Thursday, May 29, 2008

LOST my mojo....I thought...

Notice the giant gap of time that I haven't blogged....well, it's for quite a lot of reasons! One being that we are in the midst of house hunting which is going...well, not very well...we just put an offer on a 4th...yes, 4th house the other day and are REALLY hoping this one doesn't become a huge bidding battle like the last 3 have. Oy.

The other reason I haven't posted is because I really thought I lost my knitting mojo. FOR REALS! Last month I cast on for 6 different socks/patterns and several cowls and nothing I knit was working. I put everything down for a bit and just took a breather. I'm happy to report that I finished a pair of socks and I'm over the moon for them. Take a gander....







Appropriate that I can call them my LOST socks, right? ;)

Specs:
Pattern: Penllyn by Wildhorse Farm Designs
Yarn: Yarntini Variegated Sock in the 4-8-15-16-23-42 aka Lost colorway
Needles: Size 1 Knit Picks Nickel DPNs
Mods to Pattern: I made the leg longer than the pattern called for (about 8 repeats and 7.5 inches) which almost caused me to run out of yarn! Eep! Luckily Miss Stacey was kind enough to send her leftovers.

In other Wannabe-land news, my baby...can I still call her that?....turned 4. Sniff, sniff. Since we are in limbo with moving, it was really hard to plan a party so we decided a mom and dad day would work well. The Mister took the day off of work and we spent it as a family, each doing one thing alone with her. In the morning, I took her to get her very first pedicure...where she picked orange nail polish (black was the first choice, but they didn't have any...) and flowers.





In the afternoon, the 'Nut went with her dad to the ice rink where he plays ice hockey for her first ice skating lesson. The Mister said she was a little leary at first but was able to skate around a bit. I think she liked it best when he was holding her and he skated.



We had such a fun day...

Up next in knitland...Slip Up Shropshire socks and more Christmas knitting. Happy almost weekend.

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Posted by Wannabe @ 1:41 PM

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Love the color of the socks.

Ack, 4th house????

Good luck with this round of bidding.

Ah, baby turning 4..wait until they are almost 10 and moody!!

Posted by Blogger Sarah @ Thursday, May 29, 2008 3:57:00 PM #
 

i have been frogging a lot lately too. last weekend i finally made some progress.

my fingers are crossed for your house!

Posted by Blogger amy @ Thursday, May 29, 2008 4:14:00 PM #
 

It is so fitting that you would wrap up the gorgeous pennlyn's and post the day of the LOST finale - woot! They are fabulous! Can't wait to see the Shropshires, since I have a little of that in my stash too (let me know if you need any spare;)

And your daughter - what a sweetpea and what a wonderful mom and daughter day!

Posted by Blogger peaknits @ Thursday, May 29, 2008 5:35:00 PM #
 

Love the little orange piggies! What a cutie pie!!! You can call her your baby for as long as you want - just don't let her hear you say that when she's 16!

Those socks are perfect!

Posted by Blogger Sarah @ Thursday, May 29, 2008 8:48:00 PM #
 

congrats on not losing your knitting mojo - there was a time when i thought i lost mine:op i love penllyns! they are my go to pattern along with monkey's.
good luck with your bid! i hope the fourth times the charm;o)

Posted by Blogger Shawna @ Friday, May 30, 2008 4:49:00 AM #
 

I absolutely love how those Lost socks turned out. I'm so glad you finished them. You'll have your mojo back soon enough.

Her toes are so stinkin cute and it looks like both of you had a blast with her.

Posted by Blogger photogmichelle @ Friday, May 30, 2008 6:45:00 AM #
 

hey good luck with the house stuff. i know the feeling. except reversed. trying to sell was no picnic either.

gorgeous socks! i'm thinking i'll be the talk of nyc in the wristwarmers this winter. mad skills girl.

happy birthday to the nut!

Posted by Anonymous tinka what what @ Friday, May 30, 2008 7:28:00 AM #
 

So glad the knitting mojo came back. The socks came out great. And best of luck on the house hunting - I'll send good bidding vibes your way.

Happy happy birthday to Buggernut. She is just too cute. I love her expressions in the pictures - you can just tell she was having a perfect day!

Posted by Blogger Karen @ Friday, May 30, 2008 11:23:00 AM #
 

What a sweet way to spend her birthday! Those socks look great, very comfy looking too!

Posted by Blogger Annie @ Friday, May 30, 2008 5:18:00 PM #
 

bummer about the house situation. i hope things are better with this one. at least those socks are kickin'!

what a great 4th birthday day! your daughter must feel quite loved.
:)

Posted by Blogger theblondeknitter @ Wednesday, June 04, 2008 1:17:00 PM #
 

I can't believe she is 4 already! She just looks so grown up. Sounds like you guys had a fun day. I remember when Kendall went for her first pedicure....it was so much fun.
I am praying for the whole house thing. Maybe it will be lucky number 4!
Love you!

Posted by Blogger blondie @ Thursday, June 05, 2008 7:06:00 AM #
 
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