Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Do not scroll down any further if you don't want to see. I received my first Socks That Rock 2008 kit on Monday. Go no further if you don't want to see any pictures. I love the yarn....not sure about the pattern though.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

What I've been up to

Here is what I've been working on the past few days. (I don't know WHAT is up with my pictures! When I download them from the camera, they look fine (for the most part) until I upload them here. I know I'm not a good photographer though, but you get the drift.)

I have some All Things Heather that went from this

to this (This is up for sale or trade if you're interested)

This yarn is on its way to becoming Hedera. This is Socks That Rock Lightweight in the Raven color Lenore. It has burgandyish tones within the black.

I'm reknitting the foot and toes on the Monkey socks to fit myself since Sweet Pea 2 has decided he doesn't want them.

I wound Yarn Pirate's Killer Bees to get ready to cast on for little boy footie socks.

And knit a few rows on the longest lasting project in the world, the Chevron Scarf. I'm almost half way there. There are no intentions of finishing this for this winter. It is my carry-along, no-brainer project.

There was more stash acquistion from my trades on Ravelry.

Socks That Rock Lagoon

MadelineTosh Damp (this is up for sell or trade)

and ShiBuiKnits

Thursday, January 24, 2008

New Stash Acquistion

I'm addicted....to the In Search Of/Destash group on Ravelry. I decided to go through my yarn stash to see what I just didn't love any more and trade it for other yarn I do love. Here are the newest members of the Stash family.

This is Yarn Pirate Killer Bees. I loved this yarn at first and then decided to trade it (again) for something else. Then Sweet Peas 1 and 2 saw it and now they want socks made from this. Cool.

(Sorry for the blurry picture) This is Cherry Tree Hill (I think). The person I trade with lives locally. I really like this as it has a purple-y tone to the dark parts.

This is from one of the sock clubs I'm in this year. It is from the Harmony semi-solid yarn club from Zen Yarn Garden. It is the Down by the Bay colorway. It is very green/blue/greyish and hard to capture on the camera. Very soft. It is merino, bamboo and nylon. I can't wait to see how it knits up.

I've been DYING to get my hands on some Dream in Color Smooshy and I have some now! This is Cocoa Kisses. It looks brown, but in real life, there are variations from brown to dark grey but staying toward the brown family. Very lovely and VERY soft and smooshy. ;)

More to come as soon as my Socks That Rock Club yarn arrives in the next few days!

Monday, January 07, 2008

New knitting for the new year

I've finished my first two projects of 2008. I'm itching to get back to socks now though.

This is Jack. Jack is wearing a cat sweater that I knit for him. I did my first steeking on this sweater for the paw holes. He is singing the praises of his "Mama" for such a great job!

Another shot of Jack in his sweater. He doesn't mind putting the sweater on too much, but he knows exactly how to get out of it as soon as he can get away. It was nice to put some acrylic and extra yarn to use.

This is another coffee cup cozy from the pattern in Interweave Knits Holiday Knits. I used Paton's SWS Soy/Wool which is the same yarn I used down below for Popeye's cozy.