherd sport (the color is mocha) and the one on the right is more Regia Stretch — part of my original order a while back that was back ordered.

Speaking of sock yarn, I printed out the free sock pattern from Ozyarn yesterday. They have a slightly different short row heel technique where you don’t do wraps on the short rows. Interesting.

Got some Valtos sleeve knitting done. Here’s the photo.


  1. We were at our neighbors’ on Saturday and their 11 yo son had a zipzap (I didn’t know it had that name). My (almost) 4 yo son was absolutely intrigued and he and our neighbor spent the evening playing with it non-stop. Is it this hot toy that I don’t know about or just a wierd coincidence?

  2. It’s a hot toy — they are sold by Radio Shack and are very popular. They just came out a couple of weeks ago, so you’ll probably see more tv ads as the holiday buying season approaches! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. How do you like the Regia Stretch? I’m guessing the fit of the socks will be great. Does the Stretch feel as nice?

  4. Kathy, I haven’t tried it yet — but when I do I’ll post about it. I can tell you that in the skein the yarn feels very nice! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Ryan got a ZipZap as a cat toy. His cats are totally immune, but Serena gets all freaky and twitchy over it. When it gets too close to her, she jumps up on the bed. Hehehe! Good fun for the humans.

  6. Betsy, the look of disgust on Izzy’s face when I “drive” my ZipZap near her is priceless!

  7. oooooh @ the lorna’s laces mocha. I have a very similar color — I think it’s called shadow? I just finished a pair of socks though so it may be a little while before I start the next one… my sock knitting is VERY slow for some reason. I wonder how I could remedy that…

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