Wednesday, February 22, 2006

We are FINALLY all packed and ready to go. The movers came today and this was the single most pleasant moving experience we have EVER had! We will never do it ourselves again! It did take them all day to pack all of our things's done and it was sooo low stress!
It's hard to believe that in just a weeks time we will "officially" begin our military career. It has been a LONG LONG road up until this point and we are so thrilled to be able to serve our service members in this capacity!
Okay, so onto knitting news. While preparing for our move I starting going through some childhood boxes and I found this dress that I had crocheted for one of my dolls when I was about 9 years old. I showed it to my sister the other day and she remembered that I was obsessed about completing it...(which I am sure is pretty true I tend to be just a little obsessive when I set my mind on something). I also started a new sock for my sockpal and I think FINALLY, I am on the right track!
Well, hopefully I will have a chance to post before we head off to our new assignment
Until then.........
Remember the sock that I thought was way too big? Well, here it is . As painful as it was to rip it apart I changed to smaller needles and new yarn!

Friday, February 17, 2006

I have begun my sockapaloooza socks and I do like the lace pattern but, I am kind of worried that they may be too big.
The pattern is written for a 7 1/2 in. foot circumference and 9 in long from the back of heel to the tip of the toe.....(my sockpals measurements are 10 in. foot circumference and a 10 1/2 in. foot length.) so I cast on 64 sts, worked the ribbing and then began the lace pattern as written BUT, it looks big to me.......

I guess I will continue to work the pattern out and see. Any suggestions would be quite helpful!
Completed Shawl Posted by Picasa
This is what we woke up to last Sunday morning. Having lived in S. Cali for the last 3 1/2 years, this was the first REAL snowstorm the boys have ever experienced. Though they were both sick, they did get to spend about 15 minutes playing in the snow.......
It has been quite a few years since I have seen snow (since we've been living in Florida and California) and although initially it was pretty to see......I REALLY have not missed it all that much. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, February 11, 2006


I have FINALLY settled on a pattern and yarn (I think) for my sock pals socks. I just received the spring issue of IK and will be using this
I think I have settled on using sockotta sock yarn that's variegated. I am unsure just how much knitting I will get done this week. Our move is quickly approaching!
We are starting to become quite anxious about all that needs to be done but.....we are sooooo excited! It has been such a LONG road up until this point.......
Kelvin will pin on his new rank on Monday!!!! We will post pics... I am so proud of him!
Well I 've got to run... I will post more later.....hopefully then, I will have some pictures of the socks and...a completed shawl...(thought I'd abandoned it huh!)

Friday, February 10, 2006

Here they are....FINALLY! They've been done since Tuesday but, I've only just recently taken pictures of them. Today they are off to Florida and I hope my good friend enjoys them!

I re-started a shawl that I completed this summer...... (only to rip it out on Sunday to add width and length to it) Now, I know that there was an easier way to do this but the yarn is a ribbon-stringy type and it was so hard to actually pick up stitches so.........2 balls later of Karabella Magic I cast on for the SHAWL PART 2!
Pictures to follow.........

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Decisions Decisions

Okay, so I had bought some GREAT artyarns supermerino thinking that I would knit my sock pal's socks using an Ann Norling pattern however I re-read the info given to me about my sock pal and the fiber and colors are all wrong. I got the colors she wanted mixed up with her fiber preference.
So now I realize that I probably should find a new pattern and maybe a varigated yarn! So...........maybe some Lornas Laces! I might use this pattern
I haven't knit much since Sunday. Preparing for this move has distracted me from all of my MANY projects. Hoping to send out the sweet Mary Janes this week to my dear friend in Florida. I will post pictures of the finished product this evening hopefully.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

One down one to go

Saturday, February 04, 2006

There's been lots of action in my neck of the woods....knitting that is. I started the
Sweet Mary Janes on Thursday night while watching The Count of Monte Cristo (just finished the book... the movie was good but of course the book was MUCH better) I had to work a bit on getting the provisional cast on but got help from here. (love that site by the way) I like this pattern, it's seems to be a quick and gratifying knit!
Also on the needles is Crumpets This is being knit for a sweet baby girl in Southern California who just NEEDS something cute and frilly..... I also have a cute Fair Isle vest from the fall 05 issue of VK needing to be completed. The vest has 13.5" of ribbing so.......(enough said)
Finally, I have the socks for the sockapaloooza that I need to start.
Whew! I think I have enough on my plate for a while so, maybe a ban on the LYS for awhile......not unless a certain person MAKES me go...seriously, I think I have a serious addiction to all the wonderful fibery goodness of wool!

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Last night I recieved my sockpal information! I am sooooo excited about being part of this knit along! Now it's time to get to work. I picked up some GREAT yarn today from my LYS for a few projects that I have in the que.
The 2 skeins of Artyarns supermerino may become a pair of socks and the Noro Kueryon is destined to be a pair of these.
Although, I did not join this KAL, I have beem eyeballing this pattern for a dear friend of mine (who hopefully) is not lurking the pages og this blog!
I also bought an Ann Norling sock pattern. I'd better get moving on those socks...maybe I'll cast on tonight.
Until then...........