Saturday, January 26, 2008


Well, it's Saturday and the weather is wonderful. I was getting tired of the below zero with wind-chill business around here. It was 20 degrees F at 6 am this morning - that's warmer than it was all of yesterday!! And it's supposed to be warmer yet tomorrow.

I've been reading my friend's blog about her hunt for the medallion for St. Paul's Winter Carnival. I wish I grew up here and could help her with the clues for the hunt. I just don't know the area or the history of St. Paul enough. I'm also amazed by her creativity as always whenever I read something she writes.

On the knitting front unfortunately I'm stalled. I am still working on the duet socks but I have not knit more than maybe 10 minutes at a time for about a week. There are so many other distractions at this point that it just isn't on the top of my list. But I am planning on getting some knitting (or actually finishing) done this weekend. Today is the day I want to finish my nephew's EZ baby surprise sweater so that I can get it in the mail next week - I should have had it done months ago.

I also signed up to knit or crochet afghan squares for the Victory Junction Gang through the NASCAR group in Ravelry. There's a competition for those that want to join to make as many afghan squares as you can from when the green flag drops for the Daytona 500 through the end of the second Richmond race. I thought it sounded fun and I like to watch the races anyway so it gives me something to work on while watching!!

Happy Saturday everyone!!

Friday, January 18, 2008


I found out on Wednesday that my dad passed away from a heart attack...

Dad - I know we didn't always see eye to eye but I will miss you. I am so glad that we got back in touch a little more in 2007. I so wish that we would have had a chance to see each other again...


Sunday, January 6, 2008

A Beautiful Sunday

Here are my new socks!! I love this yarn and the way it's turning out. I can't wait to get some more Duets Sock Yarn :-) If only I wasn't on a yarn diet until further notice... Oh well, I've got plenty to keep me busy for a while this year.

The weather was wonderful today and I opened the windows for a while!! We were happy to see all of the icicles melting quickly today. We hope they continue to melt tomorrow.

Have a great week everyone!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Duet socks

Well, I started out the week with a cold. Found out that I had an ear infection and a sinus infection. What a pain that was. Don't know how I made it through work with my head so stuffed up!! I'm feeling more myself thanks to the antibiotics.

Started a new pair of socks on the 1st and didn't like how they were turning out. So I picked up one of my Duet Sock yarns I purchased at The Loopy Ewe and started a plain sock. I wanted to see how this yarn was going to knit up without adding a textured pattern to it. So far I love how it's turning out! I will have to take a picture tomorrow.

It was a wonderful warm day out today. Wish it could have been a little bit warmer so that I could open the windows to get a little bit of fresh air into the house. I did go for a walk around the community center track with a friend. We're planning on doing it on a more regular basis - we both want to get in better shape.

Hope everyone had a great Saturday!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

First FO & New Project

It's the first of the year and I have finished a project. This is a great start to the year and I hope I can keep it up.
Pattern: Yarn Over Cable Socks from the Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch
Yarn: Shibui Knits Sock yarn in the Seaweed colorway
Purchased at The Loopy Ewe
Size: 9
Started: December 7, 2007
Finished: January 1, 2008
This was a great pattern to memorize so once I had it down it went pretty quickly. I ended up changing the heel to one with a heel flap instead of the short row heel because the ones with the heel flap seem to fit my feet better. I would make these again.
Next up, more socks!!

Happy New Year!

Hello World!

I figured I'd finally get a blog of my own. Basically, I'll be blogging about my knitting and maybe a little bit about my life. Figured I'd start on January 1st to start out the year doing something new.

Let's see where this will take me...