Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

I hope everyone has had a great Christmas and their dreams all came true this season. We all have so much to be grateful for with friends and family around us what more can we wish for. This year I didn't have to work, except for the work in the kitchen but that is a labor of love this year. Both the boys were at home, I don't know how long that is going to happen with girlfriends and their families. So I'm thank full for the time I will get to have with them at the holidays.
I cooked, cleaned up and I have a very full tummy. I tired to knit but all I wanted to do was sleep. Yesterday wore me out. We had a good dinner crowd at the restaurant. It was the first time that it was open for dinner on Christmas Eve. Of course is helped being one of the only places open for dinner in Lynden. So now Tony will be open all the time.
Well I'm off to bed have a great evening and the best of time for the rest of this year. I hope to be back again before the count down but if not have a safe and wonderful New Years Eve.
Happily knitting socks, Bye.

Monday, December 21, 2009

End of Year

I can't believe that the year is almost over and it seems like it just began. 2010 is almost upon us. I don't know if its been a great year of not but its been a year of a lot of different things going on in my life. But the main thing is that I'm glad for my family and all my friends, here and there, scattered all over the world. This time of the year always makes me reflected on what I have and what I have to be so thankful for. I don't always say Thank you, as much as I should. So I want to say Thank You to everyone that reads my blog because I know you have better things to do then to read what I have to say. So thank you one and all for taking your time to read this.  So on to knitting.

I've got a few finished items since I last blogged, so here goes.
I finished The Teen Paw Tracks, the yarn is Spud & Chloƫ Fine, a 80% superwash wool and 20% silk blend and nice yarn to knit with, a little splitty but not bad. This pair of socks are for a teen that is why the bright colors and the two colors. I hope she will like them.

Next I finished my Rivulets of Pineapples, the yarn is from Craft Meow, Soft Serve. The pattern is Rivulets Socks by Wendy D. Johnson. A great and easy pattern to memorize and to knit. It is a toe up with a heel flap and gusset.

I also got Abby's socks done. The pattern is African Lace, the yarn is by Perchance to Knit in Sultry. I love how this pair of socks turned out I am also making a small pair for her niece is the same pattern. When I mean small I mean newborn size I've got one done and working on the second one. I should have it done tonight.

For a real quick project I needed something to put into the knit bag to knit on in between shifts. I decided to knit a pair of fingerless gloves. These are so easy and fast to make. I cast on Saturday and they are done on Sunday. I used Noro Silk Garden in their cream colors. The pattern is a basic k1 p1 then knit the body and a quick increase the pattern is by Michelle Molis.

So now I have to cast on here are a few of the projects that I'm going to cast on.
The first one is Angee by Cookie A. the yarn is Wool Candy Cerises

The next cast on is Heart to Heart Beaded Scarf by Sivia Harding yarn from Mama Llama in
Silvia's Teal 100% cashmere. Which is yummy to handle.

I want to cast on another pair of fingerless glove using Noro Silk Garden Lite.  This pair should knit up just as fast as the last pair. So maybe I'll have a few pairs to give away. Who knows what I'll do with them but the yarn is fun to work with and has long repeats so you can't make them matching but that's the fun of it.

So that is it for now, keep warm have a GREAT CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR.
Happily knitting socks and other things, Bye

Friday, December 4, 2009

Socks, Yarn, and Whatever

O.K. I've been bad. Work gets in the way and I just don't have as much time in the day. Why can't we have just 2 maybe 4 more hours a day to do just what we want to do. Time no one can take from us, time that we can do what ever we wanted. No strings attached, time just for me. So, I can't get it, so I'll just take what I can get.

I have been knitting and can show you one or two pictures there. Here is a picture of the socks I'm working on for Abby. The yarn when I seen it for some reason reminded me of her. The colorway is Sultry and the pattern is African Lace. This is a fun pattern and the lace pattern runs down the side of the leg. I am glad that the pooling turn out this way after several other pattern attempts this one turned out. I'm on the second sock and am at the heel flap I hope to get it done this next week. I'm also working on a test knit for a mystery sock kal that will start sometime the first of the new year. This pattern is great and looks good. I'll post a picture when I get permission. I also finished a pair of socks for Buffalo Gold. I got to learn how to knit with beads so it was a fun pair of socks to knit and to knit with buffalo these will make a great pair of sock and oh so warm. 

I'm almost done with this pair of socks, working up the leg. I don't work on this pair as often they are my travel socks, always in the purse so I pull them out and work a row of two when ever I get a chance. But they are coming along and should have them done shortly.  I still have one more pair of socks to get done before Christmas. The pattern I choose is easy and I should be able to get it done fairly fast.  I have decided that the new year I'm going to kit a few items just for me. I want to knit a beaded scarf, some fingerless gloves, maybe a hat? But what ever I do the first few items will be for me and not the sock bag or to go to someone else.

I bought some cedar ball for my sock yarn drawers. So I got to empty the drawers and look at all my yarn OMG I think I've got a little bit to much. One day I need to destash but I don't know if I can part with any of it. I now have 4 large drawers and 2 under the bed bins. It just might be time to stop, no I can't  s-t-o-p, that is one of those four letter words that can't, won't be used when it come to yarn.  So maybe I'll slow down a little,              just a little,        maybe.

On Thanksgiving, after dinner we went to the restaurant and made the place feel a little like Christmas, put up a few lights, a tree, and some garland. It was fun. Chris and I did the tree we had fun and it went fast with the two of us. I think we did a good job. Tony put up the lights. He needs to put up few more and then the place will be done. The crew likes what we did, so I guess that's good.
We have been busy as long as it stays that way all we be good this holiday season. We that's about it for now I've got to get to my laundry and cleaning this house. Maybe I should think about decorating but all my decorations are at the Nuthouse.
So keep warm and tose sticks aclickn'.
Happily knitting socks, Bye