I really did not need any yarn (as you all know) but then I saw this and had to get some!
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
I love how the Ampersand turned out -- it is a tad snug and I have to coax it over my heel. Notes have been made so I can make another pair that fits better. Its not a terrible fit, but it could have more room.
I don't know if I would do another pair of these (I haven't even done one PAIR yet) because the pattern was tedious. Wait to you see what I got today, and what I am making with it. Must go wind a sock cake now............
Saturday, April 26, 2008
This is the "Don't Be Blue" kit that The Loopy Ewe offered only to those of us who did not make it into their sock club. First some Dream in Color Smooshy Sock Yarn in an exclusive colorway for The Loopy Ewe.
Click on the photo for a close up of the color.
This pattern looks like fun! It has little snakes running up the leg and you add beads for the eyes. I can't wait to do this! (Click to enlarge)
As always with The Loopy Ewe, you get goodies: An acessory bag, a key chain, kisses, and a big Bath Kiss!
I am making progress on my sock -- post to come.....
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Cranberry Zucchini Bread
PREP TIME 15 Min
COOK TIME 1 Hr
READY IN 1 Hr 15 Min
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 1/2 cups shredded zucchini
1 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredient. In another bowl, beat eggs; add zucchini, oil and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until blended. Fold in the cranberries and walnuts. Pour into two greased and floured 9-in. x 5-in. x 3-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees F for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. SUBMITTED BY: Alice Manzo
Sunday, April 20, 2008
On the foot, it feels wierd. Now granted, its not over the heel entirely, but I don't know......we'll see. It is also gobbling up the yarn so I hope I have enough to finish.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
This sock will continue to spiral upward with no heel -- yep -- NO HEEL. I can't wait to get in done! Both Giants and A's played today, so I have been getting lots of knitting done.
Friday, April 11, 2008
I got this few weeks ago form Woolgirl too -- The Unique Sheep Footprints yarn in "Calming" sportweight.
What's really funny is that I normally don't buy green items. My maiden name was Green and I heard enough green jokes to last me until the end of time. But now for some reason, green colorways are just calling me.....
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Judy's look just like a stockinette row. See? Yarn is Collinette Jitterbug in colorway " Parrot" --see link below.
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Friday, April 04, 2008
Here's another view -- I'm likin' it....
...and a close-up (as far a my camera goes anyway) of the stitch pattern
I can't show you Crusoe, because it has been frogged down to the end of the toe increases and stashed for now. Very sad.....
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
New sock yarn as well. This is a new-to-me sock yarn call Fiesta Baby Boom -- wow this is some soft stuff! I bought it through The Loopy Ewe.
The colorway is Rain Forest. Ain't it purdy? That's my good news. My not so good news is that Ampersand socks are moving sloooowly. Not a mindless pattern, and I have been tired to think lately. Everything is progessing well, but it's just taking time. My Caruso has been partially frogged! I have real small feet, and so I cast on the required 44 stitches and I can get the darn thing over my heel (I knit toe-up). The foot fit fine (maybe a little short) but the ankle was too tight. I frogged the leg back and added 4 stitches and I hope this helps.
For the next 4 Wednesdays, I am taking a toe-up, heel-less spiral sock class. Sounds intriging does it not? That's why I'm taking it! I did up my swatch is Colinette Jitterbug in colorway Parrot -- very nice yarn!
That's what is happening in my world -- whats happening in yours?