Monday, October 30, 2006

Scarves and Fighting the Second Sock

I started the Irish Hiking Scarf for my sister for Christmas. I hope she will like it. It is also the first KAL that I have joined besides the ones on The Cowl scarf is for a friend of mine. She really liked it. I think it will be warmer than I thought. It was made of lace weight yarn but it felt warm when I tried it on.

I had to frog my second sock but it is progressing along okay now. I had some stitches that were wonky and I didn't like it so it had to jump into the pond. I am really loving sock knitting and I can see myself never wearing commercial socks again after I have enough pairs made. I am only on my second pair. I am always looking for great sock yarn and I always find it but never bring myself to buy. I guess I am more of a looker than a buyer.

The girls were able to play in leaves yesterday. It is turning into a little tradition for us. We were really lucky to have great day to do it.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Sock Progress and Knitting Side Trip

I have been making progress on my socks. I have turned the heel and I am now working on the cuff. I am so enjoying the toe up socks they are alot of fun. I did have a little bit of a side trip this weekend though, I was looking at different blogs and found a pattern for a gartalac washcloth on Criminy Jickets blog. It was such fun to do and I thoroughly enjoyed knitting it. Thanks Dave for posting and sharing it with everyone. The socks I saw on his blog were amazing.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

There Is NEVER enough Knitting Time!!!!

I have been doing really well on my second (third) pair of socks. I am about to turn the heel on the first one and I am really enjoying doing the toe up pattern. Did I mention that I am not fond of seaming anything together????????? Not even the Kitchener Stitch for a pair of socks am I willing to do. So I guess toe up socks are for me then.

I am also trying to motivate myself to finish this baby afghan for my little boy since it is getting colder around here. I also have so many other projects I want to work on but I don't have enough time (or energy).

I so wish I was a manogamous knitter. I, being easily swayed by a pattern and trying to send my wonderful sister in law something for her birthday, cast on a lace scarf for her. I have a little less than a month to finish it and I am so glad I put that life line in this time. Wish me luck.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

What happens when Socks eat Scones!!!!!

You are probably wondering what is she talking about? Well I made the scones and the sock ate them and it grew, but there is a down side to that also socks eating scones causes bamboo needle to split and have to stop knitting on said sock until new needles arrive in mail because LYS doesn't replace the ones that you bought from them. So I had to (tragedy that it is) cast on a different pair of socks. Oh well, I guess I will suffer through.

I am also trying to motivate myself to finish a baby afghan for my eight month old son that I started before he was born.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Scones and Socks

Well I was so excited that I finished my first pair of socks yesterday that I cast on my second pair last night. I am trying the toe-up pattern from Wendy Johnson. I didn't get very far last night since hubby wanted to go to bed early last night. I also had a craving for scones this morning so chocolate chip scones here I come.

I am also very proud of my daughter, Elisabeth, she won a free book in her reading rewards program at school. She was so excited that she won a book and that she got to KEEP it.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

I Did It!!!! I Did It!!!!

I finished my very first pair of socks made with sock weight yarn!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited and I might even cast on my next pair this evening. I think I might be a sock addict now. OH NO!!!!!! They feel so nice on my feet. I have also finished my Fiber Trends Felted Clogs and my December cross stitch project I was working on. I have started working on a pair of Pop Top Mitts that a lady at my LYS designed. They are coming along pretty good. I am cross stitching a hymn picture for a friend for Christmas (HOPEFULLY FOR CHRISTMAS). I am still just so excited that I finished these socks though.