Thursday, July 31, 2008

Clubs Galore!

These first two are from Three Irish Girls Clubs. The first is from Stash Menagerie, called Chocolate Orchid and it will be this when it grows up. And this is Lady Slipper from the Sock Yarnista Club. Pretty......... I live in the same town that Snoopy was born and raised, so it only makes sense I would love The Woolgirl's Joe Cool kit. Jen is awesome and puts together the greatest packages! I signed up to get the Peanuts Falls kit too.
The bag is perfect for a sock project from Stuck in Illinois. They are a great deal and the cost includes shipping ($10). This is one of my favorite yarns and you may remember it from my Romantic Comedies club I was in.
Isn't this the cutest stitch marker?
And the last club shipment this month was my Seven Deadly S(p)ins -- SLOTH.
The hat pattern, even though is is sloth-like, is a litle over-my-head, so it may be something I work on later when I am feeling adventurous. The black ball is angora to line the ear flaps.
So many projects, so little time!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Sock Update

These are the Baby Backward Rib socks I have been working on. My friend Patty gave me this Misti Alpaca Sock yarn for my birthday. My Mom loves them and too bad they are too small for her. I have some Unique Sheep yarn that is very similar so I will make her some for her birthday in October.

My Law and Order Rerun socks are hibernating because when I went to go a pedicure (see below), I sat on the needles and they broke. Now waiting for replacements from Knit Picks. I was almost finished, too! I had to frog my Wendy's Summer of Socks Pattern. It was just too lacy and big for me so thanks to Joansie I am doing Blueberry Waffle socks and I love it! Thanks Joansie!

Found a new indie dyer -- Colorplay! Very nice! Featured here is Clark's Pool. Her colors and rich and vibrant and the fiber is soft and squishy.I also got a hank of Plucky Kniiter's Sock in "The Gang's All Here"

Here's what I'm wearing on my feet now (not the shoes -- there from my sister's wedding!) Very sparkly!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Wedding Photos

I am tired. Happy, but tired. The last 5 days have been a whirlwind of wedding related activites. I think my sister and her husband are a beautiful couple, don't you?
Here are my sons, the ushers, who were so great that day. When you have teenage boys, you don't get to see them in their social environment. They were so polite, helpful, funny, and charming. Yes! They will be able to go out into the world and communicate beyond grunts and look at people in the eye when they talk to you.....
Now that we are at home, its back to usual! Ah, boys!

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Lots of Socks!

I have so many sock patterns/yarns in the queue its hard to decide what to knit first. Here's my "Law and Order Rerun" sock that is mindless. Vesper Wee Skein Sock Yarn #1. This is so fun to see how the colors will play out and I'm really enjoying it. The second sock is cast on already.
Here's Shadow showing you my Primavera Sock in MadelineTosh Sock yarn in Nightengale. It was the first shipment for The Magnolia Society. An out-of-the box colorway for me, but that's good!
And you may remember this from a post recently -- its High Fidelity from my TV Sock Yarn Club shipment #3. It's Wendy's Summer of Socks pattern and my first lace sock. The SSKs are killing me! Again, the black in the background it the cat! The wedding is next week, and I am going down to do some last minute prep with my Mom and sister and won't be around much. Have a Happy 4th USA friends!