Monday, May 30, 2011

Finally Some Socks

Socks that Rock March shipment: "Electric Koolaid Acid Test" colorway and the pattern is one of the club patters, Intrepid Traveler. I knit is toe-up with an afterthought heel.

With our unseasonable cold weather, I am still wearing my wool socks! Is June really tomorrow?!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Sock Love

I won this yarn on the Sock-a-Month Club. It was like it was picked just for me and I had to cast on immediately! Just a 3x2 rib. The yarn is Scout's SWAG in Snowbunny.

This was Hazel Knits colorway "Belle" that I used for Through-the-Loops Socktober Mystery Sock KAL 2010. You would have thought I would have learned from the 2009 socks that her patterns are over-the-top. Very fussy with twists and cables. I like how they turned out, but they were a bear to knit. Next up: plain vanilla socks!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Hats Galore!

On a hat jag of late. Here is top down ear-flap hat knit in Noro for my friend Cerena. She wanted something muted and neutral. It fit perfectly and she loves it!

Simple Slouch Hat for a friend who lost her hair due to chemo --not a happy knit, but she really needed it.
And my wild Mountain Nights Toque. This sure brightens up a winter day! Love the yarn:

Thursday, January 06, 2011

I Love Winter

This is one of the reasons -- handmade socks. As you can see I have worn a few pairs in the last week or so. They are drying in the sun. Don't let that sun fool you --it is cold here. Not by National standards, but California ones! We freeze to death if it gets below 70! It is 5PM and 38 degrees!Winter is a time to look inward and conserve our energy. Yoga instead of running, warm foods (no salads or raw foods ), quiet activities. Everything around us is quieter: birds, plants, and animals are laying low waiting for spring. I am trying to do the same and I hope that winter is a reflective, quiet time for you too.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Wee Tiny Socks!

Told you all way back that I would post some Wee Tiny Socks . This a monthly shipment of yarn, a blocker, and some extras every month. I am am slowly catching up! Here is July's "Wee Tiny Fireworks". The beading was fun. The lace-weight, doubled, in black, was NOT!

June's "Wee Tiny Campfire Socks". See those flames?

May's "Wee Tiny Flower" knit sideways.

Aprils' "Wee Tiny Raindrop".

And March's "Wee Tiny Aran Socks" -- not a cable fan, so this was not my favorite...

I have August - December to do still. Thanks goodness they are small!

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Some Great Kits

This is from my Wee Tiny Sock Club -- the Wee Tiny Origami Kit. Lovely yarn and stitch marker.
I just love her kits. I am way behind! I think I have 5 to do!

This is the much anticipated Java Kit from Woolgirl. Tons of goodies, mug stitch marker, coffee scented tag and lotions, lip balm, chocolate coated spoon, coffee candies, gift tags, 2 patterns, coffee, a mug cozy, and the best bag! The yarn is called "Aunt Honey"

Fa-la-la-la-la Kit from Simply Socks. The yarn is cashmere baby! The bag is fun and I got gift tags and these great bottle-cap magnets.

Now to knit with some if it!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Giving Thanks

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live them."

John F Kennedy