Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Note: This yarn has been in my stash for so long, I wasn't even sure it was still around, but it is! I loved how this yarn was working up until I hit the huge flash over the heel. However, it happened on both socks - so at least they match? I don't wear the DK weight socks too often, so this pair was intended to be donated from the beginning.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
I joined Badass Yarn Club over at Kitchen Sink Dyeworks. She dyes each month honoring Badass Women. This month's honoree is Meg McGlamery - read about Meg here. The yarn is 70% Merino, 30% Seacell. I believe this is destined to be some Crosswaves socks.
Also, Knitting Like Crazy is having a sale over at her Etsy sight - 20% off all of her sock yarn. My personal favorite is Mom's 1970's Kitchen. Someone needs to stop me before I undo all of my 2010 sock yarn destashing by purchasing one of each of these colors!
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Note: This yarn is 50% silk (I forgot that when I was knitting and for some reason assumed it contained Bamboo). Either way, both fibers are a bit inelastic and the yarn was a little splitty. The end result, however, is a gorgeous pair of socks. As with any Cookie a. pattern I've ever knit, the end result is a piece of art (due to the pattern, not to me!)
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
The sign right behind this guy read: The Elkhorn Lodge - Vacancy. He paid us no attention at all.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Note: I don’t usually knit on 0’s - but once I memorized this pattern, it was a pretty easy pair of socks to work on in the car.
Meanwhile, I have been trying to get excited about Vikings Football this year, but I am finding it hard to recapture last year's excitement after the debacle in New Orleans (both of them!) The Gophers are just trying to overcome their coaching. I have been happily watching the Twins and waiting for Hockey to start again.
High School has been great for Puck, and I think Teen (or should I say New Adult?), has been thriving thus far in his university atmosphere. I am slowly getting adjusted to only one teenager in the house (at least, only one that belongs to me).
I took my mom to see Wicked last night, and I didn't think I would love it as much as I did. I now would like to see it at least a half dozen more times. The woman that played Elphaba had a voice to rival Idina Menzel, and I think she was the standby. I was blown away.
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Note: This was the first pattern from the Indie Socks Club KAL. The pattern had an interesting, new-to-me, cast-on and the socks knit up pretty quickly. I'm sure the pooling and flashing is not everyone's cup of tea, but I think I'll have a couple takers for this pair of socks.
Wow. The house is so quiet and I have time to get things done. This morning, however, I am attending my much-neglected knitting group. I hope they're still in the same place! (JK!) I bought some very yummy yarn on my trip and there was a new pattern book waiting for me when the mailman arrived yesterday - so I'll update with those later this week!
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Note: I am not positive about my start date on these, but I do know these were an August project and I finished them on August 17, so there it is. This was part of the Girl with The Dragon KAL on Ravelry. We actually had custom-dyed yarns available to us, but I knit mine from well-marinated stash and these knit up very beautifully. The pattern incorporated a basket-weave heel and throughout the body and I really am happy with the finished look.
I have some more pictures to take today!