Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Well, I made it back here just in time to wish you all a Happy Holiday!

Oh, and to wave around another FO. I've got three to show off, but here's number one. Also, the pictures are HORRIBLE! Really. For a Cookie A. pattern, these photos should be much better!


Pattern: Glynis by Cookie A. from Sock Innovations Yarn: Knitterly Things Vesper Sock Yarn Semi Solid Color: Blue Spruce? Needles: Knitpick DPN's US 1 1/2 Started: December 4, 2009 Completed: December 22, 2009.

Note: For a Cookie A. pattern, this pair of socks was not too intricate. They turned out great and my 14-year-old niece nabbed them out of the basket, snick-snack!

A little break from socks coming up, some Bella's Mittens and some hats for January Hat Trick! over at Ravelry.

I got a new camera for Christmas so I'm hoping that will help with the bad photos!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Third Dog:

Now, how could I resist a pattern called after the designer's husband's nom de plume; "3rd Dog"!

Pattern: 3rd Dog by Lorraine Umbers Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock - Lightweight Color: Oregon Red Clover Needles: Knitpick DPN's US 1 (2.25) Started: November 29, 2009 Completed: December 4, 2009.

Note: This is my favorite pair of STR socks that I have ever knitted. The pattern was easy and moved along really quickly. I knit the entire pair while I watched hockey and football. The pile for the Christmas Basket is getting along very nicely - I actually have two more pair on the needles!

We are almost ready for Christmas here. Puck and I have a complete BBQ pork sandwhich menu made up for Christmas Eve and the nieces and nephews are all getting Pook Toques for Christmas. Really. Teen and I brought a couple home from Vancouver and they have become the hit amongst the 8th graders in my son's group of friends.

I haven't toured my Christmas decorations, nor have we made any college decisions, we seem to be in a state of stasis. I do have new yarn though! I'll show you later...

Friday, December 11, 2009

Friday FO - Beans!

Pattern: Soybean Socks by Christabel Seneque Yarn: Lime & Violet Sock Stories Color: I have no idea - tag was lost Needles: Knitpick DPN's US 1 1/2 Started: November 17, 2009 Completed: November 25, 2009.

Note: This yarn base was nothing special, but the socks themselves finished up looking like a berry pie explosion.

Still no pictures of the bender, but so far I've only gotten one package.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009


Pattern: Hisuiiro Socks by Claudia Eisenkolb Yarn: Knit Witch Celestial Color: Taurus Needles: Knitpick DPN's US 1 1/2 Started: November 6, 2009 Completed: November 29, 2009.

Note: Love the Knitwitch's colors. I will definitely try her yarn again, but it will be a different yarn base - the Celestial was very soft and splitty. I use sharp needles and yarn this splitty is a road to being cross-eyed! The pattern was fun and moved really fast once I got through it a first time.

I've been on a stash bender over the last week, so hopefully I'll have some pretty pictures to show you later this week!

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Now THIS is Minnesota snow.

This is the Minnesota I grew up with, this snowstorm today? Pfft. I sneer in it's general direction! This is me, my little sister, our dog Princess and my mom. It looks to be about 1964-1965. Also? Way before we had a snowblower!

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