Friday, February 23, 2007

Am I blue? Yes, I'm blue.

BlueSteps. Love. It. It reminds me of our pool nestled under the trees in the backyard. Can you tell I'm ready for summer? Like always, you can email Sue or call her at 518-523-9230 if you want some of your very own.

I've decided to extend the drawing until the end of the weekend too so if you want a chance to win a hank of Sol Joy just drop me a note in the comments and tell me what you think the ideal yardage is for a sport weight sock yarn.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Knew Knittin'

I have a ton of things on my must knit list.

This isn't one of them. It is pretty though. Isn't it? It's a little top down sweater for the baby (btw Clara, the baby is now 4 but since she's the youngest she's probably going to be stuck with the title for some time LOL) that I'm working in CTH Potluck Worsted in the Jewels colorway. I cast on Monday evening and this is where I was last night before bed.

This is on the must knit list but isn't going as quickly as the sweater.

It's a Sol Joy sock in the Cold Lagoon colorway. While I'm still absolutely enthralled with this yarn I must admit I don't care for working it on a size 1. I don't think it should be worked on anything smaller than a 2. Maybe even a 3. Ever. Seriously. But since this is an experiment in yardage needed I'm doing it. At least I have an absoutely wonderful yarn to work with.

Speaking of yardage needed, what do you all think is a good yardage amount for a sport weight sock yarn? 310? 350? 400? Leave a note in the comments between now and Friday and tell me what you think the ideal yardage would be and I'll enter you in a drawing for some fabu Sol Joy.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Another KAP Update

Laurie has stalled on her jacket while she's waiting for a replacement needle that splintered and cut her finger. OUCH. Hope it doesn't cut into your knitting time Laurie! :-)

Shelby is waiting for her yarn to arrive so she can get started on hers. I hear she ordered the eggplant. ;-)

Jo posted this to share:

Looks like she'll be wearing hers before she knows it.

I've not heard from Barb. I hope she's doing well. :-)

Me? I finished knitting on Saturday and then attached the collar and seamed the sleeves on Sunday.

I'll be starting a smaller version for the baby soon. Will post pictures as soon as I get going.

Friday, February 16, 2007


Here it is, the new Sol Joy for this week...

What do you think? I love it! The little bit of color here and there is fabulous. Call Sue at 518-523-9230 or email her if you'd like some. Go ahead. You know you want to. :-)

Friday, February 09, 2007

You Give Me Fever

Scarlet Rose...

I think I'm in love.

Don't forget, if you'd like to order any of the Sol Joy sock yarns you can call Sue at 518-523-9230 or drop her an email. She's super friendly and will be more than happy to get this yarn in your hands as fast as she can. :-)

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Favorite Color Swap Questionnaire

1. What are your top three favorite colors?

Blue, pink, and black.

2. What crafts do you really enjoy?


3. What products do you really covet?

Lightweight Socks That Rock, 50 Baby Bootees to Knit, and Glitterbug.

4. What other activities do you enjoy besides your favorite crafty things?

Spending time with my kids and hubby. :-)

5. Is there anything you collect?

Yarn, patterns, and needles.

6. What is your zodiac sign and/or Chinese zodiac symbol?

Aries. Yup, I'm a Ram.

7.What are your favorite……

scents/smells?…Anything fruity. Floral scents tend to give me a headache but I love tree scents.

types of music and/or bands?…I love country music.

authors?…Stephen King and Dean Koontz

animals?…dogs, cats, and any animal that produces fiber that can be spun into yarn.

places to shop?…my LYS and etsy.


yarn/fabric/paper/other craft supplies?…I love the new Sol Joy sock yarn that is coming out from Catalina Yarns as well as their chunky Alpaca yarns. I also love tightly spun fingering weight sock yarns, any soft natural fiber, and Addi Turbo needles.

candies or goodies? Green & Black's Organic Milk Chocolate. Yum.

8. Do you have any wish lists?

Nothing on paper.

9. Are you allergic to anything?

Smoke, cats, and dogs.

10. Do you have any pets? What are they?

We have a beautiful 2 year old little Shih Tzu girl named Dixie and a black and white 2 year old kitty boy named Mickey.

11. Please include anything else you would like your secret pal to know about you- anything that would be helpful in finding you little gifts that you will really enjoy.

I love all tea with the exception of green. I've also recently become addicted to vanilla chai. :-)

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Super Sweet Secret Pals

My super sweet secret pal Shelby sent me this absolutely incredible final SP 9 package yesterday...

Oh, you want me to unwrap it? Well ok, here goes...

That's right folks, 2 bars of incredible handmade soaps (Cheek to Cheek and La-Tea-Da), a magnet from her recent trip out to Vegas, some amazing Darjeeling Estate Golden Tipped tea from Stash, a beautiful tea bag holder, the Great American Aran Afghan book I've been wanting so badly, the most gorgeous hank of In The Navy STR I've ever seen, and to top it all off she made me a set of 5 beautiful stitch markers and a card. Is she the greatest or what??? I honestly can't thank you enough for being such a wonderful pal Shelby. I can only hope that your pal was as good to you as you've been to me. Mwah!!!

On the other end of the SP9 front, I spoiled Clara. She's the mom of a beautiful 2 year old little boy and I had a great time getting to know her better. Stop by her blog and say hello. :-)

Monday, February 05, 2007

Trinity Update

Laurie got her yarn, started swatching, and is now off and running on her back...

Jo had this to share a few days ago...

And Barb is finished with her back and has one front almost finished.

Everyone is doing such a great job and I'm having so much fun seeing your beautiful jackets grow. :-)

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Super Bowl Super Sale

While everyone else is sitting on their duffs pigging out and watching TV today I'll be making way to Lake Placid to participate in Sue's annual Super Bowl Sale. That's right. Every yarn in the store is 15% off today! Guess who'll be buying enough chunky alapaca for 2 more Trinity jackets today? That's right. ME! Sale prices apply to phone (518-523-9230) and email orders for today too. :-)

Friday, February 02, 2007


Are you ready for this??? I'm super psyched to present 311 luscious yards of the TWO newest Sol Joy colors...

That's right, 2 colors this week! Here's what Shaun has to say...

"Our next colorway for the Sol Joy line is Lagoon (top hank). This is the color Kerry first knit-up into a sock and posted pictures. We added a variation on the Lagoon colorway and call it "Cold Lagoon" (see bottom hank). This color has a stone-washed effect.

Don't forget, all you have to do is drop Sue an email to get your very own Sol Joy! You can also give her a call at 518-523-9230. She's even open on Sunday. :-)

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