Saturday, March 31, 2007

A Quick "Hi"

I've been super busy with work and trying to finish up my Sockret Pal socks! Thank you (everyone that commented) so much on the well wishes!! You gals are great!!! Since i have to work today, this is just a super short post, but I will have a post with tons of pics tomorrow!

Happy Knitting!!!!!!!

Thursday, March 22, 2007


Lots of things to be excited about..... I have a new job that I love already, SP10 started, IS4 started and Sockret Pal is winding down.

Ok. Back to the new job. I've wanted to go back to work for a while. Not for just a seasonal job, but a job that i could grow in and want to be at. The opportunity came up and I accepted the offer. How cool is that?!?! So, now, I am officially a working woman!!

I will definitely have to learn to balance work and maintaining a house hold. It is tough, but I know I can handle it!

I did get some dyeing done last week. This is what I came up with. The colors are pink, brown and army green. I sorta reminds me of an "army brat". I have already swatched it and it looks really nice!

The first SP10 contest is up!! Well, for my group anyway!

I am working on the Trellis pattern from Knitty. I t is one of the many projects I'm working on, but is by far my fave! I love this patter soooooooo much because it's a super pattern and the cable pattern is easy to remember and it's a whole sweater, be it a small sweater, and it's finished in no time at all! The sweater will be a gift for my friend. Her baby shower is next weekend but she feels that the baby will come this weekend (uh-oh!!). Her due date isn't until 4-15, so she's a little early.

I snapped a few pics of Tigre sleeping. He can be such a cutie pie!!

Boots was investigating the camera!

Happy Knitting!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

I'm Sick......

And I have been since Sunday. I have barely had any energy to knit or blog, until today. This is what I have bee working on ....

The Bayerische socks for my Sockret Pal. I hope to finish them by the end of the week and send them out on Monday at the latest.

I purchased the white yarn in a clearance bin for 2.99. It's Regia Color and it has flecks of purple, blue , orange and pink in it. I knew I wouldn't have enough yarn from a 50 g ball so I'm doing the heels and toes in Electric Blue ( also from Regia).

Happy Knitting!!

Friday, March 09, 2007

A Day In The Doctor's Office

No, I'm not sick, but I did spend the day in the doctor's office. My good friend and her 2 children are sick, super sick, and she asked if I could help her take them and herself to the doctor's. Oh, by the way, she's 8 months preggy and on bed rest (doctor's orders). So, I spent a ton of time in the waiting room. Knitting. Yes. I brought my knitting to keep me busy!

I started on a sock (like I don't have enough projects OTN!) and had the older women in the waiting room staring. Here's how the convo went:

Old Lady 1: Oh, are you crocheting?

Me: No, I'm knitting.

OL1: Are you sure that's knitting and not crocheting?

Me: Yes, I'm sure.

OL1: Well, I'll be. To me that looks like crochet.

(mind you, I'm knitting on 1 circ)

Me: Yeah, I'm knitting. I don't crochet too often.

OL1: Oh, what are you knitting? A hat? That is just beautiful!

Me: Thanks, I'm knitting a sock.

OL1: A sock?!?!

Me: Yes, a sock.

OL1: That looks like a baby's hat. Are you sure it's a sock?

Me: Mmhmm.

::Then she gets called in for her apt::

Old Lady 2& 3 walk in.

OL2: Oh! You're knitting!! That's beautiful! What is it?

OL3: You sure that's knitting? I think it's crochet!

OL2: I know how to crochet and she's not doing what I do. She MUST be knitting.

Me: Yeah, I'm knitting.

OL2: Oh! What kind of needle is that?

Me: A circular needle.

::silence as she stares at me knitting::

OL2: Wow!

Me ::knitting::

OL2: Hmmm.

Me ::knitting::

OL2: I'd love to learn how but I don't think I can.

Me: Sure you can.

OL2: I wish you lived next door so you could teach me.

Me: Yeah, that woud be fun ::insert sarcasm here:: There's a knitting group that meets at "XYZ". You should check it out.

OL2: Good idea.

::OL2 & 3 go off to their appt::

What a day. i'm tired. My arm hurts from holding sick toddlers.

I learned a lot today. It's super hard being a mom. Doctor's visits suck. I have a new found appreciation for all moms out there. Give yourselves a big hug, cuz it's super hard. Super duper hard.

Happy Knitting

Thursday, March 08, 2007

The Ugliest Sock Yarn EVER!!!

Yes. They are officially finished!!! i started and finished these socks in January, but I never got around to grafting the toe.

Yarn: Online Supersock Dyelot: Super Ugly
Needle: Sz 1 Addi Bamboo 5"
Started: January
Finished:March 8, 2007 (all knitting was completed in January!)
Pattern: Picot w/ Plain Stockinette and Peasant heel.

I had this yarn in my stash, wayyyyyy in the back of my stash for over 2 years. I purchased it b/c the store owner talked me into it. I do love the way it fits, but the colors remind me of something stomach turning and not so pleasant. Anyway, they're done and wearable. I couldn't bear to give them away and burden someone else!

Yay!! One finished Jaywalker!! The other will be cast on shortly. I also did a Peasant heel for this sock.

This is the best lip gloss ever! (or as my niece would call it as a toddler "ips glop")

Happy Knitting!!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007


Yup... that's Boots! He's one of the sweetest cats I have ever had. He's so cuddly and cute and loves his belly rubbed! But anyway, this if fo you JenLa. I missed the deadline, but oh well! Prepare for cuteness!

He has one all black paw and the rest are white.

He's too cute!!

So, I finished the fronts and back of Trellis and I'm 1/3 done both sleeves (I'm doing them both at 1 time on a circ). I thought I would have it finished, but I bareley worked on it last night and don't plan on working on it tonight. I'll most likely finish knitting and blocking it on Saturday.

This is why I haven't been working on Trellis! These Jaywalkers are taking up all of my time! I wanted to make them longer, but I cant b/c if I did, they wouldn't fit over my ankles. The orange yarn in there for my peasant heel (my new fave) and I can't wait to get the pair finished!

BTW. L' Oreal Colour Juice the the bestlip gloss EVER! You must go out right now and get some!!! I purchased 2 (1 clear and 1 mocha) and the really last!!


Spring Knitty is up!!

Monday, March 05, 2007

Project Spectrum 2.0

Yup! I've already started on 3 different projects with the PS colors. The first is Trellis. I started last night and I have already completed the fronts and back. Only 2 sleeves left to go! I should be finished tomorrow and block it (hopefully).

I was is the PS swap on swap-bot and this is what Niffer sent. Thank you so much!! I've already started knitting with it! I will definitely be in the next color swap!

Yes.. I started another pair of Jaywalkers! I just love the pattern and it goes wonderfully with striping yarn.

The third PS project that I started was the Peace Shawl from Fiber Trends. I say was because I started it and got to about 198 sts OTN and decided it looked a little small. So, I go back to read the suggested needle size and its a sz 5 US. I was knitting on sz 4's! Oh well! It only took me 2 days of knitting to get that far and it was a very fun knit! I didn't bother taking a pic b/c it looks like a light grey blob.

Thats all for now!! Happy Knitting!