Friday, October 29, 2010

Just in time for Halloween

I finished the socks!  I really concentrated on finishing my Halloween socks.  I loved the yarn and how it striped.  I used size 1 needles, String Theory Continuum sock yarn in the color way Little Ghost Nebula with a basic sock pattern.  I love my new socks and I got to wear them to knitting today.

String Theory Continuum Sock - Halloween

Yes, I went to my favorite yarn shop today and was able to knit with my friends.  What a great day.  I really felt sad though.  I miss going to knitting.  I am really going to try and get there for at least an hour each Friday or most Fridays.  The good news is that in two weeks I am off again and two weeks after that is Thanksgiving and I am off again.  So, I can definitely go those weeks. Something to look forward to.

I also finished the October Mid Month KAL.  The pattern was a witch by Alli Barrett.  I used size 6 needles with Sugar and Cream yarn in orange. 

Mid Month KAL - October 2010

Guess, you can tell it’s October and Halloween since I have been using  a lot of orange colored yarn?

I have purchased some new yarn.  I loved the String Theory Continuum yarn that I had to get Candy Corn and Electron from Simply Socks.

String Theory Continuum Sock - Simply Socks 

From the Loopy Ewe, I recently purchased Dream in Color’s Everlasting Sock yarn in Rosy and Tidewater.  It’s a nice sock yarn.  The Rosy color way is different from any other colors I have.

Dream in Color - Everlasting

Now that I finished my Halloween sock, I need to get knitting on the embossed leaves sock, the prayer shawl for Christmas, and the baby hat for my niece (yikes, the baby is due soon).  I also need to start on the Great American afghan project that my friends are also knitting and need to get ready for the 2010 Kalendar scarf ( I still have to block my other scarf and take a picture of the finished project).

I can’t finish without showing a new picture of Maggie.  Doesn’t she look content and happy?

Maggie Sleeping

Time is flying and I’m glad.  I’m counting the days until the end of April.  Hope it goes real fast.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Knitting Makes me Happy

I am finally knitting more and starting to finish some projects.

I completed the October KAL in my Dishcloth group.  The pattern was Spider by Andi Worthy.  I used size 6 needles with Peaches and Creme yarn in the color shrimp.

October 2010 KAL - Spider

I finished one Halloween sock using String Theory’s Continuum yarn in Little Ghost Nebula.  I am using size 1 needles.  This yarn is really nice and I love how it striped.

Halloween Sock1 - String Theory

Halloween Sock - String Theory


Three knitting friends were working on the Maelstrom sock and all of us finally finished them.  Don’t they look great?

Maelstrom Socks Completed Trio   

I had to get a new picture of Maggie.  She just loves her ball and needs to have it by her all of the time.  She’s always ready to have me play with her.  I love how her tongue sticks out.

Maggie and her ball

Monday, October 04, 2010

Yarn, Yarn and more Yarn….when does it stop?

I’m not knitting much, but I sure am buying yarn.  I just love yarn.  It makes me happy.

From The Knitter’s Edge, I got Crystal Palace Mochi Plus in color 558.  It’s a blue, green, purple color to make the Ruffled Scarf.

Crystal yarn - Mochi Plus - Color 558

I also got Berroco Comfort yarn in color 9726 to make a bunny rabbit for my niece’s baby.  However, I recently found out that the theme for the room is monkey’s, so maybe I won’t be making the bunny.

Berroco Comfort - color 9726

Then I got String Theory’s Continuum sock yarn from Simply Socks.  This is a wide striping sock yarn.  It’s really cool and I love the colors.  I got Dark Matter (purple and black) and Little Ghost Nebula (orange and black for Halloween).

String Theory - Continuum Yarn

I started on the Halloween sock and it’s fun to knit. I’m using a size 1 needle.  I love the orange color.  My high school colors are also Orange and Black.  Although it’s been years since I graduated from high school.

String Theory - Continuum Sock - Little Ghost Nebula

I couldn’t resist ordering Skinny Bugga from the Sanguine Gryphon.  Her new fall colors are out.  I got Leaf Insect and The Herald.  Lovely colors!

Skinny Bugga - Fall 2010

I did start a prayer shawl for my mother-in-law for Christmas. Hope I get to finish it.  I am using the Marble Chunky yarn in color MC 15 with a size 13 needle.  I really like working with this yarn.

Prayer Shawl - Marble Chunky

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Sock Club Shipment

Yes, I got another sock club shipment.  They are surely fun to get, yet maybe I’m not as excited about them as I use to be.  We shall see what happens next year if I will decide to sign up for more.

From Wool Girl, I got a special shipment of divinely inspired by cupcakes.  This was separate from her sock club.  She sure wraps up the kits really nicely.

Wool Girl - Cupcake 1

In this shipment, I got a skein of Dashing Docs fingering weight yarn in Cupcake: Divinely Inspired colorway (pink), a sock and a cowl pattern,  an accessory bag, pin cushion, push pin, stitch markers, lip balm, box, postcards, recipe, and a gift tag.

Woolgirl - Cupcake 2


The Loopy Ewe September sock club came and I got Madelinetosh sock in Loopy’s Favorite Season, a sock and fingerless glove pattern. Heal Creme and a Lotion bar.  Love this package.

Loopy Ewe September 2010 Sock Club