Sunday, November 12, 2006

Change is good

I've been doing some moving latley........ I decided to change blog providers and have now switched over to WordPress, here is my new url so you can continue to read my blog: Also, I will be moving myself and all of my things into a new room soon! My sister is moving out so I get her old room that is a bit bigger than mine. Plus I can have the kitties with me! I'm so excited, so be prepared to see lots of pictures soon (I'm going to paint!) By blogger!!!

Monday, October 09, 2006

Socktober fest!!

I am so excited!! I am at the toe of my Jaywalker sock and I have plans for more socks throughout my favorit month of the year!! But, until I get around to posting pictures, a survey from the lovely Lolly: When did you start making socks? - Newyears eve, (2004-2005) Did you teach yourself or were you taught by a friend or relative? or in a class? - had to teach myslef What was your first pair? - a plain pattern with self verigated yarn that makes a pattern, made up of black, white and the primary colours How have they "held up" over time? - yes, most likely becuse I don't wear them much because I didn't know how to purl so they roll down and noy me What would you have done differently? - learned how to purl so the ribbing would work and they would stay up, join the heel properly so the sock wouldn't be half knit half purl when I was done What yarns have you particularly enjoyed? - self patterning (is that a word?) Do you like to crochet your socks? or knit them on DPNs, 2 circulars, or using the Magic Loop method? - DPNs, but would love to learn to use circulars!! Which kind of heel do you prefer? (flap? or short-row?) - short row (only one I've tried) How many pairs have you made? - 5, but have two on the needles Look forward to sock pictures and who I spent my Thanksgiving weekedn with! (hint: an animal!) P.S. it's my birthday soon! I'm so excited!!!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Sock in progress

So who else watched House tonight??? Any ways, I have some knitting updates. Jaywalker socks Started: Sept 17 '06 progress: ribbing done, on to zigzag pattern. 2 1/4 inches until the heel. I love the pattern so far!!!

No other news besides this. I just had to post because I received six skeins of sock yarn from my Granny on suday and I love the verigated blue. My sister already put in an order and the Jaywalkers are for me so I haven't decided to do with the last (unplanned pair, my sister gets plain socks at the moment). I guess I can always try out new patterns and if I don't like it it's one christmas gift done!!


Sunday, September 17, 2006

Only the best for my baby!

Quick update. Not alot of knitting due to weather and school being in. I hope to get some sock yarn to make the Snicket Socks from Mag Knits. It may have to wait untill Socktober........ For now I leave you with this video clip of my baby, we will have had her a year on October 18th (also my birthday). I knit her this little square of some blue hand dyed yarn I won and she just loves chewing on it and felting it in her mouth!!

Monday, July 24, 2006

Non knitting content ahead!

Psssst, guess what I've been doing lately? Having fun with plain t-shirts and fabric paint! Well, not just fabric paint, I bought some iron-on crayons and was itching to try them. But first, my latest stencil creation, a little seahorse tank top and here's my first try at fabric crayons. Not too bad for a non-white t-shirt and a freehand drawing

Knitting content will return shortly.