Friday, December 21, 2007

Almost vacation!!

So, I'm counting down the hours till I go on vacation till after the new year.

I finished every thing on my Christmas list of knitting. Here are the boot socks and my pop's hat. Thank you DH for being my model!!
No particular plans for the vacation other than relaxing and knitting. I have started a big needle/big yarn sweater for self....this is a project that I've had stashed away for awhile now. Since most of my sweater projects don't seem to work out for one reason or another, I'm curious to see what happens. I'm really hoping that Santa brings me a yarn umbrella!! I have a winder and two nights ago I began to wind up the "Monet" that I recieved from the Art Walk Sock Club and it ended up a big knotty mess. I've spent the last two evenings trying to work it out.... almost there........I think the Karma or whatever decieded that if I had successfully wound the yarn I would be working on socks instead of the sweater I started!!!!
I wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah and a Happy New Year!!!
Tah Tah til 2008!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

They're here!!

My Artwalk sock club yarn from Roxanne at Zen Yarn Garden arrived yesterday!! I just signed up for it last month so I also ordered a few previous months colorways. From left to right: Salvidor Dahli "Toreador", Monet "In the garden", VanGogh "Starry Night" and this months: Georgia O'Keefe. this is the pic on the right.

I also recieved an order from The Loopy Ewe (cuz I had a yarn jones) This is "Hunter" by Gypsy Knits. This is the pic on the left.

Christmas knitting update: I finished my Poppy's hat (will post pic later) and I turned the heel on #2 boot sock this morning. Hoping to start scarf very, very soon.

I can't wait to start knitting some of the above yarn into some socks for ME!!

Tah, Tah for now!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

#2 Boot sock or bust!!

I haven't posted in about two weeks. I have no pics for you. And I have been completely frustrated by the starting of the #2 boot sock. I started it 4 times!!!! The first time, I cast on the correct number of stitches, but when I divided them by two (as I knit with two circs) my "I don't have a math brain" decided that 72 divided by 2 = 32?!?! And took off some stitches ......So after knitting the cuff and then beginning the pattern I realized what I had done! So, I cast on again, again having knitted the cuff, beginning the pattern, I then lost a stitch and could not seem to get it back again!! OK, cast on # 3, somehow the K2P2 cuff wasn't working out for me with in the first 2-3 rows (I don't know what I did) so out of complete frustration I frogged it, set it down, and started my Pop's hat!!!! Apparently I needed a break from socks.....

So I am about 5-6" into a really handsome hat, I have cast on for a fourth time for the boot socks and believe I am back on the path to "Christmas present enlightenment"!

Tah, Tah for now.