Sunday, January 28, 2007

I started my second pair of Toe Up socks yesterday using the Anastasia pattern by Pepperknit. This pattern has been in my "To Do" que since I finished my first pair of socks last year.
Sorry for the not so great photo. I'm still trying to learn how to use my new camera.

I've already discovered a major error I made on the top of the left foot. So I'll be frogging and re-doing it later tonight (maybe). Sometimes errors can be cute too!

I want to do something special for my mom, sister, and aunt for Mother's Day this year. So after some thought I've decided to make Clapotis' for my mom and sister. And a Mobius for my aunt. I found some beautiful silk yarn by Art Yarn in black, white and gray and I couldn't wait to work with it so I cast it on Friday for my sister's Clapotis. I'm already up to second dropped stitch. The pattern is being scaled down considerably, for obvious reasons. (yarn cost) I think she will really like it. I finished my first Clapotis while visiting her last year.

My mom's is going to be made out of Classic Elite Yarns Bamboo, in black. I cast that one on Friday as well. Just to get a feel for the yarn. (no pics yet)

The Mobius I'm making for my aunt is going to be made out of a gold yarn I purchased last year. I just hope I can get them all done in time.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Look What I Got Yesterday

Are these not the cutest sock blockers you've ever seen. I ordered these from Scout's Swag last week, and they arrived in the mail yesterday. Along with another GoKnit pouch, purple of course. I absolutely love them. I love the way they show off my Monkey socks. Way to go Scout! Keep up the great work.

Falling Leaves Are Done

Not the best pair of socks, but not the worst either. Because of the pooling the design is not distinct at all. What a shame too, it's a really nice design. Oh well. I'll know better next time.


Saturday, January 20, 2007

Making progress...

I've spent the last couple of days working on my first toe up socks/two at once on Magic Loop. Not doing to bad if I do say so myself. I'm still not compleely satisfied with the pooling of color. But otherwise, I'm pretty pleased with myself.

What do you think?


Friday, January 19, 2007

WIP & Presents

Here's the progress I've made on my Falling Leaves sock from Knitty. (sorry about the pic, still trying to figure out my camera)

I got a great surprise at my SnB at Java Hut last night. This yarn was a gift from my friend Angela. She picked it up for me while on vacation in Mexico. What a sweetheart! When I asked her to pick me up some purple yarn, I was just kidding. She took me serious and brought back these gems. I can't wait to start knitting with it.

Also, thanks for the nice comments Nik and Buttercup about my scarf and Calorimetry set.


Thursday, January 18, 2007

First FO's of 2007

I finally did it. I finished my first projects in 2007. A scarf of my own design, and Calorimetry from Both made from the Manos purchased last week from my LYS - Have You Any Wool. Purple of course.

A close up of the scarfs stitch pattern. (not accurate coloring)

At Java Hut for our Thursday Knit Night. (much better color representation)

Both the hat and head wrap were made in just a few total hours of knit time. Not too bad, if I do say so myself. I'm really proud of what I created (the scarf). And love the head wrap. I'm going shopping tomorrow for yarn to make another in black.


Sunday, January 14, 2007

Who would have thought?

I found this on the Math4Knitters podcast blog and thought it would be an interesting factoid:
LogoThere are:
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

I found this quiz on Stitches of Violet, and seeing as I love PURPLE it's interesting to see which purple I am:

You Are Grape

You are bold and a true individual. You are very different and very okay with that.
People know you as a straight shooter. You're very honest, even when the truth hurts.
You are also very grounded and practical. No one is going to sneak anything by you.
People enjoy your fresh approach to life. And it's this honesty that makes you a very innovative person.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Catching up

Since I have decided that this is going to be my "Knit-In Weekend", (no errands, no housework, no cooking, no visitors). I wanted to take a minute and share with anyone who might be reading this some of my knit related exploits, of late.

Got sidetracked away from the Multi-Directional Scarf by a major first for me. Two socks, on Magic Loop, toe up. What I thought was going to be a huge undertaking is actually not that bad at all.

Sorry about the sillyness. It was SnB night, new day (Thursdays) and new place (Java Hut).

I think this is how I'll do all my socks from now on. It'll be great when I'm not sure if I have enough yarn for two full length socks. Which may be the case with these socks. The idiot in me only purchased two skeins of Claudia in Buckeye colorway. My "Monkey" socks took two and a half. What was I thinking? Oh well!

I've also been doing some frogging lately. The casualties include "Lady Elanor" from Scarf Style, in Noro. And the Pinwheel Baby Blanket I was playing with in my leftover pink and grey Claudia from my Monkey socks. I'll probably restart The Lady later in the year. But as the baby blanket is for a friend at work, as soon as I know the baby's sex, I'll re-cast on that one immediately. (I think she's due this summer)
It was sooo cute too! Oh well, the next one will be even better.

This morning I went to another of my LYS to pick up my copy of "Victorian Lace Today". Oh My God!!! I love this book. I can't wait to get start my first lace project. There are so many great patterns in there, it's going to be hard to choose which one. I already have the perfect yarn for it. I bought a hank of silk from Mama-E's C*EYE*BER FIBER in Platinum. It's beautiful.
While I was there I also picked up a couple of skeins of silk and another project bag.

I'm also knitting the first scarf of my own design (sort of). So far, I love the way it's coming out. Only time will really tell. I'm using a stitch pattern found in Vogue Stitchionary 1, and the Fibonnacci system.

Two balls of "Manos" in shades of purple, knitted on my 10.5 Knit Lite needles (also purple). Are sensing the theme here. "PURPLE, PURPLE, PURPLE" I just love purple. As anyone who knows me can attest to.

Speaking of which. I picked up a new knitting bag from Mango Moon. Purple of course. And I love it. The strap is long and wide like a messenger bag's would be. I love it. The only draw back is it has only one pocket. But who cares, it's PURPLE!

Time to get back to my "Knit-In Weekend". I've got a horror movie marathon all planned out. And the popcorn is done popping.

See ya soon!


Friday, January 12, 2007


Yippee!!! I'm so glad the weekend is here. And it's a long weekend to boot. (Happy Birthday Martin Luther King)!

I'm off to one of my LYS, Have You Any Wool, for "Knit Night Out". And martini knitting afterwards. Woo Hoo! Bring on the drinks!

I'm looking forward to knitting with the girls. Most of the group tonight are women I meet with on Tuesdays. But because we all have day jobs we have to wait until Knit Night for the martinis.

I'll make sure this weekend to post my works in progress pics, and pics of out Knit Night.

See you tommorrow.


Monday, January 01, 2007


I have so many projects I'd like to do this year, I'm not sure where to begin. So for public record, here is a list of projects I hope to complete in 2007.

1 pr of Pomotomus socks (in navy and white Koigu)
another pair of Jaywalker socks (in blue Koigu)
A lace shawl for my mother (undecided on pattern)
Scarf and glove/hat sets (brown for my sister, black for my aunt, purple for me)
Frog and re-knit Lady Elanor
another Clapotis (black Plymouth Bamboo)
Argosy scarf (in Silk Garden)
Golf club covers (for dad)
another pair of Monkey socks (in Schaffer Anne)
Charity project (not sure which or how many)
2007 Illusion scarfs (graduation gifts for my nephew and cousin)

That's all I can think of right now. I guess I'd better get off my butt and start knitting.

Happy New Years to everyone!