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Sunday, March 26, 2006

Colleen's First Sock

I've been teaching my friend Colleen to knit. She's really doing well and catching on quickly. She's already finished her first sock and started the mate. I'm proud of her! She did a really great job! Here's a picture of her first sock:

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Reason 7,062 My Husband Rocks

Ok, so yeah it's two posts in a row about my husband's greatness, but so what! Here's the latest thing he did for me. He bought me this:

Sorry for the crappy garage pictures, it was night time and I couldn't wait! lol I'm so happy with my new car. It's a Chevy Impala LTZ in Sport Metallic Red with Ebony leather interior. I love it, love it, love it!!!

So, what does hubby get in return? Socks! Yeah, that sounds about equal right? I'll post pictures of them when there's more to see.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Reason 5,486 My Husband Rocks!

Toby's home from New Orleans for 30 days! YAY ME! This morning he got up to make breakfast and made beignets from some Cafe DuMonde mix that he brought home. It was heavenly!

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

My latest sock project

I've decided to pull out the socks that rock socks with the swirling issue and drop down to 64 sts. Even if that doesn't solve the problem, I'm going to stick with them this time. In the meantime, I have started a new pair of socks. The yarn is Online Linie 11 Alpha, a very nice and shiny mercerized cotton. This yarn is soooooo soft. I love it! It's also working up very fast. I was able to complete the short row toe and work a good portion of the foot in just over an hour and a half...not too bad! I'm not really a fast knitter. The pattern is from the book Sensational Socks. I just got this book recently and it has got the most wonderful patterns in a multitude of options for sizes and gauges. It's really an amazing book and a very good purchase!

I've also started a blanket for Savannah. I'm using the Utopia yarn I bought in New Orleans. It is so soft and the longer I work with it, the more I like it. I'm doing a progressive stripe pattern that is lots of fun. Normally I would be flipping out with boredom from the stockinette stitch, but the color changes are really holding my interest. I think perhaps it's because I like the colors so much.

So, what are y'all working on????

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Socks That Rock Pooling??

I have heard so many people gush over the wonderful STR yarn saying that it doesn't pool and how lovely the colors are, so I bought two skeins. I have to say that the yarn is gorgeous and very soft and the stitch definition is unmatched. BUT, I started my first pair of socks with 72 sts on size 1 Addi's and it's pooling terribly.

I laid the sock out so that you could see the pooling in full effect. Although it doesn't look terrible, it's just not what I had in mind. So I need some help from you experienced sock knitters. I have an average size 8 foot. I need to know how many sts is good to use and if there's a better pattern for the Socks That Rock yarn than basic K2P2 ribbing. I just want something that will show off the yarn not so much the stitches in these socks. The colors really are magnificent. This is the Carbon Dating colorway.