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)!