Monday, February 26, 2007


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Thursday, February 22, 2007


I am almost finished with Monkey sock #1. For those who asked in my comments to the earlier post, I'm using the Monkey Sock pattern found on The Koigu colorway is P105D. LOVE it. Yes, i took this picture in the car on my lunch break. Ignore the pale, plae skin. And no, I was not driving.

I also started the Blue Sky Alpacas cropped cardigan in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Chunky. LOVE this yarn. I had to make an emergency call to Yarn Paradise in Asheville to get two more skeins after realizing I had purchased yarn for the XS size rather than the small. Luckilly they had what I needed. Pictures of the cardi once it's further along.

I saw a new Blue Sky Alpacas pattern on their Web site this week. It's the eyelet cardigan. Very nice. Hope Yarn Paradise gets the pattern soon. The LYS's around here don't carry the line.

I also bought Wendy's latest pattern "Flair" and the Blue Sky Alpacas cotton yarn to make it from KPixie. That should arrive soon. I have enough to keep me busy. I am so excited though, because the past six months of knitting have been consumed with gifts. Time for some selfish knits!

That's all for today. Happy knitting.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Baby Kimono

This is my sister at her recent baby shower with the kimono I knit up for her. She just loves it. can't wait to see my new niece in it. (That's my mom's hand in the left corner. She just had to touch it.)

Friday, February 09, 2007

photos with new camera

Today my darling husband bought me a new digital camera. No more 2 megapixel blah. I have a Kodak Z710 with 7 MP and a 10x optical zoom and lots of other cool stuff. I told him of all the places we could use the new camera. Vacation, parties, new births and he added "yeah, and you can take pictures of your knitting!". There's no hiding from him.
So, here are the debut photos from the new toy. First, my new STR in Lucy that I posted about yesterday. It is all I hoped it would be. Beautiful and SO soft.

Next we have the lovely monkey sock in Koigu. I love this yarn as well. And the colorway is divine. I really like the way the colors are working up in this pattern.

And last but not least ... Cody. He's so cute.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Oh My! STR is here!

I did it. Last week. I succumbed to the Socks That Rock phenomenon.

And guess what? The lovely Lucy yarn will be waiting in my mailbox when I get home!!! How do I know? Well the folks at Blue Moon Fiber Arts actually let you know when your package has been received by your very own post office. I just logged in to my account on their Web site and the package arrived at 8:47 a.m. today. You can imagine how excited I am.

Now, for the perfect STR pattern. Jaywalkers? Anyone have a suggestion?

I'm off work tomorrow so I hope to get in some quality knitting time. I'm on the fifth repeat of monkey sock #1 using some beautiful Koigu. Photos coming this weekend.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Monkeys and Frogs

I started the Monkey socks last night. They are coming along fine. I've just finished the cuff and the first two rows. Nothing exciting enough to photograph.

Sunday, however my knitting was overtaken by a huge frog. I started the IK jacket I mentioned in an earlier post, with only a half stitch difference in the gague. I thought I could deal with that since it's a jacket to be worn over a cute top.

Well, I get about a third of the back knit and it says the measurement from the CO edge should be about 5.5 inches. Mine was 7.5 inches. UGH. I clearly did not measure the gague vertically. FROG. Very bummed. The mission falls wool may not work for this jacket afterall.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

taaa daa .. First socks complete

Presenting, my very first pair of knitted socks!! I am SO excited. When I was finishing the toe, I got this knot of anticipation in my stomach. Already doing a guage swatch for the Monkey socks from Knitty with Koigu!

Friday, February 02, 2007


I'm officially an addict. I've almost completed my first pair and have already begun planning for pairs 2 and three. And should I tell you about all the sock yarn I've purchased in the last month?

4 skeins Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock (and ordered 4 more, they haven't arrived yet)
2 skeins hand-dyed from Miss Babs (she's a local)
1 skein from Socks That Rock in Lucy (LOVE this color, check it out at

I also got the new IK sock book (25 Favorite Socks) I mean, I need patterns for this sock yarn obsession. And another pair of #2 circs.

I'm certainly ambitious. Socks are addictive.