Monday, December 31, 2007

Almost time for socks!

It's almost time to start the sock knitting again. Here's the yarn for my January socks. Lorna's Laces in the Jeans colorway. I only have one skein so they will be footies. I picked this for January because the colors remind me of the winter sky. I'll start these tomorrow. These will be for the SAM5 kal.
I went through my sock yarn stash this morning. I have enough stash to make 30 pairs of socks. I ramdomly assigned each skein (or pair of skeins) a number. I put the numbers in a bag and will ask someone to pull a number out. This will be the yarn that I use for the Socks from Stash kal. I'll keep going until I use up all the yarn. This is the plan. Now for the fine print. Subject to change without notification. And anything else I want to throw in.
I wish everyone a Happy New Year. I will most likely sleep the New Year in, unless I stay up and knit. That seems like a wonderful way to start the New Year. At least to me!
Sh*tty Kitty says "I was just waiting for the paper to be thrown all over the floor, the heck with the presents!"

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Round n' round

Here's my progress on the Pinwheel. It's finally off the needles. I picked up the stitches for one of the sleeves. I'm hoping they go fast. I'm not planning on going anywhere for New Years so I should be able to get this close to finished. I'll be starting my January socks and my Socks from Stash club socks after that. I have to start my SITM Twice pals socks too. I'll post a pic of my January sock yarn tomorrow and another progress shot of Pinwheel.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas Eve Knews

Hi All! Here is a pic of Sh*tty Kitty's Christmas present. It has a ball that spins around the circle and some catnip in the center. I think this is the most exercise she's had in a while.
As promised, here are some progress pic's of the Pinwheel...
I must say that I had some trouble understanding the sleeve instructions. Thank goodness for Google. Apparently others have had the same issue. I found an easier way to do the armhole on 'knittingnoob's blog. Thank you knittingnoob!!!!! I was about ready to have a meltdown. Below is a pic of the "afterthought heel" type of armhole. You use waste yarn, knit the proper # of stitches, in this case 30, and the yo, then turn and knit back. Then you just start knitting again with your working yarn. Ingenious! When you're ready to do the sleeves you just pick up the stitches on each side with a dpn and pull the waster yarn out. I haven't gotten that far yet, but I doesn't sound to earth shattering. I'll post more pics as I go along. The light pink yarn is the waste yarn.

Anyway, on to other is a pic of the stocking I cross stitched for my son, many years ago. He's going to be 20 in 2 makes me really sad. I cry a lot. At very inappropriate times. Anything can set me off...the radio, the tv etc. Every little blond hair boy I see. I'm not sad that he has grown into a decent, respectable young man, but I miss my little boy. Who wanted to be with me. Now I'm lucky if I see him once a week. Used to be that when people said that time goes by fast I didn't get it. don't blink (as Kenny Chesney so appropriately sings). Sorry...didn't mean to go down that road. to the Booga Bag is 5 of the 6 that I made for Christmas gifts. I still have to make one for myself. I have the yarn, just have to do it.
I will try to post another progress pic of the Pinwheel later today or tomorrow. I'll be up late tonight for Midnight Mass, so hopefully I will get a lot of knitting done. Merry Christmas to All! Stay safe!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Xmas Swap Package & other Knews

Look what I received from my Xmas Around the World Swap Pal! I love everything, especially the scarf! The colors are perfect!
I must say the Linda did a beautiful job on this Chevron. Thanks Linda!

My BFF Knitting Pal Anna made this for me for Xmas...she did a most excellent job. I made her Booga Bag. I'll post some pic's later.

Here's my progress on the Pinwheel jacket from I'll post more pic's as the colors are added. I haven't gotten to the part where you split for the sleeves yet. I'm a little nervous. We'll see how that goes.
My baking is done and candy is made and packaged. Most of the presents are wrapped, just a few odds and ends left. I still have to do the grommets on the 5 remaining Booga Bags. I'll post a completed picture later. Merry Christmas to All!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Charlotte's Web Shawl

Ta-da!!! Charlotte is done! I must say that this took not just a vigorous blocking, but a strenuous one. I may make another one in the future, using darker colors. Too many other projects rolling around in my head right now, though. I'm trying to figure out a good way to use up my small mountain of sock yarn leftovers. I think I may make a scarf with mitered squares. That way I could just add on more squares as I use up my stash. Maybe. I'm working on the Somona Shawl now. I'll post a progress pic later today or tomorrow. Got some baking to do tomorrow as well.
Happy Knitting!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Last pair for the year

Here is my last pair of socks for 2007. Another pair of footies using one skein of Lorna's Laces Envy. That brings my total since May to 13. I have a couple of things I want to work on, the Cropped Raglan Sweater from Lionbrand and the Sonoma Shawl from Oat Couture. Plus I have numerous other projects in mind...just not enough time to do them all. I will resume sock knitting in January with my Sock of the Month socks (see earlier posts) and the Knit Socks from your Stash knit along that I joined. This should knock the mountain down a bit. I have also joined the Sock It To Me Twice Swap, so I'll be knitting for that too. I'll be posting pic's of my progress on the sweater and shawl, and whatever else I start.
Happy Knitting to All!

Monday, December 10, 2007

December Footies

Here is my latest pair of socks: Footies in a pattern that I made from a couple of different patterns in Lorna's Laces Tickled Pink.

Knitting Knews & a Surreal Experience

Hi All!!! How's it going? I've been busy this Holiday a lot accomplished so far.

Here is my sock yarn for my "A Year In Socks" thing. Starting at the bottom right we have:
Jan. Lorna's Laces Shep Sock in Jeans; Feb. red Koigu (don't know the #); Mar. Stonebarn Fibers in Wintermint; Apr. Claudia's HP in Jill's Pink; May is Great Adirondacks Soxie in Seamist; June is Trekking XXL #126; Jul is Fortissima Colori #1776; Aug is Tofutsies #728; Sep is Knitpicks Sock Garden in Pansy; Oct is Sock Pixie's Halloween Night; Nov is Araucania Ranco Multy #306 and last but not least for Dec is Socks That Rock Lghtwght in Jingle Bell Rock. I will explain during each month why I picked each yarn...some are self explanatory, others are not. However, in my twisted mind it makes perfect sense. There is a method to my maddness...most of the time.

Here is a picture of the Leaf Lace shawl that I made for my Grandmother. I'll be shipping it off along with Pap's socks (see earlier post) sometime this week.

Here is a pic of Surreal, only the best band around. Saw them Sat night and as always they put on a hell of a show. And they're nice guys too!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Pap's Socks & other Knews

Here are the socks for my Grandpa. I call him Pap. I wasn't trying to make the stipes match but somehow they This is the Men's sock pattern from Lionbrand. I used Moda Dea Sassy Stripe yarn. I blocked the shawl I made for my Grandma today. I'll post a pic tomorrow. I still have to block Charlotte. She's for my Mom. I started on my December socks. And put some decorations outside, haven't powered them up yet. Got the tree out of the attic and will put it up tomorrow. I'm tired now. Think I'll got work on my socks.
Stayed tuned.......

Monday, November 26, 2007

10 things that I'm grateful for:

Here are the 10 things that I am grateful for from the SITM Twice Swap. I know that I'm late. This was due up by Nov 24th, but I'll post anyway.
1. My son
2. My family
3. My friends
4. My faith
5. My cat
6. Good health
7. My job
8. Every new day
9. My ability to be crafty
10. Yarn

ISE5 Scarf!

I received my ISE5 scarf from Amy "sock dork"! It is beautiful! The picture is not good so you will have to trust me. I love it and all the goodies that came with it. Thanks Amy!

In other Knitting Knews: I have finished 6 Booga Bags. All that's left to do it put the grommets in. I still have to block Charlotte and the Leaf Lace Shawl. I made a pair for wristwarmers for a co-worker and started on a pair of socks for my Grandpa. I have finished the socks for my Grandma. I'm going to make a hat for a friend and that will be it for presents. I still need to start my December socks.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Sock It To Me Twice Questions

The Questions
1. How long have you been knitting? Do you consider yourself beginner, intermediate, advanced? I've been knitting for about 10 years. I would consider myself intermediate.
2. How long have you been knitting socks? About 3 years
3. What are your favorite fibers to work with? Wool & wool blends
4. What is your favorite color? I like all colors...except for neon colors. I would say that my favorite's are in the pink/purple/blue range, put I'm up for anything.
5. What are your current WIPs (works in progress)? I'm currently working on Booga Bag's for Christmas gifts.
6. Name your favorite yarns, (brand, fibers, colors, etc.). Socks That Rock lightweight, Claudia Handpainted, Cider Moon. I have a list of colors on my sidebar.
7. What are some yarns/fibers that you stay away from. Acrylic, unless I'm making blankets for charity. That way they can be washed without worry.
8. What is your family situation? (Married, kids, pets?) Married 22 years, one 20 year old son & 1 cat, who is the ruler of the house.
9. Name some of your hobbies. Besides knitting I like to crochet, read mystery/thriller books (Stephen King, Patricia Cornwell), and I like to bake.
10. Name some of your favorite movies? Nightmare Before Christmas, The Green Mile, The Sound of Music
11. Do you like to read? Yep see above...not much on romance novels though
12. Do you collect anything? I collect Teddy Bears and magnets. I have about 300 Cherished Teddies in my collection
13. Do you own an iPod or mp3 player? mp3 player
14. What are your favorite type of knitting needles? Bamboo dpn's for sock knitting.
15. What knitting notion could you not live without? I can't live without anything that has to do with knitting, or I guess I should say that I wouldn't want too.
16. Who are some of your favorite designers? I don't really pick patterns by the designer. If I like it I try it.
17. Do you subscribe to any magazines? (Knitting or otherwise.) No
18. When is your birthday? August 29
19. Do you have a "wishlist", (on Ravelry, Froogle, or Amazon)? I have a wishlist on my blog sidebar
20. Do you have a Ravelry ID? No
21. If you had a sheep, what would you name it? Sox

Saturday, November 10, 2007

I got my Monkey's!

Here are my Monkey Socks that my swap pal Heather sent to me. They came all the way across the U.S. from California. I love them. And she sent me a CD with 3 Cookie A. patterns. I love my package! Thanks Heather!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Friday's Feast

I haven't done this in a while...but here goes anyway:

Which snack do you like to get when you go to the movies? Popcorn
What year did you start using the internet? Can't remember
What is your first name in Pig Latin? argieay (?)
Main Course:
Name something you are picky about. Yarn
Fill in the blanks: I knit socks yesterday and I knit socks today.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

November Sockamania Socks started

Here is the start of my November socks for Sockamania. It's a ripple pattern. I really like ripple patterns. I'm using Koigu KPPPM #326. More pic's as progess continues.

My 1st Booga Bag!

In the Knews: Here is a picture of my 1st Booga Bag. It turned out beautifully! Done in Noro Kureyon #170. I used 2 full skeins and a little of the 3rd. This is the 1st thing that I have ever felted. I was a little scared. One trip through the wash on the hot/cold cycle is all it took. My DH helped me with the grommets. I may try to find something to put in the bottom, just to make it a little more stable. I started this on Thursday evening and finished it on Friday evening. It's a quick knit. This one is a Christmas gift for my SIL. I have 4 more planned for Christmas, including 1 for me.
In other Knitting Knews...I have started my Sockamania November socks....more later.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

November socks & Sunday picture

Here are my November socks...I call them my "Autumnal Equinox Socks" Finished in time for Daylight Savings. The yarn is from Sock Pixie. It didn't have a name. It's just a regular k2,p2 rib sock.
Here is my picture from Mt. Aventine. Not too much change going on. We had a couple of hard frosts so maybe the next picture will show more color change.
Knitting Knews: I finished and felted a Booga Bag while I was at my Mom's this weekend. I'll be posting a picture soon. Must make more...these will be Xmas gifts.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Sunday picture

Here is a picture I took at Mount Aventine. It overlooks the Potomac River. I am going to take a picture from the same spot every Sunday to show the progression of the leaves changing. It doesn't look like they are changing too much yet.
In the Knitting Knews: I finished my ISE5 scarf, started crocheting my Xmas pal's scarf. Yes, I said crocheting. I wanted to mix things up a bit. I'm still working on my November socks and plotting my next pair. Well, I'm off to do some more knitting. :-)

Thursday, October 18, 2007

I have a plan...really I do... here's the plan. I'm going to knit a pair of "theme" socks every month for the next 12 months (or longer). Starting with my Halloween socks for Oct. I'm working on Novembers, something Autumnal, then Dec (Xmas), Jan (wintery), Feb (Valentines) and so on. I have all the yarn for each month in my stash except for Jan (I have something, but I'm not sure if this is what I want for Jan), Sept and next Dec. I will pick a pattern randomly, whatever the yarn and I feel like at the time. This is not to say that I will only be knitting one pair of socks per month. I will still knit other socks besides the "theme of the month" socks. As well as whatever else strikes my fancy. This is the plan....and I'm sticking to it. Ok, now here's the real kicker...are you ready? I will purchase the yarn for the months that I don't have before Dec 31 2007. I will not purchase any more yarn after that, unless it's for a swap and I don't have any yarn that my swapee would like. Trust me...I have enough sock yarn in my stash to keep me busy for the next century. This is going to be hard, I know. But the sense of accomplishment from knocking my stash down will keep me going. I hope. We'll see.
On to other Knitting Knews...I'm working on my ISE5 pal's scarf. A scarf for my BF's Birthday in Nov. It's the Soho Scarf from Exquisite Little Knits. I have the yarn poised and ready for my Xmas Around the World pal and I'm going to make the Red Rock Bag from Berroco using some Noro Silk Garden from my stash. And my November socks are on the needles. And I signed up the the Sock It To Me Twice swap.
I'm going to try to post some pic's of my theme of the month yarns and I will keep the blog updated as to me progress. Happy knitting to all!

Friday, October 12, 2007

SITM Package Arrived!

Look what I received from my Sock It To Me pal today! Beautiful Hedera socks made with Fleece Artist Sea Wool. They fit like a glove and I love the color. I also received a skein of Zen String, a chocolate bar, a Halloween spider with a truffle, a go knit pouch and some chocolate lip balm. Thanks are wonderful!!
In other Knitting Knews...the ISE5 scarf is halfway done.I frogged my Sockamania socks. I'm going to restart with some autumn colored sock yarn. I'll post some pics later! Happy Knitting To All!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

October Socks and other Knews

Here are my latest socks...done for Halloween. I used Claudia's Handpainted in Sherbet and Ink. The pattern is Broadripple. I started these on Sep 28th and finished on Oct 3rd. Now I'm off to find something for my Thanksgiving socks.
In other Knitting Knews...I've started on my ISE5 pals's coming along nicely, and I've got the yarn for my Xmas Swap pal's scarf, which I will start as soon as I finished my ISE5 pals scarf. I've sent off my Sock It To Me pals package and I will be sending my Monkey Pals package this week. Busy, busy, busy....

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Mossy Hollow Monkeys

Here is my latest pair of socks...Monkeys done with Misty Mountain Farm's Jubliee. The color is Mossy Hollow...hence, the Mossy Hollow Monkeys. On to the next pair. Hint: it's something for Halloween...

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


Here is my latest pair of socks. They are Broadripples from I used Claudia's Handpainted in Freesia. Started on 9 Sep and finished on 14 Sep in the car on the way to Ohio. This pattern fly's off the needles. I finished sock #1 in a day, which is fast for me. As for current issues: I've finished one Monkey sock for the swap which has to be mailed by the end of Oct and have been gathering Monkey stuff to send along. I'm almost ready to send my Sock It To Me pals package which has to be mailed by the end of Sep. I'm almost done with my cross stitch pic for a baby shower that has to be framed & mailed by the end of Sep. I joined the ISE5. And last but not least, I'm waiting patiently for my Sock Pixie order so I can start my Oct socks (Halloween socks).

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Wednesday ramblings

Hi All! I've been a busy little girl this past weekend! I finished my nephews cross stitch picture and bought the mat and frame for it, started and have gotten pretty far along on another cross stitch for a gift for a baby shower next month and I am almost finished with one Monkey sock...whew! And I finished Diane Mott Davidson's new book and started a book that I checked out from the Library which I am almost finished with too. I will post some pics tomorrow... hopefully. Bye for now!

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Christmas Around the Word Knitter's Swap Questions

Here is my questionarre for the Christmas Around the World Swap...I can't wait to get my partner!
1. Are you religious? Yes, I'm Catholic
2. How long have you been knitting? Would you consider yourself a Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced? I've been knitting for around 10 years. I would consider myself Intermediate
3. Do you have any other hobbies besides knitting? I like to cross stitch and read
4. Favorite color(s)? pinks, purples, blues & greens
5. Do you collect anything? I collect Cherished Teddies and magnets
6. Are you allergic to any fibers or animals? Nope
7. Do you have any pets? I have one cat, or should I say she has me?
8. Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate? Tea 1st, then Hot Chocolate
9. Cookies or Sweets? Like them both
10. Do you knit socks? Yes, all the time
11. If not socks then what? (tell us about your favorite knits) If I'm not working on a sock, it would be a scarf
12. Do you put up a Christmas tree? If not then what do you do? Yes. I put up a little (4 ft) tree. 13.Favorite holiday treats? Homemade Spice cookies
14.Favorite holiday smells? I like the Christmas tree smell
15. Do you celebrate Christmas in a traditional or unconventional way? Please elaborate. I guess it would be traditional. Go to Midnight mass, get up in the morning & open gifts, ham & turkey for dinner, go visit family and friends
16. What are your favorite holiday traditions? Putting up the Christmas tree, baking cookies
17. Finish the sentence: “For me Christmas is all about....” Family and friends
18. If you were a Christmas ornament you would be…….? a Teddy Bear or a snowflake
19. What was your favorite gift you've ever received? Or given? My favorite gifts that I have received are anything that has to do with knitting, since I do this all the time. And I guess my favorite things to give are the gifts that I've made
20. When do you start your Christmas? I decorate the 1st weekend in December
21. Do you send Christmas cards? Do you make them or buy them? Yes, I send cards. I wish I had time to make them, but I buy them
22. What is your favorite Christmas dish? Corn pudding & my Mom's mashed potatoes
23. Carolers are at your door. What do you do? Give them some cookies that I made
24. When do you open presents? Christmas eve or Christmas morning? Christmas day 25. Do you celebrate with family or friends or both? Both

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Still here...

Hi all! I'm still here...and I have been busy. I finished my Sock It To Me Pal socks, started on my Monkey Sock pal socks, almost finished a pair of ankle socks for me and started working on an old cross-stitch project from a year or so ago. I'm not posting a pic of the Sock It To Me socks or the Monkey's in progress because I don't want my pals to see. I'm not that clever at being anonymous. I'm waiting on my pal info for the Christmas Around the World Swap and I joined the Sockamania KAL. I'm also anxiously awaiting for the International Scarf Exchange 5 to start. I have joined so many KAL's and swaps this summer...this is what happens when your kid grows up and you now have, in the words of Styx, "to much time on my hands". However, I don't have enough time to do what I want...which is either 1. knit, 2. read, 3. cross stitch. The latter of which I used to do all the time...until I got bit by the knitting bug. Oh, and I guess I have to work too...since that is what pays for all 3 of the above. And do housework. And sleep. And eat. As you can see, at least I have my priorities straight.
I will however post some pic's of my ankle socks and the cross stitch...stayed tuned.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

1st pair of Monkey Socks!

Here is my 1st pair of completed Monkey's! I started these on Jul 27 & finished on 17 Aug. I used Tofutsies and #2 dpn's. This is such a neat pattern! I have already started on my 2nd pair for the Monkey sock swap.

A surprise from my SITM Pal!

Look what I got from my Sock It To Me Pal! Some really neat stitch markers and a button...way cool. Thanks SITM Pal!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Making Progress

Well, I finished the socks for my Sock it to me Pal. I'm not sure if I should post a picture or not. It's supposed to be a secret. I did the Monkey socks. They turned out really cool. I started the next pair of Monkey's for my Monkey swap pal this morning. My Sock it to me Pal sent me some really cool stitch markers. I haven't had a chance to post a picture yet, but I will this weekend. Thank you to my Sock Pal! I really like them! I'm off to do some "monkey-ing around".

Friday's Feast #156

Describe your laundry routine. Do you have a certain day when you do it all, or do you just wash whatever you need for the next day? I do laundry on Tuesday's and Saturdays
In your opinion, what age will you be when you’ll consider yourself to truly be old? Mentally old: 70 ish, physically old: now
What is one of your goals? Is it short-term, long-term, or both? I would like to own a yarn store so I guess it would be both long and short-term
Main Course:
Name something unbelievable you’ve seen or read lately. Can't think of anything in particular
On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how happy are you today? 5

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Fridays Feast...a little late

What is your favorite kind of pie? Lemon meringue or cherry
Name something that made you smile this week. Brandon, the psychotic intern
What do you do to cool off when the weather is hot and humid? Stay in the air conditioning and knit
Main Course:
You receive $1,000 in the mail with a letter that says you can only use the money to redecorate one room in your home. Which room do you pick, and what do you buy to spruce it up? My bedroom. Buy new curtains, sheets and comforter and a four-post bed
Fill in the blank: My _boss_says _to work_, but I __want to knit_.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Monkey Sock Swap Three Questionnaire

I've joined yet another sock swap...the Monkey Sock Swap! The swap website is You can sign up until 31 Aug. and the swap will be between 1 Sep and 15 Oct. Here's the questionnaire:

Monkey Sock Swap THREE Questionnaire

The basics:Do you consider yourself a beginning sock knitter, an intermediate, or have you been doing this so long you could probably knit a pair in your sleep? Intermediate

The measurements:
Shoe Size: 7 to 7.5
Foot circumference: 8.5 in around ball of foot
Foot length: 8.5 in from big toe to heel

Yarn Preferences:
What colors do you love? I like pinks, purples and blues in any shade
Do you prefer solids or variegated? verigated
Do you prefer wool, cotton or acrylic yarn? wool
What colors would you never wear? bright orange (unless it's black & orange for Halloween)

What are your favorite brands of yarn? Lorna's Laces, Socks That Rock Lightweight...who am I kidding? I like ALL sock yarn!

Are there any new brands you would like to try? Cider Mill Glacier, Crown Mountain Farms Sock Hop

Cookie A. Patterns:
Which of her patterns have you already knit? The Monkey

Which pattern(s) would you like to knit and don’t already own? Flicker, Pomatomus

Other pertinent information:
Would you be willing to have an international Monkey Pal or do you prefer one in the US? International would be ok

Do you have any allergies? No

Will your knitting be exposed to smoke or animals? just a cat

Are you on Ravelry yet? If you don’t mind having new friends, what is your Ravelry name? I am not on Ravelry

Friday, August 3, 2007

Friday's Feast #154

On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being highest, how polite are you? 8
What was the last thing that made you laugh out loud? Last nights rerun of AFV
Who is your favorite cartoon character? Wil E. Coyote
Main Course:
Tell about the funniest teacher you ever had. Can't think of one.
Complete this sentence: I strongly believe that what goes around comes around.

Friday, July 27, 2007

One down, one to go!

I know I haven't posted any FO's lately, but that doesn't mean that I haven't been working. I finished the first Baby Shrug and Socks last week. I still have one more set to make. Both babies are girls and will be here in November. I think I'll make a hat to go with each if I have enough yarn left over. These patterns are in the "Simply Baby" book by Debbie Bliss. I used the yarn specified in the instructions, but I added the stripes in the ribbing on the shrug to match the socks. I think they turned out really cute. Now off to work on the other one!

Friday's Feast #153

Describe a toy you remember from your childhood. My Barbie's and all the junk that Barbie just had to have.
On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being highest) how observant are you? 8
Where would you rather be at this very moment? Anywhere that it is raining.
Main Course:
When was the last time you learned something new? Yesterday
Fill in the blank: I have no clue but I haven’t figured out what to put here.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Friday's Feast #152

On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being highest) how much do enjoy watching sports on television? The only sport I enjoy watching on TV is Figure Skating.
If you could completely memorize any one work of fiction, which one would you pick? Not sure.
What is your favorite breakfast food? Scrambled eggs and bacon.
Main Course:
Name something fun you can do for less than $10.00. Eat at McDonalds (barely). If you can consider that fun.
How long does it usually take you to fall asleep? usually about 30 minutes.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Friday's Feast

What is your favorite fruit? bananas
Who is someone you consider as a great role model? Mother Theresa
If you were to spend one night anywhere within an hour of your home, where would you choose? The White House
Main Course:
Name something you do too often. Knit
Fill in the blank: I really like to knit because it keeps me from hurting people.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Friday's Feast Ponderings

I found these questions on I thought it would be fun to post them. I've got two weeks worth...I'm going to try to post these every Friday. It's funny, some of them you know the answer right off the bat and other's you really have to ponder.

How many pieces of jewelry do you wear most days? 2, an Alexandrite/blue topaz ring and a necklace with a hummingbird charm
What is your favorite instrumental song? I have 3...Pachelbel's Canon and Christmas Eve Sarajevo by TSO and The Cliffs of Dover by Eric Johnson
Who has a last name that you like? Jon Bon Jovi
Main Course:
Name a popular movie you’ve never seen. Die Hard (all of them)
Fill in the blank: Nothing makes me _drool_like _a yarn store.

Name a funny habit you have. I really have too many "funny" habits to list. I'm a little superstitious so I guess picking up my feet when I cross railroad tracks.
If you could instantly know how to play a musical instrument, which one would you pick? The Violin
How long is your hair? Below my shoulders
Main Course:
When was the last time you forgave someone, and who was it? I really don't hang on to things, so I guess the last time someone hurt me bad enough that I felt I needed to forgive was 3 years ago and I probably forgave about 2 years ago. The initials are A.B.
What is your favorite kitchen appliance? I mostly bake so I would have to say my Bread Maker or my mixer.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Christmas in July Socks

Here they "Christmas in July" socks! I used a basic sock pattern, Knitpicks Sock Garden in Hollyberry and #2 dpn's. I started these on June 30 and finished them on July 5.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Questions for Sock Swap KAL

Here are my responses to the questionaire for the Sock Swap...

What are your foot measurements? My shoe size is 7.5, length from heel to top of big toe is 8.5" and circumference is 8.5".
How long have you been knitting? I've been knitting for about 6 years. How would you rate your experience? Intermediate
What is your favorite color? My favorite color would be anything in the pink or purple color range. Your least favorite color? Bright oranges and yellows.
Do you have a favorite fiber? Wool What type? Merino
Do you have any allergies to certain fibers? No allergies
Do you have an Amazon, or other type of, wishlist? I don't have a wishlist
What techniques, if any, would you like to learn? I'm going to try making socks using something other than a basic pattern, like Jaywalkers or Monkeys.
Do you have a sweet tooth? Yes, I like Raisinetts, chocolate covered gummy bears & juicy pear and very cherry Jelly Belly Jelly Beans. What are your favorite snacks? See above
What is your family situation? I'm married and have a 19 year old son and 1 cat (pic's of her are on my blog)
Do you prefer straight or circular needles? I prefer dpn's for socks, and circ's for most everything else. Metal, plastic or wood? Wood
Besides socks, what are your favorite items to knit? Scarves, lace...things that do not require too much finishing.
Is there a pattern, (sock or otherwise), that you are dying to try? Jaywalkers
Do you like to read? Yes, I read a lot. What are you reading currently? Right now I'm reading the "Diana Cronicles".
Do you collect music? No...I mostly listen to the radio or my CD Player
What kind of music do you listen to? I like 80's rock, like Def Leppard, Journey, Guns n Roses...that kind of stuff.
Is there anything you collect? Teddy Bears and magnets
What are your hobbies, aside from knitting? Gardening, scrapbooking (a little), baking
Are you participating in any other swaps or knit alongs? Yes, the Chevron scarf KAL, ISE4, and a few others.
Do you have a favorite scent? Lilac and pine (like the Christmas tree smell)
When is your birthday? My birthday is August 29th...1967

Monday, July 2, 2007

More socks!

Here is the latest addition to the sock family. This is some yarn I got from Ebay.
Started June 24
Finished June 30

Monday, June 25, 2007

Another pair of socks...

Here is the latest installment to my 2007 sock knitting quest. This is a basic pattern, again...
I used Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock and #2 dpns. The color is Childsplay (I think).

Thursday, June 21, 2007

The start of a Chevron

Here she is....the start of a Chevron Scarf. I joined the Chevron Scarf KAL. The yarn is Fleece Artist Merino Sock yarn, colors are Origin and Rainforest. I really like this pattern. It's easy to memorize and you don't need to look at the pattern after the 1st couple of rows. It's good for watching CSI re-runs.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

ISE4 Scarf has arrived!

The mail lady brought my ISE4 Scarf today! It came all the way from Canada. I love it! My Pals name is Pat and she has done a wonderful job! She also sent me 2 skeins of Manos del Uruguay yarn, color 108. It's shades of brown and black. I will be making a scarf with this yarn for sure! I also got some other goodies, chocolate, a magnet and some pins. I can't wait for ISE5!

Friday, June 15, 2007

Completed Socks!

Here is a pic of the socks that I'm sending to my Mom for her birthday. I used some KnitPicks Simple Stripes that I had in my stash. I think the color is called Vineyard. Pattern is a Basic top down sock.

Here is a pic of the socks that I just finished...

I used some more KnitPicks Simple Stripes that I had in my stash and a Basic top down sock pattern...these are for me. I think the color is called Sweet Tarts....
See I have been busy...

Thursday, June 14, 2007

I'm still here...

I can't believe that's it's been over a month since I have posted anything! I haven't been slacking off though! I have finished 2 pairs of socks and started on another pair this morning. I'll post some pics tonight or tomorrow....stayed tuned.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

"Mini" Lady Eleanor

Here's some pictures of my "Mini" Lady Eleanor Stole from Scarf Style. I don't have enough of this yarn (Patons SWS) in my stash to make the full size I'm making it scarf size. It's good practice since I do want to make the full size stole with Noro Silk to save up some $$$ first.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

More progress on Charlotte & another butterfly

Here is the latest update on Charlotte #1. I'm halfway through color #4. Color #5 is at the top.

And here's yet another Butterfly picture. I guess you can tell that I like butterflies. I have two of them on my's that is...and a dragonfly.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Nature shots

Here's my Lilac bush. I was taking a picture of the flowers and this butterfly must have wanted his picture taken too. Turned out kinda pretty.

This is Moby. He's one of about 15 fish in our pond. I inherited him from my Mom when she moved a few years ago. You really can't tell from the picture but Moby is about 12 inches long.

Charlotte #2

Here is the Koigu that I picked for Charlotte #2. I'm not sure which direction I want to go with the colors yet. I'm leaning toward the purple on the bottom and red at the neck edge.

Charlotte's Web #1

Here is the Koigu I picked for my 1st Charlotte's Web Shawl. I started with the color that's furthest away in the picture.

And here she is in progress. I just started color #4.