Thursday, August 30, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
This is FiFi, from French Girl Knits in Rowan Calmer. Ahh, it feels good to finally get something done.
I've been knitting very steadily lately and seemed to have recovered from my Startitis infection. Finished my Solstice Slip socks. Almost done with an amazing pair of socks from some homespun that don't match and include entrelac. I'll show you those later. For now, you get Fifi.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
I have, however, been making some progress--albeit on shiny distractions. Here's what's on my needles at the moment:
Solstice Slip, Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock Lightweight in Firebird. A Sock Club selection.
One down, one to go. Fun sock, btw. This one fits so nicely and I really enjoyed knitting it.
Fifi from FrenchGirl in Rowan Calmer. I'm having trouble capturing this color. It is much prettier than this. It is a soft lavender. I'm about 80% done with this one. I've decided I'm going to knit one tank top/shell a month. This is my August entry.
But this is the one that is completely messing up all my other goals and blogging and sleeping and eating:
Autumn Rose by Eunny Jang from the book Simply Shetland 4. I bought the kit from Two Swans and I simply can't stop knitting on this one. Aren't the colors great? (Someone will probably roll their eyes at my less-than-perfect fair isle knitting, but I'm having fun and I don't care!)
You will all excuse me, won't you? I have a Saving Grace to watch and a second sleeve to knit.
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
What a Pal!
My sockapalooza pal is the greatest. Wanna see? (Warning: Corgi picture heavy post--did I tell you I got a new camera?)
And then...a really cool row counter she made herself:
And some fun gifties--including chocolate!
Do you see what I see? It didn't take the corgis long to find that some of the gifties were for adorable puppies!
Dancer--always the good dog--assumed that she wasn't supposed to steal them. So she tried to pretend they didn't exist by looking away.
After we became obedient corgis, we all got one rawhide chew to enjoy.
Of course, there were also SOCKS!!! Aren't they gorgeous? Don't you love how they match the skirt I was already wearing? And they fit perfectly.
Julie's the greatest, don't you think? The corgis want to know when the next swap starts. They're ready.
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Darling daughter is having one of those days. Just now, she lost her cell phone. She sent me down to the Tai Kwon Do studio to see if she left it there. After much bowing, I still didn't have a phone. Guess where it was? On the bathroom floor. Earlier today, she went to get her nails done, but didn't have enough money. Oh, Mom?
But today was a good day. I got a great e-mail first thing this morning. My sockapalooza pal said my package was mailed today! All through this process of putting together a package for my sock pal, I never thought about the fact that someone was making something for me. I know, I know, that's the whole point, but I just didn't think about it. It gives me a warm fuzzy feeling to think that someone out there was knitting something special just for me.
While I was out taking number one daughter her money, I dropped my sockapalooza package off at the UPS Store. What a great place! Those folks are so organized and friendly. I actually like taking my shipping there.
Oh yeah, here's a picture of the complete package. I hope the socks fit. Do you think she'll like it?
(Socks; 1 skein colinette jitterbug; a monkey backpack thingy; a monkey pencil pouch; the sockapalooza commememorative project bag; and an Ella Fitzgerald CD to listen to while knitting)