Tuesday, November 25, 2008

November Must Be With October....

...because it seems to have slipped away from me too. This year is just passing by much to rapidly. Why does that always happen when we seem to need more time. The holidays just appear to make time vanish. Please tell me I am not alone in this time factor dilemma. November did bring our first dusting of snow, and it was just a dusting, but I was ever so happy to see it. When it was falling, one would have thought we would have had some accumulation, but it was short lived. North of us had the lake effect, and had almost a foot of snow.... they are so lucky.

I really need to get back into the habit of blogging more. With the big time lapses, I forget what I have shared. I was a fortunate winner of a sock yarn give away on Romancing the Yarn A Priority Shoebox size box crammed full of yarn, how generous is that?!! It is an assortment of Regia, Knit Picks and Elann sock yarns. The driving daughter promptly went through the box and claimed the yarns she wanted socks knit out of. I have a pair started for her, but have not taken a picture yet.

I have started and finished a few pair of fingerless mitts. The first pair is knit in Louet Gems fingering wt in the CrabApple color. A cabled pattern. I loved knitting these. I think I will have to look through the stash for yarn for another pair of these.

This weekend I knit these in Jojoland Melody. I don't know what I did with the yarn label, so no color number...sorry. I had tried this yarn for a pair of socks and just really couldn't get a gauge that I liked, but it seems to work nicely on size 2 needles for mitts. I still need to write the pattern up for this one.

I have finished the baby blanket from the last post, but it is in desperate need of blocking, so I will wait to take a picture of that.

This weekend I also knit a hat for CAS (Christmas at Sea) I will have to go through the stash and see if I can get another one or two knit up before the end of the month.

And I have knit a few pair of socks for CIC. I really need to work more on these. I have been quite the slacker this year in knitting for charity. It doesn't take long to knit up a pair of these so I really have no excuse.

I bought some yarn from Sonny and Shear in their Thank Ewe sale a week and a half ago. Some Fiesta Baby Boom in Adirondack and

some Blue Ridge Yarn Jubilee in the Rainforest color.

And from The Loopy Ewe I got some Spindle City yarn in the "A Day at the Beach" color but apparently didn't take a picture of it yet. I will post it when I get around to doing that.

And I wanted to share this picture of the driving daughter. She is in a program at school that allows juniors and seniors to take college credit courses while in High School. There are a handful of state colleges/universities that work with the High School on this. One of the things required of this program is for the kids to do a certain amount of community service. They have worked on houses that were affected by the flood in June and they have also been doing work at the Youth Camp. It is all manual labor, something she is not used to, but I think she enjoys it... for the most part. Anyway, we had about 3 or 4 inches of rain just before they went to Youth Camp for the last time for this year and she sunk into the mud up to her knees and got stuck. I am so glad she had the fore thought to call me and ask me to bring some sort of covering to protect the car seat and floor. She even cleaned everything up on her own. She doesn't even look upset about the whole situation. And thankfully she wasn't wearing hand knit socks. (Ignore the messy garage.... please)
Sorry this has been so long and I will try not to wait so long to post again.
Wishing everone a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Where Has October Gone????

I cannot believe it is the end of Oct. already. This year has just flown by. It is finally starting to feel like Fall here. It was a brisk 30 degrees here this morning, and there are hints of snow flurries Friday morning.... I am so happy. I love this weather!!!! I don't think there is anything prettier than a clear blue October sky and the changing leaves. Soon this tree will be a beautiful yellow and orange, it is always one of the last to change colors. I wish the colors of Fall would last longer.

There seems to be something in the water again at work. Several of the gals I work with are pregnant. Here is the current baby blanket in progress. I am knitting this one in Bernat Baby Softee. One of the other girls is expecting twins in April and will find out the gender, (hopefully they will cooperate) in a couple weeks. I was commissioned to make a blanket for her first child and it was eaten by the puppies of the person I actually did the knitting for, so she never got it. So, I am thinking I will make some thing for the big brother too. I am hesitant to make anything with wool again though , since the puppy incident. And I will be bringing my own water to work :)

My sister, Y, has been taking care of her elderly mother in law. She is approaching the end of her time here on earth. Y asked me if I would make a pair of mitts for her since her hands are so cold all the time. She has lost so much weight and just seems to always be chilled. I had some left over Lorna's Laces in the Devon colorway, so I knit a pair. I ran out of yarn just before I finished the second one. Thankfully, Karen had some left over in the same color (thanks Karen) and she was able to drop it in the mail. I finished these yesterday. Y says her MIL likes them and they fit really well.

I started another pair of mitts. I need to finish typing up the pattern. I am knitting these in Louet Gems fingering wt. in the Aqua color. I have another design in mind and have the yarn wound, so I just need to finish this pattern and then I will start on the other one. These fingerless mitts are such quick knits. It is almost instant gratification.

I started another pair of socks too, but they are going to the frog pond to be tweaked. There is just way too much bias in these. They will be similar, but different enough to eliminate the excessive twist.

Oh, and I almost forgot, I was awarded the "I Love Your Blog Award" by both Jennifer and Missy
I love their blogs also, go on and check them out, I will wait for you.
Here are the instructions: 1. Post the award on your blog 2. Post a link to the person who awarded it to you. 3. Nominate four other bloggers 4. Add links to the bloggers 5. Notify the recipients

OK, well I already told you I like Jennifer's and Missy's so here are the other 4, I know that is cheating, I should do 8 but this post has been way too long already.

Well of course Karen, it is a great way to see all the stuff she is making, we talk all the time on the phone or online, but without her blog, I wouldn't get to see pictures of all the stuff.

Deb of Wound too Tight, I love that name for a blog. Anyway, she just cracks me up. I love to read her blog, and see what she is knitting, and now spinning. And her blog always makes me smile and laugh.

Beth I met Beth online about a year or two ago and we have become friends. We live in the same state, but at opposite ends of the state. She makes beautiful knitted and crochet items. Go and look at the lovely afghan she just finished. I never would have had the stick-to- it-iveness to finish that.

Helen is another fellow knitter/blogger I have met online and consider a friend. She knits beautiful lace, and socks and sweaters.

I really could go on and on, there are so many blogs I love to read, but I will stop with these 4.
I hope you all have a fantastic week and get to enjoy the beautiful Fall weather, and wear all your hand knit goodies. Until next time.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Thank you(s) and a little this and that

First of all, I want to thank all of you for sending your thoughts and prayers to our family. Karen and her children are doing as well as can be expected and greatly appreciate all the prayers and well wishes. I forwarded all the responses to her, and they mean so much to her. Thank you all again.

And thank you to Helen. Helen was my partner in the first Hot Socks swap. She was the person I sent to. We have stayed in touch with emails and by leaving comments on each others blogs. She lives in Australia. It amazes me that through the Internet you can develop friendships with people you have never met in person. Helen is one of those people, and I am so happy that knitting and the Internet have allowed us to meet. I was surprised to receive a package in the mail last week from Australia. And a lovely package it was. I love Jo Sharp designs and The Knittery yarns. The Merino Slim Sock 3 ply is a yarn base I have not knit with and it feels lovely. I will soon wind it and decide what to make with it. And, I have found several designs in the book that are calling to me. Thank you again Helen, for your kindness, friendship, and generosity.

It seems like it has been so long since I have blogged, I can't remember what I have shared, or even finished since the last post. I knit a Ballband Tote for DDK. I knit it with Cascade 220 in Navy and Schaefer Miss Priss in (what I believe is a discontinued colorway) Mr. Funny. She loves this bag and has been putting it to good use. I think it has (for right now anyway) replaced all her other bags. With what was left over from the tote, I knit a cabled hat for her. Her younger sister is modeling it and would also like one. Apparently K gets all the "cool" hats. I will have to find something in the stash to knit a "cool" hat for her.

I was lucky, and was able to get a skein of Wollmeise in the last Wollmeise restock at TLE The color is Dornroschen. I also got some of the CTH in the Burnished Berries color. Both are lovely and I must think of what to knit with each of them. And I haven't taken pictures of either of them , but I purchased some Louet Gems in Aqua and and CrabApple Blossom. They will become fingerless mitts.
I am working on a shawl for Karen. It was originally intended for her Birthday, but she has seen me knitting on it and knows it is for her. I am knitting this pattern in Dream in Color Baby in the Deep Sea Flower color. No pictures of it as I can't spread it out to get a good picture, but I am close to finishing it. It just seems to take for....ever to get across a row now. I have also been working on another pair of socks for CIC, pictures of those when they are finished. And I hope to start on some Christmas knitting soon. Can you believe it is October. It is hard to believe with the 80 degree temps we have been having here, but I am sure sock weather will be here soon.
I think that is about it. I hope you all have a wonderful week and Happy Knitting!!

Monday, September 29, 2008


I know that this blog is usually all about knitting, but this weekend has brought great sadness to our family. Saturday morning , my sister Karen lost her husband. His death was quite unexpected, and the entire family is in shock. He was only 48, soon to turn 49. I ask that you keep Karen, her children and Tim's parents and siblings in your thoughts and prayers as they go through this trying time and that they would find strength and peace in their time of grief. I was with her this weekend to offer my love and support, there is really nothing more anyone can do at a time like this.
Again, I ask that you would keep Karen and her family in your prayers.

Friday, September 05, 2008

It Is All About Socks......

That is all I have been knitting. Now that the SoS 08 is over, I think I am ready to work on a sweater for the DD's upcoming Birthday. But for now, all I have to share....that is right...socks.

I finished 2 pair of socks that I had started and shared in the last post.

The Victorian Swags knit in the Opal Petticoat.
And also finished is Miriam knit in Pagewood Farms Chugiak
This is a pair I started several months ago and put away when SoS started. They wouldn't count, due to the start date. These are for the eldest girl child. She is happy these are finished. I didn't weave in the ends until after she left for school though, so I could take pictures of them before she wore them. She thought they looked way too long in the foot for her, but they are a perfect fit. I keep telling her that her 5'9 1/2" tall body would look funny on size 7 feet, but she still can't believe they are that long. These are knit in Regia Cotton Surf. I knit a pair of anklets for my niece with this yarn too. 2 pair with one ball, what a deal.

And I started and finished a pair of socks knit in ShibuiKnits Sock in the Blossom colorway. I love this yarn, and I love the fabric it knits into. These are the Coral Bell socks and will be available at The Loopy Ewe soon. I mailed a box of patterns yesterday.

I also knit a pair of socks for CIC. A knitting friend of mine has developed an allergy to wool. She has always been sensitive to it, but I guess it has progressed enough, that it has caused her to need to visit the emergency room. Anyway, she gifted me some of her wool. Most of it is remnants, and will be perfect for CIC knitting. This pair is knit in a variety of colors of Lambs Pride Bulky. And here is the youngest modeling one of them. I ran out of the off white a few rows short on the second one, so it has a little more of black, but I think it will be OK. Knit on size 7 dpns, these are tightly knit and will surely be toasty warm for some little child. I will be able to knit several pair with the wool she brought over. And I get to try some wools I have not knit with. Her husband travels abroad a lot with his job and would always bring back yarn from wherever he was. Some of them just have hand written labels on them, so I have no idea where they came from, it just says "really soft merino" and the yardage. DD1 has laid claim to the alpaca, but we will see.
It has been gray and raining off and on all day today. But if feels a little cooler, thank goodness. It was in the 90's on Tues and not much cooler the last 2 days. I am ready for some cool, crisp, Fall days. That is about it for this week. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I Have No Excuse .....

... but I am going to blame it on Ravelry and Plurk.... my absence that is. I really don't even have a lot of knitting to share. I just happened to look and noticed it had been almost a month. We have been busy here though, shuffling children around, getting ready for school (started here last week), filling out the endless forms that goes along with that, and celebrating the youngest 11th birthday. I think we finally have found all the little specific items requested on the school lists and the kids are settling into their new schedules. They sure are tired at the end of the day, so there is not much arguing about when it is time to go to bed.

Now for some knitting; I did finish the Diamonds in Lace I was knitting in the Lime & Violet Sasquatch yarn. This is a pretty quick knit. I need to finish one other pair of these, but that will have to wait for another week or two, until the SoS 08 is over. They won't count, since I started them prior to June 21.

I started and finished 2 pair of a new design Take Flight Both of these are knit in Lorna's Lace. One in sock and one in sport. I knit them both to the same gauge and with the same number of stitches. The finished sock in the sport is more dense and will be very warm. The one knit in the sock wt, is of course lighter, and more lacy. The colors are Devon for the sport wt sock and Seaside for the fingering wt sock.

I also cast on for another pair of Victorian Swags. I am knitting these in some Opal Petticoat that has been marinating in the stash for a couple of years. I enjoy knitting this pattern. I am taking the design down the foot on these, which I didn't do didn't do in the original pair.

And still on the needles: Miriam in the Pagewood Farm Chugiak. I will be finishing these next. The first one is finished and I am close to the heel flap on the second sock. They always seem to go really fast once you turn that heel. I should be able to get that part done tonight and hopefully have these finished in a day or two. Have I mentioned how much I love this yarn? It is wonderful.
The youngest just walked through the door. She is excited, talking really fast and loud so I better finish here and listen to her.
I hope you all have a fantastic week!!!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Somewhat of a Sock Break

I have not touched a sock in almost a week (unheard of for me), but I have been knitting. When I was organizing my stash last month I came across some yarn I had long forgotten about. I bought this yarn at Distinctive Knits a couple years ago when it was on clearance. I thought I would make a sweater for my son with this yarn, but he was not too thrilled with the little nups of color, so it was put into hibernation. When I came across it again, the youngest said she liked it. Last week I gathered up all the yarn I could find ( I must have used 2 balls of it for something else because I could only find 8 of the 10) and took some measurements, knit a swatch and cast on. She was all too happy to try it on several times for a custom fit. I started knitting Thursday 7/17/08 and wove in the ends last night 7/22/08. You would have thought I was knitting on a deadline. I was somewhat obsessed with getting this finished. I can't explain it, as I am usually bored out of my mind with stockinette stitch. I threw it into the wash for a good soak with some Eucalan and blocked it. It washed up so soft, no complaints about itchiness with this one. I had wanted to put a hood on it, but the unaccounted for 2 balls nixed that idea. Instead I applied an attached I-cord around the bottom, neckline and wrists. I will take it along to JoAnn's later and see if we can find a zipper. The yarn is Cleckheaton Snowflake.

I do have socks on the needles and a finished pair to share. I finished the STR in light weight Lover's Leap. I used my Hearts- A- Plenty pattern for this yarn. I am really happy with the way these turned out and I loved knitting with this yarn. I have only knit with the medium weight, and this was lovely to work with.

And on the needles, "Miriam" in Pagewood Farm Chugiak 2 ply, in the River Rock color. These socks met an early demise. I had put them in my knitting bag, sans ziplock bag, and it lost 2 of the needles. Instead of trying to retrieve all those lost yo's I just frogged them and began again. Just as well, this way I can count them for SoS 08. This yarn is wonderful to work with also. It has a beautiful tight twist, and knits up into a very nice fabric.

And also on the needles "Diamonds in Lace" knit in Lime and Violet Sasquatch sock yarn in the Spooky Pooky color. I have the second one started of this pair. I hope to get atleast one pair finished this week ... we will see. The eldest really would like me to work on her sweater.

I believe that is it for this week. We have had quite a few storms blow through the last few days and the one that came through last night brought some cooler temperatures. It has been hot and humid here, and today is lovely.
Have a wonderful week!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

It's a Sock Parade!!!!

Warning, many pictures to come!!! I have been a sock knitting fool.... I know ... how is that any different from any other time. I realize now that I cannot compete with many of the sock knitters in SoS 08. Some have knit 12 pair since the beginning of the KAL, which started June 21. Why do my kids think they need to go all these places, and have meals provided, a clean living space and clean clothes? Don't they know there is a sock knitting competition going on?

I have finished a mere 4 pair. The first finished were the ONLine Beach socks, just plain stockinette stitch and a short row heel. This yarn was on sale at a wonderful price to just try it out. I don't know if I will buy more of it though. There were several breaks in this yarn, I think 4 in the second sock. That alone is enough to make me not want to buy more. I love the colors though.

Second off the needles were the Koigu socks . I have named these Pretty in Pink. The color # is KPPPM147. I won this yarn in a sock knit off a couple years ago. I can't wait until it is cool enough to wear these. I want to make another pair, but with yarn that has more yardage. 350 yards just isn't enough for a nice length leg for me, since the foot has to be so long.

The 3rd pair, were knit in the Online Supersocke 100 in the Afrika color, also bought on sale at SSYC. This yarn feels pretty much like Opal. Again a few breaks in the yarn, so I didn't even try to get them to match. I used my Tiger Socks pattern for these. That is a Ravelry link, you can also get it on the Free pattern pages at The Loopy Ewe or on the side bar of my blog if you are interested in it.

Then last night I finished these. I don't know what the color is, but the yarn is Mountain Colors Bearfoot and has been cast on so many times for different socks, I have lost the label. It is predominately reds, with blues and greens. I used the Broadripple pattern, (Hi Rob!!), for the leg with added stitches to make a 64 stitch sock. I knit the foot in stockinette stitch. I bought this yarn from ThreadBear when they were still here in town. Someday I will get to the shop in Michigan.

I have one sock finished in the HipKnits Ophelia sock yarn in the Splash color. I was not aware (I didn't read the directions carefully), of the 2 inch leg rule for the SoS, so I was quite relieved when the cuff of these measured in just at 2 inches at the tallest part of the scallops. I hope that will be sufficient. I am going to give it a try anyway. The driving daughter really likes these, so she just may get them when they are finished.
I have one pair on the needles, but I haven't taken a picture of them yet. I am knitting them in Lime and Violet Sasquatch in the Spooky Pooky color. I have the first one finished and the second one is cast on.

And for a little break from sock knitting, I cast on a pair of fingerless mitts. I am knitting these in Cascade Indulgence on size 2 dpns. I am trying to figure out how I want to finish these, and once I do they will be a pair. The driving daughter was a bit put out to model these, so I better take her to get her haircut to make it up to her. I hope you all have a great week, with a lot of knitting time.

Monday, June 23, 2008

SoS 08 Has Begun .....

I had my empty needles waiting and yarn wound and I was ready to go at 12:01 June 21 for the Summer of Socks 08. This should help me in my 52 Pair Plunge 2 also, since I am behind already in that. I cast on for 3 pair of socks. I need a variety , you know. All three are pretty much mindless knitting (or semi mindless). Given the time of day (or middle of the night) they were started, I needed them to be mindless. Sock knitting then commenced for a good part of the night.
First on the needles was Koigu KPPPM (I don't know the color # as the label is long gone) I won this yarn last year in a knitting contest, or maybe it was 2 years ago, I don't remember. I was supposed to work Saturday night, but was put on call instead. I hate to go to sleep before 2 or 3 in the morning when I am on call, just in case that phone does ring. Well it didn't, and I was up until almost 4 working on these. There is a huge difference on the shades of these two balls of yarn. The one is much brighter than the other. And in the one there is a lot of orange and yellow, where as in the other it is more gold. At first it bothered me, but I am over it now, and I will love wearing them as they are.

Also on the needles, the OnLine sock yarn I got a couple weeks ago. I am making good progress on these too. At first touch I thought this yarn was going to be very similar to the Regia Cotton Surf (which I like), but it is not quite as thick or soft. It isn't as rough to work with as the Sockotta but doesn't have as much give as I would like. This is the Beach color. Just a plain stockinette stitch sock, it will no doubt go in the van for the emergency knitting while waiting for kids.... And I will have a lot of that in the next few weeks, as they have all started new vials at the allergist and need to go more frequently to get back up to maintenance dosing for their allergy shots.

The other one I started, was the other ball of OnLine in the Africa color. I am knitting this one in the Tiger Sock pattern. It is a fairly quick and mindless knitting pattern, but not so boring as stockinette. Anyway, I hope to have 3 pair of socks finished by the end of the week and 2 or 3 more cast on.

I got some yarn from TLE too. I am not sure if this is a yarn that is a short time offering, or just what the story is with this. I haven't seen it anywhere else and I didn't even see it on the Cherry Tree Hill site when I looked last. It is called Summer and is a Merino/Cotton/Acrylic blend. The color is Little Boy Blue. I will have to wind this so it is ready to go when I get one of the other pair finished. More summer socks!!!

Friday also brought the first clue for the Casablanca Kal ( I think sign ups are closed for this group now, but I am not sure) I don't know what possessed me to join another shawl KAL . I have a terrible track record with them as I have not finished even one of them so far. I have even frogged one to use the yarn for something else. The plan was to use some lace wt yarn I have had in my stash for years. Did I end up doing this .... well of course not. I ordered some Dream in Color Baby in the Deep Sea Flower color. Oh my !!!! I love this yarn. I have knit with the Smooshy and liked it, but this I love. I am sad that I don't get another clue until Friday. I am hoping that the love of this yarn will keep me on track with this KAL. I will have to buy some 3.75 Addi Lace needles though, the regular Addis are driving me crazy with the knit togethers. It was a very short first clue. I am knitting mine sans beads, I am just not much of a bead person, although I love the ones I have seen with beads. I really hope this weeks clue will be longer, so I can enjoy this wonderful yarn longer.

I think that is it for knitting. It is sunny here today, things are drying out. The Hospital is getting a Mobile Emergency Room set up, so they will be able to have emergency service again. I think it will be several weeks before the entire hospital will be able to open again as they sustained a lot of damage in the flood. We have continued to have thunderstorms off and on throughout the last week but nothing like 2 weeks ago. These sunny days are most welcomed. I hope the weather is good where you are too!!!!

Have a great week!!!!

Monday, June 09, 2008

Hey .....I screamed UNCLE

......But it fell on deaf ears I fear. What a weekend. I know I have been whining about the rain for quite awhile now, but really, enough is enough. We got flooded this weekend. Something like 10 inches of rain in 12 hours or some insane amount. This weekend was my nephew's wedding. It was about 200 miles south of here. Just the girls and I were going, the boy child and DH decided to stay home. I planned to leave about 1 1/2 hours earlier than needed as there are 2 yarn shops within 3 miles of where the wedding was..... I have my priorities straight here.... right?? So, as we are approaching the interstate there is a little news blurb stating several sections of 65 are closed due to flooding. I am heading south, and the closings are about 2 miles north so I continue on, but call my sister and let her know that if I hit high water, I am turning around. We got there without trouble, except for all the road construction which drastically ate into my yarn shopping time ( My 1 1/2 hour was shortened to about 20 minutes, who can yarn shop in 20 minutes??) I did however stop at KnitWitts Yarn Shoppe just long enough to get directions to where I needed to be. They were all very friendly and helpful and the shop is wonderful, what I got to see of it. I may just have to schedule a trip down there for a yarn crawl. I didn't get to make it to the second one The Village Knitter which was a little east of where we were heading. Anyway, back to the weather. As we are sitting in the reception hall, DH calls and says he and the boy child went to see Ironman (again) and found themselves stranded on that side of town. The flood waters rose so rapidly they could not get across town to return home. He said "don't even try to come home" the interstate is closed and there is no way into town. He and the boy child managed to get to a hotel for the night. I was feeling a little panicked, which is unusual for me. I am generally very laid back and don't worry about too much, but for some reason I had to at least head toward home. So we left after the dancing began. We drove for about an hour and was told by DH to stop driving and find a place to stay for the night. I am glad we stopped when we did, I didn't think about everyone else doing the same thing. We stopped at several hotels before we were able to find a room. After a sleepless night for me ( the girls slept like logs) I was ready to go. DH calls and says the roads are still closed but they should be opening soon, "just stay where you are until check out time". In the mean time the toilet in the room overflows ( I can't get away from high water it seems) They were nice about it and put us in a different room, but I really wanted to go, so we headed north. By the time we approached home the interstate was open and all was well we got home safely. But boy is there a lot of water everywhere. We will definitely be keeping all the displaced neighbors in our prayers. So many people we know have lost their homes or suffered severe water damage. We were very fortunate and suffered no damage. My brother's house had water right up to up to the house, but none came in. And my sister, (mother of the groom), was fortunate also. The Hospital suffered a lot of damage and evacuated all the patients. It is now closed for an indefinite amount of time. And the headlines today: Thunderstorms and flash floods are in the forecast.

How about some knitting. My youngest was so sweet, when we got to the hotel and settled in, she brought me my knitting and said, "here mom, you need to relax a bit" Oh, they know me well. I have finished a few socks, not pairs, but they will be soon. This one is knit in ShibuiKnits in the Marine color. I love this yarn. It is soft, it has a lot of "sproing" And is just really nice to work with.

The next one is knit in Crystal Palace Panda Cotton in yellow.
I am close to finishing the second one of this pair.
And I finished one in some Louet Gems in the Linen Grey color. This pair is for the driving daughter (who by the way would not help me drive this weekend). I have started a pair for myself in this design in the Pagewood Farms River Rock color. I will post a picture of it when I have more knit on it.

And in the mail from SSYC from the SALE section (there is a lot of nice yarn in the sale section, go check it out) I got some OnLine sock yarn. The wool/nylon blend feels like Opal and the cotton/wool blend feels like Regia Cotton Surf, both of which I like. I was hesitant to order more of the OnLine sock yarn since the only other one I had purchased was the Highland, and I really didn't like it. I didn't like knitting it and I don't like wearing them, but these are both to my liking : )
That is about it for today, I must go buy some water as we are on a boil water alert. I hope they are not sold out all over town. Have a wonderful week all!!!!!