Saturday, January 26, 2008

Isn't my bag lovely? I did a bag swap in the yahoogroup, Bag A Holics. I love my bag, it is gorgeous and nice and spacious. It has a nice size pocket on the front and is divded in two sections in the inside. Along with my bag KyleAnn sent me 13 skeins of 100% wool yarn. Yipppeeeee!! It looks to be homespun, but I'm not sure; I would need to ask her. Also she sent me three books. The look to be knitting mystery books.
  1. The Cat Who Said Cheese by Lillian Jackson Braun
  2. Knitting Bones by Monica Ferris
  3. The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber

Thank you so much!

I'm DEAD!! My socks arrived today from my killer. As you can see she killed me with some beautiful color socks. I love them! I was in the Death By Socks contest (yahoogroup). The game started on January 15, 2008 and I was taken out 11 days after the start. I would say I was in the game for a while. Kudos to all who received nice socks and big ups to those still in the contest.

Friday, January 25, 2008

This is my latest project. Nutkins socks Designed by Beth LaPensee for The socks are gorgeous. I'm using the hand spun and hand dyed merino superwash yarn in a few pics down. The cuff of this sock is so pretty. When I saw this pattern, I feel in love. I had to have a pair of these socks. You can not make out the pattern in this image. Go to the website above, click on patterns and then Nutkin so, you can see how beautiful they are. I will keep you posted on my progress.

Recently, I joined a yahoogroup called Death By Socks. We used a pattern called Best Wishes by Jeanne Townsend to make sock for our victims. Everyone has a victim and an asassin. I finished my socks in 6 days, I probably could have done it faster, but wasn't able to knit as much as I would have liked to. Here are the socks for my victim. I hope she likes them.

I'm currently unemployed and a beautiful, sweet and kind group member of mines (Deb) sent me this beautiful package. So, I could continue to knit socks, which I love to do very much. I truly appreciate everything in it. She really knows how to make a person smile. Thank you!!

  • 2 - 50 gr balls of Kroy Sock Yarn

  • A big skein of pastel color sock yarn (the skein on the top)

  • A 550 yds of hand spun and hand dyed superwash merino yarn (variations of pink and purples).

  • Bath water flowers

  • candle

  • several notepads

  • a small project bag (socks)

  • stitch markers (made by Deb)

I'm so happy about my greatest sock accomplishment. Both socks are completed, but only have a picture of one. I need to find me some nearby knitting buddies because my family and friends aren't as excited about my knee high socks as I am. I learned so much knitting the socks. I used the Queen Kahuna's, Crazy Toe and heel book to knit this beautiful work of art. One more thing I can knock off my list of things to do. I used the magic loop method, toe up. I used a size 2 needle for sock portion and then change to size zeros and did the ribbing. I don't like knitting with the 0s, but it's done now and was well worth it.