Monday, April 30, 2007

And you think you can knit!!!!!!

Soooo, whatever possessed me to think I could knit..I'm working on Lou's sox (just a plain old K3P2, in "Lion Brand" magic stripe). I'm doing these with fairly coarse yarn and Sz#3 DP's so you'd think picking up a stitch in the gap wouldn't show or be a problem.....well guess what, the only thing I'm producing is a gaping (expletive) hole! Now I am quite patient and I've maybe redone this bit 5 times but it's still there (another expletive) this time I'm throwing it out the door and hoping it flies over the trees....bye, bye sox!!!!!
I've just been to the sockapalooza site and everyone seems gifted and talented even folks who have been knitting a short time....I hope I indicated I was a beginner knitter...but maybe I was feeling overly confident that day!!! (Agggrrrrr) Some people have received info about their sox pal...can't wait for mine.
Happy knitting,

Sunday, April 22, 2007

One (footie) to go

Not getting much knitting done....our weather here is great.
Have been outside doing yard work...I love being outside. It really has been a long winter!!
These footies are being done on Sz # 1 DP's.
It's a K1, P1, cuff, and I did eye of partridge on the heel flap, the rest is just plain stockinette stitch.
The Claudia yarn feels great on the feet...I have gifted all my other Claudia sox..but these footies are for me. Also have cast on a mitre square for a tote bag. We'll see how it shapes up.
Happy knitting.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Introducing the "Sienna Cardigan"

Just finished...I wasn't looking forward to sewing up but I had Nancie M. Wiseman's book "The Knitter's Book of Finishing Techniques" on hand, I did sign up for a seaming class at the local yarn store (Cultured Purl in Erie Pa.) but had to cancel. Maybe they will offer it again!!
I used MODA*DEA superwash wool...Size #9 needles. I changed to K2,P2 cuff.
Next up........footies using "Claudia" hand painted.
Happy knitting.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Some progress

My progress so far on the "Sienna".....I'm using MODA*DEA superwash wool.
The wool is very knotty, but I do like the raspberry colour.
Hopefully I'll be finished soon.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007


Watched the "Yarn Harlot" knit a sox on Knitty Gritty this afternoon....there have been quite a few new shows lately...glad I caught this one.

Have been working on the "Sienna cardi" from 'Interweave Knits' fall 2006 issue. Will post pics when I'm done.

I used "Wildfoote" sock yarn in 'camel' for these. This is my own pattern.....I used a stitch called "Chinese Lantern" from The Pattern Library Knitting book. I also did a cable stitch on the heel flap. I'm working on footies using bits of leftover yarn from other sox right now. Happy knitting


Monday, April 16, 2007


This is my first post ever......I can't believe I've become a blogger!! Usually I'm a lurker, drooling over knit things. Sometimes I too knit, but more often I'm reading patterns and dreaming about what I should knit. I did sign up for
Can't wait.
Thank you Cath and Lou for showing me the know I depend on you!!! Thanks too for a lovely weekend with you and my two favourite "little men"....I miss you guys.
P.S. Lou, I did delete your post....sorry.