Sunday, February 17, 2008

Knitting Update and Life

Las Vegas
We're back from Las Vegas and trying to return to normal. Vegas was fun and the best part it was warm. The sun was shining and it was warm. It felt so good. The only draw back was I found out I'm very allergic to cigarette smoke and you can't get away from in there it every where. So when I got home, I sound like I have a cold, my sinuses are all plugged up my voice is squeaking, I have the worst sore throat and a cough. But I'm now feeling better, just have a slight cough.
I have finished my Chocolatiers Nutkins, yarn by Hazel Knits, I LOVE this yarn. It knits so smoothly. I found that I haven't had any problems with it, it doesn't split like other yarn when you drop a stitch and try to pick it up. The color was fun to knit I really enjoyed to knit in browns which isn't one of my favorite colors but I do love chocolate. It reminds me of milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and chocolate with a touch of caramel some of my favorite flavors for chocolate. I have been working on a pair of socks for Micheal he picked out the yarn from Hazel Knits "Home Team" the colorway is of the Seahawks our football team. I've got one done and am working on the second one I have done other project in between.

I did a test knitting for Woolgirl, I just had to make one sock and the best part was I got to use Hazel Knits yarn once again. This time the colorway was her "Chuckanut Drive". The pattern was simple and knit up very nicely I enjoyed it. Jen wanted to see how the pattern would look in this yarn.
Right now I'm test knitting a pattern for Carin Boelman, her pattern is a test knit on the pattern, her pattern is called "Little Mermaid", I am using Pagewood Farm Hand Dyed Sock Yarn in Ireland colorway. The yarn is Merino/Bamboo/Nylon (70/20/10) the colors are a mix of greens I thought that it might look good since mermaids bodies are green? I don't know how I feel about the pattern its not one I would knit for myself. But it is fun to test knit for others.

Woolgirl Sock Club

February's Sock Club was the best. I can't say enough Jen out did herself once again. WOW is all I thought. The yarn is by Zen Yarn Garden, an exclusive semi-solid colorway for woolgirl "Blush".The color is perfect for Valentines Day. We also got 2 patterns Blush A twisty heart cable pattern designed by Alina Egerman and Love in the First Degree, for those that don't like cables. An adorable stitch marker, a stitch marker tin, filled with Cupid mix M&M's. We also received a cute heart project bag, they are so spacious, waterproof, and have straps to carry it on my back. Why did I have it when we went to Vegas my socks could have traveled all over with me.

Home Front
Tony started his new job this week. So far he likes it come home a little overwhelmed but over all he is enjoying it. He is running the catering department, he gets to book all the parties but that is what he loves to do.
I'm working 3 days a week but need to go out and look for a new job. I just don't know what I want to do. I think I want out of the restaurants and try something different. I just don't know what.
Micheal is now engaged to his girlfriend, Abby. They are going to have a long engagement, she has to finish high school and she wants to be a dental tec. When she is done with school they will be getting married. Lets hope they have a LONG engagement and no kids before that. He's working a Northwood Casino and hates it, he works graveyard so he's out looking for a new job.
Christopher is studying hard at school, he is working on his Honda Civic its about to be painted.Here's a picture of what it kinda looks like, now it has the door on it and it looks much better now. Everyday it looks better.

Sock Yarn
I've bought some more yarn from "SockPixie" you have to see her yarns they are gorgeous.
Her color are unbelievable. I wasn't going to buy but I couldn't help myself. The first one is called "The Bolt" and "Penette" these two yarns were taken from a group of paintings she has some wonderful colorways. Check her blog out you can buy from her site.
Have a great weekend and I'll try to be better at blogging. So keep those sticks clicking and those sock coming off the needles.

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