Friday, February 26, 2010

And yet another snow storm

Well, we had another snow storm this week. The weatherman didn't really do a good job on this one. We got snow on Thursday, but it wasn't sticking on the roads and then I woke up this morning and we had quite a bit of snow on the ground and roads with blowing winds. By 12:30 PM it was over and we were digging out. Now the roads are black. At least it gave me two days off.

This past week I was able to finish up the February Mid Month KAL. The pattern is Lacy Vines Cloth by Janet Nogle. I used a size 6 needle with Peaches and Creme yarn in light blue.

Feb 2010 Mid Month KAL

I finished the Mackintosh socks. I really love how they striped. I used size 1 one needles with a basic sock pattern. The colorway is Misty Highlands.

Mackintosh - Misty Highlands - Complete

I also started another cowl. The pattern is called Spiral Cowl by Knitty Gritty Thoughts. I am using a size 6 needle with Madelinetosh dk in the color Sequoia. I love this yarn. I really like how this is turning out, but I swear that there are problems with the pattern. I got messed up after the first repeat of 7 rows, so I just repeated the 7th row after that for the rest of the rows.

Spiral Cowl

Is anyone participating in the Ravelry Knitting Olympics? I'm not, but I found the pattern for the Olympic hat (the one the USA olympians wore at the opening ceremony) and I bought the yarn to knit this hat. This ought to be good since I have never done stranding before. I got Berroco Ultra Alpaca in red, white and blue.

Berroco ultra alpaca - Olympic Hat

I also got a skein of 100% superwash yarn dyed up by Scouts Swag in the Olympic medals colorway. This will be great for a pair of socks.

Scout Swag - Olympic Medals

Last but not least, I got my February Rubber Ducky club shipment. The yarn is pima petite in raspberry vanilla. Massage body oil in Vanilla berry and Mimi soap in raspberry vanilla. How cool!

Rubber Ducky Club - Feb 10

Monday, February 15, 2010

Sick is NOT FUN

I have had a bad cold for over a week. I took off a couple of days and went into work last Tuesday. I lasted three hours and had to go home because I had a really bad sore throat and the cold was going into my chest. Thankfully, I was able to get to the doctor to get antibiotics and cough syrup with codiene. Wednesday, we had a bad snow storm, so I was set with medicine. Today was my first day back at work. I still feel a little congested, but I'm 100% better than I was.

It sure helped that I got my December order from Sweet Georgia. I got three skeins of her Tough Love sock yarn in Deep Olive, Ultraviolet, and blackberry.

Sweet Georgia - Tough Love sock

I also had ordered a skein of her Merino Silk Aran in Ginger to make a scarf.

Sweet Georgia - Merino Silk Aran - Ginger

When I went to The Knitter's Edge this week, I bought three more skeins of Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in Moorland, Ginger, and Scarlet. My next pair of socks will be in the Ginger colorway.

Knitter's Edge - Madelinetosh - Toshsock

While at The Knitter's Edge, I was able to take a picture of three pairs of feet with socks knitted up using the croc sock pattern. Two of my other knitter friends and I are trying out different patterned socks together. It took us awhile to get this pattern finished, but it was worth the effort. We each used a different sock yarn. Don't our feet look great? My pair is on the far right.

Croc Socks 2

I hardly did any knitting last week since I was sick. I did sleep a lot. But, I was able to finish the February dishcloth KAL. The pattern is Heart dishcloth by Darilyn Page. I used size 7 needles with Peaches and Creme Premium in deep red.

February 2010 KAL

Off to work on my Mackintosh sock. I am nearing the toe on the second sock. Next I will cast on for another cowl.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


After escaping several storms that hit south of us, we finally got a big snowstorm. It started on Tuesday night and snowed most of Wednesday. Today, everyone is digging out. Here are some pictures.

Feb 10.10 - Front Yard 5

Feb 10.10 - Front Yard 4

Feb 10.10 - Front Yard 3

Feb 10.10 - Back Porch 2

Feb 10.10 - Back Porch 1

Monday, February 01, 2010

Wool Girl

I was so excited today. I got my Wool Girl Valentine kit. The Theme was Peanuts Charlie Brown. It came with Zen Yarn Garden Serenity 20 yarn in the colorway Cherry Mist. I also got a bag to carry the yarn and a small bag for notions, a small tin, some themed post its, a marker and candy. This is a preview of what the sock club swag should look like. Can't wait to get my first shipment of that. What a way to start off the week.

Wool Girl - Valentine 2010 - 2

Wool Girl - Valentine 2010

I have been so happy that Maggie is loving her new bed. She is in it now. She loves to snuggle in there. Sometimes, she is towards the front so she can see what is going on.

Maggie in her bed

And, other times, she digs in and hides so you can hardly see her.

Maggie in her bed 2

Maggie in her bed 3

My husband orginally thought it wouldn't be a good idea to get this bed. Ha! was he ever wrong!