Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Just Takin' A Break

I'm just taking a break for about a week or so. I haven't forgot to write. I've just been swamped with "kid duties." School started this week for my 2, and it has been....well, something. I've even taken a break from sock knitting.

I've been putting the final word together on my Izzy socks. I'm worried that no one will like them. well, I've decided to put myself out there. If no one likes them..so be it.

Write at ya soon

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Pictures of Izzy's

Pictures are on.

I'm working on getting the pictures added to the pattern. And adding my written comments about the pattern. The 2 color knitting is really very easy with this pattern. I'm all about a simple repeat I can just pick up and knit. This one really is like that. I plan on writing out this simple formula in my comments. But, the pattern is, of course, the details of each row.

Writing these details was hard for me because I don't normally knit using a pattern. It was hard thinking in such detail about each row. Anyway, If the pattern is not included anywhere in SOS2007, I will publish it on this site some way (I haven't ever done anything like that) , but I will figure something out. That way if anyone is interested in trying it, they can.

Hope you like the pictures.

Izzy's 1

izzy's 2
These were completed in Lana Grossa Meilenweit Turquoise and Pink. I purchased this from Simply Socks Yarn Company

izzy's 3
These were my first pair that I made with some left over Bernat Hot Sox yarn. The gauge was a little larger but they still fit great. The stretch is really nice on these even though the yarn is carried around like in Fair Isle knitting.

Have a great rest of the week!

Thanks for the Yarnaholic Support!!

Thanks Karen and Tonia for the support on my inability to resist Yarn purchase. I no longer feel alone in my weakness!!!

I've heard of others who can shop on these websites and then close the window without purchasing. I cannot understand how they do this!!! If I go on the website and look, I am buying. Weak...I know. It's a good thing I don't drink.
Have a great day.


Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Quick Sock design update and A Yarn Splurge

I'm finished!!! Sorry I will post the pictures later today or tomorrow.
Very exciting. This has inspired me to maybe try to submit something to Knitty. When I taught at a shop, I came up with all kinds of original designs for different classes. Now there is no one to share them with. I was thinking that these may be perfect to send off to some online magazines to get their take on them. Who knows, maybe they will like them.

I have to say I have been on a yarn buying spree. My stash overfloweth....

Yesterday I was cruising ebay....you know just to see what was there. And there was a person unloading Lopi Lite. Lots of different colors. Whenever I see Lopi on ebay, I usually watch it and it goes for at least what you can buy it for from Webs or other yarn sites. But I put a bid in on it, figuring I would get outbid as I usually do on Lopi. Well......can you believe. I won 15 balls of Lopi lite for 26.00!!!! With shipping it only comes to 2.10/ball. I cannot believe it. I am such a dork that I went to Webs and priced what this would be and it would have cost me about 70.00 to get this much from them. Okay that is not all. Of course I'm on webs so I have to check out the clearance and closeouts. I live for a good deal....Can you tell. Anyway I come across some Cascade Cloud 9(50 % Merino/50% angora) in beautiful shades of pink and yellow. (My daughters new favorite colors.) So we start planning out a scarf and hat set for her. Well she is thinking scarf. I'm thinking she needs a hat this winter. So I buy another 8 balls in 3 shades of pink and yellow. But it was only 35.00 with shipping. I cannot pass this kind of yarn for that kind of price.

I went onto Webs this morning and they are almost out of the colors I purchased. The yarn is a fabulous deal at these close out prices.

Okay...I must stop buying yarn. I have to start really buckling down and knitting what I already have. It's just so damn hard to restrain myself.

Have a Great Day.....Promise pictures soon!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Finished Pair 3 SOS2007

I've finished the basketweave socks. That is Pair 3 for the SOS 2007 KAL.

basketweave socks 2

I'm in the midst of pair 4. Just about done with the First sock. I'm reknitting my CONTEST design pattern in the correct yarn. They are coming out soooo cute. I'm just about ready to send in the pattern. Likely I will get this done in the next couple of weeks. I will post the pictures of both the socks I've done when I send in the pattern. For anyone who is interested.

By the way, My daughter and I decided on the name.....sort of..

She calls them "Izzy's"
I like "Lizzy's"

We came up with the name because the pattern has a resemblance to lizard skin. But of course I did them in Pink and Turquoise.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Pair 3 Started in the SOS 2007

Basket weave sock

A simple basket weave pattern, german sock yarn: Strickspass.
I did these on 2 circulars. I have to say.....Didn't like it much. DPNs seems so much easier to me. I used a 16 inch and a 29 inch needle. It was such a pain with all that cording flipping around and getting in my way. I'm doing my second sock on 4 DPNs.

I think I will try doing 2 socks on 2 circs. I see the advantage to that. But otherwise.......I'm not converting.

Have a great Weekend.