Monday, March 19, 2007

A Pair of Monkeys

I have FINALLY finished the Monkey socks. I had both socks complete except for the toes last Thursday, but ran into a snag when I couldn't clarify something about the pattern with Zoomom. I finished them up tonight and they are comfy!

Let's see if I can remember any details about these. I got the pattern from I knit these on 2 circulars using Knit Picks Options size 1. The yarn is Claudia Hand Painted Yarn in Ink. I enjoyed knitting with this yarn very much.

Saturday, March 17, 2007


That was the timer. Did you hear it ring?

Kitty Pi is DONE and is loved by all the furry babies around here as you'll see below.

This is Jack. He loved the Kitty Pi even before it was cooked (felted). He slept on it quite a bit last night.

Kitty Pi all "baked".

Jack enjoying his Kitty Pi.

Cheerio enjoys a slice of the Pi.

Jack wanting the Pi all to himself

Jazz seeing if he can fit

Looks like more Kitty Pi is in my future!

As for the details, I don't have many. I don't remember the name or brand of the yarn I used. Just some bulky wool something I got online. It wasn't plied so was more like maybe a navajo ply? Really thick in some places and really thin in others. I used size 11 circular for knitting and used the pattern from here. This was my brainless project that traveled around in my purse/knitting bag. The eyelash yarn is Lionbrand.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

I didn't MEAN to!!!

Do you remember a post not so long ago where I said, "No more sock yarn purchases."?

Well...I bought more yarn, but it will be delivered incrementally. I really didn't think I would get in....

You see, when I heard about the big uproar with the Blue Moon Fiber ladies and the bank not approving their credit card receipts, I figured I would put my name on the waiting list for the Socks That Rock Club. I didn't think I would get in since I read online that there was such a huge waiting list.

But I got in.

I was SHOCKED when I received an email stating that I could join! So I did. I like their yarn. A LOT!

I received my first package from them.

You get this really cool binder with a welcome letter called the Dyer's Notes; notes and cool info about feet (called Footnotes); a log to list family and friend shoe sizes, foot length and foot width; hints and charts to measure and size their feet; and a pattern in a durable page protector. Also included was a brochure about a Rockin' Sock Camp, a sticker (NSK-Notorious Sock Knitters), and a 10% off coupon on your next order. Oh, and lest I forget....the YARN!!!

This is called Monsoon.

And isn't THIS just too cute! Emergency sock yarn!

I think this is going to be fun! (as she rubs her hands together in anticipation)

In the mail

Lookie, lookie!

I could resist no longer!

I can hardly wait to get finished with the Kitty Pi and Monkey socks to get started on something in Lace Style! You just gotta wait and see what it is!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

The hat

It's complete! This is Sweet Pea #1s cap he wanted me to knit him. He decided he didn't like the hat I knit for him two Falls ago, so I knit this one for him...just in time for Spring! ;)

Sweet Pea #2 says he doesn't want a hat, so I'll put off knitting his until late summer/early fall.

This is the same pattern I used before for Popeye's hat. It is called Knit Shortie. I used Cotton Fleece (80% Cotton, 20% Merino Wool) by Brown Sheep Wool in Black Forest CW-145.


LOOK what just arrived at my house!!!!!!

I'm not normally one for oranges and yellows and greens, but I REALLY like this! After knitting with black and more black, this will be fun!