Wednesday, November 28, 2007

monkey 2

Well, I have a finished pair of monkeys!! They don't match, but I am calling them a pair. They were made "no purl"; the sock on the top, size 2 dpn's.. too big and loose, sock on the bottom was made with 2 circs; size 1 PERFECT FIT!! So now, I need to make a 3rd sock so I have an actual pair :) which will not be a problem as I have TONS of yarn left; Tofutsies. Don't know when I'll make it though, I must concentrate and finish the felted fair isle tote. Then off to make more socks, I received some yarn wayyyyyyy back in January, going to make some chevron socks (hopefully).

On the swap front; I have sent my final SP11 package to Jen. She emailed to say she received it, just waiting for pictures on her blog (as I forgot to take any!)

Now, if only I would hear from my sp11 pal........last day of this round is Friday and I haven't heard from her lately............

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Christmas tree

Today we went to get our Christmas tree. We've gone the past 3 years with our friends, I love it; I grew up having real trees, my hubby and kids hate it...they love the artificial tree; thankfully, it is safe in the basement for another year :)
If you look really carefully, you can see the 6 boys running and playing.

Here is our 2007 Christmas tree. It is currently "defrosting" in the garage, lots of snow and ice on the other side. It will be welcomed into our home next weekend.

Let the Christmas rush begin.............

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Monkey one

Here is the no-purl monkey sock. You cannot see the pattern due to the colors in the yarn (but I LOVE the black and pink combo) No-purls is making the sock rather loose, so I am going to make the mate on size 1's and then probably have to frog this and re-make. I would make them on size 2's...but my order from Knit Picks is taking FOREVER to arrive, where do they ship from? It is quite the joke as to how long I've been waiting; the product was instock.

Felted fair-isle tote is just sitting next to the couch looking lonely...but pre-holiday stress has kicked in and I'm in no mood to knit.

SP11 is wrapping up, I have all the goodies for the last package, just need to get to the post office, get the box and then mail it out. I think this is my last swap for awhile.

Everyone loves the monkeys I received in the swap (I do too), so I keep wearing them and washing them!!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

It's a sickness

I finished these monkeys...............

and immediatly cast on another pair!!
These are going to be no-purl monkeys :)

Felted fair isle tote....what felted fair isle tote???

Monday, November 05, 2007

Monkey's received

Here is the great monkey sock swap package I received today!! Contents: Monkey socks in green Koigu (oh boy, they fit like a dream and they are so soft), sock monkey ornament, barrel of monkeys, ink drawing, Cookie A pattern and delicious yellow Louet yarn (I've never knit Louet before, I think I'm in for a treat)!! Thank you so much to Emma A. for being a great pal!

Here is a close-up of the socks ;)

Sunday, November 04, 2007

BetteM yarn

Here is the yarn I bought from my friend BetteM. IT IS SO GORGEOUS!!!

Friday, November 02, 2007

Finally a minute

To upload some photos.
This is what I received from my "NEW" sp11 pal :). 2 great knitting books, 1 for socks and 1 for answers to all those questions, good luck stitch markers and a great notepad. Thanks so much!

Here is son #2, Mr. Bling for halloween.

And, here is son #1, some scary zombie skeleton type person.

Busy day today, kids are off, but I still have to work, they are going to a friends house for the afternoon. Then SISTER is coming into town, we are going SCRAPBOOKING this weekend!! Well, tomorrow, from 8am-12 midnight. Hubby wants to know what I will be doing, as I have not taken any pictures :). I will find something to occupy the scrappin time. Must clean house and get everything together for tomorrow and start packing for son #1, he is going to camp Mon-Wed next week.