Monday, June 18, 2007

I saw this on another blog and I thought it was a neat way to show I'm trying it here! I do get tired of editing, uploading and all that jazz. These are just the finished items in my folder.

Sunday, June 10, 2007


I finished the feather and fan socks I was working on....yay!

The colors are a lot darker than this picture looks.

I decided to give these socks to my Aunt Jill. Yes, I was named after her :)
She always sends gifts to my kids and I. Even after we moved to another state and then moved again she found us. She's always been the nicest most hospitable person. When I went to Seattle for a visit a couple months ago I saw her and my Grandma. I offered to make them socks so this is my first offering. My aunt also had a birthday a week ago so it will fit right in.


Yarn: Claudia Handpaint Purple Earth from Loopy Ewe
Needles: US 2 Crystal Palace Bamboo (also from Loopy Ewe)
Pattern: Toe up from Sock Wizard and Feather & Fan from Socks, Socks, Socks

Thursday, June 7, 2007

In Tandem

I've been working on two socks at the same time the last few days. I'm trying to finish up the pair for my step sister, almost done with those thank goodness.
I also work on my first pair of socks out of my Favorite Socks book, the Waving Lace pattern. I can't resist them! It's my first successful chart following project, and my first time using size 1 needles. Now when I go back to the other socks the needles seem huge.

My kids are officially out of school now so my peaceful pockets of knitting time will be few and far between. We did get a nice above ground pool and I have a lounge chair and a beach umbrella so while the kids are in the pool? I'll be knitting....and listening to Sense and Sensibility on my iPod.

Tomorrow we'll celebrate the first day of vacation by taking the kids to McDonald's for breakfast. Actually its so they will be kept busy for a little while when I take them to Bible Study with me. We will of course take the Gameboys too!

Here's the socks I'm working on. The yarn I'm using for the waving lace is dyed by me with Kool-aid. 3 berry blue, 3 cherry and one black cherry. I think :)
The top picture is one from my cell phone and the bottom is my husbands digital. Not great, I know. I'm going to save up for a nice digital since mine isn't working.

I also had to reset my ticker because I bought yarn. I've been able to resist up until now but Sheri updated her site (the Loopy Ewe) with this color I've been wanting for a long time...Bart & Louise in the Garden. It will be a nice addition to my stash :)

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Long time no post....

It's about time I posted!
I'm pretty sure the only one who reads this is my sister so it's hard to remember to post very often.
I like to look at my ticker to see how well I'm doing on my yarn diet....pretty good!
Considering the spree I had for the few months before, I'm doing very good. I'm sad though because Sheri at the Loopy Ewe just put up some of the yarns on my wish list. Oh, well. I'm going to try to use up some of my stash before adding to it again :)

I have got some finished socks to show, and one WIP. My husband was happy to hear that the latest project is for me because I give away so much. I like it though. I've only finished 7 pairs and I've given away 5 of them. I have so much fun giving so it's ok.

I finished and sent my sisters socks and sent them to her in Germany. She got them today and says they fit perfect! That gives me great joy.
Here they are...

I also made my mom a pair for Mother's day. She likes all things nautical so I made her Scallop socks in the Seaside colorway. They also fit perfect.....happy!

Here's the pair for me. This yarn is so beautiful I can't stand it! Each needle knit brings on a new color and it deepens and than starts to change to another color before I reach the next needle. It's really nice. These are Claudia Handpainted in the Purple Earth colorway....

Today's the day I'm cleaning my sons room....gotta git!

Sunday, April 29, 2007

I got my Jaywalkers into Grumperina's gallery!
So I figured I had better post pictures of them here :)

I used Opal Prisma and size 2 dpns.

These are the ones I was trying to finish for the Expo.

I've washed them once already and they soften up very nicely.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

So. Tired.

I had a GREAT time at the Knitting Expo. I spent far too much money and got to pet lots of super cool yarns. I got some really nice yarn, and sock! (well, cheap for sock blockers).
I loved spending the whole day knitting, or talking about knitting, or looking at yarn, or winding yarn, or buying yarn!!

I've decided that instead of posting pictures of yarns as I get them I'll post pictures of the actual projects I'm knitting! Makes more sense to me. And it's not so boring.

I didn't get a chance to wear my Berkies because I didn't finish my socks in time. They are finished now and I'll post pictures later.

Hmmm....what picture to post. How about this one?

My pup

(notice the cat sleeping on his blanket by him)

Wednesday, March 28, 2007


Here they are!
This is the first pair I've ever had...even though I've wanted them for years. These are from QVC and they put them on an easy pay plan. So I only have to pay $15 for the next two months...that's how I finally got my hands (or feet) on them.
I know that my white socks aren't very pretty but I only have one pair of socks I've made so I'm still wearing store bought socks (I know...for shame!).

These will be so great with my handknit socks this summer! I'm very excited.
They are a skoshe too big for an ideal fit I think, but I will still wear them. Next time though I'll get one size smaller.