Tuesday, February 27, 2007


We had a snow day yesterday so the kids were off from school for yet another day. I was a mom at the end of my rope so I decided not to post. I worked a little on the socks that I have left for February ( I will update pics later)

I'm trying to come up with my March socks for SAM3 KAL. I was completely intimidated by the person who has made three pairs in Feb. I'm so jealous. My revelation came that I just want to get better at knitting. I'm not sure where it is going to take me.

When I spoke to Berta last week, she said that I had to get focused. So that is what I'm going to focus on. Becoming a better knitter. Baby steps...I'm also going to get control over my eating, which should go easier now that the kids are back in school and I can resume my regular shopping schedule. More leafy greens yeah!!!

I have to go and pick up a package for Jim at his accountant, so I will post more later.

p.s. I'm still waiting for the arrival of my wool for March Sweater Madness..I'm starting to stress!!

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Search for quiet

It is the end of Winter vacation and I long for an hour or two to knit. Just knit. I woke up really early this morning and worked on some socks in peace. Peace and quiet. No TV's blaring in the other room, no Nintendo DS whining its theme song from the stairs behind the couch...just quiet. It was wonderful.

Then the kids woke up.

I got a lot done on the socks I'm working on. Pictures will follow next week.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Look what came in the mail

The sock yarn that I ordered from Union Center Knits arrived today. I've never felt anything so soft. I can't wait to get it on my needles. I have to finish that Koigu sock in the next few days so I can get started over the weekend.

I had been lamenting to my husband my problems about wanting to finish the Koigu's quickly, but not so quickly that they wouldn't count for my March socks in the SAM3 KAL and after the mail arrived he dryly commented that my problem had been solved. He knows me way too well.

Here is a picture. The color is Copper Compromise:

I'll be taking the kids to one of those kid friendly places to play today. The weather is warming up, but not so much that they could go outside. Most of the snow that we got last week is turninng to slush so I'm off to "Kiddieville" to watch them run around like madmen!.

Have a great day.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Did someone say winter vacation?

Here it is winter vacation from school! A blessing and a curse. I love to have the boys around BUT sometimes they can be a little high spirited.

Here is the first sock. I'm trying to finish them in February. Which is kind of insane because I will have to come up woith another pair for my March socks for the SAM3 KAL. I'm so conflicted.

I also promised pics of my stash building from Jim (my best friend). Here they are:

The brown and the red are Opal and the light blue is Trekking XXL.

I'm so happy to be done with one of those socks and I have some wrist warmers that I need to make for myself. I'm hoping that this will be a good knitting week.

More later...

Friday, February 16, 2007

Too long...

OK, it has been a long time since I posted. I have been suffering through a knitting drought. I have been ripping out project after project and have learned that knitting guage swatches is not my thing.

I have acquired some lovely new yarn for stash...thank you Jim. I will take pictures later. I've started a new pair of socks and want to get back to them. I will post more later

Thursday, February 8, 2007

My run to the store

Did I mention that I was going to my LYS. Well, I first have to say that I have the most wonderful husband. After watching me walk aimlessly around the house after dropping my son off for school, he asked what I was working on. When he found out that I had nothing on my needles, he volunteered to pick up at school so I could fulfill my urge to knit. Isn't he wonderful.

So here is what I picked up.

This is Koigu KPPPM. It is so gorgeous I can't even believe it!

This is Plymouth Sockotta. It reminded me of summer and with the weather that we have been having lately thinking of warm weather is a good thing.

I'm so ecxited. I need to start knitting.

Too much thinking!

That is what I'm guilty of...too much thinking. I've joined SAM3 and I've looked at all of the other socks that everyone is making and of course mine are crap! I'm not sure why I psych myself out this way but I do and now is the time to get over it.

I've spent the better part of the morning going through my stash and trying to find something that I really want to work with. I'm afraid that I don't have enough of anything to make a cohesive pair of socks.

The answer could be a run to my local yarn shop.....more later!

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Here are the socks that I finished for February. I have to post them to the other site in a minute. They are knitted in worsted weight yarn and are a gift for a friend of mine.

The First

This is my very first posting and to be honest I'm a little nervous. This blog was set up because I joined the Sock a Month KAL and wanted to have a place to post pictures etc. We will see how this goes!

As of now I have finished my first pair of socls for February and after looking at the pictures on the other blog I feel as though they are really boring. I'm looking into new patterns for my second Feb pair that will probably be finished in March.