Sunday, August 26, 2007SAM4 KAL has kept me motivated to keep up with making a pair of socks a month...this month I squeezed in two pairs though and cast on for a 3rd!
Pattern: Garter Rib from Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch
Yarn: Trekking XXL in Color #101
Needles: Susan Bates Aluminum DPN's Size 1
Size: Woman's Medium size 8 64 stitches
I LOVED working with Trekking. It never split, worked up beautifully and the stripey affect was so neat to watch as it knit up. I will definitely use this yarn again.
The other pair I completed was for my new niece, Kylie!
Pattern: My own
Yarn: Leftover Yarn Pirate Rosie from my Charade Socks
Needles: Susan Bates Aluminum DPN's size 1
My next pair are for the Football Along at Ravelry. I had Scout custom dye some Philadelphia Eagles yarn for me last year and I'm finally knitting it up. I'm definitely going to knit on them tonight while I watch the Eagles plays against the Steelers!!
It will be quiet around here for a bit again. I'm having surgery tomorrow and will be mostly offline for the next week or so. Hopefully I have a few more FO's to show you then!
Monday, August 6, 2007
Emily over at Yarn Miracle started Dish Rag Tag back a few months ago. Heard of it? I instantly joined and was chosen by Em as a Team Captain. The race goes like this...a box arrives to your house. Inside there are 2 balls of dishcloth cotton (one that you keep and one that you use to knit up a dishcloth for the next person in your team), a knitted dish cloth (or rag, whatevs) and a surprise from the person that tagged you. Since I'm a Team Caption, I got the box for my team first. I call my team Wannabe Racin'. You can follow our progress on my sidebar! Ye-ah.
I got the box on Friday and was able to whip up my dishcloth and get the box shipped out to the next person in my team this morning. Turbo knitting. Lurve it.
This gorgeous mitered dishcloth was in my box along with a few really cute cookie cutters and a recipe for Shortbread. All this came from Emily. Here is a pic of the yummy dishcloth I got:
I whipped this beauty up for Gina, the next person on my team. The pattern is called Vine Lace Cloth and it's by S. M. Kahn over at smariek.
So I put this in the box along with 2 new skeins of dishcloth cotton, a surprise for my tagged person and instructions for the race. And had to add a little hello to the outside of the box like I encouraged my teammates to do:
I hope we win! We have a pretty good strategy so I think we will do great!
In other news, the 'Nut decided to have a date with a pair of scissors and diaper cream yesterday morning while I was still blissfully asleep. And then decided to clean up her mess with baby wipes. Ehem.
Here is the aftermath:
Yes, those are indeed bald spots. The joys of having a 3 year old. She informed me later in the day that she did it just like the lady did it...meaning the lady that cut her hair last time. Oy.
I was able to cover up most of the damage with a headband that Tink made her. Wanna make me a few more of these, Cheri?