Wednesday, December 28, 2005

to do list

Retest my current typing speed
Post list of books read for 2005
Figure out new year's resolutions
Find walking tapes so I have no excuses next week when I start to diet!
Take photos of current WIPs
figure out what KALs I'm going to do
post poll? for socks3 group
felt gray crocheted hat again

Worked on fair isle socks this am
Worked on last pair of ww color block socks last night, started heel on one, & I'm to the heel turn on the second sock

WIMs
fingerless gloves k or c
turkish socks
socks dad
socks mom

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

socknitters sam

We'll be doing a toe up sock lesson for January & February. New format, no subgroups to join.

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trying to organize projects

Free Image Hosting at <a href=Still trying to organize & finish projects. I'm going to try to concentrate this week on finishing WIPs, writing up a list of things that I want to knit next (including finding out what the current kal's are, which ones I want to knit, and do I have the right yarn?), etc etc.

With the organizing comes taking photos, so I'll be editing yesterday's post shortly w/ photos & uploading other photos this am while hubby's watching Miami Vice (yuck!). Hopefully I can do everything I want to do before I run off to work.

The photo is one of my current WIPs - toe up baby cable socks from Sensational Knitted Socks, one of the books I got from DH for Christmas. These socks are for the solid socks kal, which I've sadly neglected until now.

I decided I'm going to start from the beginning of the book, and make a pair of every socks in the book, unless I've already done that pattern before. Since the first pattern I used half a dozen times for CIC socks, I'm starting w/ the baby cables pattern. Most of the patterns in the book will go into CIC socks.

Monday, December 26, 2005

kal

Now that it's after Christmas, I need to get going on my KAL's & WIP's & charity knitting. My current list of WIPs include 6 pairs of socks for Jon & I, a half forgotten fair isle sweater for me, and I think that's it. Oh, and Adrienne's crocheted newsboy cap that I still have to finish - I gave my mom a twin of it for Christmas.

http://pixiepurls.com/archives/2005/10/solid_socks_alo.html - the solid socks KAL. I'm knitting a pair of baby cable, olive green socks in ww. I don't think I've knitted any other solid socks in the last few months, which is ironic because I love solid socks!

socknitting KAL - I'm in the six sock KAL & finished a pair of mosaic socks following the pattern, after the deadline. Not sure I'll do the shadow socks. I'm in the kotr kal, the socknitters sam kal (I'm co-mod of that group, actually) & we're doing toe up socks starting in jan. Since all I knit are toe up's.... I'm also in the socks socks socks knitalong, mod of that group, too. I'm missing a few. I need to figure out what all the groups are doing & get cracking.

christmas

(..edited 12/27 to include more photos) Free Image Hosting at <a href=It was a very knitterly christmas for me, I hope it was for you, too. I'll be taking photos of all the goodies I got, but that'll come later.

First, the non knit stuff:
Voyager season 3
He-Man season 1
He-Man/She-Ra christmas special
Duck Tales season 1
Smurfs

a photo shadow box of memoriablia of my grandmother's military life (he was the author of a poem that all the soldiers carried during WWII, see my website for more http://www.adultramblings.therapids.net), my mom gave me her mother's collection of buttons since I now collect buttons, my dad made me a turtle tee shirt (I collect turtles), my parents also made Jon & I matching tee shirts of the falcon for the falcon show we go to w/ them every year (they own a 64 ford falcon convertible; not only did the tees have our names on them, but Princess was sitting in the car!), my mom also gave me a ton of vintage crochet hooks & knitting needles & a vintage knitting bag almost identical to the one my grandmother used all her life. My grandmother gave me the wedding photo album my parents gave to her for Christmas when they got married 32 years ago. My mom also got me a Crochet World mag I needed for my collection.

Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usJon got me scads of wool yarn - knit picks wool of the andes & patons classic merino, 2 balls of knit picks cotton/wool/elastic, 4 balls of the solid KP sock yarn (2 cranberry, 1 ea of the two shades of blue). I also got Knitting on the Road, Sensational Knitted Socks, and the turkish sock book that I never remember the name of (fair isle type patterns). And two packages of the sock needles that have 5 needles of size 1, 0, 00, and 000. Perfect, since I'm getting into fair isle & I really need those smaller sizes for what I have (imagined) in my mind!

The photo is me at work - we drew names for Christmas, and R. got me knitting note cards & the scarf kit you see me holding. It was so slow at work the day of the party (Thursday) that my boss told me to go ahead & start knitting!

Thank you blogger for the auto recover feature, I thought I lost this post!

Friday, December 23, 2005

photos part 2

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My cousins & I. We range from age 12-29, but we are all the same height!







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An afghan I crocheted for a raffle for a family reunion. My beloved cousin (2nd? twice removed? She's my mom's first cousin) won it, much to my happiness! They snapped this photo for me.






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The memory quilt my beloved (that's apparently the word of the day for me) aunt made for me, held by Jon.

photos

Haven't posted in ages, but now that I have a digital camera, I should get back into the swing of things!

And oldie but goodie:

me & my grandfather, many moons ago:

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Saturday, December 03, 2005

socks

Finally getting around to posting pictures!