Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Finish ! ! ! Finally ! ! !

With a couple more to come.
This pair is for Hubby
They're knit toe up -magic loop method -
with re-inforcing yarn in toe area.
It's a k2p2 ribbing
Brown Sheep Co. Lambs Pride SuperWash
Sport weight
it's called Turf Green.

I've completed a couple more pair
as I am participating in
Ravelry's KAL Group
for Cookie As new book

Hope I'll be able to post many pair from Cookie's newest book.
I love all her designs.

Keep warm.
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

KAL Cauchy

Since I have changed yarn for this KAL
[Knit A  Long]
the pattern has emerged.
Unlike the previous yarn choice
this lighter, solid shade
certain does Cookie A's pattern right.

The cuff and heel which is knit in a green yarn
in an attempt to use up stashed yarn.

The Raverly Cookie A
Knit.Sock.Love KAL
officially begins in January
so this means poor little ol' me will have to
do a little yarn shopping for
some solid yarn
so that the intricate stitches are shown to their best.
Poor me .  .  .  .

Have also been sewing and
gee, guess what,

Haven't made much headway on any of these fronts.


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Thursday, November 4, 2010

I knew this wasn't the best choice . . .

You know I joined Rav's Cookie A Designed Socks KAL.
And, you know I chose to use this self-striping yarn
which I knew wasn't a good yarn to knit any kind of a pattern and expect it to show up.
Can you see any pattern besides the ribbed cuff?

These sox are destined to be frogged [rip-it, rip-it, rip-it out]
back to the ribbed cuff.

I've found some solid color yarn that I'll begin 
once more making Cauchy.

I'll post photos of the new sox/yarn as soon as 
I do more than Cast On.


Michele of     michele made me   tells us all about 
her newest Brain Wave.

This gal really comes up with some creative ideas and this one is right at the top of the list.


Daughter Deb and I spent this afternoon sewing.
Cut 400+ inches of 2.5" binding strips.
GO! figure ! ! ! !   We used the GO! ! ! 

Once she squared up her Patriotic Stars quilt
she was able to get the binding sewn on to the back of the quilt.
We attempted to use Pat Sloan's machine method of finishing the binding but we were not successful.

We have not given up on Pat's way and we will
give it a try again down the line.

Hugs & ♥♥♥s

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Here it is mid-week already

Cookie A's new sock book is just about to come out.
Shipping date November 20th 
I've pre-ordered my copy. 

You may remember I joined the Rav group for Cookie A's book
Sock Innovation last year
and committed to the KAL.
Sad to say my intentions were disrupted in September 
when hubby encountered a  couple of medical problems.

Well, those problems have sorted themselves out so that we are back to our usual routine more or less.

So when I was invited to join a new Cookie A RAV Group: 
Knit. Sock. Love.
I jumped right in
[wearing hand knit sox no less]

You still have time to join in the fun
There are already 181 of us.

There's to be the beloved KAL 
which/that won't begin until after the holidays.
In the meantime, we are doing a 
Free For All KAL
Any Cookie A pattern.
So I decided to knit a pattern from Sock Innovation.
Cauchy is a simple knit-purl combo that 
forms lines that resemble inequality signs.

You know I favor Toe-Up Magic Loop Method of knitting sox, 
but this time it'll be Cuff Down still on Magic Loop Method ending with the Kirtchner Stitch.  Oh, happy day ! ! ! .

While I ordered my copy of SKL I also purchased a 
pdf downloadable copy.
I want to have a jump on picking my faves so I'll be ready when voting time to chose a pattern for January comes 'round...

Here a pic of Cauchy just past the cuff section
I'm having lots of fun getting back into knitting
Cookie A designs.

I've been following a really good blog titled  Blog Buddy  
If you haven't found this blog and have had issues with Google Blogger, well  -  -  -  -
The Blog Boddy is the brain child of

What she sez about her Blog Buddy idea:

"What is a blog buddy you ask. Well, I have had so many emails asking me different questions about blogging, pictures, emails, blog buttons, how to follow a blog, etc...I thought I would start a feature on my blog called Blog Buddy. This ongoing section of my blog will give tips and helpful hints for you, your computer, your blog and blogging in general. I blog through Blogger, so most of the info will be about Blogger. This will be a "go to" feature for blogging help."

IF you've ever had questions about or problems with Google Blogger you just may be able to get a resolution by visiting Karen's blog.

Hugs & ♥♥♥s

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Pimpelliese Scarf

No freezing wind down the back of my neck come mid-winter.

I found the pattern for this wind stopping kerchief
on Ravelry.

It's a
Christine Ebers design

I absolutely love the color

Icy Blue

Brown Sheep Co
Lambs Pride

Sport Weight
100% Superwash Wool

The lace edge is knit as you go and is an easy twelve row repeat.
It's one of those purse-sized projects that you can whip out anytime you have a couple of minutes wait time.

I carried it for months but finally finished it last week just in time for
our monthly Knit Nite.  Had to show it off, don't ya know.

With the Autumn weather turnng in
some cooling weather here in mid-MO
my newest addition to My Neckwarmer Collection my get used before our truly icy weather after the first of the year.

Please don't ask the definition of Pimpelliese
I tried to google it but came up empty.

Hugs & ♥♥♥s
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Monday, November 1, 2010

Haven't Decided Yet

what will be stored in 
my Denim Case giveaway prize
   from michele  made me.
I just love this denim creation and want to use it
not just put it in a drawer to keep nice.

So, whadda think?


Water color pencils

Time to rummage through Halloween candy leftovers
'cause not enough goblins came by . . . . .

Hugs & ♥♥♥s