Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Looks Can Be Deceiving

I am not usually one to complain about the weather. I usually take what comes and enjoy it if I can. I do have one small complaint. I hate the fact that sunny winter or late fall (as we are now in) days are so deceiving. I look outside my breezeway door and you get this.

This sunny, breezy day. I think it should be cloudy and dreary because it is only 22 degrees here in Minnesota today. Something is wrong. Pretty days like this should be warm and I should be wearing no coat. Just my two cents.

Unfortunately, I will not finish Lacevember before the end of the month. I really have no excuse (unless of course you count, laundry, dishes, taking care of three kids, fixing Thanksgiving dinner for 13 people, having an outbreak of the stomach flu, and the love of knitting socks an excuse). It just isn't going to happen but I am proud of myself for participating and seeing all the lovely things that were made this month by the other participants. Here is my progress so far. It has grown but not enough to be considered a scarf. Maybe the scarf needs steroids so it can bulk up.

And last but not least, my sock that I am currently working on.

I am doing it in Knit Picks Memories Fly Fishing. I am finding that I like this thicker yarn but I have decided I don't like bamboo DPN's since I have used Knit Picks Options DPN's. So I had to place an order for some size 2's so I can finish. I will continue to work on them until they get here though.

Have a great day.

Friday, November 24, 2006

From the Needles to My Feet

I just (not more than fifteen minutes ago) finished my second pair of socks and here they are on my feet. I am so amazed how I love to make socks and how they make my feet feel.

This pair was made from Plymouth Sockotta. I started them in October and just finished them today. I am getting faster. My first pair took five months and my second pair has only just under two months.

I am working on several other projects and hope to post pictures of them soon. I also will be casting on yet another pair of socks shortly I am sure. I have some Knit Picks Memories in Fly Fishing that is begging to be knit up. So off I go. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and didn't shop too much today.

Friday, November 17, 2006


I am so sorry that it has been over a week or more since I last posted an update. I have been knitting just working on the projects I have on the needles so no new photos. I hope to get some of them finished over the weekend. Have a great Friday.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Lacevember Questionaire Answers and WIP

Here are my answers for the questionaire on Lacevember and a picture of my Lacevember work in progress.

Knitting Questions

How long have you been knitting? Almost 3 years

How did you learn to knit? Taught myself with help from KH.

Favorite thing about knitting? It is relaxing and faster than cross stitch

How long have you been knitting lace? Six months. I have only finished a garter stitch cowl scarf.

Favorite thing about knitting lace. How pretty it is when you see the pattern.

The Yarn Questions, or flash your stash

Favorite lace yarn? Have only used Knit Picks Shadow and Shimmer

variegated or solids for shawls? I have never made a shawl but I like the solids.

Favorite lace color? Blues or purples

Technique, or show us your skillz

Circs or straights? Circulars

Favorite lace knitting trick? LIFELINES!!!!!!!!

Lifelines? If so with what? Yes, I have been using dental floss

Fancy blocking wires, or just sewing pins stuck in your carpet? Sewing pins

Pattern, or can you follow directions

shawls or lacey items? Lacey Items

triangle, rectangle, or circular shawls? Rectangle

Charts or printed instructions? Prefer printed but I am learning to read charts.

Favorite lace you've knit? Shadow

Favorite lace you want to knit? I have not really looked at many so I don't know.

Just Fun, yup that's right, just for fun

Favorite jelly belly flavor? Toasted Marshmallow

Tell me everything you know about Eric the Red..... Absolutely nothing

Coke, classic or with lime? Classic

Holiday carols, sing along, or wish they would be banned from all public airwaves? Sing along with them. LOVE CHRISTMAS MUSIC

What is the definition of irony? Have to blame brain not working at the moment.

How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie roll pop? I suck on them I don't know.

Why is my cat always puking in front of my son's bedroom door? Smelly socks maybe???

What is your superhero power? Hearing, amazing you always know when your kids are doing something they shouldn't.

If the laundry is 9 foot by 11 foot (just dreaming, that's a big laundry room), and the walls are 8 feet tall, and you are going to tile the entire room in tiles that are 3 inches by 5 inches, what color should those tiles be? My laundry room is that big. Orange.

What's for dinner tonight? Frito Chili Pie

What is clogging my children's bathtub drain? Yarn that you are stashing>