Friday, March 28, 2008

Getting Ready for Round 2

Sock Madness 2

O.k. made it to round 2, it starts on April 1, hopefully not an April fools joke. Our clues this time is the test knit was made with STR. So what yarn do I choice. I have STR, Count Cluckula, Cracked Canyon, Panzanite, Fire on the Mountain, Rocktober, Rooster Rock, or Pirate's Booty.

I also thought about using Keegan Lane yarn, Mint Chocolate Chip, Perfect Proposal, Sugar Plum Faeries, or dkKnits Mary Poppins Bag of Tricks or Blue Ridge Yarns Kaleidoscope, Evening Jewel or Miss Babs Raspberry Cane.
I also dug through the stash and pulled out, Sock Pixie, Madame Mole, Comtesse Caderousse, Marie Antoinette, or Penette, also found tvyarn Survivor.

These are my choices I don't know what to pick out. I know that we have another round that calls for STR so once again these are my picks. So much yarn and all I can pick is one.

New Gadgets

I found some real neat gadgets that I though I would share. The first one is from Stitch Savers. This is a little key chain hook for when you drop a stitch on the go. It is perfect to fit in my small notion case that goes right in my sock bag. You can personalize it with your name and what size hook you want. A great find and has saved me already.

I also came across She handcrafts these cute items out of bamboo, colors them and finishes them with polyurethane. I bought a 1" WIP gauge, with three small sheep and a 1" gauge measure with a spring theme. She also sent a small sheep tile that was a great final touch. I will use all these items in the days to come.

On the Home Front

I have quit working in the Oboe Cafe two days a week just is not helping me to pay my bill let alone for my yarn habit. So I have become a rooms inspector or I'm trying. This week I started to work as a maid, I have found a new found respect for maids in hotels they have a very HARD job making beds cleaning bathroom and just cleaning up after the human race, my god we are slobs. But from this day forward I will never forget to tip my maid much better. I will be doing this 4 days a week and then working in banquets when they need me. So hopefully I can get ahead and buy more yarn.

That's all for now have a great weekend and keep those sticks aclickn. Bye


Ruth said...

I too have a great deal of respect for hotel maids. That is a back-breaking job. Just bending down to make those beds would put my back into orbit!

I gave up on the SM2 socks; simply couldn't fine gauge, and it was beginning to hurt my hands. So, I'll root for you instead!

Holly said...

Have a little stash, have we?

What did you pick? I decided they were never going to fit properly even at gauge, but I loved the design, so I just knit the correct number of stitches.

Maids and busboys get no attention or respect till anything goes wrong.

best of luck with the new job.