Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Thank You, Sockret Pal!!!

After running a ton of errands, I came home to a red box...... and this is what was inside!

3 Skeins of Knit Picks Dye Your Own
3 Boxes of Rit Dye
1 Baggie of candy
1 Halloween Toy
Needle holders
and a cute card.

Thanks sooooooooo much Sockret Pal!!

I was so excited to dye the yarn, that I got started right away. I used the denim color Rit dye and some of my Wilton's Icing coloring and came up with this....

I'll try and get a better pic... but the blue is much softer and there are shades of fuschia to an eggplant purple along with a beautiful medium blue jean shade of blue.

I think I'll call it Purple Mountains Majesty. Or maybe just Majesty for short!

Happy Knitting!!

ps.... I've also joined Knit Mitt Kit Swap sign ups end Nov. 4th


the Coffee and Knitting Swap sign ups end Nov 18th.

Go check them out and sign up!!!

Saturday, October 28, 2006

I'm Dead!!

Yup... I'm officially out of Sock Wars. The lovely socks were knit by Mama-E, and I'd have to say.. they are a perfect fit!! Thanks so much Erin!

Along with the socks, she sent these. (Indian Corn and Late Harvest)

I was so excited, I started knitting right away! I'm using the majic loop method toe-up. This yarn is sooooooo soft and squishy. It knits up wonerfully. I love seeing the colors change.

Her yarns are truely to die for. Yummy! Thank you, thank you, thank you Erin!!!

I went to the LYS today and found out that she now carries Schaeffer Anne. So... you know what came home with me! I lost the tag for it already but I know I will not be knitting socks with it. I think I'll do a modified Print o the Wave stole by Eunny .

There's so much I want to knit!! On top of everything I have on the needles right now, I still have tons of Christmas knitting to do. Wish me luck!

Happy Knitting!!

Friday, October 27, 2006

Happy Turkey Day!!

Fall in NEPA

Fall is such a pretty season. The variety of colors that the leaves change into is just beautiful. One reason why I like fall is beause I get to wear my knitted socks. To date, I have knit 21 pairs with several "singles" and also 4 pairs OTN.

1. Jaywalkers in Opal Docktorifish
2.Dragon Skin Lace in Kiogu KPM
3. Plain StSt sock in Knit Picks Dancing
4. Plain StSt w/picot edging LL Pinstripe

I've also been knitting away on this Lace Leaves Shawl in Navy Blue Paton's Grace. I dont know if I'm going to give it away yet or keep it. I am 3/4 of the way through the 2nd ball and it's knitting up pretty quickly. I must say, this is a very well written pattern and I will probaby knit several of them!

3 weeks ago, my hubby surprised me with a lap top. It's super pretty and I love it. So, you know what I had to work on right away... yup... a lap top case. I guessed with the measurements, so I hope it comes out ok.

I used Cascade 220 in grey and a purpley color and Eco Wool in that funky blue color. It should felt up really nicely. I used my tape measure to show how jumbo this bag really is.

Since today felt like a cold November day, I decided I would make it Thanksgiving in October. Why not? We all have something to be thankful for. So today, I spent 6 hours, cooking, baking and "sampling" just like it was Turkey Day.

I made a small turkey (10 lbs), stuffing (not just any stuffing, but my Mom's recipe, which is THE best), candied yams, mashed potatoes and this beautiful Squash Pie. I was hesitant to make this pie b/c Pumpkin is my all time fave.... but I don't know... this pie has won me over. Its super easy to make and definitely better than Pumpkin (hubby says so!)


Happy Knitting!!

Thursday, October 19, 2006


This is what my IT3 Pal sent. I Love It!!! Thanks so much Janelle. She also included my favorite lotion fron Bath and Body Works.. Lavendar/ Vanilla and also Magnolia Blossom (which I've never tried). Thanks again Janelle !!

Yeah... I jumped on the bandwagon too!! Here are a few ball band warshrags that I made a few months ago.. I mode TONS of them. I plan on giving them away in Christmas gifts and what not.

So, I have this in the stash... and I'm wondering.. what am I gonna do with it. I know I don't want to knit socks with it. Maybe a scarf? or gloves? or maybe I DO want to knit socks but haven't found the right pattern. I'm stuck. Any ideas?

While I was at the Yarn Barn in Woodbridge, CT, I came across this most beautiful shade of olivey mossy green and knew right away they were destined to become a pair of footies for my mom. I've started them already and have 1 done, now I only need to finish the 2nd one.

Boots says Bye!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Sunday, October 15, 2006

SP 9 Contest

Actor - Denzel Washinton/ LL Cool J (even though he can't act... he can lick his lips through the whole movie, I don't care!!)
Actress - Gabrielle Union
Animal - Cat
Band - Don't like bands too much
Book - Author -Omar Tyree... Love his books!
Bubble Bath - Lavendar Vanilla from Bath n Body Works
Candy - Peppermint/ chocolate and some times both of them together (like Andes Mints)
Color - Purple
Flower - Tiger Lily/ Tulip
Food - Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Lip Balm - Chap Stick
Lotion - Lavendar Vanilla from Bath n Body Works
Movie - Dance With Me
Song - Sunshine- Coco
TV Show - Grey's Anatomy
Vacation Spot - Somewhere warm!

Saturday, October 07, 2006


Here are some pics of Colorado from a few weeks back. Since then, I have basically criss-crossed the U.S. from coast to coast. I had a great time in Colorado and the people there were very welcoming. I didn't get a chance to go to any yarn stores, but thats O.K. b/c I brought TONS of projects along with me.

What a view! I took this picture while atop Climax Mountain.

And here are my Sock Wars socks, which can FINALLY go in the mail.

Yes, it did snow while we were there! As a matter of fact, some parts of the highway were closed and it snowed 32 inches. Sheesh! (I REALLY hate snow!)

I was so happy to leave the cold of Colorado and enter the warmth of Arizona. Here's a peek of the landscape of south eastern AZ.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Secret Pal 9 Questionnaire

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

Trekking XXL, LL, Koigu, CTH, Laines du Nord, ect. I *don't* like 100% acrylic yarns or yarns that are scratchy.

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

I made a few needle cases for them.

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

I have been knitting for about 2 years and I am self taught. I think I'm intermediate to advanced. There isn't any pattern that I won't try!

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

I can make 1.

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

Lavendar and vanilla.

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

Yes, chocolate.

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

Sew and quilt.

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(s)? Any colors you just can't stand?

Purple, blue, green, red, black. I like them all , I guess, but I do have enough orange in the stash!

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

Married with 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?

Rigth now, socks and baby clothes.

13. What are you knitting right now?

1. Lorna's Laces Pin Stripe anklettes (1 down, 2nd at the toe)
2. Opal DocktorFish Jaywalkers (1 down, 2nd at the heel)
3. Trekking XXL mid lenght socks (1 at the toe decreases, 2nd 1 inch before the toe decreases)
4. Cabled baby blanket (1/3 the way through)
5. Mini horse shoe lace vest (back finished, 1/4 way through the front)
6. Serrano cardi (2 inches done)
7. ISE3 Scarf (9 inches left)

I think thats it, but I might be missing a few!

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?


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

Circular, bamboo or aluminium.

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

No and no.

17. How old is your oldest UFO?

3 or 4 months?

18. What is your favorite holiday?

Thanksgiving b/c it's when I see most of my family.

19. Is there anything that you collect?

Besides yarn? Nothing really.

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

Yes, lace shawl patterns. "A Gathering of Lace" by Meg Swansen.

I dont have any magazine subscritions yet but I was planning on signing up for IK.

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

Not really. I think I've tried them all.

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

Yes. Sz 9. Email for more details.

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