Monday, February 26, 2007


Hubby used the debit card for the wonderful yarn purchase - $71.00. Good thing it was him and not me. I can't get into trouble, I only asked for 2 skeins. :)

And I completely forgot, I won some Magic Stripes Yarn on the Whoduknit? blog a few weeks ago, that arrived today, Thanks Jane!! More yarn and it didn't cost me a thing.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Lenten Yarn Diet

I have decided to go on a yarn diet for Lent. I really do not NEED any more yarn; I have 2 wonderful skeins of Lorna's Laces Sock yarn from Debb, I am currently knitting a pair of socks with some Sockotta yarn I bought a few weeks ago; I am anxiously awaiting my package from here , with some Project Spectrum themed sock yarn. And my WONDERFUL HUSBAND, who is traveling in CA, stopped in here (thanks to Debb) and purchased 6, yes 6, skeins of green-colored Lorna's Laces sock yarn for me. Now that's love.

The purpose of this yarn diet is two-fold, the first being Lent, the second being my sister and I are going here for the April 19th taping, I need to save money, so yarn was the first thing to go :).

P.S. Guess what? I need/have to buy dpn's in size 1 (don't have those) so that I can knit up all this wonderful sock I go to the LYS :)

Knitting Fact -
1 out of 3 women knows how to knit or crochet. The number of women who do these crafts increased from 34.7 million in 1994 to 38 million in 2000.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Blocked scarf

Here is the enrelac scarf, it is not this dark, it is wet. It looks very nice.
This will be the last post with pictures for a week. Hubby is going on business trip to CA, taking our only camera with. I'll post lots of pictures when it returns.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Sassy Sock Yarn Swap

Oh my golly. Look at all the goodies I received from Debb my upstream partner in this swap.

The kids took the pencils and light up keychain. I get the rest. Thank you so much!!!

Please check out Debb's blog she is starting up her own swap blog and needs members! I see that a magic yarn ball swap is in the works for April. I'll be signing up for that!!

ITE III tote leaving

Here is my tote, all boxed up and ready to go. Lots of goodies inside. The blue yarn is to make another tote, sister saw postings of tote and she would like one. She's coming end of March, so I have a little time (how many socks can I make before then??) :)
So all my packages are done and sent, I just need to sit back and wait for mine to come to me.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

socks #2

Here are the socks, done in Plymouth Encore Colorspun, color 7022, pattern free from the internet.

Finished Northern Lights, now I need to finish the Whoduknit project, that darn entrelac scarf.

Then I can get started on socks #3. Love those socks, so quick and easy, instant gratification.

Hopefully I will be receiving my swap packages this week, which means more sock yarn and hopefully, scarf yarn.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

2nd pair of socks completed

I'll post a picture later. I finished my 2nd pair of socks, how exciting. I had to frog the entire 2nd sock back to the heel flap...I must have knit too many rows because when I got to the toe decrease I had run out of yarn (gasp) and the heel was way too big. I did finish it tonight, and I had enough yarn.
I was going to get all prepped to make my next pair, I have the yarn and the pattern (Socktopia) but I cannot find the dpn's I bought last week, I thought I had put them in my sock bag...but they are gone, not in the drawer with all the other needles...don't know if I put them in one of the packages that I sent out for swaps today. UUGGHH Senior moment (I'm only 40 YIKES). Have to go back the the LYS to purchase more.

Oh well, this leaves me free tonight to try and finish "Northern Lights", and tomorrow while son #1 is at tennis, I can work on the entrelac scarf, I've been neglecting it all week.

I did survive Tuesday at preschool, I was the teacher. None of the kids complained and everyone said I did a good job.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

ITE III tote

Here is my finished tote for the ITE III swap. It was fun to make; once I got past the cast on UUGGHH. Need to collect a few more goodies for the package, and I'll be ready to ship it out next week.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentine's Day

To my 3 boys: Bill Alex Kevin :) Love you xoxo

Snow day today, so we'll be making cookies for the 4th grade trade fair, also doing laundry, reading "Northern Lights", and knitting; socks and entrelac scarf KAL.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Entrelac scarf

Here is my scarf. This is almost one skein of the Noro, 2 more to go. Not sure I like those 2 little spots of brown, but nothing I can do now. I finally broke down and bought (another) pair of Addi Turbos, I just couldn't knit another stitch with my other circulars, it was no fun. So that brings my total to 4 Addi Turbos (big bucks I tell ya). But I love them and use them lots, so it is worth it.

What else, I am almost finished with my ITE III tote, I should be able to send late this week or early next. It isn't due until mid-March, but might as well get it finished and out the door.

I won a contest at Whoduknit yesterday, I guessed the closest to the number of knitting needles in the pot :), some bamboo dpn's are on the way to me (my favorite for making socks and mittens).
Heard back from sp10, I'm in!! Yea.
Finally, my preschool teacher is ill (I'm the assistant) and I will be teaching class tomorrow (and maybe Thursday). Pray for me, and for her to be back on her feet soon.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Thank you

After a very awful day at preschool, I came home to this package from my dishcloth exchange parter; Margaret Mary. A chocolate bar :), a tissue holder, a towel with my name on it and a very very pretty yellow dishcloth (it is much to pretty to use). Thanks for helping make my day a little better.
No word from my knit scarf kit partner; my partner received her package, she is very happy. My sp10 registration must have gotten lost in cyberspace, I haven't received a confirmation email from them.
ITEIII tote is 1/5 finished, entrelac scarf is on hold and the 1st sock is 3/4 finished. Now I must fight with son #1 as he does not want to go the rink for practice. oh happy day

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

WIP update

Dishcloth exchange - sent, not received by partner as of today, mine is on the way to me :)

Scark kit swap - sent yesterday to my downstream partner, no contact by my pal :(

ITE III - tote started, coming along nicely. In contact with both upstream and downstream partners.

Entralac KAL - coming along very nicely, it is very addicting, I purposely did pick it up today, I would get nothing else done.

Signed up for SP10, waiting on confirmation email, then I will post the questionaire.

Signed up for sassy sock yarn exchange on swap-bot, that is later this month.

Kids have been off school for 2 days due to bitter cold weather, wonder if they'll be back tomorrow? Means I have not been to work either, working for the school district does have perks, but I also won't get paid.

Most importantly, most knit socks, going through sock withdrawl, I will cast on as soon as I sign off computer :) Received Patterworks catalog yesterday, must stay far away from computer so I do not order any sock yarn :)

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Entrelac KAL

Here is my scarf . I have finished Tier 1, now off to Tier 2.

Many thanks to Deb, who is running this KAL, I've had many many questions and she has been so helpful.

Isn't is so cool how each section is turning out to be a different color?

Friday, February 02, 2007


Forgot: Project Spectrum started yesterday, I actually have some "blue" WIP. This type, for instance, is blue :), my screensaver on my computer is blue, and the book for Whoduknit? has a blue cover.
It has been super cold here for the past week, we did finally get some snow, so it at least looks like winter. The kids are anxiously awaiting the results of the groundhog...but I haven't seen anything yet.
Mailing my dishcloth today.
Purchased my yarn for ITEIII, but have yet to cast on.
Have 2 days of directions for the entralac KAL...have yet to do. Update: I have started on the scarf (which is blue)
Have partner ideas for the Scarf Kit, so I'll be back to the LYS this weekend, they are having a Super Bowl sale, 25% off everything But, most importantly........

Now I can focus on the other projects, but then, back to socks. I love them. Turning the heel is just so exciting! To see the knitting go from one direction to the other, you just can't explain it, you know the feeling :)