Monday, February 27, 2006

what next

Ok so with the Olympics over what am I going to knit next? Actually I am going to finish up some unfinished projects, socks for my niece, a felted bag and socks for me. I also am working on the Anthropologie shrug for Megan, the pattern can be found at

I am using Blue Sky Alpacas silk and cotton. Meanwhile I am planning in my mind what to start next maybe some socks from that lovely wool/tencel blend or maybe the Lily Chin socks. But first a new cat sweater for Alice in Lime Green to match her eyes.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

C'est Fini

My Olympic Flame Socks are finished! Yes I can knit socks from the top down and do beading and lace! It was really fun and I am ready to knit for the Summer Olympics how about you!!!

Now for the Stitches West Report: I bought "Hot Flash" by Socks that Rock, Gramercy Park by Lily Chin, Big Top and St Valentines "sock" by Lisa Souza, Hemp for a cami for Megan, Ladybug Opal, a new Chinese yarn that is 70% wool,30% acrylic and 7.6% water (the label is in Chinese and the water content per Chinese law has to be included, and some Wool and Tencel sock yarn by Ellen's Half Pint Farm.

And here is Alice in her newest sweater it is purple and green fixation. She definitely is thinking my mom is crazy, I like bright colors!

Friday, February 24, 2006

Just Knitting away

I have been so busy knitting my socks I haven't had time to post any pictures. Both heels are turned and I have about 2" to knit to start the toes. I will post as soon as I am finished.

Ok so that was Friday nite after work and now it is Sat nite after work and I have 10 rows to go on both toes....I will finish tomorrow and post the pics!

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Stitches West

Ok so I am at Stitches West and Jeanne I found bamboo size 1 circulars for $7.75. Of course I had to buy them and some yarn to go with. I will post pictures of all my finds when I get home to Minnesota. My Olympic socks are 1/2 way thru the heel flap on both so if I knit fast enough they will be done

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Life looks better inside

So here is the scoop...both cats are indoor cats closest they get to outside is the porch. Well lately the minute Boo gets out to the porch he mews to come in. So today Alice was sitting on the table looking out (she doesn't go out too much anymore too cold for her) and Boo was looking in. Now the real story is that if they were both on one side of the glass they would never get this close. Alice would have taken Boo's eye out or at the least scratched him. I just thought this was cute and it is true when you are outside in Minnesota in January Life does look better on the inside.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Olympic Socks

Okay so the ribbing is done and two rounds of the lace pattern with beads, I am on my way. I will post pictures tonite when I get home from work.

I am currently however looking at Alice and see that she has a hole in her sweater now how did she do that ? All she does is sleep and eat.

More to come after work..............................................................................

The colors are much more vibrant than shows up on this picture really orangy reds and bright oranges ... so I renamed the socks Olympic Flames

Monday, February 06, 2006

Knitting olympics

I am doing the beaded socks from the Six Socks Knit Along. I know they are top down and not my usual thing so that along with the beads I felt qualified for a challenging project. I have strung the beads and am just waiting until Friday to start.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Here is a picture of my son's latest socks. He has size 11 feet so I am glad he doesn't mind sportweight socks.

I started a new pair of socks out of Icelandic sock yarn today. The yarn is pretty stiff so I hope it softens when I wash it.

The knitting group at Como was big again today 3 more new people came. It was nice to see so many.