Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Wow, I didn't realize.
How time has flown and I hadn't blogged. Work has been hell, we have had a full house going nonstop for 2 weeks and people not showing up for work. I have been cleaning rooms like a crazy woman. So to say the least I've been tired but it a good tired, one that you know that you did a good days work.

My knitting, I don't have much to show for it. My Nevermore Socks I dropped a stitch and didn't notice it till to late, so I frogged that pair and will start all over. Right now I'm test knitting yarn for Woolgirl, which is always fun. I've got one sock almost done and will send it all very shortly.

To the winners of the contest I will put your packages out in the mail today or tomorrow please forgive me but I had to add something extra and it required my time. I hope you will enjoy it and the yarn. It's one of my favorite things.

The boys are both going to be moving out soon, so I will be getting empty nest syndrome. As much as I want them to go I don't because I know that I will worry. And I don't want to call them every day like a pain in the ass mom. Are they eating, are they safe, will they get their bills paid on time. Just your basic mom here. But the fun part begins to redo their room into my craft room. I'm even going to put my computer in there.

Well I really need to get some laundry done or something around the house and then to my knitting. My 52 pair plunge is really in need of some socks I've gotten 9 pair done and a long ways to go, So keep those sticks aclick.

Happily knitting socks, Bye

Friday, September 19, 2008

My Knitting

Here's what my sticks have been up to:

I made a reusable Swiffer Sheet. I found the pattern on Ravelry and thought I would give it a try. Besides I was out of swiffer sheets. The pattern is very easy, the most difficult part was the bobble which I had never done, the directions where well written and easy to make. The best part is that it works it picks up just like a swiffer sheet.

I finished The Revenge of the Mummy socks, I continued the pattern down through the foot of the sock so my mummies little toes would stay nicely wrapped and warm. Lulu the soon to be owner can't wait to get them. But she will have to wait, I have 20 more to go till Christmas for all the Gals I work with. The ones I know will be there have gotten their choice of yarns so its fun to see there faces as the socks grow.

I have started the next pair. They are NeverMore for Super Sock Scarefest. They are sock number 2 for the fest, #3 comes out the Sept. 21 and every 10 days. I'm not going for the prizes but just for the Knit Along and the way cool patterns. NeverMore is a toe-up with a short row heel. It was designed to bring to mind "The Birds" and "The Raven" or something angelic I don't know which is going to come about with my yarn choice but I like it so far. Angelica pick this yarn out its by Fannie's Fingering Weight colorway "Brambles". It is a fun colorway the only thing I would wish for is a little more black for a Raven color but I like it.
I have decided to learn how to spin I can't afford a spinning wheel but I can afford a spindle. I bought a bottom whorl spindle and trying to figure it all out. I'm getting it a little bit I need more practice. That's what I'm tell myself but I'm going to keep at it I just might surprise myself and get the hang of it. I have been reading up on the subject, "Spin it" making yarn from scratch by Lee Raven and also I'm using " Spindle Spinning" from novice to expert by Connie Delaney. But the old motto Try, try and try again. I'm going to keep at it.

Here is a picture of the yarn prizes, please let me know if you don't like these colorways, they are the first ones I seen when going through the piles.
STR: Jingle Bell Rock, SockPixie: Gone With the Wind, Hazel Knits Sailor's Delight, Yarn Pirate: Butternut, Booty Club, Yen Garden: Billy Jean.
The Inspection is over and we did great from what I hear I haven't heard what the score is. But we worked our butts off to make sure the rooms looked perfect.
So keep those sticks aclickn'.
Happily knitting socks, Bye.

Stop Wait a Minute

I want to give away more yarn so I'm going to give away 2 more skeins to the next to closest people. And your are...............................................................................................................................
KateO 292 and Tom with 292 you each will get a skein of yarn I want to give away more of my favorite dyers Yarn Pirate and Zen Yarn Garden. KateO you will get Yarn Pirate and Tom Zen Yarn Garden. Please email me with you addresses and I will ship them out to you.

The Contest is Over

I big thank you to all that posted a guess on my yarn contest. This was fun and I need to put out a large shout out to "wiknit the Knitting Contest Blog" for put my contest out there. The grand total of my sock yarn is (drum roll pleases) omg I hated the recount ................................................
here it is 305 I think I got it all. You never know I have it stashed all over so that way certain people don't know how much. My favorite dyers are and most of you got them right are: Hazel Knits, STR and SockPixie which no one guessed, if you have never knit with her yarns please check her out. She is an amazing dyer her colors are beautiful and the yarn flows through your fingers when you are knitting. She post new yarns every Sunday and they are gone by Tuesday
The winners are: ikkinlala with a guess of 301 and STR, Awesome mom with a guess of 300 and no dyer and Jersey with 293 and Hazel Knits.
You each will receive the following ikkinlala STR, Awesome mom SockPixie and Jersey Hazel Knits. Please email me with you mailing address and I will ship your prize to you.
And thank you one and all for the great guess'.

Kitten with a whiplash: Don't feel bad the yarn was piled good and I did only find 10 more skeins that where in a different place. I hope that's all I have hidden

Monday, September 15, 2008

Just Because

I just liked the picture. This is at dusk taken from my front yard.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Contest will end on Friday morning. I have that day off so I will have lots of time to double check my count. So if you know anyone that wants free yarn tell them to guess. There is two guess over the count so if you want to change your guess feel free. I want to give away yarn or make someone a pair of socks.
Happily knitting socks Bye

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Contest

Thank you for all the guess on my contest But here's a clue, guess high. No one has guess over the amount and the closes person doesn't even knit. I want to give away yarn and will give away to the three closes people without going over the amount. My cousin will still get a pair of socks no matter what. So keep guessing and next week I will give 3 lucky people yarn from my favorite dyers and probably my favorite skeins. (Maybe not my favorite but one of my favorite colors.)

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Here it is

Here's the Contest

I want to see who reads my blog so here's how I'm going to do it.
I have decided to have a contest to see how much yarn I have. I counted it something I never wanted to do . I only counted my sock yarn the rest has not been counted yet and has yet to be photographed. But I will before the contest is over.
Part 1: How much sock yarn do I have? Can you tell my favorite dyer?
So here are the pictures:

OK this is my sock yarn I think I got it all. No guarantee but these are the skeins that I counted. So good luck.This Contest will go for the 2 weeks and then part 2 will begin and go for 2 weeks and then prizes will be given out.I don't know what they will be but I have lots of yarn to give away.

My Knitting

I finally finished my Slippery Slope Socks I think they took forever but I did do several pairs in between them. I'm not really happy about how they turned out, each sock is different. The only thing I can think that I did differently is my tension was different.

I have started knitting in the Super Sock Scarefest. We will get a new pattern every 10 days. So I have to knit a little bit longer and harder every day. This competition is based on points not how fast you have to be creative take good pictures. I just want to knit the socks. I am behind in my 52 pair plunge so I hope this will catch me up.

Will I better get knitting so keep those sticks aclickn'.

Happily knitting socks, Bye.

Amy : Not a bad guess but try higher

Ruth: How about higher and yes STR is one of my fav's

Shair: What do you want another pair of socks

Gena: You can do better then that you've seen the stash and yes Hazel Knits is a fav

ikkinlala: Great guess at least you are warm

Shair: Yes I'll make you socks because what will you do with the yarn

Toby: Great guess your are about right but still low you are probably right my dyers but I still have my fav's