Friday, April 21, 2006

Baby Socks

I have been knitting baby socks for the Longest Line of Baby Socks. Not too much other knitting has been going on. I need to knit 4 more pair today, and I have to say... as cute as they are, I am really tired of these baby socks! But they will keep a lot of baby feet warm, so I will knit on. I have to mail them tomorrow so they can get to where they need to be by the 29th.

I have a little progress to show on 2 other socks, but they have been sadly neglected this week. One is a 4 stitch reticulated pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks. This sock is a lot of fun to knit and I can't wait to be able to get back to it. I am knitting it in Trekking XXL 135 and black Fortissima.

The other sock is the Feather and Fan sock I am knitting for the Sockamaniac KAL. I am knitting it in Patons Kroy. I don't know how well I like this yarn. This sock and I may visit the frog pond here shortly. I am still giving it some thought..

That is about all for today. I have 4 pair of baby socks to make before tomorrow afternoon, so.... I better get knitting

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Where I Knit

Kat is having a contest. List 5 places you knit other than at home. I knit everywhere. The most recent places other than home are:
1. During a six hour staff meeting at work the other night I knit through almost the entire meeting. I made 2 pair of baby socks and had several requests for knitting lessons.

2. I knit at my daughter's band concerts, if it is a simple pattern I can knit even after they dim the lights.

3. I knit in line at the bank, I did that yesterday during a 20 minute wait. I keep knitting in the car for just such emergency situations.

4. I knit in the doctors office. All three of my children get weekly allergy shots, and we have to wait in the office to make sure they have no adverse reaction, so we are usually there for an hour for the 3 of them. I get a lot of knitting done there.

5. I knit at church ... not during the service, but before and after sometimes. Esp. the last couple weeks, my kids had to be there early for several services during Lent to rehearse music.

I knit everywhere. But, those are the 5 most recent places other than home and of course my LYS.

I am working on several pair of socks. And have baby socks finished, but I am without a camera right now, so I cannot post any pictures. Hopefully, and soon, I will be able to get a new camera.

Happy Easter!!!!!

Monday, April 10, 2006

I'm On A Roll!!

Whoo Hoo!! I finished another pair of socks. I am on a roll, that is two pair of socks in a weeks time. This is a cables and rib pattern. I used this pattern for a sock class I just did. Advance beginning socks with an intro to cables. The girls in the class did really well. I wish I had taken pictures of theirs with the digital camera. I have so many socks OTN but that didn't stop me from starting two more pair today. I will post pictures of those when I have a little more done on them.

The one pair is a Feather and Fan sock. I am knitting that in Patons Kroy for the sockamaniac KAL and the other is a Four- Stitch Reticulated Pattern from the Sensational Knitted Socks book ( thanks Karen). I am knitting that one in Trekking and Fortissima, and I love it.

I finished this simple drop stitch scarf this weekend too. I love the Mango Moon Ribbon yarn. It has such a nice feel to it. This will match my Easter outfit beautifully.

Well I don't have too much else going on. A lot of unfinished things to work on, but I am really enjoying these socks right now, so I am going to go sit and knit.

Happy knitting all!

Friday, April 07, 2006


I hate to say how long I have been working on these socks. It has been so long I can't remember the date I started them, but it has been at least 2 months ago... anyway, they are finally finished. They are a simple 2 x 2 rib knit in Cascade Fixation on size #3 needles. Now I just need to finish the other gazillion socks I have started.

I went to BoPeeps Fiber Shop yesterday and came home with some yarn. Some lovely Elsebeth Lavold Angora in the Aubergine color. I have not knit with this before, but it is so soft and lovely, I just had to have it. I bought a few patterns also. A few SandnesGarn booklets, I don't have a baby and won't be having anymore babies, so I don't know why I keep buying baby patterns. There are always friends at work having them though, so I will have nice baby shower gifts for them. I also got a pattern for a felted Entrelac bag.

I also bought some more Cascade 220. Some from BoPeeps and some from Cottage Knits. This is going to become the Salsa Purse from I really love the bright colors in this bag, and can't wait to make it. I am off to Cottage knits for another hank of the green because I just realized I need 2 of those since I am going to be holding it doubled

I hope everyone has a great day!