Wednesday, July 8, 2009


I'm plugging away on my WIPS as part of the LSG Team over on Ravelry's Work in Progress Wrestling. Here are two of my finished projects.

The purple socks are Monkey by Cookie A. in Araucania Ranco Multy I picked up at Baadeck Yarns on our summer 2008 camping trip. The pink and purple head wrap is Ana by Adrienne Thomas in Handmaiden Lady Godiva from LK Yarns in Halifax.

In the mail came my July shipments of the Yarn Pirate's Booty Club, and ArtWalk Sock Yarn Club. The booty club, Iliana loves so it will be a hat for her. The Art Walk sock yarn is so my colours that I squeed when I opened it.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Summer of Socks and WIP Wrestling.

Poor Corbin was trying to pack himself into daddy's bags. This is how I've been feeling lately with the constant absence of my man. He'll be home for the wedding day itself this Halloween but he'll be in Israel up to ten days prior.

My Tesla (hand maiden sea silk in Scottish Thistle I picked up from Baadeck Yarns last summer) is proving to be a bit of a pain in the ass. It's coming along now but I feel weak for having to use a life line to keep from frogging for the NINTH time.

Summer of Socks is starting this weekend over on Ravelry. My goal is to make a pair approximately every two weeks over the summer. I want to start with the red and blue skein that was hand dyed by Lulubelle.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Organized Chaos....

On the needles is my second RPM sock done in a purple and green yarn called Spanky from etsy seller lizardsmells.

On my larger addi (I love my addi's) is a top down raglan sweater. The same cabin fever design as Corbin's woobu sweater. I have run out of the blue (6A Debbie Bliss Pure cotton) so I will have to hunt down more to complete it. It's such a cute pattern on him.

You may have to much yarn when you start stealing toy boxes from the kids. I rearranged their stash to use their bins. So things are sorted by weight and fiber content and I can better see what I already own. Which would be to many single 100 yard skeins of DK weight and not enough of anything to make garments for myself except for socks.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day.

He always brings me back something from his work trips. This time he found the Beehive Wool Shop in Victoria. The store sounds delicious. He comes home with a purple pottery mug ( I love pottery) a box of truffles, a sock book, and new yarn.

I was spoiled rotten, I'm ready to shove him back out the door again to see what his foraging brings back.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

It's to cold to walk..

I hate the trip up to preschool. It's only ten minutes but in January it seems longer. A half an hour of cramming two kids in snow suits only to have the baby toss his hat on the path somewhere along the way isn't my idea of a good time. He may hate me for this, but I finished this hat for him today. Hopefully it'll slow him down enough for me to save my knitting from winding up in someone's ditch again.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Where I have to sacrifice my knitting money for the greater good.

It looks like my wedding day will be December 21st of this year. Of course that can't be official until I tie up some loose ends in the first couple months of this year, but I don't see it becoming a problem.

Now, this is a good thing. However, in order to bankroll such a thing it means a serious curtailing of anything above bills and food. I am grateful for my stash as this will be the year I'm knitting out of it.

So, every time I look weak remind me that we want to go to Morocco for a honeymoon and airfare doesn't come cheap.

In the meantime, I at least have a bit of a sock yarn stash. Enough for about 15 pair. It should tie me over for a bit.