Monday, November 23, 2009

Stop Everything...

I have a child who wants me to knit him some socks!

So of course I must oblige.

Olympic Flame Socks

Hot Rod Socks by Pink Lemon Twist

Stranded knitting on socks is new to me, but you know what they say... 4th (or 5th) time's the charm.

Monday, November 16, 2009


I finished this a while back but never got around to taking pictures.


Ulmus by Through the Loops Designs
I used 1 hand of Malabrigo Sock in "Ivory" and 2 hanks of Claudia's Handpainted Fingering in "Rock, Paper, Scissors"


I love this shawl!!!!


I agonized over color choices for weeks before casting on (as evidenced by the bold colors I settled on). I finally grabbed several possible variations and started casting on samples. I believe this is called swatching among knitters... although its a rather foreign concept to me. It really made a difference to see the color options in swatches (and saved me from knitting a Christmas tree) so I highly recommend this step if you are considering this pattern.

Now on the needles is Anne Hanson's Brambler scarf. Well, that and many other things.


The yarn is Sanguine Gryphon's Sea Wool and it has a lovely sheen that just demanded to be knit into this fabulous winter scarf pattern that I've had for some time. I couldn't argue with yarn fate.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

So Unworthy!

In spite of all my best intentions, I have been unable to get my act together enough to blog over the last week (or two... at least). My boys are keeping me crazy busy with football and school, and I've been using my free time to try to finish up my February Lady Sweater (which should be done today!)

However, I was just swept off my feet by news that I had been nominated for a Homeschool Blog Award under the category Best Cyber Buddy! I am totally humbled that somebody even thought of me (thank you for making my day)... so now I'll do what any good nominee would do and beg for your votes! :P

So if you have a chance, get your vote in! And if you're a homeschooler, check out the different categories for links to some amazing, encouraging and crazy bloggers!