Thursday, June 29, 2006

ya gotta see this!!

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and this...
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of course my phone dos'nt do it justice, this is Scouts Orchids colorway, this is the softest yarn. I have to go get some size 0 needles and find a pattern, actually I think I will make the climbing vines pattern that I mentioned before. This is some beautiful yarn girls go get some... I will be taking this to show the girls at my knitting group tonight boy won't they be some mad knitters!!

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

my first sock of the month kit is here

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the patern is climbing vines and I really like it it also has a eye of the partridge heel which I have never tried, so that should be interesting, and also it has a left and right cross that I have never done so I am excited to do these, right after... the dibs on ribs which I worked on yesterday and now have the left and right fronts done will be workink on the insert next LOL and Maysons socks and my pals bag LOL

my sock pal stuff is here, Look!

It came yesterday I don't know if I am going to like the colors as well as I thought at first but we shall see. The avacado and the pansy are for the bag, and the needles and book are for my pal and also the sock yarn is for her as well I just dont know which one yet. LOL You can find the bag i am going to make herePhotobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Friday, June 23, 2006

Mad knitters of Indianapolis

I joined a knitting group that I found online, because of school I have not been able to attend. But I did go last night and had a great time, most of them were knitting a felted bag that they had decided on a few weeks ago, one lady was making these tiny mittens that were adorable, another was making socks, one a scarf, one a sweater for her granddaughter and another was making table mats that were very nice. I of course was working on my sock dilemma,the second one is almost as long as the first one now, so will see how far I get until I will have to unravel the first to be able to finish them any rate I had a great time last night, the meet was at panera bread on 86th and allisonville road.Oh and the neatest thing was that one of the lady's is in the ksks so we chatted about what we were making our pals, lots of books and magazines were there, I got to see the mason Dixon book and some others, experience of the knitters varied from to beginner to pretty darn good!!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Lucy we got a problem!

with the bluberry waffle socks for my daughter Mayson here is the first one finished.

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and here is the second one.

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same lornas laces yarn so I guess she will have a pair of socks with one that has vertical stripes and one with swirls LOL. This is the last sock that needed a mate so I will be working on the dibs on ribs pattern next, I have it started the right front is done and the left front is on the needles. next will be the insert I dunno bout that LOL
Update, I took the yarn and the socks to my LYS and asked the girls if they had ever seen this happen with lornas laces and they all said no,but one of them did say that mabey I had started the first sock from the inside of the skein, and that was what was doing it, as the first sock appeared to be swirling at the foot.I thought oh yeah mabey thats it, so came home to rip out the second sock,then decided to just put it on stitch holders and start at the other end, but it is swirling as well so to get them to match I am going to work down to the heel on both socks with the second skein so they will match and take out the first sock and finish them, at least they will both match then. woo hoo problem solved

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Azya's socks

These are my daughter Azya's socks all finished finally, they were just a basic pattern and I used lornas laces yarn, again the picture is not the best.

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Also placed a order with this am for yarns, a book and a set of needles most of it was for my secret pals project but I did get 2 skeins for socks for the girls.I can't wait for it to get here so I can get started.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Look what came in the mail saturday!

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There are some really nice projects in this issue this is the first one I have recieved.

this also came, my yarn from the picture is from my phone so it is not very good but it is the dancing and essentials pumpkin, both very nice. I will be making socks with these, the pumpkin is for me and the dancing for a friend.

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Thursday, June 15, 2006

good lord, well I finally got the button but it is not clickable so will work on that. LOL well it is clickable but it takes you to a blank page. Good thing I don't have to do this for a paycheck.

The Questionnaire:
What are your favorite colors? purples and greens
Are you a new sock knitter? How long have you been knitting socks? yes I am a sock knitter,I am new to knitting socks but I love to make them I have finished 3 pair and have 2 others that need mates finished.
Do you prefer solid or multicolored yarn? I got addicted to multicolored yarn for socks but I would love to make some solid color ones
What fibers do you prefer in sock yarn?
Where do you usually knit socks? work,car, meetings,everywhere
How do you usually carry/store small projects? in a ziplock baggie so I can see where everything is.
What are your favorite sock knitting patterns? I have one blueberry waffle sock done and I really liked the pattern so I would say that is my favorite right now
What are your favorite sock knitting techniques? I don't have any right now
What new techniques would you like to try? the toe up sock but the directions are like mud. w
Do you prefer circulars or dpns for sock knitting? dpns are all I have worked with I have entertained the idea of the 2 socks at once as I seem to have a problem getting to the second sock LOL
What are some of your favorite yarns? I love lornas lacessock yarn and am fond of regia thats really all I have tried I do have some yarn coming from so I will see how I like that.
What yarn do you totally covet? my noro silk garden that I bought for a sweater that I am making
Any pattern you would love to make if money and time were no object? that would be the dibs on ribs pattern.
Favorite kind of needles (brand, materials, straights or circs, etc)? bamboo dpns
If you were a specific kind of yarn, which brand and kind of yarn would you be?
Do you have a favorite candy or mail-able snack?well of coure, reeses peanut butter cups you know the bite size where you have to eat half the bag .
What’s your favorite animal?a giraffe
Do you have pets? What are their species/names/ages? we have a "hermid" crab named gary that my 7 year old daughter Mayson won on the last day of school in a raffle, it had been the class pet for a few months pior to that, she just can't get hermit out of her mouth.
If you were a color what color would you be? a very pretty purple
Describe your favorite shirt (yours or someone else’s).. I have a favorite shirt that says "I Have Issues"
What is your most inspiring image, flower, or object in nature? right now it is my goldfish plant
Tell me the best quote you’ve ever heard or read. "it is what it is"
Do you have a wishlist? no
Anything else you’d like to share with the group today? just that I am already having my morning coffee enjoying reading everyones blogs and hoping to be able to make a great pal.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

welcome to my blog

Knit Sock Kit Swap ok, I don't know how to make this a button link, instead of just the link. I am new at this so if anyone can help me out here I would sure apreciate it thanks. Any way I am thrilled to have gotten in on this. This is my first swap so I hope I can make a great bag and find some great goodies for my Pal. Have a great day.