Sunday, December 31, 2006


She's Baaaaaack! And all I can say is "it's good to be back!" I'm so glad that Christmas holiday is over. Getting ready for my trip to my parents was an utter and complete nightmare. Everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. But I made it through. And had a pretty good time, despite not feeling well most of the time. As always mom and dad, and all their friends made my trip a delight. I took pictures of most of my mom's Santa collection. Most people don't believe me when I describe them to them.

Also, I was working hard to finish a few projects to show off to my mom and her friends. I finished my 3rd pair of socks. Not my favorite pair, but comfy none the less. Really not sure about the rounded toe.

I also finished the "Monkey" socks from by the designer of the famous "Pomatomus" socks, also available on Knitty.

Before leaving I decided that I wanted a scarf for the wait in the airport and the plane ride.
Simple, but very cute. And warm.

I even found the time to start a new project. Before I left on vacation the yarn I ordered from Lisa Souza dyed in support of Miss Violet, from the Lime & Violet podcast arrived. I ordered both the sport and sock weights. And as always Ms. Souza outdid herself. The yarn is beautiful. The pink is not the standard pink color used in support of Breast Cancer research, but I don't love it any less. I decided to use the sport weight to make a scarf using a "Multi Directional Scarf" pattern I found through another blog. So far, I'm in love. Sorry for the crappy photos. My camera sucks.

I guess that's enough rambling for now. I hope everyone has a safe, fun, and festive New Year's Eve!


Saturday, December 02, 2006

I almost forgot

I added a Frapper map to my blog. Please take a minute to let me know who my readers are, and where they're from.


What's Wrong With This Picture...

Other than my ashy leg that is.

The stripes just don't seem right to me. In several places they don't even extend around the leg. There are also spots of crossed colors. Unfortunately the true colors don't show in this picture.

Other than my issues with the striping, I really like the overall look and feel of this sock. I used the yarn and pattern from "Meilenweit, Lana Grossa". The basic sock pattern is from their Fall/Winter 2006 book. And the yarn is called "Meeting". The colors are three shades of grey, fushia, rose and white. A really nice combination for me. The round toe is different from my first two pairs of socks. I wasn't sure if I'd like the fit, but I do. And since I'm not good at grafting the toe, this was a welcome alternative.

Before I can finish the second sock, though. I've got a baby hat to make for a co-worker whose wife is due the first of the year. So off I go to cast on...