Friday, February 27, 2009


We finally got confirmation yesterday, I am laid off for two weeks.  I know I shouldn't be happy about this fact, with the state of the economy and my industry especially, but I am glad.  The stress level has been almost unbearable, and the break will do me good.  I hope.

This lay-off also means another really important thing to me.  More knitting time with my friends.  When my schedule was changed to 10hrs/4days I had a really hard time finding the time and energy to get together with my friends.  So I've got loads of catching up to do.

I was also told that the changes they were going to be making will start when we get back.  I had been really worried about that too.  I was afraid I was going to be bumped out of my current group and/or shift.  Both would not have been good things.  Luckily, not only do I get to stay on my shift, but I also get to stay in my group.  Unfortunately not on my job, but I'll still be with the people I have been working with for over 10 years.  The one down side was my best work friend did get bumped to second shift.  And I will miss her terribly.

All this being said, I'm doing my best to stay positive about everything that is happening or will happen in the future.  I keep telling myself, "AT LEAST I STILL HAVE A JOB!!!"  No matter how much it drives me crazy most of the time.

There will hopefully be loads of posts during the next two weeks.  So bye for now...

Sunday, February 15, 2009


When I first decided to make a Baby Surprise Jacket, thanks to the inspiration of a knitting friend.  I had no idea it would take three attempts before I finally completed one.  Or that it would end up being larger than I anticipated.  Even though I think that's going to be a good thing.

Here she is, BSJ #2!  I only hope my co-worker, whose daughter I made it for, likes it.


Sorry the pictures aren't better.  It's definitely time for a new camera.

Sunday, February 08, 2009


I'll start off this post sharing a couple of pictures from our annual "Knitting Bowl"!  We had a great time as always.  And luckily Frottez's husband "J" made us a great brownie for our event.  If you're reading this J., sorry it took me so long to post about it.  He actually made one to represent each team and we got this one!

Our great friend, and first time "Knitting Bowl" knitter, Sara, made this great vegan cake.  And all I can say is it was excellent.  And I raved about it all week.

Here are the early bird's, minus me (I'm taking the picture).  Tina, Amy, Sara and our wonderful hostess Angela.

I spent this weekend photographing and posting the pics of my sock yarn stash.  Which is ridiculously large by the way.  And took two days to do.  Saturday's post and Sunday's post.

After some searching for a new project I decided to knit "The Baby Surprise Jacket".  There were a couple of false starts, but after a Friday afternoon SnB with Sara, and her expert advice on the project, I finally got it up and going.

Here's Harley sitting on it as I was trying to photograph it.  At this point I had finally gotten to the increase rows.  Which I thought I'd never get to.

I can't wait to see how this is going to turn out.

I hope everyone had a great weekend.

Saturday, February 07, 2009


I got up this morning and finished taking pictures and sorting my sock yarn stash.

There will be no need for a sock yarn purchase for many years to come, I'd say.  And when I think of how many skeins I have gifted over the last few years.  I suppose I should be ashamed of myself, but I'm not!

Hand Dyed Yarns by Indie Dyers

Hand Maiden

Koigu PPPM

Stork - Meant to be used for "Nanner Socks", but the yellow didn't work for me.

Cascade Sock - Not sure why I purchased 3 skeins of the Tan.

Hand Dyed by wonderful ladies at "Artisan Knitworks".

Schaeffer Anne

Regia Silk

On Your Toes

Berroco Comfort Sock

Presents over the years.

Duet Sock Yarn

Butterfly Sock

Alpaca Sock

Swap from Knitting Bowl "2008".

Knit Pick Essential Kettle Dyed


Neighborhood Fiber Co.. - Birthday present from Larj Marj, "2007".

Dream in Color Smooshy

Knit Picks Essential and Pallette

Panda Cotton - Meant for baby socks.

Panda Silk

Indie Dyer

Friday, February 06, 2009

(picture heavy post)

For some strange reason I decided to go through my sock yarn and try to get an idea of what I have in my stash.  Boy was that an insane undertaking.

So without further ado, here is about half of my sock yarn grouped by maker or dyer.

"Sunshine Yarns"

"Collinette Jitterbug"

"Lana Grossa and Trekking"


"Scout's Swag"

"Louet Gems"

"Socks That Rock - Raven Series"

"Socks That Rock"

"Socks That Rock -(middle colors are "Spirits Collection")

"Malibrigo Sock"

"Plucky Classics"

"Claudia Hand Paints"

(German dyer ???)


"Lorna Laces"

"Fleece Artist"

"Sock Yarnista"


"Yarn Pirate"

"Storm Moon Knits"


"Noro Sock Yarn"

"Lisa Souza"

"Cherry Tree Hill"