Monday, October 01, 2007

Its Monday ....


..... time for the weekend knitting update. I worked Saturday night so I didn't get as much knitting done this weekend, but was still pretty productive. I finished a pair of socks for DD1 for her birthday and started another pair for her. I need to safeguard my socks by knitting her more of her own. She likes to sneak mine onto her feet, and she is hard on socks. She doesn't mind wearing them outside with no shoes on (gasp). This pair is knit in some Cascade Sassy Stripes I bought a few years ago when it was on clearance. Same dye lot but one is definitely a different shade than the other. I have more of this so she will be getting at least 2 more pair of stripey socks. They won't get done for her B-day Wed, but she will get them.



This weekend was the annual Scottish Festival at an almost local apple orchard, The Apple Works. We love to go to this every year. I always think of Forrest Gump when I go there. You remember Bubba and the shrimp, well that is what it is like there, .... but with apples. Apple pies, apple bread, apple dumplings, apple cider, apple cider slushies .... you get the picture. And great Scottish history and music. The music is what we really look forward too. We probably have no more than a drop of Scottish blood in us, if even that much, but we love to listen to the music. All that Scottish music and the men in their kilts made me want to get my Black Watch Lorna's out and knit with it.... it may be put into the queue. I can't believe I didn't take my camera along, it must have been the sleep deprivation from working all night. I only slept for about an hour or so after work since I was late getting home ( let me tell you ... 6 AM is the worst time for a night shift nurse to get a complicated admission). I did however remember to take along another plain vanilla sock in progress to work on. I will try to get this pair done by Wed. As you can see they are being knit in the Regia I won in a blog contest this summer.



And the Wollmeise won ... I cast on with it. I have even come up with a name on my own for this one . This is the Zenzi colorway. Have I mentioned how much I love this yarn :) I am also working on a baby blanket for a friend at work, I will show that later when there is more to show.


And look what I got in the mail. Classic Elite Alpaca Sox in Baby Blues from The Loopy Ewe, and my replacement yarn from Cherry Tree Hill. It is the Sockittome in the Misty Moor colorway. I love them both.
Well I am going to knit for a bit, before the kiddos get home from school. Have a great day all!!

18 comments:

Karen said...

Kaitlin is going to love all the birthday socks she'll be getting. Mine to her won't get there in time for the celebration, but she won't have to wait as long as poor Lauren. I love the Wollmeise socks too...uh, I need that pattern...even though I've fallen way behind as your test-knitter. The new yarn is loverly, you know how our tastes are so alike (hint, hint...hehehe)

Deb said...

I'm laughing thinking how much Holli (our dog) would hate Scottish Festival. She HATES bagpipes!! Love all the socks and the yarn....

Shannan said...

All of your socks are looking great! Can't wait to see how the Wollmeise socks turn out.

Diane said...

All things apples ..... yum!

Jo said...

I'm new to your Blog and enjoy all your work! I've recently started knitting socks and I think I'm addicted! What color # is the Regia that you're using - it's beautiful and I like the way it's patterning up. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

monica said...

Jo, I don't have an email for you so I hope you will check back. The Regia is Farbe 5384 Partie 50958 Thanks for stopping by my blog!

brooke t. higgins said...

ACK! I LOVE that pattern you're doing for the Wollmeise. It's gorgeous. Can't wait to get my hands on it. Those purple stripy socks are pretty awesome, too. :)

Nan said...

Oh WOW! You have been one busy girl! So many pretty socks to enjoy. I love your work!

~Tonia~ said...

The socks look great. Sounds like you need to smack that daughter of yours for wearing her hand knit socks outside with out shoes. ;)

Alisha said...

My daughter was wearing "gasp" her hand knitted socks out front the other day as she said bye to her grand parents. I know exactly what you are talking about. She is so so hard on socks!!

Everything looks so great!!! You always have suck fun socks!!!

Angela said...

Girl, you are a sock knitting fiend! Stop for just a minute to write up the lace fingerless mitts pattern, will ya?;-> I must have them!

Seriously, beautiful (as usual) socks.

Ang

Helen said...

Your DD1's Sassy Stripes socks look great! I hope she has a wonderful birthday today!

Esoteric Knitter said...

Fantastic socks! And what great stash enhancements too! :)

Kathy said...

Cascade stripes socks are awesome. I love your zenzi or whatever you called it. I like the pattern you are knitting up.

Great projects going. I need to get a few on the needles at once. But as you know Im stuck on dishrags.

Kathy said...

Cascade stripes socks are awesome. I love your zenzi or whatever you called it. I like the pattern you are knitting up.

Great projects going. I need to get a few on the needles at once. But as you know Im stuck on dishrags.

Brenda said...

Love the purple striped socks!

Scottish fairs can be so much fun. I like bagpipe music myself.

Meg said...

Hi Monica,
I am crazy about knitting socks.Right now I am looking for the Regia #5384 and patterns.Can you tell me how to get the patern of your socks?That's great project.
Good evening
Meg

monica said...

Meg, If you send me your email address I can send you a copy of my basic sock pattern. My other patterns are available at The Loopy Ewe http://www.theloopyewe.com/browse/patterns/monica-knits/