Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Socks of Doom!


Finally finished the socks...they are going out tomorrow! I think my assassin has mine in the mail to me this week! Oh well, it was fun while it lasted!

Oh and last night was the first time I had Knit in Public.....I was finishing my socks in Starbucks inside Barnes and Noble while waiting for a meeting....got a few weird looks and some interesting stares.....

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Sock Wars is on!

1st sock done...one to go! Going to bed now....long day at Busch Gardens.....will write more tomorrow.....

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Socks and Clogs!



Just a few quick pics of some finished socks. The top pic includes my clear clogs which I can't wait to wear with my socks (of course I only have 3 finished pairs done....gotta getworking during Socktoberfest!)! Hurry up cooler weather!

Socktoberfest!!!


I just signed up for Socktoberfest! Looks like fun! And I love this picture too!

For more info go to www.lollygirl.com/blog/

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Just a quick blog....

Not much going on here.....I finished as much of my sock as I could...will start second sock probably after Sock Wars.....Got the book Mason Dixon Knitting today and will read it soon....also added several books to my children's book collection (don't have kids yet, but I have been collecting books for years).....

That's all for now!

Monday, September 18, 2006

Evil Sock....or How to throw your project across the floor!

I decided to try the 2 socks on 2 circs method recently....and was quite unsuccessful! I used a tutorial from the internet. I couldn't even get the cast on right! When I finally had both socks on the needles, the working yarn tangled and I threw the whole thing across the floor while screaming a few expletives! So for the sake of my sanity (or whatever is left of my sanity), I frogged and then went back to my 1 sock on 2 circs method. I still cast on a larger dpn and then move the stitches to 4 of the right size dpns and do the first several rows on them, then transfer to 2 circs...somehow it is easier for me that way. Since taking this picture over the weekend, I have got almost all of the foot done (and I am almost out of yarn....what to do....since I bought 2 skeins and it said 2 skeins make a pair...so I think I will get as much done as possible, then put this one on scrap yarn and start the next...then if I have anything leftover from sock #2, I can get them both completely done....worst case is I will find a coordinating yarn to do the toes with). But this project will be put away before Friday in anticipation of Sock Wars!!!!

Sunday, September 17, 2006


Here is the swatch I made for Sock Wars! The colors of the photo don't really do it justice...colors look a little washed out here....I took the picture with my Sidekick 3 (which takes better pics than SK 2, but my digital camera is even better). I think this yarn will make some pretty socks....I normally use fingering weight for my personal socks because it is thinner and I live in a very hot place....but I like how this one turned out....if I move up north, I will have to knit up some socks with this kind of yarn! The swatching (done with dpns size 5 and of course done in the round) went pretty quickly! I hope the pattern goes just as fast so I can get them done and send them off asap! I won't get home Friday (the day we get our patterns) until around 6pm and I won't be home all day Satruday (Deaf day at Busch Gardens) so I hope I will be able to catch up on Saturday night and get some serious knitting done!!!

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Thoughts....a quick update

So we went to a Silent Coffee last night at Starbucks.....I tried John's Tangerine Frappucino (deliviious) and I got a Pumpkin Spice Frappucino! I can't believe it is almost Fall again (my fave season....unfortunately Fall here is not like Fall up north and I really get sad missing it all).....I also can't believe I have been married 8 years!

We went to The Melting Pot on Tuesday for our anniversary...very nice and romantic!

Not too much planned for today....shopping for a webcam and some books.....that's about it for now!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Finally!






As promised oh so long ago....here are pictures of the Waldorf doll I made for my cousin's son....This was my first attempy at crocheting a cap and latch-hooking in the hair!

This is a doll I helped our neighbor make...her outfit was inspired by the clothing that Nigerian women wear....

I will post some sock pics soon...in addition to my yarn for sock wars (starts in about a week)! For now...here is a pic of me!






Saturday, September 02, 2006

It's been a while....

I have been extremely busy lately what with getting back to work and all. Lucky for me I am at a decent school and there is less stress this year. I am also doing a VRS mentorship in my free time.

I haven't even gotten pictures ready to post so I will do that next time....a picture of a Waldorf doll (which I have 3 more dolls to make soon) and also some more sock pictures. I have got to get the 2nd sock done and off the needles as I am gearing up for Sock Wars!

Also, I will be posting my review on Knit Picks needles and KIPers!

I got in some beautiful sock yarn recently that I want to use asap (I am gonna attempt 2 socks on 2 circulars to speed things up!). I recently bought a yarn swift and ball winder...finally! I wound all of my sock yarn and was in shock as to how much I actually have! Prolly enough to last me a year at the rate I knit them (hence the need to learn 2 socks on 2 circs)!

Things are great at home....we wil be celebrating out 8th wedding anniversary in less than 2 weeks! It seems like time has flown! Hopefully we will be starting a family soon!

That's all for now! Will blog more later....