Friday, September 26, 2008

How does this work again....

Ok, dust off the keyboard and see if Blogger remembers me...

Aha! This this IS on. :)

I'm back from the confusion that is my life. Kids are back in school and we adopted two dogs. They are adorable Bischon Frises that were a part of a Puppy Haven a puppy mill the Wisconsin Humane Society bought. (read more on that here). They are named Zoey (2 years old) and Snowflake (3 years old). We've had them for 2 weeks and they are adjusting. It's slow going, but they are better every day.(Zoey and Snowflake)
I've missed having dogs for so long. I've never had any as an adult because I never felt the time was right. Well now both my kids are old enough and we actually have a backyard, so we took the plunge. I'm in love, they are both so sweet! Shy but sweet. You just have to have a soft voice and not move too fast. They don't know how to play really..and I'm trying to work on that.

Ok knitting! There has been mass amounts of knitting, even if there weren't blog posts to prove it. :)

This is my Sophie Bag. I made it in 3 colors of Cascade 220. It's the perfect size for a sock projects. :)

Socks for Val

Things are NEVER too pink! At least for a four year old. :)

I have other things to share as well, but the Hubby needs to work on our server, so consider this a teaser. ;)

I may not have been posting but I have been reading!

Friday, July 25, 2008


Ok this is such a cool toy! Go check it out and be sure to drop me a link so I can look at yours. :)

Monday, July 21, 2008

Having Fun

I'm really enjoying the Drawstring Raglan, both the pattern and the yarn are really lovely.
Just had to share some shots. I'm trying to do as Jared Flood aka Brooklyn Tweed recommends in the interview on Sticks and String Podcast. Shoot in natural light but do it inside via a window. This gives the light directionality and makes the shot more interesting. I agree but the problem is the way my windows are built, they are double hung but each pane is made of 2 smaller panes, for a total of 4 panes...hence the lovely shadows! Oh well work in progress, right? :)

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Getting to Know you Contest Questionnaire

From for a great prize! And becuase it's fun. :)

1.) How long have you been knitting?

I learned to knit in Jan 04, the month my daughter Valerie was born. I got a bee in my bonnet and said I want to knit, bought the Stitch and Bitch book and cast on. Then my needles were pretty much retired until she was 1! Learning to knit with an infant around, forget it. ;) It's been non-stop since 2005!

2.) How long have you been knitting socks?

I took my first sock class December 05 and finished them in January. I took a 2 on 1 class and didn't like it but finished. The next pair I used DPNs and there has been NO looking back since!!

3.) What do you do with a problem like Maria?

Teach her to knit so she'll stay out of trouble.

4.) What is your all time favorite sock yarn?

That's actually not too tough for me. Blue Moon Fiberarts Socks That Rock. I learned to knit from a wonderful lady, Karen, and she was making the Fair Isle Bobble Sock and I was absolutely gobsmacked. It was so gorgeous, so intricate. I had to have it!! I went to my first Stitches West in 2006 and ran, seriously no walking to The Fold's booth and bought the kit. I'd NEVER spent that much money for a pair of socks. I think it was 60 bucks all said and done. But I had the most amazing time knitting them. I love them with the bottom of my little heart. :D

5.) Toe Up or Cuff Down?

I'm a cuff down, gusset kinda girl through and through. Nothing like a little Partridge Eye pattern on a heel flap!

6.) What's your favorite color (this week or for all time)? Do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer? Any colors you just can't stand?

Color. I love it all. I seem to go through Seasonal phases. I am leaning more towards subdued colorways now. Hmm color though! Gotta have it.

7.) Do you have a pet(s)?

Loki my Panamanian Kitty. I adopted him when I was living in Panama City Panama. This cat has gone from Panama to Miami to Denver to Milwaukee with me. He's my first baby.

8.) Babies: Oven Roasted or Barbecued?

Um..ya I pass.

9.) Besides socks what is your favorite type of thing to knit?
I'm really digging the whole dishrag thing. Very fun, loud colors and portable knitting..sounds alot like socks, yes?

10.) What's your favorite scent?

I like fall smells..spices, pumpkin etc.

11.) What music are you really loving right now? Like a song or a band?

Music. I think I'm lovin Endless Summer by the Beach Boys. It IS the summer album. I downloaded it from iTunes and it's become the official 4th generation for our family; 8 track, cassette, CD, MP3. :)

12.) How many pairs of socks have you hand knit?

Urp..I'm supposed to know this? Hmm...10 or so.

13.) What's your favorite treat? Salty or Sweet?

Both. Everytime I get on a sweet kick I have to top it off with something salty and vice versa!

14.) What was the most interesting thing you smelled yesterday. Not good or bad necessarily, just the thing that stuck out most so that you actually took notice of it.

Green Bamboo tart from Yankee Candle. It was amazing.

15.) Needles - DPN's: Wooden, metal or plastic?

Hmm I like both. I like metal when it's a fast easy pattern. For wood, I love Crystal Palace Bamboos. They are firmer than Clovers and I don't end up warping them.

16.) What is your favorite sock pattern that you've knit? What do you recommend?

Hmm.. Monkey or Embossed Leaves... I think I'd recomment Monkey for newer knitters and Embossed leaves for those who've done a few patterned sock.

17.) The last Question: If you were stuck on a deserted island who would you want with you, what knitting would you want with you and would you ever want to leave?

Cat, my friend and fellow knitter. We could talk about knitting, like we do all the time.. I'd want a huge pile of sock yarn, patterns and needles. If I had comfortable accomodations and my laptop with connectivity, I'd be golden. I could sit around and watch on demand Netflix movies and order new yarn online!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Moving On

Yay, I have an FO. :)

Monkey - Cookie A.
Yarn: Shibui Sock in Orchid. GREAT yarn.
Needles: size 2
Started: June 25, 2008
Finished: July 10, 2008

This is a bit more true to color. It's very vibrant and fun. The lime ended up swirling all up the sock.

I have all my yarn from Ravelry now, so I cast on for the Drawstring Raglan. Should I tell you how much freaking trouble I had getting this thing started? You cast on 307 for the size I'm doing, that alone is a bear. Then on the fourth row you do the stitch pattern, simple yo and k2togs kinda thing. No problem, right? Ya, right. I screwed it up FOUR times. And you can't tink back that much, you have to frog and pretty much it's better to just rip it all out and start over. Oi. I guess I just couldn't pay enough attention to what the heck I was was little things like missing a yo and do an extra stitch. A total pain for me!

It's going now and looking lovely. I knew if I could just get the pattern set I'd be golden because I could read my knitting to ensure that I was on track. But seriously, casting on over 1200 stitches in 2 days. Um that sucked!

The colors are lovely. I have 4 Silky Tweed and one Silky Wool. It really shouldn't make too much of a difference. The dark brown is the Silky Wool and I use it the least in the pattern.

I'm on the third color now and it's going along quickly. I hope this will fit well, because it's going to be cute!

Last but no least, my Options Tank has stalled for a bit. I had put in a request for the Knitting on the Edge book to pick a pattern. It finally came in today, so now I can hopefully finish that up.

Hope all is going well with you and your knitting!

Thursday, July 10, 2008


I've been meaning to do this Flickr meme. I think it's so fun to see everyone else's.
the rules:
a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd's mosaic maker.

the questions:
1. What is your first name? Lynn
2. What is your favorite food? Sushi
3. What high school did you go to? Western High School
4. What is your favorite color? Green
5. Who is your celebrity crush? Hugh Jackman
6. Favorite drink? Diet Coke
7. Dream vacation? England...again
8. Favorite dessert? Sugar cookies
9. What you wanted to be when you grow up? Mammology Professor
10. What do you love most in life? My Children
11. One Word to describe you? Opinionated
12. Your flickr name? Knitty_Lynn

This was so much fun. :)

1. Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge, 2. Sushi-Sashimi Combo, 3. Vertigo Dreamscape, 4. ♫ YO Yo yo, there's no place like a green penthouse... so i told the genie i wanted to be well hung. ^o^ ♫ nah... wildlife from singapore♫, 5. OUT17292538, 6. Macro Mondays - my drink, 7. Arched people, 8. Princess Sugar Cookies, 9. Wall Of Skulls, 10. Children, 11. Opinionated, 12. Knitty Lynn

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


I want to cast on a gajillion projects! It's driving me crazy, I'm normally such a monogamist with the knitting!

Right now I have three things on the needles, which for me is unheard of.
First the Options Tank made from Rowan Linen Print. I scored this yarn when I went to the Cedarburg Strawberry Festival. Seriously, you know you are a knitter when you sniff out a yarn deal at the .Strawberry. Fest! It was a quilt/knit store that was phasing out the Knit side so they had a basket of 75% off yarn. The Linen Print was originally 9.50 a ball and I scored it for 1.30 !

I'm making it as a normal tank, not a racer back or halter. I have Knitting on the Edge requested at my library, so as soon as I get my hands on that I'll finish this up. It should be cute and it will have only cost 13 dollars. Yay!

I really like the way it's knitting up. Soft with great drape.
They also had some Dalegarn Falk yarn that I'd looked at so I ended up going back and buying this pile of lovelies...

for less than 20 dollars! It was 19.74 or somesuch. I couldn't walk away. There is a very cute zippered cardigan in the pattern book plus the cover hat is adorable.

Here is my Shibui sock in the Orchid colorway knit up in Monkey. I have finished the first sock and am on the heel flap of the second.

The third item is the Berliner sock. I plan on finishing up the second one after the Monkeys are done. Plus there are a few fun dishrag patterns I want to try out..and a Baby Surprise Jacket and and! Oi! :)

I almost have all the yarn to start the Drawstring Raglan. I'm hoping I can cast on this coming week or so. Yay.

Hope all is well on the knitting front with you!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

No, I haven't been carried off by the Skeeters

Obviously the weather/environment has some seriously issues with the midwest! The skeeters are ridiculous this year after the super wet Spring we had! I live for this time of year, it is so beautiful because of the aforementioned wet Spring. Flowers are out of control, the lilacs were so lush and thick and my hostas are going to take over my entire bed! But now because of the mosquitoes I honestly can't go outside. I am allergic to mosquitoes and my bites blow up like a balloon. A single bite can get the size of the circumference of a soda can. And they itch like a son of a bitch! I usually end up with scabs and ...well ANYWAY, I'm inside and not to happy about it. :)

I've been doing two projects, the Berlin Muster pattern for the SKP2008 group and some crochet amigurumi.

The Berlin Muster is beautiful. A really challenging lace pattern where the number in the repeats shifts constantly so it requires watching and pretty much can't be memorized.

I'm using Louet Gems for the first time and love it. The Price? A total bonus! It's very reasonable. It's springy and tightly spun. I've finally figured out that's exactly what I like in a sock yarn.

The pair is supposed to be done by July 1st..and well that just ain't happening. I enjoyed it for awhile, but then realized it was becoming a job hanging over my head. Knitting is for fun and enjoyment, darn it, so I've put it aside to rest. I will return to finish the second, but just don't have a desire to work on it anymore.

Seriously, how CUTE are they??

The Amigurumi are very fun and addictive. I bought the Amigurmi World: Seriously Cute Crochet by Ana Paula Rimoli If you are interested in trying out Amigurumi or are an old hand at it, take a look at this book. The designs are simple and quick, good stuff!

Unfortunately I made it into work, silly me. My youngest daughter had a birthday party to go to and I figured I could just whip out a handful of things for a present. Um, nope. Didn't work, we ended up at the store the day of the party.

Again, I don't do well with 'HAVE TO' associated with my knitting. There are enough things in life I 'HAVE TO' do that I don't enjoy, why lump knitting into that pile!

I've now cast on a pair of Monkeys (my third pair) with some lovely Shi Bui in fuscia and lime green called Orchid. I've been fighting with this yarn for the last year. I bought it last summer at Stitches Midwest and have put it through the beginning of at least 4 different socks. The color repeats are very short and nothing really looked good, so I fell back on a favorite. It's spiraling but it's still nice. I'm on the foot of the first sock.

The Shibui sock yarn is great. It's tightly spun and has great resilience. I, as mentioned, have frogged it more times than I can count and it's stood up to it all. It's, again!, tightly wound and very springy. They have some absolutely amazing colorways! If you see some of it, definitely try it out.

Now I have something else spinning in my head. I want a light sweater. I have a pile of Elspeth Silky Tweed that was going to be one of the patterns out one of Elspeth Lavold's books. I'm starting to doubt just how much I would wear it and I've fallen in love with the Drawstring Raglan out of the summer 08 Interweave Knits.

I found two that were knit using the Silky Tweed on Ravelry and they look lovely. It is a discontinued yarn, so I'm trying to scrounge up a few more colors since I only have one. Gotta love the Trade/Sell stash pages!

Ravelry? Seriously it's a knitter's god send!

Sorry for no picts of the Monkeys but I had an itch to blog so figured I'd hop to it!

Thank you so much for all the well wishes and comments on my surgery. I'm pretty much recovered and feel amazing. I stand straighter and my back doesn't hurt like it used to. If you or anyone you know is debating whether or not to have a reduction, seriously go for it. Feel free to email me if you have any questions about it!!

Friday, June 6, 2008


See? I've been knitting, obsessive knitting actually. I have so many dishrags it's getting a tad embarrassing.

I was tired of sitting around doing the typical increase on the edge pattern. Surfing the web and Ravelry was so fun! There is such a variety of patterns out there. I chose two that really intrigued me.

This is the Vortex Pattern. It's my first whack at this pattern and I'm sure my next will be much better. It takes a once through to get the concept of the design. It is so cool. It is knit in two different colorways. Ravelry link , Regular Link
It's really fun!

Vortex Washrag

Another fun pattern I found was Garterlac Dishcloth. I'd never done Enterlac before and this is perfect beginner pattern and because it's all garter stitch, that's one less thing to have to worry about. You can really wrap your mind around the concept. Ravelry link, Regular Link
and a wonderful picture tutorial out on Flickr.

Gartlerlac Dishrag

It appears I am FINALLY over my knitterly block with the brown bag exchange yarn. It is Jawoll Color in rainbow. I hate this yarn. It's become affectionately know as 'that piece of shit yarn' around my house. For those of you that enjoy this yarn, all the power to you, but when /I/ use it, it squeaks and makes my skin crawl!!

I first chose to do a pair of mitts.

It was tedious, unpleasant and became a 'job' so of course it stayed on the bottom of the work bag. As the days went by, it grew heavier and heavier on my mind. I finally frogged the mitt, it was a tad bit longer than shown. I looked around and thought I'd make various Christmas ornaments with it; mini raglan sweaters, mini socks, stars/hearts from EZ. But when I cast on, I just couldn't get the mojo going, it still felt like work. NOT FUN. Back it went to the bottom of the work basket.

I called one of my best friends, Woman Who Says Knita and asked her how would she feel if she'd put yarn into an exchange and then got back her yarns plus ...say five dishrags? I was beaten by this blasted yarn! She said nicely she'd be upset. Not the answer I wanted, but the one I knew was RIGHT. C suggested I use it as a carry along yarn. Hmm! There was a whole new direction I hadn't thought of! Hats or mittens ideas were bandy about and I settled on doing a generic Yarn Harlot hat while carrying the Jawoll along with some Simply Satin in black. It was ok, but I was running out of options and time so I plugged along.

One night when I set it down I realized it look a bit like a purse. Hmm. And wham bang shazam my knitting mojo came back. Yay! I had inspiration and was off like a shot.

I know how to crochet even though I prefer knitting. It is a skill that comes in handy at times. I chose to crochet up some small roses and will sew them on around the bag. I have 5 different solid colors, so I'm thinking it will be pretty cute.

It's amazing how true it is that if you love what you do, it's not work to you. I can't wait to finish this just to see how it's going to turn out. I've had so much fun working on it since it became a 'purse'. I'm just glad C. helped me figured out what this yarn was destined to be!!!

I'll be sure to post an FO layout when it's done!

Hope all is good for you. :)

Oh on the surgery front, things are healing well but I'm still sore as the dickens. Things are settling and all the bruising is coming out, but I'll survive. :)

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Save Knitty Gritty

Did you know that HGTV is no longer going to produce more shows of Knitty Gritty? Isn't that horrible! One of the few shows that I feel represents the online knitting bloggers, it would be such a shame for it to be gone.

Please sign the online petition to HGTV to try and keep it in production.

I was the 3740th signer, here's to hoping we can grow that number.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


*tap tap*
Is this thing on?
I'm going to pretend it is. Boy life has been interesting. I'm not a huge poster of all things personal, for a couple of reasons. No one really cares what my little girl ate for if she shoves a carrot up her nose, I'll be sure to get a blog worthy photo and share THAT. And this is mainly my knitting life and it's odd to shoot too much information out there on the net. Once it's out there, it's out there.. And on that note, here's my TMI for the year ;)

I had a breast reduction last Wednesday. It was uncomfortable but I'm so glad I went through with it. Buxom women run in my family and my mother regrets never having it done. I nursed my 2 daughters and if gravity doesn't wreck things, nursing sure will. I'm currently overweight, but being so fluffy on top makes working out a challenge..hell fitting into a sports bra is an extreme challenge. I usually wear two layers. I've was a D my senior year in HS when I was a mere 130 lbs (I'm 5'7") I've battled with this issue for many years.

I've been stressed about it, really who doesn't stress somewhat about surgery? Tomorrow I go get the bandages off and will finally get to see the results, though I do know my surgeon removed a little over 4 lbs total.

As a result of the stress involved, I've kept churning out dish rags. I found some really interesting patterns out on the net. I thought I had pictures but they are still on the camera and it IS 2:30 am, so I'll post them soon.

But I want to keep you entertained a bit, so here are 2 pictures I took recently.

This is our hamster Fluffy. She is adorable and very good with my girls.

These are the grape hyacinths I had in my garden this spring. They have such vibrant color..oh and everyone needs a garden gnome.. :)

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Nope, didn't fall into a hole..

I fell into 'life' as it were. My mom came to visit us for a week and my eldest turned 8 *gasp*. We had a couple of parties, her choice was a letterboxing one with her girlfriends. It was really fun. We made passports, stamps, trail mix, decorated visors and waterbottles. Then my amazing DH took 6 little girls to find a local letterbox. They had a blast. I forsee many other trips this summer!

Knitting has been happening. I've finished a few more washrags and have been working on the next SKP2008 pair of socks. They are really fun. One of the more 'difficult' lace patterns I've done. It is NOT one you can memorize plus every row has a different stitch count. Keeps you on the your toes!

I have been having knitting 'mojo' problems...well maybe not mojo but rather obligation knitting issues. Ugh. My least favorite thing in the entire world. I talked about my brown bag object for my guild..but to heck if I can find the post. It's where we exchange odd balls of yarn and knit something for the person out of their yarn. Well mine was freaking Jawoll sock yarn. As if I can knit a pair of socks for someone without knowing who they I opted to make mitts. It's very slow going. A veritable slog. I haven't even managed to finish one. It's a nightmare. I can't stand to hold the SQUEAKS. So I think i'm going to frog the one I started and knit up a whole bunch of mini sweaters and mini socks. At least it won't be mind numbing 1x1 rib.

Now I just need to get some picts up! Spring has finally arrived in Wisconsin. It was a whopping 58 today! Yay! I'd say 95% of the leaves are finally out and there's hope of warmth around the corner.

Hope is going well with everyone. I've been quiet but still lurking the blogs. ;)

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Bloomin yarn..

Yes, it's a good day! :D Artsy Gal was having a sale. :)

And I even have an FO!

Jaywalkers - Grumperina
Yarn: Socks That Rock Silkie
Needles: size 1
Started: November 2007
Finished: May 1, 2008

These were one of those pairs of socks that just never ever wanted to be done. They were my Mom's 'Christmas Socks', 'Birthday Socks (March), and are now her Mother's Day Socks! Oh well at least she'll finally get them .:)

I also finished 2 more wash rags, but eh..just didn't forgot to take a picture. :)

Saturday, May 3, 2008


Who doesn't love Saturday?

I loved this idea so I 'borrowed' it from Nora! I love reading her blog, because unlike some of us *cough cough* she posts nearly every day!

On Saturdays I can...

  • sleep in a bit
  • knit knit knit
  • try to get a load or two of laundry done so I feel I 'did' something
  • go to my daughter's soccer games
  • make chalk art with both my girls
  • go to the garden center and dream
  • knit some more
  • clean out the email box
  • update my podcasts on my ipod
  • look forward to Sunday to do it all again!
What will you do with your Saturday?

Sunday, April 27, 2008


Every now and again we stumble in various ways. I've battled with depression my whole life and well, I stumbled recently. Thanks to friends and family things are on the upswing. Since I've been busy with other things my knitting needed to be a comfort. Take a look at this!

Yep that would be a serious dent in the Christmas knitting. Gotta love the good ole' wash rag, complete mindless knitting. :)

My friends sent me these. Aren't they great? Both the friends AND the flowers, that is. :)

Hope everyone is doing well! we are supposed to get a nasty spring storm here tomorrow, so that should be interesting!

Monday, April 14, 2008


Yay babeee, I got my classes! Woohoo. :)

Vintage Socks with Nancy Bush
From the Neck Up with Barry Klein
Celtic Cables with Melissa Leapman
Darn It! with Merike Saarnitt

and tickets to the Student Banquet!

It seems like forever until August! :D Are you going? Even if you aren't going for a class then you should go for the Yarn Market. Yum.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Moment in the Sun

I know my neighbors think I'm insane. It's cloudy today but we had about 5 minutes of sun. I grabbed my camera and yarn and dashed outside. I quickly snapped pictures and can share my new purchases. :)

First is my ArtsyGal Yarn of the Month shipment for March. The base is tightly spun and sproingy. I love it, plus it's so pretty and different. I'm really trying to move out of my comfort zone on the sock yarns.
Second is Stone Barn Fibers in the Angela colorway. It's intense and so fun! This is from Loopy Ewe. If you've never shopped there, you really should. Sheri the owner is so sweet and it's nice to give business to a place with amazing customer service.
Third is Milk and Honey from Lisa Souza in sport weight. It's so yummy, very lush. I'm going to make a pair of socks from it as well.

I tried to take a completed pict of my Bartholomew socks but the sun is behind the clouds again. I really had like a 5 min window! So I hope you all appreciate these picts. ;) J/K

Saturday, April 12, 2008


This is scary true..

You Are An ISFJ

The Nurturer

You have a strong need to belong, and you very loyal.

A good listener, you excel at helping others in practical ways.

In your spare time, you enjoy engaging your senses through art, cooking, and music.

You find it easy to be devoted to one person, who you do special things for.

In love, you express your emotions through actions.

Taking care of someone is how you love them. And you do it well!

At work, you do well in a structured environment. You complete tasks well and on time.

You would make a good interior designer, chef, or child psychologist.

How you see yourself: Competent, dependable, and detail oriented

When other people don't get you, they see you as: Boring, dominant, and stuck in a rut

Friday, April 11, 2008

Hello Sunshine...

Um ya,
Sunshine, there's none of that here. We just have lots and lots of rain. I keep telling myself, and anyone within earshot, April showers bring May flowers! Honest!

We've had the cruddiest winter in eons and it looks like our Spring is just going to be wet wet wet. All I have to say is we'd better have THE BEST SUMMER EVER to make up for this crap. Seriously.

I'd show you some luscious new yarn I have but all the pictures were so washed out and ugly, I just couldn't misrepresent beauty like that. So hopefully the sun will make an appearance soon.

I have been knitting away on the Bartholomew Socks from Cat Bordhi's book. It's going well. It's a huge sock, as in long. It fits me perfectly and is really lovely.

The colors stink in this picture. They are much prettier. Gotta love Briar Rose Fibers!

I have to start knitting on a pair of mitts for a Brown Bag swap at the Greater Milwaukee Knitting Guild. Once a year we bring in a brown bag with a ball or two from our stash, it's secretly swapped with someone else, they take it home and knit it into something and it's returned to the original owner. It's kinda fun, but this year I got 2 skeins of Lang Jawoll Color. It's ugly, it feels bad on my hands and I'm not knitting a pair of socks for someone when I don't know their size. :P So I settled on a pair of fingerless mitts and I might do a mini sock and a mini raglan sweater ornament. I just want to finish it up soon since the next Sock Pentathlon pattern comes out on May 1st.

So what's on your needles?

Saturday, April 5, 2008


Ah, color! Rich lovely color. It's beautiful out today. A rocking 61 degrees! Oh ya baby, shorts and tank top weather. ;) I am so happy winter is over and done with.

I dove into the stash and came up with my Briar Rose Fibers, Grandma's Blessings. It is so beautiful. Granted the colors are fall, but they are so rich.

I'm digging back into Cat Borhdi's New Pathways for Sock Knitters. The pattern is Bartholomew's tantalizing socks.

The ball band rag is taking a break. I love the colors.

Just wanted to share!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Closet work..

I worked on my craft closet and it has gone from this-

to this! It's all nice and organized with labels and everything. :)

Much better. Now I just have to go through all those shoes! They are my girls' shoes and I need to figure out what fits, what doesn't and what to save.

So is it silly that these make me happy?

I think these are ridiculously cute. I needed to replace all the above kitchen tools and when I saw these at Target I had to have them. I'll smile every time I use one!

On the knitting front I'm still working on a simple dishrag. My oldest daughter caught the 'gunk' so we've been down and out this week. Fun fun. :P

Monday, March 31, 2008

Knit on

Just had to share this. Isn't it hysterical?

And of course these!

Embossed Leaves - Mona Schmidt in Favorite Socks from Interweave
Yarn: Socks That Rock Mediumweight in Jade
Needles: size 2
Started: March 10, 2008
Finished: March 26, 2008

Woohoo! That's two pairs of socks in March. Yay for me. :) Cuz well they are both FOR me. ;)

I have another FO to share.

Fiber Trends Felted Clogs
Yarn: Cascade 220 in a Raspberry and a Raspberry Twist. I've no color the color ID
Needles: size 13
Started: March 27, 2008
Finished: March 31, 2008

Well it's an almost FO. I still need to felt them, but I've been doing laundry all day so the washer was actually in use!

Here's a picture to show pre-felt size. Hopefully tomorrow I'll get them felted. :) Sorry about the crappy rainy day light. I have a size 9 women's foot. These are the Women's medium sized. And don't fall over, but these are Christmas knits babeeee! Yep, they are for the MIL. Check off one gift! :D

And yep those are my Embossed leaves. They are THE most comfortable socks I've ever knit. I adore them. Now I'm on to knitting a ballband washrag from Mason Dixon just to fill some time. I don't want to start another pair of socks yet..since I'll be doing at least one next month (May) for the Pentathlon.

Whew, it's been an incredibly great knitting month...oh! And I have another FO. I finished the woven scarf I started. It's gorgeous, so soft. I'm letting my 4 year old wear it, but I can steal it back next winter and wear it more as a collar. Hmm must get pictures of it! So a total of 4? FOs. yay! :)

Hope you've been as productive. I think it has do to with me avoiding looking out the windows at the crap weather!