Monday, December 29, 2008

There's a Storm Brewing

Dan recently requested some socks in our school colors.

This Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock from The Loopy Ewe in their Loopy Ewe Mini Stripes fit the bill perfectly. One down, one to go.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Hubby Hat

I've been wanting to knit another Polly Wolly Doodle for quite some time now. So I did.

This one is for Bran. It was supposed to be for my dad but he wrinkled his nose when he saw. Pain in the ass. I don't know what the man has against cables.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Photo Shoot

Sorry to make you all wait until today for pictures of the other sweater but I had to schedule the photo shoot around the model. You know how high maintenance they can be.

This is the size 4. It's a tad short in the arms on her. I'm glad the one I started her last year is a size 6. Or at least I hope it is. Guess I better go dig that out and finish it up huh?

Sunday, December 21, 2008

The Pits

Ok, so way back on the 2nd I started writing a post about how I had the red sweater all the way to the pits but found a stupid mistake which required ripping all the way back to the ribbing. After that, I had a hard time getting back into the damn thing. Then all the holiday stuff started creaping in and things really stalled. Last Friday was a Christmas party for Bran's work and then Saturday I was volunteered to go shopping after my mother invited the girls to go with her. I would have loved it had I not had a ton of knitting sitting at home for me. Ugh.

Not sure what was up with the grumpy puss. She was actually quite happy.

I'm quite please with how this turned out. I've been really working on my finishing and I feel like it gets better each time I attempt it. The little blue sweater is also done but you'll have to wait until tomorrow for that.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Toasty Tootsies

I finished up the second sock of the nice warm pair I was knitting for Daddy. I wasn't at all sure he'd like the heavier weight of the worsted yarn so I took the first one over when I finished it. It was an instant hit. So I of course wanted to quickly finish the second. But the little snowflake sweaters presented themselves. So I worked on Daddy's second sock for a couple minutes here and there just to take the edge off.

I closed the toe last night and brought them over today. He's thrilled and so am I. I've been under an enormous amount of stress lately and it felt so good to have something finished. Closure. It does a body good.

Thursday, December 04, 2008


I know you've all been just dying to knit my patterns so in the spirit of the holiday, I've reduced them all to $1 for the entire month of December! They're over there in the right side bar if you're interested. :-)

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Happy Holidays!

That's what my super awesome SP13 had to say when this arrived:

This HUGE box of goodies arrived yesterday from my pal. It contains:

4 gorgeous skeins of Nordic Lites Lace Weight wool in Lilac
Interlacements Tiny Toes II in Sock Gang
A Treasury of Magical Knitting (not pictured)
A Second Treasury of Knitting (not pictured)
New Pathways for Sock Knitters (not pictured)
Fall 2008 Interweave Knits (not pictured)
November 2008 Simply Knitting along with the 2009 Simply Knitting Calendar (not pictured)
Clover Antique Needle Holder Charms
Clover Antique Point Protectors
Clover Knitting Register
Clover Bamboo DPNS in US 1 (2.25mm)
Gingerbread Men Earrings
Rhinestone Cross Necklace and Earrings
Crocheted Butterfly

Wow! Thanks so much for spoiling me like crazy pal!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Christmas MeMe

I snagged this from Got Gauge. Thanks for the fun Phyl!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?

Well, I love gift bags because they're quick and easy and I suck at wrapping but for the kids I always use wrapping paper.

2. Real tree or Artificial?

Unfortunately, artificial. I have pretty bad allergies so real trees are tough. I used to be able to tolerate them for a week or so but since we've added the cat and the lab to the family they are totally out of the question.

3. When do you put up the tree?

Always after Thanksgiving. Sometimes not until a week before Christmas.

4. When do you take the tree down?

The day after Christmas. We have a small house.

5. Do you like eggnog?

No. But I do like McDonald's new Egg Nog milkshake. Yum.

6. Favorite gift received as a child?

My 4 Wheeler.

7. Hardest person to buy for?


8. Easiest person to buy for?

Dailaesse. She loves everything.

9. Do you have a nativity scene?

We do.

10. Mail or email Christmas cards?

Always mail.

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?

A toilet paper holder from my MIL. Yeah.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie?

The Santa Claus movies with Tim Allen.

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?

A day or 2 before Christmas. Doesn't everyone?

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?

Nope. Too afraid I'd get caught.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?

Reeses Peanut Butter Trees!!!

16. Lights on the tree?

Small white twinkle lights and big primary colored solids.

17. Favorite Christmas song?

Merry Christmas from the Family

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home?

We used to travel to my MIL but then she gave me a toilet paper holder. hehe

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's?

Nope. I figure I've made it this long without being able to so what's the point in doing it now.

20. Angel on the tree top or a star?

Usually our angel but sometimes the star.

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?

Christmas Eve with my parents and Christmas morning at home.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year?

Crowded stores!

23. Favorite ornament theme or color?

I love all blue lights, just not in my house or yard. LOL

24. Favorite for Christmas dinner?

Some sort of beef or ham. This year we'll be dining on a prime rib roast.

25. What do you want for Christmas this year?

Peace on Earth, good health and happiness for my family and friends, and yarn.

26. Who is most likely to respond to this?

If you post this to your blog leave me a comment with a link!

27. Who is least likely to respond to this?

I have no idea. Really.

28. Favorite thing about Christmas?

Seeing the kids light up. Their faces. Not cigarettes.

Monday, December 01, 2008

It's Limp and It Makes Me Loose

I told you I'd review the new Kollage square circulars today and that about sums it up in a nutshell.

I've never used a needle with a more flexible cable. Normally flexible is good when you're working Magic Loop but in this case, not so much. The cables are flopping around all loosey-goosey and twisting around to beat the band as they hang on the sides in anything but a loop form. To be fair, I ordered the 40" US 1 (2.25mm) and 40" US 2 (2.5mm) and I'm going to go out on a limb here and assume (damn I hate to do that) that the cable thickness will grow with the needle size thereby adding some stiffness to the cable as the needle size increases. These smaller size needles in combination with the limp cable just aren't cutting it for me when trying to knit socks ala ML. I will confess that the more I use them the quicker I'm knitting but I think the speed comes with anything you do over and over. It doesn't make me like them any better. The join is also not smooth at all. At least not on the 2 needles I have. Couple that with the limp cable and well, it's just not good. I'm pulling up loops through the center of the line of stitches to be knit.

It's not all bad though. The one thing I really love about these needles is their shape. As you know, I normally have a problem with being tight. These have drastically changed that. I was quite surprised by this since when I ordered there was a blurb about ordering up a size as most knitters found they had to do this to make gauge with the needles. Not me. I was shocked.

So, would I buy more of these needles? Definitely not for Magic Loop. I might try a couple of the 24" lengths for sweaters though. I really do love that it's hip to knit square.

Almost forgot...Leslie asked if I hadn't tried the Harmony wooden needles. I haven't. I can only assume (there I go again) that since you asked they must have a nice cable and a smooth join. Do tell sweetie. :-)

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Oh, Oh, Oh It's Magic

You know.

I had really hoped to have this second snowflake sweater to the armholes by last night but as you can clearly see, I didn't make it. In my defense, I have managed to get 2,697,318 loads of laundry done. I've done several more loads today and am now about ready to go pick the sweater back up. With any luck I'll get it to the armholes and compete the back today. Small goals. That's what I need.

Q: Knitterman asked if I would pick up and knit the sleeves downward or if I would knit them cuff-up and then set them in.

A: I would love to be able to pick up and knit downward but the stitches would then be upside down from those in the body of the sweater. Right? I'm thinking that since there are those damn little white stitches here and there that the direction of the knitting would make a difference. If I'm wrong PLEASE tell me now because I would love nothing more than to not have to set the sleeves in.

Q: Leslie says she's surprised to hear me talk about 2 short circs since I was the one who gave her her first 40" needle.

A: Would everyone please hum the tune to "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing" as I respond?

I'd like to buy the world a needle, a 40" circular needle.
I'd like to buy the world a needle and teach it Magic Loop.
That's the song I sing.
Let the world knit today.

He he. ;-)

Leslie dear, I am still crazy, head over heels in love with Magic Loop. The needles I ordered are a US 3 and 7. One for the ribbing and one for the body of the sleeve. I went with the shorter needles instead of one long circ for ML because I'm knitting with acrylic and I just can't stand the way the acrylic grinds across metal needles like nails across a chalkboard. Since I've not found any wooden circulars with a cable that I feel are flexible enough for ML or with a smooth enough join, I resorted to 8" and 9" circs. Not my first choice by any means but it will beat having to knit them flat and seaming them after.

And speaking of flexible cables and smooth joins, be sure to tune in tomorrow when I review the new Kollage square circs.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Could It Be

a vest?

I decided to try my hand at working this sweater in the round instead of in pieces. I've always been somewhat afraid of this because I've heard so many people say that you can be in big trouble when it comes to splitting for the front and back and you have to start working back and forth rather than in the round. So far, so good. Now I'm so excited about working in the round that I've ordered a couple really short circulars so I can knit the sleeves the same way. If they don't arrive in time do you think I could convince the lady who I'm knitting them for that she'd rather have ski vests instead of the ski sweaters she asked for? I didn't think so either.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy, Happy

Bran and I were married 8 years ago today. Most days it feels like yesterday. Very seldom does it feel like more. I guess that what makes it work so well. That and the fact that I only occassionally want to kill him while he sleeps. ;-)

Happy anniversary honey! You still rock my world!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Road Trip

The boys won the game again this weekend so we're off to Kingston!!!

If they win there we go all the way to the Carrier Dome in Syracuse for the state championship. Keep your fingers crossed!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Tra La La

Trellis. Done and delivered. The color is accurate in the close up. I hope they like it as much as I do.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Twenty (four) Questions

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?

I love natural fibers. Acrylic makes my teeth hurt but I've been known to use it for some of my kids knits when I know the item will be going to someone who might not be inclined to hand wash. I think anyone who willingly knits with fun fur or any other overdone novelty yarn should be forced to wear a patchwork poncho knit from them for the rest of their life. Sock yarns tend to be my favorites (Socks That Rock kicks ass!) but I also love wools (the newer superwash wools are awesome) in varying weights with the exception of bulky and worsted weight tends to be the heaviest I normally knit with. I also adore laceweight in solid and heathered shades.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?

I have a binder with all of my older and cheaper circulars. My Addi Turbo needles are in their own separate quilted case as are my straights. My crochet hooks are in a leather zippered case.

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?

I've been knitting for close to 20 years now. I taught myself by watching the "Keeping You In Stitches" video I bought at a department store. I'd say I'm probably close to advanced.

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?

I have a list at The Loopy Ewe.

5. What's your favorite scent?


6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?

I love Green & Black milk chocolate.

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin?

I crochet and cross stitch but not nearly as much as I knit. I don't spin yet. I wanted to learn but my desire isn't as strong as I thought as I've not been able to stick with it.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)

I love country and 80's rock.

9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand?

My favorite color is blue. I like most other colors with the exception of some browns.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?

I live with my 3 amazing kids, ages 17, 13, and 5. My wonderful hubby and I will celebrate our 8th anniversary on November 25th. We have a Shih Tzu and cat who are both almost 4 and a 15 month old black lab.

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?

I would wear mittens if I had them. I don't wear scarves or hats. I'm only 4' 11" so ponchos just look absolutely ridiculous on me but I also think they look absolutely ridiculous on most everybody.

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?


13. What are you knitting right now?

Socks. Sweaters. Hats. Mittens. Afghans.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?


15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?

I love circulars. My favorites used to be Addi Turbos but I've really taken a shine to the metal HiYa HiYa needles. When I knit with acrylic I much prefer wood.

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?


17. How old is your oldest UFO?

It's so old that I can't remember how old it is.

18. What is your favorite holiday? What winter holiday do you observe?

My favorite holiday is Halloween. We celebrate Christmas.

19. Is there anything that you collect?

Yarn. Patterns. Needles.

20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?

I'm dying to get my hands on some Wollmeise. I have a subscription to Interweave Knits.

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn?


22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?

Yes. My foot measures 9.25" long.

23. When is your birthday?

April 16th.

24. Are you on Ravelry? If so, what's your ID?

I am and kerryknits is my ID.

Thursday, October 30, 2008


I started this little Trellis sweater last week and am really cranking on it. So far I've completed the back (which was almost finished in the photo above) as well as the left front. I'm now more than half finished with the right front and I can't wait to get it finished up and gifted to it's new owner.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Duder's Dale

From the Dalegarn book #148. This is pattern nr. 12 and is worked with 3 colors of sport yarn. The pattern calls for Falk but I improvised. Next up, some matching mittens most likely missing the cute little pattern since all those floats and little hands won't mix. Damn, could I get any more m words in that run-on sentence?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Holiday Cash

I really hate begging on the blog but here I am doing it. Duder goes to St. Bernard's School. It's a small Catholic school (all religions are welcome, however) with small classes and amazing teachers. The largest class this year has 15 children and Duder's kindergarten class has just 10 students with a teacher and assistant for the class. They do tons of stuff with the kids and are patient and loving beyond belief. Because they are a private school they depend on donations to fund a huge part of the expense of operating the school. So here comes the begging...
Each year the school does a Holiday Calendar Lottery. Tickets are $10 each but every day beginning Thanksgiving Day and ending New Year's Day, a ticket is drawn from the barrel. If your ticket is drawn it gets put back in the barrel for more chances to win. Prizes are typically $50 a day throughout the week (although there are 2 days where they are $20.08 or $28) with weekends being $100 a day (again, 2 days where they are $29 or $30). Thanksgiving is $250 and Christmas and New Year's Day are $500 each. So there's a chance to win up to $3207.08 in prizes.
Since I'm begging you to buy a ticket to help support this amazing school I thought it only fair to give something in return. I will send everyone who purchases a ticket my pattern for the Trinity Sunrise bag over there in the sidebar. But wait, that's not all. At the beginning of January, I will draw a name and give the winner the yarn to knit the bag. Color choices will depend on what the LYS has in stock but there will be a choice. If you purchase more than 1 ticket you get more than one chance to win the yarn. How's that?
If you'd like to play along let me know and I'll shoot you my address so you can send a check or money order made payable to St. Bernard's School.
Duder and I thank you for your support! :-)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Pretty In Pink

I knit this little BSJ last month for Dan's boss. He and his wife had their first grandbaby around the end of September. I used the modification for the Blouson Sleeves and love the outcome. I will totally knit it like this again. I used Fleece Artist Merino Sock and a size 4 Addi Turbo. Next time I'll use a contrasting color for the cuffs and maybe an i-cord border. Too much fun!

Saturday, October 18, 2008


Secret Pal 13 opened Wednesday.

There are a couple minor changes to the rules so please be sure to read through them if you think you'd like to join. :-)

Friday, October 17, 2008


Some plain jane grey socks. Knit for Daddy. Because he loves my socks.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Making a Splash

Might I present my latest FO?

From Miss Bea's Colours by Louisa Harding knit in Jaeger Matchmaker Merino DK color #656.
I love this sweater. I hated knitting this sweater. The chart was a real pain in the ass to work from since it had all 3 or 4 sizes in one spot with different colored lines to represent each size. Couple that with the fact that the sleeve charting was placed in the center of the back and front charts and was a pain in the ass. Definitely not a pattern for knitting in the car. But I love the way it turned out. It's a really nice pattern. Wish I had the patience to knit it again.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Carefree Holiday Knitting

Take a look at this awesome KAL for some stress free holiday knitting. There are prizes and lots of great people to help encourage you to complete your projects.

I'm going to knit a vest for my dad that I wanted to do last year but never got around to. I can't wait to get started on the 1st!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

A Word From My Sponsor

Conversations with Mr. Kerry Knits:

Me: What is your favourite thing about my knitting?

Mr. Kerry Knits: Custom fit socks.

Me: What is your least favourite thing about my knitting?

Mr. Kerry Knits: Too much yarn.

Me: What is something I have knitted that you recall as good?

Mr. Kerry Knits: Everything.

Me: Do you think knitters have an expensive hobby?

Mr. Kerry Knits: Yes.

Me: Do you have any hobbies?

Mr. Kerry Knits: Cars.

Me: Do you have a stash of any kind?

Mr. Kerry Knits: Car parts.

Me: Have I ever embarrassed you, knitting in public?

Mr. Kerry Knits: No.

Me: Do you know my favourite kind of yarn?

Mr. Kerry Knits: Sock yarn.

Me: Can you name another knit blog?

Mr. Kerry Knits: QueerJoe.

Me: Do you mind my wanting to stop at knit shops wherever we go?

Mr. Kerry Knits: No.

Me: Do you understand the importance of a swatch?

Mr. Kerry Knits: I don't even know what it is.

Me: Do you read my blog?

Mr. Kerry Knits: No.

Me: Have you ever left a comment?

Mr. Kerry Knits: No.

Me: Do you think the house would be cleaner if I didn't knit?

Mr. Kerry Knits: No.

Me: Anything you'd like to add?

Mr. Kerry Knits: No.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

What a Phony

This is my first attempt at a Fake Isle. I love the pattern and had a great time knitting it. It won't be my last but I will make some modifications on my next one. I already shortened this one but I suspect it's still going to be too long. I'll also change the rib from 3x1 to 2x2 on the next one. I'm hoping to deliver it to my Aunt Noreen this week. If it's too long I think I might turn the rib and stitch it to the inside of the hat. Keep your fingers crossed.

Thursday, August 07, 2008


Where in the world has the last month gone??? I always think for some reason that summer is going to be less busy and chaotic than the school year. Right.

So, we bought a new van...

She is a 2008 Town & Country Limited and has 2 DVD/TV screens, navigation, hands free phone, backup alarm and camera, swivel seats, a table, and I'm head over heels in love with her. I can see us keeping her until her wheels fall off.

I got a new phone...

The Blackberry Curve in silver. I started with the Blackberry Pearl in pink but found it too hard for my poor text-challenged fingers to work. I can't begin to tell you how much I love my phone. It's awesome. The clarity is amazing and the capabilities are to dye for.

Bet you're thinking I've not done any knitting though huh? Well I have. Just look...

This is a little hat I knit for Darcie. It's knit in Catalina Chunky Baby Alpaca and takes less than 2 skeins. You hold the yarn doubled and knit on a size 11. Can you say 1 nite knit?

These are the Thuja socks I started for Daddy a really long time ago. They're finally finished and on his feet. He loves them. I knit these from Mountain Colors Bearfoot that I purchased from a fellow Ravelry user.And this is Girly from Wee Knits 3. What a fun knit this was! I never would have chosen these colors on my own but they work so well together. It's such a sweet sweater. I knit the 6 month size in the Mission Falls 1824 Cotton as called for in the pattern. Love it! I think I just might hang on to this one and donate it to the auction for St. Bernard's this year since the bag was such a hit.

Those are just the few projects I've actually finished since last time. There's lots more that's been cast on and I'll be sharing them soon.

I'm working on putting together a Mystery Sock/Fingerless Glove Knit A Long. We'll be starting on the 18th of this month and Sue will be offering a sweet discount on Tofutsie yarn for it. You can also knit from stash for this one so if you'd like to join just drop me a note to get signed up!

I hope you're all having a wonderful summer! I'd love to hear what everyone else has been knitting (or not)!

Friday, July 04, 2008

I Have A Little Bit

of what you call a


Ok, well not really. I did this on purpose. It's the MinnowKnits Dutch Girl pattern and it's awesome. But it only goes up to a 4 year size. Dudette is 5 and I wanted her to be able to wear it for a bit. So I threw caution to the wind and knit this bad boy up on size 11 needles when the pattern called for 10 1/2. As you can see, it's quite large. But Dudette loves it and as she pointed out, she'll get a good couple years out of it. God bless the thought process of my baby.

I used some Bulky Lamb's Pride I had in my stash for this one and completed it with a gorgeous button Sue gifted me. That she made all by herself. I couldn't make this sweater any more special now if I tried.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Vogue Vogue Vogue Vogue

There she is, striking a pose in her new tank top I just finished. She's quite taken with it and wants to wear it every day until it doesn't fit her anymore. That's true love, wouldn't you say?

The design is my own and I don't think I could repeat it if I tried. I started this last summer and just never got around to finishing it until now. It's ok though, it would have been way too big last summer.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Cables, Cables Everywhere!

That is the completed back of the Cable and Rib Sweater with Hood by Debbie Bliss. The pattern is in The Baby Knits Book and it's insanely gorgeous. I started this on the 10th in the largest size given (4 years) and my knitting time has been EXTREMELY limited with the end of the school year here so you can see how quickly it actually knits up. If you've not knit one yet you really should. I can't wait to choose a yarn so I can knit one for Duder. I'm thinking a pretty pink CTH DK is in order.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Buy a Boat

Ok, not the boat itself but a chance to win the boat.

Duder's school (St. Bernard's) is selling raffle tickets for this awesome boat! Tickets are $20 but I hear the boat is worth $20,000. You can click here for more information on it. If you'd like a ticket (or 2 or 10) just send your name, address, the number of tickets you'd like, and your check made payable to St. Bernard's School to:
St. Bernard's School
63 River Street
Saranac Lake NY 12983
Won't you please consider buying a ticket and supporting the amazing school Duder loves so much?

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Just Ribbing You

This is Yankee Knitter #16 (English Rib) in size 8. After having Duder try this one on (I didn't get to have her try on the other cabled sweater in red which was also a size 8 because she was sick and the lady they were knit for picked them up on Saturday while she was still under the weather.) and knowing that this pattern has a lot more give than the cabled sweater, I think I'll be totally safe knitting her the size 8 cardigan. I still can't believe I didn't get to take a photo of the finished red sweater. With Duder being sick my mind was other places. Oh well, like Bran said, it's the same as the yellow one. :-)

Monday, June 09, 2008

Picture MeMe

a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker.
The Questions:
1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One word to describe you.
12. Your flickr name.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

One Down

One more in this pattern to go. This is the size 4 which is a little small for Duder as you can see. I'm anxious to get the 8 finished up and tried on to see how that one fits. I was thinking of doing an 8 in the cardigan for her for school in the fall but now I'm thinking maybe a 6 is in order instead.
I'd love to hear from anyone who has knit this as the neckline seems to sit quite low to me. It looks ok when on I guess but...I don't know there's just something that doesn't feel right. Feedback???

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Seeing Double

Except for the fact that they're different sizes. And colors.

This is Yankee Knitter #22 and it's quite loverly. The pattern gives options for the pullover and a cardigan. I think I'll do the cardigan for Duder for kindergarten. All the knitting is done for both sweaters now with the exception of the neckbands. I just took a break from seaming the yellow one to write this post. I hate seaming. Although I have to say that the more I do and the better I get the less it bothers me.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Belated Wishes

To everyone who is a mom and has a mom, I hope you all had the best Mother's Day ever!

I hung with the kids for the better part of the day. I taught a clog class at the LYS for a couple hours then we had a great cookout with my parents. After the kids went to bed for the night I rolled around with my present that arrived the day before from The Loopy Ewe.
Duet Sock Yarn (original weight) Midnight Cricket and Camibella, Perchance to Knit Pamper Me Sock Yarn in Glory of the Snow, Schaefer Anne in Innocent, and Hand Maiden Casbah in Victoria.

ShiBui Sock in Sky, Creatively Dyed Luxury in New England Fall, Chameleon Colorworks Bambino in Cobalt, and Loopy Legends in Ronni's Jewel Box.

And Leslie, I certainly hope I get designer credit for the sock pattern. I believe I will but I didn't even think to ask. I'm off to email them now. :-)

Monday, May 12, 2008

Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow

Ok folks, the bag isn't the only thing I've designed recently.


Well, I don't quite know what her name is yet. I designed her for SWTC and am mailing her off today. I'm having a hard time letting go but I think she's going to make lots of sock knitters happy.

And here she is ready for her closeup:

She's worked in SWTC Jezebel and her proud mama thinks she's just beautiful. Keep an eye out for the pattern which will be coming soon.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Trinity Sunrise

Here's my new baby...

The hubby isn't new, just the bag. And of course, he's holding the bag before felting.

I can't even begin to tell you how proud I am of this pattern. It's all written up and ready for sale. I hope. Sue has graciously agreed to put together kits for the bag. If you'd like one, you can contact her at Adirondack Yarns. She has some gorgeous colors to choose from.

EDIT: For some reason the PayPal link isn't working. If you'd like the pattern only just drop me an email and I'll send a PayPal invoice. Thanks a bunch!

Can't wait to hear what everyone thinks!

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