Monday, August 29, 2011


So far I have the back and half of the left front finished of Dude.  I would love to have this done asap for college boy.  The weather has been gorgeous the last day or so.  I am hoping it lasts through our last summer trip to the cabin.  School starts on the 6th.  If only the crazy were not starting already.  Laptop repair, dogs to the vet, Puck to the dentist...

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

 Jubilee Socks!!

Pattern:  Jubilee Socks by Cookie A   Yarn:  Hazel Knits Artisan Sock   Color:  Oh My Darling   Needles:  US 1 - 2.25 mm  Started:  July 15, 2011  Completed: August 19, 2011  Note:  Another Cookie A Sock Club Shipment.  This Hazel Knits yarn doesn't seem as heavy as the last skein of Hazel Knits I've used.  This may require more sampling....

Monday, August 22, 2011

Trying to keep this rolling....

 Posting regularly, that is.  These are my boys after they took a sea kayak venture out on Lake Superior last week while we were in Bayfield.  They did learn to "Eskimo Roll"....

Friday, August 19, 2011


Let's see.  This movie is a huge favorite at our house:

The 19 year old has requested one of these:

The pattern is here!  I ordered the yarn from WEBS, and it is finally on the needles.  (Since 19YO weighs a total of 145 lbs right now, a size small is in order).  Football has started and this is the perfect sport knitting pattern.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


I bought this kit from the Knitters Brewing Company.  It's called the Wingmen Sock.  This is something new for me (two color knitting).  It's been fascinating, I have a hard time putting it down. It has a short row heel, and I have already torn that mother back and am creating my own heel.  Hate. Short. Row. Heels.  Grrrr.

Monday, August 15, 2011


This is one of the socks from the Cookie A. Sock Club for June/July.  The yarn is Hazel Knits and the pattern is Jubilee Socks.  Spee-dee!  The color is actually called Oh My Darling, but it reminds me of an orange pushup!

A sweater has actually been cast on and is beginning to steal my attention, so I am lagging on this knitting right now.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

 Cool Your Sugar Jets

The newest yarn for the Cookie A Sock Club.  I haven't even finished pair one from the last shipment!  Yet I am knitting away!  (30% Silk!)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Half a Calpurnia?

Pattern:  Calpurnia by Chrissy Gardiner  Yarn:  All Things Heather Hand Dyed Sock Yarn  Color: Skye  Needles:  US 1 - 2.25 mm  Started:  July 17, 2011  Completed: August 5, 2011  Note:  These are for me!  Finished them on Puck's 15th birthday as well!  We got the Driver's Permit on Friday too!  Love the cuff.  Finished the heel Turtlegirl style as well!

This pattern was meant to be different front and back.  I didn't get that when I read it the first time through, and knit the patter repeat the same on the front and back.  I found I liked them that way, so I kept it.  That is why it is half a Calpurnia - I completely ignored half the pattern!  I am such a dork.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Wyeast Socks...Why not?

Pattern:  Wyeast Socks by Chrissy Gardiner  Yarn:  Fiberphile Hand-Dyed Yarns & Fibers MCN Luxe Sock Color: Lilacs in the Mist  Needles:  US 1 - 2.25 mm  Started:  June 20, 2011  Completed: July 16, 2011 Note:  This one is cable heaven, also confusing.   One must pay attention to the charts on this one!
Another pattern where I finished the heel gusset differently.   Glad I moved on to the next style!  However, this yarn color is delicious; like a grape popsicle.

Sunday, August 07, 2011


Life has been crazy, with a traveling lacrosse team, and kids taking drivers education and SAT prep courses.  The heat, of course.  The heat.  A weekend in July watching a U17 team play lacrosse in Vernon Hills, IL - Sunday ended in a game played in 105 degree heat.  Puck's team took the whole tournament and qualified to play in the National competition in Florida in December/January!

Pattern:  Supernova by Chrissy Gardiner  Yarn:  Faery Fiber Sprite 4ply Merino/Nylon Blend Fingering Weight  Color: Cedric  Needles:  US 1 - 2.25 mm  Started:  June 22, 2011  Completed: July 24, 2011 Note:  This colorway actually reminds me of Van Gogh's Starry Night - one of my favorites.  I've been doing my gusset reductions like this for about a month, and then Turtlegirl posted a "How To" and I realized she reduced in a different direction.  This still works, but her way looks even better.  You will see in a few days when I post some socks finished that way!

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