Wednesday, December 24, 2008
I planned on getting a tree Saturday and decorating it on Sunday when I got home from work. But the sky opened up and snow fell so now we don't have a tree, no presents, no dinner and I have to work on Christmas. I guess I'll have to go with the twelve days of Christmas and I have a few more days till Jan. 12 to get things done.
The boys are going to be with Friends and Tony and I have decided to go to a movie after I get done with work. We haven't decided on which movie we want to see, Clint Eastwood or Brad Pitt both movies look like they will be good.
My knitting has been in a stall. I finished my scarf and the Waterlily socks. So not I have to cast on and that's where the problem is I can't find the right pattern for the yarn. There's pattern I want to knit but they don't go with the yarn that I have to use. So I keep starting and frogging. A great combination. I think I've got them going now.
Sock 1: I'm using Cherry Blossom Fiber "Purple Rain" pattern out of More Sensational Socks
Sock 2: White Oak Studio tvyarn "High Fidelity" pattern "Double Eyelet Rib Socks" by Wendy D. Johnson.
Sock 3: Yarn Pirate, Merino Tencel "Apple" pattern "No purl Monkey" one that works with most yarns.
Hopefully these patterns will work out I am tired of frogging.
So keep warm and Have A Great Christmas. Find sometime to knit.
Happily knitting socks, Bye.
Friday, December 19, 2008
That was on Wednesday. Today we had sun but the next storm in due in Saturday night Sunday morning with more snow and wind. I plan on taking lots of knitting and clothes with me tomorrow so that if I have to stay I will be ready for anything.
Here's what we got:
- A skein of handpainted yarn "Whispering Pine" Hazel Knits
- Pine Cone Sock pattern by Anne Hanson of Knitspot
- A Whimsical World of Thomas Joseph 2009 Desk Calendar
- A set of 25 knit tag designed just for the club
- A pinecone evergreen stitch marker from Spindle Cat Studio
- 10% off coupon from you know where Woolgirl
- Hershey's Kisses
This is a great kit. Jen must have been reading my mind because I have been thinking she needs to get Wendee to come up with a great yarn and she did I couldn't be happier.
Well I have to get knit and I have to fix dinner so keep your feet warm in wool socks and keep those sticks aclickn'.
Happily knitting sock, Bye.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I thought this would be interesting this time of the year. So here goes something that I found out.
Late in the Middle Ages, Germans and Scandinavians placed evergreen trees inside their homes or just outside their doors to show their hope in the forthcoming spring. Our modern Christmas tree evolved from these early traditions.
This is just a little bit that I found in a quick search. I hope you have a great Christmas tree. If you enjoy my "Did You Know" posting please feel free to leave a comment. I'm having fun looking out things that I want to know about.
So till later. I'll update you on my happenings. So keep warm its cold outside. Bye.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Tony's job is going good. He comes home with a headache from having to use his brain and not from using his hands. He complains about all the meeting and numbers he has to crunch but that's what they are paying him to do.
Micheal lost his job the first part of this month. Not enough work and he screwed up so the company took the easy way out with him. He's now looking for a new job. Who knows what that will be.
Chris is working as much as usual. He seems to like his work and he is detailing cars on the side. So he seems to have lots of side work.
I'm working not as much as I want but I do have a job. I'm knitting to get my Xmas knitting done I have come to a realization that I'm not going to make it. But I have promised to finish by the end of January I have 20 pairs for them to pick through. I just don't know it I have enough of the right sizes.
I have been making Knitting bags and have made several different types I am thinking of selling them on Etsy to help support my yarn habit. I'll have to post a picture of them and you can tell me what you think. Please leave feedback because that's the only way I will know if they are good.
Well I've got to clean up after dinner so keep your feet warm and those needle clickn'.
Happily knitting socks, Bye.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Have a great day, happily knitting socks, Bye.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
I have one done and one to go. This is the "Waterlily Sock" Pattern by Stephanie, She designed a beautiful pattern. I won this pattern on her blog I had bought another pattern and without knowing that she was having a contest, I won this one. I love how this is turning out and don't know it I want to give it up. Aida picked out the yarn by "The Natural Dye Studio". This yarn is a dream to work with it is a merino and tencel blend, its so soft and smooshy.
The second sock is "Zigzag Sock" by Christine Walter, you can find this pattern in Vogue Knitting The Ultimate Sock Book. This is a very easy pattern to memorize and to knit up. Lucinda picked out this yarn by Zen Yarn Garden, a handpainted 70% superwash merino/20% bamboo & 10% nylon yarn, the colorway is Banana Raspberry.
I'm also working on another test knit I'm using yarn from White Oak Studio I don't have enough done to show you but will soon.
For my birthday I treated myself to some yarn I want to make some fingerless gloves I can get them done sometime just don't know when. I bought some Noro Taiyo, it a 40% cotton, 30% silk, 15% wool and 15% nylon colorway 6. I can't wait to see how it knits up.
I also bought Cascade Yarns The Heathers In a dark green this picture doesn't do the yarn any justice. It is 100% Peruvian Highland Merino Wool I cant wait to use this for fingerless gloves its soft and I know it will be warm.
In the mail I also got from Woolgirl The Peppermint Patty Kit and all I can say is WOW WOW WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!
Jen had out done herself once again, just when you don't think it's possible she does it again. This is a great kit did I say that already sorry but it's so true. We got:
- Yarn from Miss Babs "Peppermint Patty" with a mini-skein of red for toe/cuff.
- Peppermint Twist pattern by Christina Bain
- An Accessory bag by Sheila of Sheila D Bags
- A peppermint crocheted tape measure for Lantern Moon
- A fun peppermint themed stitch marker by Sunneshine's Stitch Markers
- A Peppermint pencil
- A Peppermint Patty Soap Bar by Erin for Naiad Soap Arts
- Peppermint Patty chocolates and Peppermint Striped candies
- Peppermint Patty hot cocoa
Well that's it for now so keep your feet warm in wool socks and those sticks aclickn'.
Happily knitting socks, Bye.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Closeup of the Heartache Smoke rings:
On the Sock Front:
Here are the socks that I'm working on right now: Aida's socks are "Waterlily Socks" by Stephinie. The yarn is from The Natural Dye Studio, I can't remember the colorway's name. The yarn is a Merino Tencel blend and it is so soft, I just might want to keep it for myself. I know that I will make this pattern again for me I love how it looks.
This other pair is for Lucinda called Zigzag Socks out of the book Vogue Knitting The Ultimate Sock Book. Yarn is from Zen Yarn Garden her Merino, Bamboo Handpainted yarn colorway, Banana Raspberry. It is a fun pattern and I like how it looks.
oh well. I did have a good day. I worked but got lots of hugs from my crew and that made me feel good. Tony took me out for dinner and to Silver Reef Casino, where we had fun and I lost but won a little while Tony won good. At least it kept me in cash to keep loosing. So Happy Birthday to me. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving dinner we are having ours today Sunday. So I'll take some pictures and I'll blog then with pictures and show off what I have done with my knitting. Keep your feet warm with wool sock and keep those sticks aclickn'.
Happily knitting sock, bye.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
I finished my Heartache Smoke Rings I like how it turned out. All I have to do is block it I can't wait to see how well the pattern stands out. I was thinking of using this pattern and making a shawl doing it in lace weight. But that will have to wait till all my socks are done.
I'm almost done with my test knit on the second sock into the heel flaps I want to finish it in the next day or too.
I'm going to start a pair of socks for Aida. She picked out yarn from the Natural Dye Studio, the yarn is a Merino Tencel mix in a monochrome Blue. I'm thinking about using the pattern "WaterLily" pattern by verybusymonkey or the pattern "Pillars" by Lisa Stichweh both patterns can be found on Raverly. I just want a pattern that will look great and is fast to knit. I then have a to make Lucinda, Janice, Katy, Debbie and Marsha socks. Scarves for Carmen and Rosa. Then my coworker knit should be done. WILL I MAKE IT? I know I have to knit fast and get lots of hours in on it so I guess I better get off the computer and get to work.
I also want to sell some scarves I have made and some sock bags on etsy but its all a matter of time and there's not enough time in the day to get it all done. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and eat a piece of pie for me.
Keep your feet warn in nice wool socks and those sticks aclickn'.
Happily Knitting socks, Bye.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
The Seahawks are actually winning their game which I can't believe it. They are ahead not by much but it could be a win.
My knitting is coming along. I've gotten 1 sock done on my test knit. One to go, it's a simple pattern but I still have to pay attention. I'm also working on my Heartache Smoke Rings, I've almost have it done I've got about a quarter of the skein left to knit up and the that will be done.
I still have to get started on 5 more socks, which if I don't get them going I might not get them done. And I have 2 scarves to knit. I shouldn't have made the cowl but I loved that pattern and the yarn go so great together how could I not do it.
Seahawks are not behind so a victory is slipping away maybe next game which is on Thanksgiving they play the Dallas Cowboys. It's been a long time since we played the Cowboys and we lost 51-7 and Jim Zorn was the quarterback so it been a long time. Lets all hope that next year with a new coach and rebuilding the team we will have a good team.
So keep those feet warm in wool socks and Keep the sticks aclickn'.
Happily knitting warm socks, Bye.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Here's the picture and the article: my fellow knitters are: my Mom, Carolyn Markham, Josefine Bruschek and Nancy Ernst. You can see Nancy is working at her first sock. We started out with about 6 people and the dropped off because of summer we have had several people show interest and they want to learn, so I will show up every Monday unless something shows up that I can't make it. I promise to post on my knitting later. I finally got my camera back. so I'll have pictures and I'll get you up to date.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
From last years Woolgirl Sock Club in our February shipment we got the cutest heart project bags. I absolutely love mine and use it all the time to take my knitting with me to work, the bag is waterproof and has straps so it will go everywhere. I used this bag all the time when we were in Vegas. We where in New York New York and I had to use the restroom, while washing my hand this lady came up to me and says "You're part of the Woolgirl Sock Club, don't you just love your bag." So we talked for awhile about the different socks and all the wonderful things that we got with them. Its so great to meet knitters from all over the country and then to meet by a sock bag. I'll be back later I just had to share. Bye
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
We had fun and the sun was shinning The temperature was in the 80's so it felt so good and then to come home to the rain what a let down. We stayed at the Luxor. Went to a few shops and gambled a little, lost a lot, came home with little. But I have to admit I did get some kitting done, I made a pair of socks. The pattern is called Duckies by Samantha Hayes and I used Zen Yarn Garden Sport Weight, on size 3 needles so you can imagine how fast these went. You are right fast and they are done. Also of the needles are the Scroll Sock they are done.
I have on the needles now are a pair of socks by Ruth Greenwald, The Yarnarian, her pattern Roundabout, I'm using Yarn Pirate from her sock club, Calamity. Not much else is going on around here. Just a quick update that I'm back and alive and broke. The last picture of the slide show is my drunk self portrait.
So till next time, Keep those feet warm in wool socks and those sticks aclickn'.
Happily knitting socks, Bye.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Now for some yarny news:
I have one sock done and working on the second one I want to have it done this week. After frogging it out it is turning out good and I like this pattern I did the pattern down the heel something I haven't done before.
I also got October's Woolgirl shipment I don't know about the yarn it's not one of my faves but I love the dyer. The yarn is by Yarntini and she dyes some of the yummiest yarn colorway Plum Blossom. Also in the kit we got a pattern by Chrissy Gardiner of Gardiner Yarn Works called Sakura Socks (Cherry Tree), a Woolgirl notepad with a pen, a packet of Cherry Blossom tea, a mesh tea ball and a sugar stick, a gorgeous gift box by Biggs and Featherbelle and inside body butter bar and body soak both scents Cherry Blossom created just for this Woolgirl kit, a stitch maker by White Oak Studios. We also got information on the 2009 sock Club. Which I signed up for who would with the great job that Jenn does.
Tony and are are headed for Vegas next week for a little fun and sun and of course some gambling. so I will post later next week when we get back. So keep your feet warm with wool socks that you make. Keep those sticks aclickn'.
Happily knitting socks, Bye.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
I had to frog my scroll sock I dropped a stitch but I didn't read the pattern right so I frogged it. No problem I like how it look now better but I did like the other pattern so I might make one that way later on. I want to get it done in the next week.
I'm also doing another test knit for Jen and I really like this pattern it is, Violets Rising by Anne Hanson, a knitspot pattern. I have to admit that the pattern was intimidating to me I don't like patterns that you have to actually pay attention to. Each row was different I had to start over 3 times so I learned after the 3 rip out to pay attention. But I love how the pattern is turning out.
It's Fall Charlie Brown arrived the other day and WOW what a kit. I love the sock bag I can't wait to use it. The yarn is Miss Babs that just screams fall. Jen finds the best things for her kits that she put out. She put out the call for Sock Club 2009 and of course I signed up who wouldn't this will be the only sock club that I will be in this year. I wanted to get into the Loopy sock club but Woolgirl is so GREAT why sign up for any other one. Of course I will continue with the special kit she puts out. I need more yarn.
One of my great loves is Sock bags and so, I have decided to make them and try to sell them. I would show a picture but my Internet is on the slow side and the pictures are not loading up on flicker. But I am making them in the round. They seem to be a little bigger that way, I like lots of room I carry a lot of items. They are 9" tall and about 6" in diameter. They have a drawstring closure. There is lots of room for yarn, pattern, my notion bag, sock in progress in needle keeper, cell phone and other thing I might need at work when I'm working on my socks. I'll show you whats in there.
Hopefully I can get pictures up tomorrow, some days I can't get any where with my Internet connection. So that's about it for now so keep those sticks aclickn'.
Happily knitting sock, Bye. Got it in this morning. Thanks for waiting.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
I am working on several pair right now. #1: A pair of sock using STR from the Raven Clan, Grawk, the pattern is by Krystofer Dixon called "Calpernia". This sock was inspired by the crazy Addams family.. When finished this should look like Gothic windows going down your foot, is his description. Its a toe-up sock I'm beginning to enjoy knitting socks this way.
Sock Kits From Woolgirl:
Woodstock arrived. Its a great great kit the yarn is so yellow just like Woodstock This one I can't wait to knit but will have to wait till after Christmas I was these for me. In the kit I got yarn, from Jana of White Oak Studio, Woodstock pattern by Lisa Dykstra, A woodstock knitting accessory bag, a pack of Woodstock and Snoopy cards that matches the fabric of the bag, a Woodstock stitch marker, a key chain, lots of CANDY and a music CD a gift from Woolgirl, song from Woodstock. What a kit.
We got a skein of yarn from Jana again, Where's My Broom sock pattern by Kelly Kubicz, a boxy knitting accessory bag, 2 notepads with WWW designs on them, a stitch marker, a fun tin to store your stitch makers in, a cool broom pen, jelly beans, Witchy Halloween hot chocolate that turns orange and a bookmark. I can't wait for the next kit Glenda the Good Witch which I signed up for. Jen, Woolgirl, sent out notices for her sock club for next year and I signed up again. This will be the only club I sign up for this year because she has the best club and no other can compare to it. I think her sock kits and the sock club should keep me happy for another year.