Friday, November 30, 2007


Can you knit a pair of socks AND write a felted bag pattern at the same time? Apparently it is possible but I am afraid if I will have a bunch of boo boo's on the final draft. LOL naaaaaah...

I find myself going back to socks for solace when I am stressing over projects and life. I was kind of in between projects last night. I finished amanda's fingerless glove and didn't want to work on the Oriel Lace Scarf for Renee', lest I mess up on that 28 row pattern. It was late, I was tired and know what? I'll use all of my leftover sock yarn and make some crazy socks. I make socks that come just over my ankles and I have a size 6 1/2 shoe so, needless to say, I usually have left over sock yarn. So I cast on and started playing. There is absolutely NO rhyme or reason to the pattern. They are just plain jane socks, no fancy shmancy patterns...just a plain stockinette with a maybe if I am lucky 1-1/2 - 2 inch cuff. The colors are not matching at all and who cares? I don't have to think about them...they just flow and I am loving it. Yeah, I am a socker...can't deny it anymore.

I can't wait to see Lala's sock yarn! I know it will be fabulitious! She is supposed to bring it in today. HOORAY!!!

I know...vacuum...I'm on it.


Thursday, November 29, 2007

Thursday Knit In!

I kind of feel like this guy right now...."help! I'm trapped, save me!" I don't know why but Christmas is really bumming me out right now. Oh well...LOL

Amanda finished her top down hat and has been sporting it proudly. She did a great job and it looks just "too cute".

picture courtesy of "dingledaisy"

If anyone is interested and able to. Tonight is our Thursday After Hours Knit In . It will run from 6:00 - 9:00 pm (the store is open for business too).
We also invite you to bring your used books that you would like to trade or swap. They can be fiction, non fiction, romance, gardening, cook books, how-to, inspirational, even kids books; whatever. (Use some discretion, as we do have the occasional young un' around.) It will be lots of fun! Please come in with your latest "WIP", some old books you don't mind parting with and lets have a good time!

I almost done with amanda's other fingerless glove. I am working up the palm now and have put the thumb stitches on waste yarn...I so wish I had a battery in my camera! Anyway, I will get to mark that one off my " TO DO" list soon.

I am in search for the perfect button for my clutch bag...I wanted a button that looks like a peppermint candy...I may have to go to Hancock Fabrics but I KNOW there must be one out there....somewhere.

I need to get on some other things before this evening. I didn't get all of the books I had intended to bring for tonight, but I did get some. I kind of got to thinking too...magazines would be great to swap as well. I'll put the word out on that...

Anyone heard from Dora or her husband? I am curious to know how the babies and momma are. If anyone hears from her, give me a call or drop me an email.

ok...I need to get to work..see ya'll tonight!


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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Knitting Right Along...

Well, Tori is here at the shop after her laser surgery. They found another spot on the bottom of her foot and took care of it too. She is here, 1/2 out of it and complaining that her foot is beginning to ache just a bit. We gave her some pain meds and her antibiotics and she is kind of...well, not loopy but kind of like her brain is foggy. LOL

We had the usual gals today and they were all busy with their own projects. It was neat to see what everyone is doing. Judith is making this gorgeous beaded scarf. Brenda is attempting the fingerless gloves and doing pretty great. Eloise was working on this gorgeous feather and fan neck warmer. It was done up in a beautiful green tweedy looking yarn.

Terry stopped by for a bit and bought some yarn for a hat. It was good to see her again. She has been "hiding out" at home as of late. Dora stopped by with her sister. She was so excited to see everyone before she went to the hospital today to have the twins. IN FACT, she is there right NOW having the twins by c-section! Prayers are with her for sure! I can't wait to see the babies!

I have a great idea for this Thursday's Knit In. How about used book swap? I know I have some books that I wouldn't mind trading some books (though I don't have many) for something else. Anyone else in for this idea? It can be any book you like. Cook books, romance, just whatever you want to swap.

I guess I had better get back to work...I just wanted to quick drop ya'll a post and let you know how it's going.


Monday, November 26, 2007

A New Week

Monday, a new week and actually I have to say...there isn't much going on. Just the usual stuff this week, oh! and a Felted Clutch Class on Saturday afternoon, December 1. I'll need to get that together so everyone can get there supplies and sign up for class.

It will take 1-2 skeins of Cascade or Nashua, 100% worsted wool, size US 10 - 11, circular needles, a tapestry needle and some creativity. LOL

I finished the scarf I was helping my son with. It is a pink and black scarf using Cashvero by Cascade. It turned out to be very cute. We added fringe, because after all, it is for a teenage girl. LOL so, now I have that one off of my list. HOORAY! When I remember to buy a new battery for my camera, I will be sure and take pictures, it's not going anywhere until closer to Christmas.

I am still working on the Oriel Lace Scarf for my friend Renee'. It is painfully slow going but incredibly gratifying. It is going to be absolutely gorgeous whenever I get it finished. I am loving the Cashmere by Jade Sapphire. It is definitely worth every penny. I can't imagine using anything else for this project now.

Well, I need to get with it, I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I know we did.


Saturday, November 24, 2007

Trying To Find a Blog Home

I am a wandering about, trying to find a place to call "home". I have tried a few other sites and they are just too complicated...or I am just too lazy to make it work. (probably the latter is true). Anyway, blogster is having some issues. I think they are upgrading, updating etc. and I have found that some of you check my blogs for updates on what is coming up and what I have planned here. Amy said she sometimes misses my emails and I know others of you probably do the same.

So, I know LaLa and finemartialfiber will be pleased to see me here. LOL

Yesterday was a good day at the shop and the Knit In was even better. I was unsure if anyone would show, but we had 6 people here and that was great!

I have been kind of delinquent as of late on posting to our yahoo group and I manage just a few minutes at ravelry lately. Although I did manage to spend enough time to print out 1 pattern for myself. I'll try and work on that.

Well, I need to change the Marker Board in the front window and get my little fanny in gear and start knitting SOMETHING! (as I have discovered I have over 15 projects in the lurks....ACK!)

Have a great weekend!