Sunday, October 29, 2006

Happy Halloween From Me and Molly!

Happy Halloween From Molly!
This is her new house I made for her. Foam couch cushions cut up and covered in sheep flannel. All warm and cuddly inside with her toys. Her house is on my bed. No drafts for Molly this winter!

Monday, October 23, 2006

And What Are You Knitting?

I am working on all of these plus the 6 socks I knitted for the new patterns coming out. WOW! What are you knitting? What are you going to start next? We know it isn't possible not to cast on for that 'One More Project' feeling.

What Is This??

Good Gosh! What is this?? Almost a dozen total needles in it.
Don't poke your eye out!

Here Is Lacey Goodness!

OH! Lacey goodness! I koolaid dyed some white shetland and now have cherry pink yarn. This lovely lace is the back of a pair of gloves I am working on. The back has a picot hem edge. Now I am working on the finger widths and lengths. They feel wonderful and stretchy.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Baby It's Cold Outside!

With snow moving in and getting serious I am too! The windchill here can easy reach 65 degrees below zero. Our biggest snow was about 3 feet deep. Wait time at a bus stop can be over an hour so here you better dress up real warm. This single ply pure merino is as soft as a kitten. It feels just like a long strip of top ready to spin. straight and smooth. I am using size 3 bamboo dpn and it is so soft. I had to make mittens because this yarn says pet me all day long!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Fan Dancers

Here is a front shot in opal
of the fan dancer socks.

Fan Dancer Socks

Fan Dancer Sock Pattern
contact Laura at
for information about this pattern.

Ask for it by name!!

Hey I Got Published!

Lambie says go check out "Friendly Socks, Vol. 2: A to Z", a compilation of sock patterns by 16 designers . The book will be approximately 150 pages, with 38 sock patterns, and related articles. It will retail for $28, with choice of media mail shipping for $2.50 or priority shipping for $4.50.
Copies of book #1 are also still available [at $24 and ship].pictures available at and on the yahoogroup "friendlysocks".

Me and Lambie say go take a look!
(and no lambie is not in the book)

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Gedifra yarn grows up.

This lovely Gedifra sock yarn wanted to be these socks.
I am really enjoying this knit!

Molly In October 2006

Here is Molly Jack-A-Bee guarding her pink pig toy on the bed.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Gedifra 4201

i got a ball of yarn and thought how great this stuff feels. Well it looks better knitted even than it feels. I am using smaller needles than my usual ones and cast on 72 stitches. It really makes a difference in what size needles you use as to what you end up with. I read that lots of times on blogs about pooling and trying different sizes with different numbers of cast ons. but I never really saw it before.
The color knits up into the neatest blues and pinks and creams in bands on the sock that i ever saw. You can't wait to see what you will knit up next. Pretty, cheery colors. I had almost stopped using skinny yarns because of my eyes but the brighter colors make it easy to see and work with.
I want to try 3209, 3210, and 4212 too!!
It is October already guess what all my family will get again this year?
this would be the perfect baby sweater yarn too especially if you didn't know if it was a boy or a girl.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

What Am I Knitting Now?

Bright Cherry Red Candy Cane Socks!

come see The Friendly Sock Book, Vol. 1 at

Monday, October 02, 2006

upper part of new coat

Here is the top part of the sleeve. I will do one more repeat of the saxon braid cable. It goes in the mid shoulder area. This will add heaviness and strength to that area so the weight of the coat does not pull the shoulders down. My sleeves are knitted from the cuff to the neck. Then the bottom of the coat will be picked up at the bustline and knitted in an A-line shape to the hem. More pics soon.