Wednesday, May 31, 2006


So I finally got my hands back in the dye pot and came up with this.

The first two are for my dye buddy and I've named that colorway Bejeweled. I used Dale Baby Ull and it took the colors great. Oh, for the dyes itself, I used Wilton's.The next is called Jubilee and there's about 50 g of that. I guess I can make a pair of footsies with it or something. The last colorwa y I didn't name yet.

A close up of my dye buddy's yarn.

The un named yarn.


Sunday, May 21, 2006

Blogger Sucks

I hate how blogger only allows you to upload 5 pics at a time. Ugh. So annoying. But anywho.. here's a pair that I finished ealier this month.
Pattern: Fall 05 IK I forget the name of the pattern
Yarn: Trekking XXL
Needles: size 1 DPN
Modifications: added 2 extra repeats of 10 sts, so I c/o 80 sts.

The other pair that I finished was the Embossed Leaves socks from the Winter IK.

This was some dye your own form Knit Picks and kool aid. I can't wait to get started knitting socks with it.

This is what was sent to me from my sp. She really spoiled me!! The color didn't show up well but it is artyarn in a purple shade! I just love it! Thanks so much sp!

I'll leave you with a pic of my kitties. Boots (black and white) and Tigre (dark grey). They drive me crazy but keep me sane at the same time.

Here Kitty, Kitty

Here's a pic of Garfield (my brother's rescue kitty) on my lap. He is soooo cute and friendly! He's getting over a cold ut besides that, he's o.k. Oh yeah, did I mention, HE IS HUGE!! Like 16 lbs huge. And so furry! But none of that matters b/c he's CUTE!

Here are the socks that I lost back in January. After being gone for a day, the cats found it along with a set of bamboo dpn's. What luck! They are finished now and I'm wearing them. This month has been a record sock knitting month for me. I've completed 3 pairs this month (started them last month) and I have 2 pairs that I'm knitting now (one for me, one for HWDT).
Here's the pico shirt that I started in January for the Sexy Knitters KAL. I finished it and gave it to my mom. She liked it more than I did and it fit her like a glove. I think I'll knit one for myself with 3/4 sleeves and in navy or black.

I started dyeing yarn for the Dye O Rama swap and its fun!!
This is the first one. I ordered the yarn from Wool2dye4. She had great prices and a fast delivery!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

SP8 Questions

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?

I like just about everything*but* acrylic.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?

I made a case for them :).

3. How long have you been knitting? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?

It will be 2 years in Nov. I think I'm pretty advanced.

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?

5. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.)


6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?

Right now, mostly chocolate. Really yummy chocolate.....

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin?

A little bit of everything. I quilt, paint a little and spin a little too.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)

Mostly r&b.

9. What's your favorite color? Or--do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer? Any colors you just can't stand?

Purple is my favorite color, but I also like blues, reds, greens... I guess all colors are ok :).

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?

Married w/ 2 cats.

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?

yes,yes,yes and no.

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?

Right now, socks.

13. What are you knitting right now?

3 socks, 1 hat and a pico shirt.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?

Sometimes. As long as its a gift from the heart :)

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?

Circular, bamboo or aluminum. I really dont like plastic.

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?

No and no.

17. How did you learn to knit?

Taught myself. :)

18. How old is your oldest UFO?

4 months.

19. What is your favorite holiday?

My b-day :) I really don't celebrate holidays.

20. Is there anything that you collect?

Yarn, yarn and more yarn.

21. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?

Rowan KSH, more Kiogu, hand dyed yarns and no subscriptions.

22. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn?

Umm.. Not that I can think of.

23. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?

Yes. I wear an average size 9.

24. When is your birthday? (mm/dd)


Monday, May 01, 2006

Time Flies!!

I can't believe its been almost two weeks since my last post. Lots has happened since then! Well, my b-day was the 28th, and that was great. Another year has come and gone. I also added tons to the stash, mostly sock yarn (getting an early start for the winter). I also signed up for. I'm so excited!! Check out the site.
I've also started on my super secret project for baby Daniel, which is coming along great.
Well, thats all for now!

Happy knitting!!