Thursday, May 8, 2008

Knitting Updates and Life

Life in General

Life is going good. The job is still fun I don't know how but I've been enjoying it even when I have to clean a room of two. I've worked a few banquets and have the Mothers Day Brunch coming up so I should have some fun there.

At Homestead for Tony, Mothers Day brunch is giving him nightmares, he has over 700 on the books and doesn't know how he's going to get them all in and seated and all the food prepared. But as always he'll get it done and time to spare and have a great brunch.

Chris is working like crazy and trying to juggle work and a social life. I don't quite see how he does it, more power to him.
Micheal is on his last 2 shifts at the casino and will begin his new life at Overhead doors. He will be working all over the area next week. He will be on a job in Marysville and on Lummi Island in the coming weeks. He's all excited now all he has to do is learn to sleep at night. Good Luck to him.
The Knitting Front

I finished my Jaywalker sock out of Socks that Rock "Rocktober"
as always I can't say enough about this yarn it is one of my favorites to knit with. the socks turn out great and everyone at work enjoyed watching them grow. As you can see there was only a small ball of yarn left not that much to spare. The pattern is an easy one to memorize and easy to knit. I am going to do something I don't do very often I'm going to work on several different socks at one time. But this is May's sock to do list

The first is Tidal Wave by Deby Lake for Socknitter Sam Group on Yahoo Groups. I am using Tofutsies sock yarn one of the limit edition collection colors #739. The yarn is 50% superwash wool, 25% soysilk fibers, 22.5% cotton and 2.3% Chitin (fiber from shrimp & crab shells). I don't really like the yarn is does split very easily but it is so very soft and knits up well.

The second sock is for yahoo group Sockaton. This one is called Nautical Ropes by Jeanie Townsend. The yarn is by Fleece Artist, Sea Wool, color Cosmic Dawn. It is 70% Merino 30% Seacell. The yarn is a little bit slippery and I have been having trouble with the cables that's why I have stopped and working on another sock. I love the colors of this yarn and the pattern is great once I get in to it I'm sure that I won't have any problems at all.

Now the third and last sock for this month is for Sock Knitters Pentathlon 2008. The pattern is Berlin Muster by Kristin Benecken from Germany. I am going to use Claudia Hand Painted yarn called Fantasy Dot, 100% Merino wool. I hope this yarn works for this pattern it is a lace pattern the yarn called for was solid or semi-solid I just hope this will work.
Let see what else, I am going to to Death by Socks again and that starts in June, I am doing a Pair of Socks a Month group, Summer of Sock, starting June 21 till September 21 and the 52 Pair Plunge, that begins June 1 2008 till June 1 2009. But all the group blend well with each other so one sock will work for all groups and I can just knit, knit, knit.
Well I think that's all for now, so keep those sticks a clickn'.
Happily knitting here, Bye.

1 comment:

Christy D. said...

I do not know when you sleep! Or can you knit socks and sleep at the same time? :) I aspire to achieve your rapidity of sockiness. See you around the Summer of Socks!