Thursday, May 15, 2008

Socks, Yarn and Life

Here is what's been going on as of lately.

I made it through Mother's Day brunch, the day went fast and it wasn't too bad I still am glad its my last large public buffet I want to do. I had forgotten how picky the pubic can be. I glad to be back to cleaning rooms and out of the public eye for awhile. I'm not for sure when the next banquet shift will be just have to wait and see. I also bought myself an ipod, so now I can download knitting pod cast, There is a lot of good ones out there. I also found a few free audio books you can download. It mades working outside more fun.

Tony's Mother's Day brunch went great he had over 800 people through the food line. I don't see how he did it. He came home from work dead tired, sore legs and a headache. And now he has a cold which I hope he keeps to himself.

Micheal has started his new job and he likes it but misses the casino just because he can't see Abby as much. She has a job and works after school at Sears in Bellingham, she starts work about the time Micheal is getting off so no Abby time. He's not a happy boy, boohoo.

Chris is working like crazy and still finds time for his new girl. I don't see him much anymore always on the go.
I don't have much here to show. Here is the payment yarn I received for a test knitting for Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark I got Kollage Luscious yarn colorway Moonlit Love its a cotton nylon blend. Not a bad yarn to knit with it is splitty, which doesn't make my top 100.

I also received my much awaited Sock Club Romantic Comedy's this month theme was Pretty Women, the whole kit came in a see through bag to carry my SIP's in yarn in browns, cream, champagne and a reddish/auburn, A tape measure, red and brown candies, a sock pattern, I got Rococo Socks by Lisa Parker and a brown and cream stitch marker. A great kit. Jana from tvyarn did a great job. Can't wait to see the next kit its the last one in this series.

I also order a pattern called Twined Hearts Socks by Phyll Lagerman I found her on Raverly and loved these socks so I had to get the pattern and the same yarn to make them in, this is something I have never done and I can't wait to do them figured I would do them next month. The yarn is by Fiesta, Baby Boom, colorway Carnation.

I finished one pair so far this month. I finished my Tidal Wave socks for yahoo group SocknittersSam. I used SWTC Tofutsies colorway 739 one of their Limited Edition Collections, its a pink and black blend with a white strand running through. The yarn is made up of 50% superwash wool, 25% soysilk fibers, 22.5% cotton and 2.5%chitin, shrimp and crab shells, it's natural antibacterial. The pattern doesn't show up the way I would like to.

I have been working on Nautical Ropes, I'm not sure that I like the yarn in this pattern it doesn't stand out so I might frog it and start over. Not quite sure yet, will knit a little more to see how it looks. I do like this yarn its Fleece Artist Sea Wool in Cosmic Dawn, its a little bit slippery and that make doing the cable a little harder.

I've been working on my 2009 SKP sock Berlin Muster it is and intricate lace pattern which I have to pay attention to what I am doing. Each row is different and DON'T drop a stitch you will have to frog way back. I didn't know about this yarn for the pattern it called for a solid or semi-solid yarn. But it is turning out good. I'm enjoying working on this pattern I haven't done an intricate lace pattern in awhile. Makes me remember how much I enjoy watching the pattern turn out. The yarn is Claudia HandPainted, Fantasy Dots.

Here it another test knitting I'm going to start. I will be test knitting for Knifty Red, from Raverly, her pattern Cable Lagoon.
I thought about using Dream in Color, Gaia Sock colorway 230 Blue. All I have to do is proof read the pattern and knit to make sure it is workable to everyone. And I'm a good one for that because if its not wrote out simply I have problems. So this should be fun.
Well I can't think of much else now. So keep those sticks aclickn'.
Happily knitting socks. Bye for now.

1 comment:

Kris said...

I'm so excited!! How fantastic to see my pattern out there in the world. I do hope it's easy to understand and if there are any issues please let me know.

Cheers and Knit-On!