August 2007


And how many FOs do I have to share. I’ve been remiss in posting FO pictures. I still blame it on the fact that I’m finishing so many things this summer, it’s impossible to keep up with myself ๐Ÿ˜› This is the first summer in a couple of years that I’ve not had classes or a job. It’s nice.

First, I finished the River Socks

Pattern: River Rapids by Sockbug
Needles: Inox US2, 32″ circular (magic loop)
Yarn: Lorna’s Laces “River”
I loved the pattern! Complicated enough to keep me from getting bored yet easy enough that I didn’t feel hopeless. I didn’t have any of the problems with the p2tog that I’ve heard others did with this pattern. Maybe because I’m a thrower?

I’ve also made a couple more pairs of Thuja socks. The pink/red ones are for my niece and the black/gray ones are for my youngest son.

Pattern: Thuja
Needles: US4 Clover dpns
Yarn: Moda Dea Sassy Stripes “Crush”

Pattern: Thuja
Needles: US4 Clover dpns
Yarn: Moda Dea Sassy Stripes “Storm”ย 

I also made a pair of Breeze socks. They were challenging, but very rewarding. I don’t normally wear “short socks” but these are VERY comfortable!

Pattern: Breeze
Needles: Inox US2, 32″ circular (magic loop)
Yarn: DiscontinuedBrandNameYarn.com “Cherry”

I also made some things that I can’t post yet because they haven’t been received and I’d like them to stay a surprise. They are pink. That’s all I’ll say ๐Ÿ˜‰

OTN I have a pair of socks for a certain someone. I call them Witchy Woman socks. Sock #1 is almost done. I’ll cast on the second as soon as humanly possible. I also have a prayer shawl and a couple other WIPs that I hope to get done this week. Classes start 8/27 and I know that knitting will be at a minimum ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

OH! I also sold a couple of my cradle purses on my Etsy shop! It’s bare naked but for those cradle purses. I’ll try to get some pictures of them before I mail them off.

I heard from my Sockapalooza receiver ๐Ÿ™‚ She did receive the package and says it’s “WONDERFUL”.

PHEW!!

Now off to take my whiny self a nap!

Check out these stitchmarkers a friend made for my daughter who loves penguins. I call them “Disco Penguins”.

Aren’t they adorable!?!? And they are so light! They’re made out of Polymer Clay. She has an etsy shop too and can often make things “to order” if it’s not listed on her shop. Right now she has a lot of uber-cute flipflop earrings. She is one very talented lady. Check her out:
Quick Flops

And oh my gosh are they gorgeous!!!

I have never had someone else knit me socks before. These are so so so soft, a Merino/Cashmere blend. Another first for me…I’ve never had cashmere anything (well, unless you count my Body Wash ). The fit is absolutely perfect! I didn’t even have to struggle to get them over my heel…something I almost always have to do with socks I make for myself. The stitches are so even and neat, I love the pattern on the leg and how it switches to wide ribbing on the top of the foot. The heel is gorgeous, with ribbing identical to the top of the foot and a nice garter stitch edge. The colors are fantabulous!! It’s called “Orange Blossoms”. She also sent some extra yarn for darning, two very cool skeins of Opal Glitter yarn, and an awesome card (where did you find them!?).

Thank you thank you thank you to my wonderful partner Suzann!!!!

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