Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Micheal is doing well and miss home and Abby. Abby talked to him on Sunday for 5 minutes that is all the time they are allowed. The Drill Sargent stand behind the them and counts out the minutes and he has to answer "Yes Drill Sargent". Abby says he sent a letter and I should be getting his address soon so that way we can flood him with letters.
Chris is working all the time we never see him. But I guess that could be a good thing or not. "It " is still lurking around in the background and makes Chris feel uncomfortable at home he doesn't know if she will try to sneak in or not. So he stays at friends more then he is at home. I do wish he could get rid of her, we just don't know how to do it legally.
My life is moving right along. I have been busy, if I'm not at work, I'm knitting. That is coming along the only problem it is in singles. I have been test knitting patterns and I'm knitting one sock at a time. So now I have lots of singles, three pairs to be exact. I have to get them done somehow. I'm going to do one more test knit and then I am going to get caught up on all my knitting.
Gena and I are planning to go to Sock Summit in August. The class list was just released and registration will begin in May date tbd. We are getting plans worked up. We have decided to take the train down so neither of us have to drive and give up knitting time. I have to check out the hotels there is several Best Westerns in the area I need to make my reservations to get my discount so we can save there. We are now trying to pick out the classes we want to take and hope to get in to them. We have two we picked out the same. "Spindle Spinning Basic" it's something I want to learn and I have the spindles, I just don't know what I'm doing. The other class we have the same is Knitting for Speed. This class is given by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee aka The Yarn Harlot. This class examines the various techniques, attitudes and histories of the most productive sock knitters, and focuses on the “lever knitting” style. I don't know what it is but if it helps to make my knitting more efficient then I'm all for it. Now for the rest of the classes, we haven't decided. But I can't wait it should be a fun time and a great experience. Who knows we both might learn all kinds of new things that will make our knitting grow.
I post again later with pictures of my work. So keep your feet warm and those sticks aclickn'.
Happily knitting socks, Bye.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
This pair was a challenge. Mind you it wasn't the knitting but the heel, I have never done an afterthought heel. It's a heel that can be frogged if you get a hole in it. So that part was the challenge. I found that graphing closed 32 stitches was not that much fun. The people around me made noise. I needed a little bit of quiet, do you think I could get it not in my household. I made it in too Round 2 so now to wait for it to start.
I still have Gentleman Carlos on the needles and I will get it done someday just don't know when. Amanda's sock are still in the thought process and I don't know what pattern now to use. I have seen a few patterns that look good but I'm still looking.
I'm working on some more test knits. I do believe that I'm crazy I have two test knits going at on time right now. But I love a challenge and I do need something to work on in between rounds. I finished the test knits for Emily and I do love both sock patterns that I did. I hope her the best on what ever she decides to do with them.
We that's about it for now, so keep your feet warm and those sticks aclickn'. Happily knitting socks, Bye.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Sock Madness is just around the bend, it starts Thursday, so that will keep my mind busy. I have that day off so I'm going to knit all day long just to see how far I can get in the first round. I know that I have gotten faster but I don't know how much faster. I will find out. The yarn suggested is a semi solid or solid the designer used Hazel Knits and test knit in Koigu. I have Hazel Knits. I will have to wind and swatch. I post pictures later of what I use.
Keep warm and keep those sticks aclickn'.
Happily knitting socks, Bye.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
A Cleopatra themed stitch marker hand-made by Catherine aka Mama Llama A roomy silk sock sock from Lantern Moon A queen of Knitting Sock Club pen Lilacs in Bloom hand lotion An adorable pyramid gift box filled with gold and silver luster dusted Cleopatra chocolates by Gayle's Chocolates A calendar magnet with all of the Woolgirl Sock Club shipping dates A hand-made Cleopatra sheep card from a local designer and artist Willa Landino An individual sized sample of SOAK
Loopy Ewe Sock Club
This first kit included:
This time around it must have been the time for cashmere yarn I just thought it was strange that both clubs would have been cashmere. I could show more but this has gone on long enough. So I'll have to tell you about my knitting latter. So keep warm and those sticks aclickn'.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Happily knitting socks, Bye