Monday, January 29, 2007

Hey Dad.. Are those new socks?

Yes, I finally finished my dads Christmas socks of 2006/07. He was kind enough to model them for me. I still have one more pair to finish.. I swear I will. However in the meantime in my eagerness to start something new... And complete a WIP I started the mate to some socks I started last year for myself. However I'm using the socks on two circs's book my Secret Pal gifted me. So far so good. It was easy to get going.. took only one try. I'm still on the cuff. It's slow going as I have succumbed to the flu/cold/crap that's going around.
PS. Thanks to dad for modeling his socks that thankfully cover his "Ugly Step Sister Feet". : )

Friday, January 26, 2007

Nothing new... except the FRIGGN BITER COLD

Hello fellow bloggers. I wish I had some new pics of castoff socks but I don't. I do however have some news... I'm on the decreasing of the toes now.. YEAH! So if I get my tail in gear the next couple of nights I could have finished socks! Imagine that. Well other than the friggn' chilly temps and trying to fight off this flu/cold/bug thing I've contacted there's nothing new!

Monday, January 15, 2007

Slack, Slack, Slack

There hasn't been much knitting going on this week. Just a few stolen moments here and there with socks. I've been good and I haven't started any new projects yet.. though it's tempting. Next week I plan to finally finish painting the living room and hallway, and parts of the kitchen. There may or may not be any knitting news there. I did blow off the dust and use the sewing machine for about a half hour or so this weekend.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Swaps Arrive!!

Thursday was GREAT mail day! I got two packages. One from my Secret Pal and another from the Coffee and Yarn swap on Swap Bot.
First the coffee and yarn swap... I got two bags. One from Africa and the other from Guatamala. I can't wait to try them out. I also got two skeins of Peace Fleece in a blue/green color combo. Totally cool.

Then the other package I received was from my Secret pal. She sent me "Socks soar on Circular needles", a set of size 1 Addis circs, two skeins of Lornas Laces in Tahoe colorway. Which soo rocks as I've been itching to learn this technique. So now I have all I need to get started. Except maybe for the extra 8 hands I need to finish all that I need to first! I also got this cool lace scarf pattern based on a cats life... so cute. I can't decide which one I like best. Also I got a super mini garden Gnome. Secret Pal, its like you have this Gnome theme going on for me.. its so cool I love it! He came with a mini Gnome information book. He's just the right size for my house plants. They need Gnomes to look after them too! THANKS SECRET PAL YOU'VE ROCKED MY WORLD AGAIN!