Tuesday, July 24, 2007

I've Been Lucky Lately

Posted 7/27/07.

Yes indeedy! I won a contest over at affiknitty and Laura sent me this lovely yarn... I can't wait to knit with it (but I want to get some of the other things OTN's off first).

And I also won the "Bingo" contest at Woven ~ n ~ Spun. Kimberly is sending me some pretty stitch markers and a bracelet row counter that she and her kids made. How cool is that!?! I will post a picture as soon as I receive them!

And I finished my LL Vera "Georgetown's". Monica wrote a wonderful pattern and knit hers in LL Georgetown, so that's how we refer to it. I love being her test knitter (and proofreader). I have some very nice socks out of this arrangement (he he he).

And Monica was so happy to finally get the email that said the pressie she ordered for me was finally sent. She knew I was having trouble with the short regular Addi Turbo needle I'm using for my MS3, so she got me a longer Addi Lace needle (it is taking it's sweet ole time getting here, so no pic of that yet). It came in today's mail (Picture added at 2:40 7/27/07) YIPEE!!!!!

Well after being without the internet for most of the week, I'm so happy I can be surfing (and posting) again. I will post more pictures when the items arrive. That's it for now. Have a good weekend!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Trying (desperately) To Keep Up

I have finally finished my first pair of socks for SOS2007 (and July socks for SAM3 and the 9th pair for 52 PP). Maybe more will come off the needles more quickly now. Here they are (they don't match perfectly, but they're pretty darn close). They weren't done in time for the 4th (it was too hot anyway), but I'll have them for next year (and it will be too hot then too). My standard plain socks (68 stitches on US1 dpn's, 6" leg, 9" foot).

And as if I didn't belong to enough groups already, I joined yet another one...Sockamania. There is a new pattern each month for the participants to knit. This months is called "Serpentine". It is written for toe up (but you know how I feel about toe up...I don't do them) so of course I am taking liberty to knit them cuff down. Here is a picture of the start... I'm knitting them in Sheldridge Farms - Crocus colorway.

And the main reason I have so many 1/2 pairs up in my header is this...The Mystery Stole 3. I finished with clue #2 this morning so I will be able to work on clue #3 that was posted yesterday. I really think I need to get a longer circular needle for this (my LYS is out of stock right now, imagine that).
Well, that's it for now I think. Have a great weekend! I'm off to knit some more, and tackle a new mound of laundry.

Friday, July 06, 2007

How I'm Spending My Summer Vacation

Ok, so I'm not really on summer vacation but this is how I have been enjoying myself. This is clue #1 in the Mystery Stole 3 KAL. I decided to knit it in the Knit Picks Gossamer - Sunrise. It is turning out very loverly. It started to pool a little but has fixed itself now that more stitches are on it. I wish I could stretch it out to its fullest, but my cable is too short and I don't want to lose any stitches. Clue #2 has been released and I have started on it.

So, while I was making lace, not much sock knitting was getting done. This will be remedied soon. I did happen to finish a couple first socks though. The Fleece Artist (that is pictured in the last post, not quite done) and the LL Tahoe in a pattern designed by Monica. Sorry I can't show you the design on the leg (she's hoping to get the pattern published).

So, I'm off to a slow start for SOS 2007, and I'm falling way behind in the 52 Pair Plunge. And next month starts the DishRag Tag...I'm so glad I decided to skip round 2 of the Hogwart's Sock Swap (I would be totally frazzled).
Well, I'm off to work on lace (or maybe socks)... oh, and the mound of laundry that needs to be done too. Joy! More later. Have a great weekend!