Friday, October 20, 2006

October socks and Hot Socks!

My October socks are a test knitted pattern. They are made from Austermann's Step, in the Hunter colorway. The pattern is called Missy's Lobster Pot socks and will be available for sale very soon so check Chrissy's website for more info. The pattern was really fun to do, it was my 1st attempt at cables and also at reading a chart. I think they are way cool. Here are a couple of pictures to tempt you:

Not my best photography, but trust me, you need this pattern!!

Also, I received my Hot Socks package today! What fun. Here's a picture of what I received:

There was some yummy marshmallow coffee which I'm brewing up 1st thing in the morning, some awesome yarn in my favorite Fall colors. There was also some yummy bath stuff, 2 totally cute candles and some Japanese candy. I love it all, thank you Rikako.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006
LogoThere are:
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Getting to know you questions....

1. Where is your favorite knitting spot? I have a spot on my couch that is MY spot

2. If you suddenly could never knit again (shudder) - what would you do instead? I also stamp and scrapbook so I could spend more time on that.

3. If you could travel anywhere in the world - where would you go and why? There's this place in Turkey called Pamukkale that I would love to see in person. It looks so peaceful and relaxing!

4. When you were little - What did you want to do "when you grew up?" I don't remember :o( I know that I didn't know my career path until I was about 22 when I returned to college to become a nurse.

5. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? I like cookie dough or peanut butter cup ice cream, sadly there are not very many companies that make these in a sugar free variety.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Fall Beauty

I took a little trip over the Santiam pass last week. This is my favorite time of year up there, everything is changing colors. There's no duplicating the colors that Mother Nature creates. Here is a picture that I took.

Socktoberfest questions

When did you start making socks? February 2006
Did you teach yourself or were you taught by a friend or relative? or in a class? I taught myself with the help of the internet
What was your first pair? My first pair were these boot socks for my husband.
How have they "held up" over time? They've held up great, he wears them to work.
What would you have done differently? nothing
What yarns have you particularly enjoyed? I really enjoyed the Artyarns handpainted sock yarn from my one skein pal, but I really enjoy any striping or colorful yarn.
Do you like to crochet your socks? or knit them on DPNs, 2 circulars, or using the Magic Loop method? I have only knit them on DPN's
Which kind of heel do you prefer? I prefer the flap and round heel so far, I tried the short row but had trouble with the wrap and turn.
How many pairs have you made? 15 or so