Friday, January 18, 2008

January Socks Fini!

I finished a pair in just 15 days! This is a big deal for me since I very rarely have time to knit during the day and have just a few hours after the Buggernut is in bed at night.

Perfect with my Keens, no?

Pattern: Charade by Sandra Park
Yarn: Merino Sock in Rum Runner (the first Booty Club shipment)
Needles: size 1 Susan Bates DPNs
Mods: I cast on 64 sts for the leg, but knit on 68 for the foot. I LOVE this pattern.

Up next: February KAL socks I'm naming Strange Little Valentines....want a peek?

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Rum is goooooooood.

Rum Runner that is. I am in love with this colorway. This is from the first Yarn Pirate Booty Club shipment back in August. These were destined to be Monkeys but I had sizing issues so they are becoming my second pair of Charades. Yarn Pirate Merino Sock works REALLY well with this pattern...I bet any variegated would too. One down, seocnd sock cast on...about 45% more to go. Looks like I'll make the January KAL goal I made for myself!

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Monday, January 7, 2008

An End is Just A New Beginning

Happy Belated New Year. I've been too busy knitting to post, but I finally made myself upload some pics and want to share my last FO's of 2007 with you.

I made a few pairs of arm/wristwarmers as gifts this year. I adore how they turned out.

Pattern: Arm/Wrist Warmers from Last Minute Knitted Gifts
Yarn: Blue Pair - RYC Cashsoft DK - almost a full skein
Raspberry Paor - Noro Cash Iroha - 1/2 skein
Needles: Clover Size 6 8" circulars, Clover size 6 Bamboo DPNs
Mods: Made the blue pair one repeat longer which is why it took almost a full skein

I'm made 5 pairs of these now and I REALLY need to make a pair for me. They are super fast and easy!

And the recipients loved them!

(The Hubster's sister got the blue pair)

(and my wonderful MIL got the raspberry pair!)

I also knitted up something for me, but then decided that I was indeed allergic to alpaca (at least in the adult state) and gifted this to my sister, Sara (the one that got the Plucky Cashmere Cowl) instead.

Pattern: Luxe Neckwarmer from Knit2Together
Yarn: Misti Alpaca Chunky
Needles: Size 10.5 16" Clover Bamboo DPNs
Shout out: To Sarah for the idea to make this pattern after 2 failed attempts with this yarn

In other knitting news, failed attempts were rampant around here during the holidays...most disappointing was a pair of Purl Free Monkeys I was working on that were just a little to tight...but oh so pretty.

This was ripped out and is becoming a pair of Charades. The yarn is Yarn Pirate Rum Runner from the first Booty Club installment. I must admit, one sock is done and it was a really good decision to rip the Monkey and start fresh. My next pair will be some Monkeys though. :)

In other news, I have made a HUGE lifestyle change that began before the New Year actually. I have needed to go dairy-free for some time now for health reasons, so I finally bit the bullet, cleaned out the fridge and cupboards (you have no idea how much stuff has milk product in it!) and started beginning my new adventure eating differently. I have cut out dairy, eggs, caffeine and meat and am basically considered vegan now. In the last 2 weeks, I have seen tremendous improvements in my body. I've lost over 5 lbs, my skin is clearer, my severe, nasty, bleeding eczema is GONE and I have more energy than I've ever had. I feel great! I'm actually having a really awesome time meal planning, shopping and cooking too because I have a challenge. So far everything I've made has exceeded my expectations. Vegan living is swell!

I hope this extremely long post finds everyone well and happy and enjoying your fresh back with sock pics soon!

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XM Station 818 - Flight 26

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The Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer


Fringe, Mad Men, Man vs. Wild


Vegan Yummy


Coffee with soy milk


Every moment of my day is exercise..hello, I chase after a 4 year old!


Clapotis, Donyales Socks, Highly Regarded Mitts, Berry Hill Mitts, Philadelphia Eagles Broadripples

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