Saturday, April 14, 2007


I'm thinking I need to rename this blog, considering since I've started it, I've knit 3.5 pairs of socks for each sweater. Unfortunately, Sondheim never wrote any snappy lyrics about sock knitting, so here we are.

I started knitting some new socks last night. It's this great mottled Opal ZwergerGarn in a colorway called Mosaic. It's a bluish gray with ivory. It knits up in a very raggy pattern, which is a little difficult to see for tiny stitches. I told Kathleen at the knitting meetup that it looked like cheese, and she said, "Yes, Stilton." I thought that was spot on.

Because cheese was mentioned, I felt the need to browse the cheese section at Central Market while shopping this afternoon -- the power of positive suggestion and all that. All the Stiltons were white with mangoes and cranberries and other Frankencheese combinations. But then some Gorgonzola caught my eye, and I thought that it looked exactly like my sock. So they have been dubbed the Gorgonzola Socks.

Why just look at cheese when you can buy it and eat it? As I type, I've just had a couple of schmeers on some crackers. Now, I've had Gorgonzola in sauces, but I've never eaten it straight up. My tongue is numb.

This is some yarn that I picked up when I was in Pennsylvania last summer. I got it at this little place called The Mannings, which is out in the country. They seem to focus on weaving, but they have a great yarn shop in the front. I've bought stuff from them online, and they're great -- very friendly and very fast.

There's been movement on the ZimmerZipper front. In my head, anyways. Julia (Yarn Maven in the Blogs I Follow section on the right) talked me through the ins and outs of zipper installation this morning. She really convinced me that this is something I could do. She also suggested I use Zippersource to order a zipper online. They will make zippers to custom lengths for you, down to the 1/2 inch.

Thanks to everyone who has been so supportive during my zipper frustrations. Wish me luck.


  1. What pattern are you using for the cheese socks? A basic rib?

    I'm psyched that you're tackling the zipper yourself. You know, you can always call Joan if you need to - she's only a couple of zip codes away! :)

  2. You can do it!!

    I love the stilton with dried apricots in it. My favorite salad is baby spinach with apple pieces and apricot stilton, with raspberry vinaigrette. A very fruity salad! I think the cranberry would be good, too, because it's tangy fruit with tangy cheese. Yum!!!

  3. Mmmm.. Gorgonzola. I just came across a recipe yesterday for Fettuccine Gorgonzola that sounded yummy! Now after reading your post feel like its a "sign" for me to make it-HEE! I can hardly wait to read the details and see the pics to go with your zipper installment!

  4. still talking about that zipper? ;)

    gorgonzola rocks! really liking the sock.