Thursday, July 30, 2009

Sock Summit

OMG time has flown by and it's almost here I can't believe how fast time has gone. Just 5 short days till Gena and I are on the train heading down to Portland for a great fun filled weekend. I now have my homework done and am working on sock 2 for Gena's boss. Payment for her to get the whole long weekend off. I've decided to ship my clothes home so I would have more room in my suitcase for yarn. I just couldn't ship all my new yarny goodness home it wouldn't be right. I have to send out some emails so I can met up with people that I want to see. I just hope there is enough time to do everything we want to do and still get to class on time.

My knitting has just been homework and the one pair of socks. With the weather being so hot I'm not getting a lot of knitting done and that the restaurant is keeping me busy too. Tony has had me on call this week and I have picked up a bartending am shift today. So I thought I would blog before and then let you know how I did later.

I guess I should be getting ready for work so stay out of the heat and keep those sticks aclickn'.
Happily knitting socks, Bye.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Nuthouse Grill

Well I just got home from my first real shift and I should be going to bed because I have to work in the morning at the hotel. I have to admit I miss waiting on tables. I had fun!!! and I can't wait to do it again. Now I know that I'm loosing it.
Knit is coming along 15 days till Sock Summit. I have started my homework. I have to make 6 socklettes which I have two done. I have to work on a pair of Toe up socks for the Stubborn which I'm working on right now. And am almost to the heel so that pair is going fast. I'm not worried about getting it done. I want to get Gena's bosses socks done also so that is going to hold me back a little bit.
Well of to bed. Stay cool and out of the heat, and keep those sticks aclickn'.
Happily knitting socks, Bye.

Monday, July 13, 2009

The Parade

Here's a picture of us in our glory hard at work throwing candy and peanuts. It was warm that day and we all worked up a sweat. But it was fun I have to admit. It seemed like I was always behind and had to run to catch up. We throw out 250 bags of peanuts with coupons in them and over 10 pounds of candy. You can see Gena, Micheal, Dad and myself. Hidden on the other side of our float is Abby. After the parade we went to The Nuthouse Grill for lunch, which was well deserved.

My first real shift at restaurant was on Friday I took tables in the dining area. I got 6 tables. It was fun now I want more kinda liked the cash of course. On Saturday I got to be a hostess/ busser. It was all fun I can't wait to come on full time.

My knitting is coming along. I have been working on a test knit. So no pictures right now. I have to start my homework soon and quit putting it off or I won't get it don't and have to work on it all night long.

Well that's about it for now I promise to keep up on my blog. Keep warm or cool what every your climate is and keep those sticks aclickn'.
Happily knitting socks, Bye.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

All About the Socks

You have to try this sock pattern Katie the pattern is beautiful and is easier to knit. Here is sock number 1. I am knitting this sock as payment to Gena's boss, Anne, for payment for her to get the extra time off for Sock Summit in August.

You can see that this is a beautiful pattern. I used Lorna's Laces yarn in Dawn. I received this yarn as payment for a test knit. Here is a picture of the front of the sock.

I love how this pattern is turning out. I will finish it on the train to Portland. The author of the pattern just asked if she could use the pictures on her pattern page on ravelry, this is a great honor to me.

I also got the Loopy Ewe July Sock Club installment.

I love this color a red from The Sanguine Gryphon Bugga this yarn is 70% superwash merino 20% cashmere and 10% nylon it's so soft and yummy. The pattern is from Wendy D. Johnson "Phoebus Apollo Socks" I'm seriously thinking of this pattern for my sock class toe up at sock summit, it is so beautiful. Included is a Buddy case from namaste in red and a cute stitch marker, which I forgot to photograph. This was a great sock kit the best one so far.

Sock Summit is coming very fast and I have yet to start my homework. I know I have to get on it. Gena calls to tell me I need to get on it. I have begun a new test knit so now I have to divide my time to all of it. This test knit is for two socks instead of one done by the end of the month. But the great thing is, it for yarn. And I do knit for yarn.

Well that's about it I let you know how the parade in Everson turns out this Saturday and for my first real shift at the restaurant, I get to bartend. I'll post some pictures so until then, keep those sticks aclickn'.
Happily knitting socks, Bye.