Wednesday, June 25, 2008

WON and FO

Here's whats on the needles right now: Spring Forward:pattern in Knitty's summer issue. A fun and easy pattern to memorize, there is only two different rows to remember. It's #4 in the 52 pair plunge only 48 more to go. I'm using Mama Llama Bamboo sock yarn colorway: Night. I love her yarns the are so nice to knit with and they work up so beautifully.

I finished the pair of socks using Unique Sheep "Leili" SW Merino/Mohair blend. colorway "Dark Earth Blend". I used a pattern from the Woolgirl sock club"Spruce Sprigs" a fun and easy pattern to memorize in a few rounds and the knit seems to go real fast, so the pair can be made fast.

My accountability partner for Pair a Month Challenge sent me the nicest reward. It a Mystery Sock Knit Along from her LYS so she got me one. Its going to be a fun challenge. the kit came with Yarn, pattern, buttons and beads so you see the challenge buttons and bead. It should be fun can't wait to start.
I will start it after I do another test knit for Emily. This test knit will be kept under wraps till given permission to show, so you will all have to wait till then.
The garden is growing, the carrots, onions, lettuce mix are coming up. The beans are slowly popping out of the ground I might have to replant some of the seed where they didn't come up. The tomatoes are beginning to grow now I just want ripe one to show up.
Leave a comment to know your out there. Go out and enjoy the sun and keep those sticks a clickn'.
Happily knitting sock, Bye.

Friday, June 20, 2008

The Garden, flowers, socks.and yarn

The Garden

Here's my garden, on the left, it's in the ground but not much is happening right now with a little sun and a lot of TLC it should grow. I just want to see it come up out of the earth then I know I'll have dinner soon. On the right is the tomatoes, I put them in beside the house. Its a natural hot house and it get sun all day.
I just have to remember to water for it does dry out and when it rains it doesn't get all that wet being under the eaves.


Thought I would show some of my flowers. The bed on the left, I weeded yesterday and today I pay, my back went out at work and I can barely move right now. The rose bush on the right is a tea rose, I can't believe how big it has gotten. I got it as a small plant that was on a table as a centerpiece. It really has done good.

Socks:I have finished my first pair of socks for the 52 pair plunge 2 "no purl Monkeys" I like how they turned out. The Socks that Rock really look good in this pattern. My second pair where the socks I made for "Death by Socks" for Clare I took pictures of them. Chris borrowed my camera and then deleted the pictures after telling him not to. They turn out good I loved them the stripping yarn with the cable pattern worked well together. Sock number 3, I'm using Unique Sheep yarn "Leili", "Dark Earth Blend" the pattern is Spruce Sprigs by Alina Egerman , Woolgirls December sock club pattern. This sock is turning out well. For my next sock I'm not for sure what is will be, but have to start to think about it.


Here is some new yarns to the collection: Starting top left Conjoined Creation Flat Feet, colorway 47, center stitchjones, super socks, colorway "Creatures of the Night" and right top, Fannie's Fingering weight, colorway "Bramles". This week I also got Woolgirl sock club yarn and my last Romantic Comedy from White Oaks Studio tvyarn. The woolgirl kits theme was froggin' (ripit ripit) the yarn was from Dashing Dachs colorway "Froggin" pattern by Lisa Dykstra. A frog stitch maker by Wee-Ones, a One inch square stitch gauge from Karastix, a woolgirl mini calculator, a frog notepad, a frog sucker, postcard and some little frogs.

The Romantic Comedy theme this time around was "High Fidelity" I haven't seen this movie but added it to netflixs. We got Yarn in shades of blues, a handy calculator, a pedicure kit, a fun magnet, stickers and a stitch marker.

Both of these clubs have been fun and will do them both again.

That is all for now I've typed enough and my back is killing me. So keep those sticks aclickn'

Happily knitting socks, Bye.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Sun is on it Way (I HOPE)

Sun and Garden
I got the garden in, well most of it. It's suppose to be nice for a few days so maybe something will pop up out of the ground. PLEASE. I just want fresh vegetables. To me nothing taste better.
I planted part of it 8 days ago but it started to rain so I don't know what of that will come up. The corn might make it I don't know about the beans and cucumbers so I might have to replant. I got the tomatoes in but have to buy a couple more plants. These are my favorite and have too have lots of tomatoes.

My Knitting
My knitting is coming along slowly I think it has to do with the weather. I'm just not motivated. Its so gray out but today the sun is coming out from the clouds to it brighter and my mood is better and so my knitting is growing. My "death by socks" sock is coming along I'm on the second sock and am about ready to start the heel flap. My first pair for 52 PP2 is on the second sock and will finish that one as soon as I get my death sock into the post.

The Family
The family is doing great Mom and Dad are home from California. We are planning a family get together, in July,with the whole family, it will the first time we have all been together in 13 years. So it should be a good time, so I have a little bit of work to do.

Sorry no pictures but my camera is missing once again. So till next time keep those sticks aclickn'.
Happily knitting socks. Bye.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Sock, Yarn and Whatever


I have been working on my 52 pair plunge, I'm still on sock #1, i have one sock done and am working on the second one. It is now on hold for "Death by Socks" that started today. I have gotten it started and should be working on it so this will be short and sweet.

The 52 pair plunge I'm using Socks that Rock "Count Chuckula" in the no purl Monkey sock and it is turning out good and I like it.

Death by Socks I'm using Online Tropic color. A fun striped sock it looks good. The pattern has a cable
working through it I have to get back. My person I'm making them for lives in Australia so I have to get them done fast and then wait for the shipping. That's what is going to take the time. Other then that, that's all on the knitting front.
Now for yarn
Here is a few of my new yarns in the last month or so:
From the top left to right:
Rio di la Palata Sparkling Grape, Koigo, Hazel Knits Cami Cam,
Unique Sheep Sun Stone, SockPixie Vegan La Bella au Bois, Sockpixie Vegan La Pente Fee' des Nyrtes, SockPixie Merino Poucette,Yarn Pirate Apple, Koigo, Yarn Pirate Kate, Yarn Pirate Daisy, and Yarn Pirate Bird of Paradise. I think I got them all you can always go to my flick pages and see them better.
Not much is going on around here. I got part of the garden in but the weather changed and rain came in and that's it for now I will have to try to finish in the next few days if I want fresh vegetable to eat.
Drop a line and I'll be back later, So keep those sticks aclickn'.
Happily knitting socks, Bye.