Wednesday, February 27, 2008


I finished my fawkes socks tonight:

Yarn is Socks That Rock in colorway Firebird (yarn club 2007) - or maybe it was called phoenix. I wonder where I put that label? The pattern is Fawkes by Gigi Silva. If I remember correctly it was part of the Socktopia KAL.

It was a fun knit. And now - what next?

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Darn it!

And I checked TWICE. I'm running out of the light gray yarn. I'm going to have to buy some more and I will have to hope the color is okay. And I can't finish this sweater this week. Gah!

Two more pair - done

This weekend resulted in to new pairs of socks. Aren't they cute! Baby Socks! The pattern is P-S757 D Fortissima Fairisle Baby Sock from Skacel. The yarn is leftovers from other socks.

I am also working on this sweater. The yarn is Wool of the Andes from Knit Picks. I have started the pattern work on the yoke. I hope to have it done this week. And in spite of the fact that my friends say they would never wear it, I think it is really cute.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

I'm so excited

My sister-in-law just got back from visiting her family in Belarus and she brought me a present! She always brings us beautiful things. She has brought the most beautiful linen - table linens, towels and fabric. I'm still looking for just the right patterns for the blue and cream linen she brought the first time, every time I think I've decided on just the thing I have another idea. And the nesting dolls (those are still at my mother's house, I'm sure eventually I'll talk her into letting me bring them home. I have a place to keep them now that the house is done.) And some lovely crystal and she often brings little bottles of cordials from her home.

When she was last here to visit us (they live in California) she asked my mother and I what kind of yarn we would like. I said that if I could have anything I would like some of the yarn they use to make the gossamer shawls. She didn't know what that was, and I told her it didn't matter I didn't know if she could even find it or how close it was to her home and she shouldn't have to go searching for it; any nice wool yarn would be fine. But she talked to her aunt who thought she knew what I was talking about and so they found some and she brought it home. (actually they traveled to get it but I have no idea how far, in any case it was above and beyond).

Some real honest to goodness goat down lace yarn. As of yet I have not seen it but visions of lovely lacy goodness fill my mind.

I will have to admire it for a very long time and practice knitting those patterns and design the perfect thing. Something to go with the blue and cream linen!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The weekend just past

Over the weekend my spouse and I attending a doings for his hobby group. He is a freemason and a shriner. Ever year about this time they have a fancy dress weekend. It was fun and not fun, just like every year.

Last night I finished knitting one pair of the plimoth museum gloves. I ran out of yarn two fingers short of the second. I should contact them and see if I can get a little more yarn. I will probably wash and block the completed pair so that I can get that pair mailed back.

I am also going to finish my Fawkes socks this week. I only have one foot left.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Two more pair - done

I finished another pair of socks this morning and washed the pair I finished and wore before I got a picture. Here they are: I will have to find the pattern and yarn information for these - since I'm not sure where I put them. I believe the yarn was Panda.

These are Shaeffer Anne on 2.25mm needles The pattern is #225 Anne Subtle Stripe Socks.

And dig the groovy sock blockers! They were a birthday present from my mother. Vera nice.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008


Sign ups for Knitting Camp end tomorrow and I'm not signing up and I'm not going. :(

My mom was suppose to go with me last year, but we didn't get our names pulled for that. I did get my name pulled for the mini retreat, and so did Mom - but she couldn't go. I went without her and it was a great time and I want to go again.

We were going to try to go this year - but the weekend of the session (Camp 1) she wants to go to is the same as my cousin's wedding. For some reason my mother has decided that her niece's wedding is more important than Knitting camp! Can you believe it!

I could go to one of the other ones but I want to go with someone I know this time (sharing a room is important). So I'm not going to go. I'm sad. Maybe next year, which is of course what I said last year. Sigh.