Monday, August 20, 2007

Dishcloth anyone?

The one that started it all:
For my SIL for her birthday. She loves blue.
For my MIL, just because she's awesome. She loves purple. unknown, I just love the color combo. I think I'll give it to a friend.

Feather & Fan Dishcloth by Linda Smith from Dishcloth Boutique All in Lily Sugar 'n Cream

Friday, August 17, 2007

What to do next

So with Sockapalooooza Four over and done with, I've been getting some other stuff done that was promised.

Lace-Edged Women's Hat by Julie Hentz from Head Huggers
In LionBrand Microspun in Blush.

My SIL's mother has cancer again, so she had asked me to knit her mum up a hat. She picked out the pattern.
I hate knitting with this yarn, so splinty, but I loved the color and the feel. Microspun is so soft and silky. Worth it. Took me 3 days to knit this up, since allot of life stuff happened in those days (got laid off)

Then I got to work on a hat my brother asked for awhile ago.

So we now have Mario, Luigi and Wario.

This was based off the Topi by Jennifer Tallapaneni from Knitty, Spring 2006
I used some LionBrand Cotton I had in the stash I had planned on using to make a sunflower washcloth for my SIL one day. Have pleanty left over for the washcloth.

So now that I have these items done and given, what should I work on now? I've got 3 WIP that need to be finished....and they are:

My mum's clogs. I am almost finished with these. Just have to knit up the 2nd sole and bumper. I haven't done this because it requires me to wind up the yarn from a skein, and I don't a swift, so it's a pain in the butt.

then there are the socks:

meh, I don't think I like knitting 2 socks at once, and I have converted to Magic Loop for all round knitting. I'm at the guesset on these, so really shouldn't take long to finish. I've desided to give these to my Sister when they are finished.

Embossed Leaves by Mona Schmidt from Favorite Socks in Trekking (XXL)

and last but not least

Wimbledon by Alison Hansel from MagKnits, July 2006
This has the most work that needs to be done. I started this so long ago, it would be nice to have it finished, but I know the others would take less time.

Not sure which I should pick up next. I want these done before I start anything new.

What to do, what to do.

Friday, August 10, 2007


I was at work when Kevin messaged me that a package arrived for me. I got all excited because I figured it was either the Kindergarden info for Jackson or it was my sockapalooza package.
Kevin said it wasn't from a school, so I knew.
It was so hard to sit at work for several more hours.

Now normally, when I get home, the 1st thing I do is go and check on the boys. Give them kisses or cuddle them. Oh no, not tonight. Went straight for the back room. The boys won't know, they're sleeping.

I almost cried when I opened up my box.

1st there was this

The silver package has a sticky note on it that reads:

Open, Savor, & Refridgerate.
Knitter's Emergency Kit

and in it?


Chocolate from inside Union Station in DC.

And look at these:

Koigu KPPPM, Embossed Leaves Socks.
Funny thing is, I was knitting this pattern up for myself, but it's been put on the back burner. I had already changed my mind and was going to give the ones I was knitting to my mother or sister whenever they were finished.
I'm so happy with these. I Love the color, the feel, the look....everything about them.

But what made me almost cry?

You see that pink and green?
This is yarn that I have been wanting since I started knitting 2 years ago. The colors...OMG, the colors. Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Knit Happens.

Liz how did you know? I mean, I go months without posting on here, yet you got the one yarn that I have been wanting above all others.

I want to knit this up now, but I don't either. It' so beautiful. I keep petting it, smelling it, rubbing it against my face.
I'm so giddy, I don't think I can go to sleep.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Sockapalooza 4 socks are done

So, I had thought my pal said she didn't like lace. But as I was reading her blog, she had been knitting lace socks, so I went and got my pals info again, and there was NOTHING there about not likeing lace. I don't know what I thought I had read.

Snowflake Lace Socks from Magknits by Melanie Berney.
LOVE this pattern. Love Love Love Love LOVE this pattern.

Knitted this Magic Loop style on size 2 (3.00 mm) 32"
Knit Picks Bare in Superwash

Soaking in warm water
Mixing the Dye Chartreuse, Yellow Sun and Sky Blue Done, hanging out to dry
Close up