Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Frog Pond and a Prize

I'm still alive! We had a great vacation, I got to go to a yarn shop, went "grubbin' " and found some ruby's, saw my Baby Boy, saw my parents, walked alot and did some knitting. But, if you remember the "blueberry sock" I had on my last blog entry, well, it's a ball of yarn again. I had both of them finished up to and includingthe toe but I didn't like the toes, they were too pointy, so I frogged them both. I'll try again when I'm over it.

I got an e-mail today from Yarnbeans and I was so excited I was screeching. I won her birthday contest! Scared poor BTB, he didn't know what was wrong with me. Go see my skein of yarn, it's gorgeous! Scroll down a ways after reading todays entry, it's the Sokomo, which I've never heard of but love those colors. Thank you so much Yarnbeans!

I'm into this cast-on-itis but nothing's getting done. I've still got a good 5 or 6 inches to go on the last sleeve of Kauna, but I'm getting there, little by little. It's still in the 80's here so it'll be a long time before I can wear it. I've started the beautiful Bee Fields Shawl and I'm loving it. What a fun knit, I haven't gotten bored with this one! I also started the Flower Basket Shawl with some big yarn I had. I only have 3 skeins of it, 360 yards, so it won't be delicate, it'll be to keep me warm. Might save it as a gift or might use it myself. Haven't decided. I've finished my granddaughters shrug except sewing together the little sleeves, so I can give it to her on Thursday. I still have my Dale sweater to finish, but again, it's still so warm here I'm not thinking sweaters. I've got so many things started and everything is growing but nothing is growing real fast. I'm also trying to get 4 things sewn together that have been kicking around for a year or more. I guess when you knit, sewing takes a back seat. I'd rather knit it than sew it together.

So, that's it from here. I'll try to do better at posting but when I don't feel like taking a bunch of pictures and being on the computer for hours, I just don't get the blogging done. I'm bad, but, I do read everyones blogs almost every day so I can keep up with what you're all knitting, sewing or making.

I'm also one of those that gets on Ravelry and forgets the rest of the world! Wow, that is an amazing site. Visit me, come be my friend, my name is......what else? ScrappyKnitter All one word. Hope to see you there.

Happy Knitting!

Saturday, October 06, 2007

One Down, One to Go!

Look what I finished this week........I call it the Blueberry Sock cause this yarn really reminds me of them. Click it to bigger it. The second one is cast on already and is about 1/2" long.

Yarn: Kroy 4ply sock yarn, no color name, just a number
64 sts cast on
3x2 rib down the sock.
Size 1 Inox needles (my favorite for socks)
I not only made socks, I made up the pattern! Yea me!

Only 2 more pairs to go to get my 7. Problem is, someone is home for the weekend and she said it was her turn for socks (it's always her turn) and her roommate/best friend would love a pair too. Of course, when the oldest hears this (or reads my blog) I'll have an order for her and her 3 little ones who aren't so little. As a matter of fact the oldest one (granddaughter) has feet bigger than her mother and her mother has BIG feet! I see way too many socks in my future and did I ever tell you, I hate knitting socks?

Off on another camping trip this week so I won't be blogging till next week, but I'll be knitting. I started another lace project this morning and another smaller project. I'm tired of making sweaters so going to stick with little things for awhile. I have got to use up some of this stash! BTB is taking me to a couple of yarn shops but I'll try really hard not to come home with yarn, just yarny stuff.

Have a great week and I'll be back next week with some FO's.

Happy Knitting!