Monday, February 25, 2008

Wordy Business

I bought some Noro. Now I can make this pair of socks along with the other cool girls.

Now if I can just master the toe-up I will be golden.

Miss T is starting a sock garden. I picked a posy today - very bright and cheerful.



Pattern: Simply Love from Sockamania Yarn: BMFA Socks That Rock lightweight 100% Superwash Merino in the Firebird colorway (2007 Socks That Rock Yarn Club). Needles: Knitpick's 2.5 mm dpn's. Completed: February 24, 2008. Mods: I needed to knit these from the top down so I reversed the pattern and then changed it so that the hearts were scattered instead of patterned. I also knit the cuff in p2 /k2tbl ribbing. (Now I have to go post this up at Sockamania and Year of Socks!!! Multi tasking + Me! Woot!)



Pattern: Cozy V-Neck from Stefanie Japel'f Fitted Knits Yarn: Knitpicks Wool of the Andes in the Bluebonnet colorway (I have 5 skeins leftover - I'd be willing to sell very cheaply if anyone is interested.) Needles: Addi circs as recommended. Completed: February 24, 2008. Mods: This sweater would have fit me 15 pounds ago. My gauge was right on, so I need to revise my self-image. It's going into the pile for Christmas presents. It would definitely fit one of my sisters/SIL's. I would definitely try it again and make it the right size.

NEXT!

Speaking of sisters. My little sister bought me a set of Harmony DPN's, so now I am going to cast on the Saturday Socks:

That yarn is a hoarded batch of Sweet Georgia. (Waiting patiently for her return.)


These are next on the queue. That's some Lavender Sheep that is going to be a pair of Curve Ball Socks (that's a PDF gang), next is some Araucania Ranco that is going to be a pair of Arch-Shaped Socks (also a PDF). Now, for the life of me, I do not remember this next yarn. However it is going to be a pair of Hareton Socks by Kate Blackburn (again with the PDF). Next is some Fiber Denn sock yarn (that is an Etsy link, but I thought I bought it at Woolgirl); THAT is going to be a pair of the Nutkin sock from Knitzi.com. Last is a pair of Seacoast Handpainted Panda (Loopy Ewe I love you!)that will become a pair of Hanauma Bay Socks (that one's an HTML - yay!).


Now, lastly but not leastly, I am a returning competitor in Sock Madness this year. I will be so lucky to make it past the first round.
HOCKEY NEWS!

Puck's team took the 2nd place trophy in their tournament down in Winona this weekend! They won 8-0, 5-0 and then got beat 0-5 in the last round by a community so small that they only have a "C" Peewee team (that means that some of their players are actually a much higher caliber, some are not, but those higher caliber players made the difference). They were proud to bring home their huge trophy anyway, even with one of their MVP's in the Emergency Room. He took a dive to save a goal and got "kicked" into the boards spraining his shoulder or breaking his collarbone - we are still waiting on the second opinion.

And woot! for the EP Girls Hockey team who brought home the State Championship this weekend. The Teen got to play in the Pep Band on Friday night and came home without a voice. EP won 1-0 in OT.

Well, I have to go let the puppy out and get some exercise. Don't forget the books gang!

Comments:
Wow! Your sockamania socks turned out great and I love all of those patterns in your queue! You will probably have DPN growing out of your fingers by the time you finish them all. :)
 
Love the V-neck sweater. I'll be interested to hear how you like the Noro sock yarn.
 
Yay! Glad you're joining our little KAL!
 
Ooh, your Noro's gorgeous! Glad you're joining us.
 
Yea! Glad you're in. However, this "cool girl" has to rip out a bunch. Note to self: do knot knit patterns while watching new season of LOST on DVR. Further note to self: don not let Jon know you skipped ahead to new season of LOST on DVR or you'll be knitting outside - alone - for a long time.
 
Congrats, Puck!! YEE-HAW!

What a great post. Full of wonderment and wool. Sigh. The sweater rocks. I honestly don't know how you do it!

The Noro yarn is a beautiful color. I'm so curious to see how it all knits up.

And I'm drooling over your new needles. What a sister!
 
Wow - what a lot of news in one post! WTG, Puck and Co. I'll even give a little cheer for the EP girls team (just don't tell Hockeyman- eek!).

Love the sweater. At least you're ahead on gift knitting, even if it doesn't quite fit you.

I'm slogging away at my February socks. How do you do it???
 
I wish I had your energy and knitpower... still finishing what I started last month...sigh. Great sweater, sorry for those 15 pounds.
I love ambitious women!
 
So much info!! Pretty Noro sock yarn. Your socks turned out so cheery and fun! Curses about the sweater - but at least you know someone who can wear it, right?!
 
What you don't do toe-up? It is so easy. So much easier than top down in my opinion. And I will be curious as to your opinion of the Noro sock yarn. I haven't heard much in favor of it.

And I too am waiting patiently for the return of the Sweet Georgia yarns. But I will not break into that sacred stash just yet.
 
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