Aug 27, 2007

better late than never

i finally got my post card that was taken at Stitches Midwest
i'm in the middle of my niece Ilisa, on the left and my good
friend Carolyn on the right.

as i said before we had a blast.
did anyone else that went to Stiches Midwest get to take
a photo card that you can share?

Aug 25, 2007


this is the before, it was even further along, i was on the foot

this is what it looks like now

I had so much trouble with the yarn, not the pattern, that I just decided that it wasn't worth the
trouble. When I was on the cable row, cause the yarn was so thin and dark in color
and my vision is not the greatest, I was dropping stitches, picking up stitches where they didn't
belong, and I was just getting so frustrated.
So the sock is now a ball of yarn.
How do I feel about it. GOOD! I'm ok with it.
anyone want a couple balls of Lana Grossa Meilemweit Cotton? LOL!!

Aug 23, 2007

Aug 19, 2007

Photo booth wonders

I just realized my Mac came with a built-in camera

so taking a quick picture and posting it is so easy
here is an update on my "Cable Rib Socks".
I tried to post it to the KAL in vain. I don't seem to have much luck posting
a picture there or anyother KAL for that matter.
the colorway choice was not a good one for this pattern, really can't see the cable stitch.

Aug 17, 2007

Priscilla's Dream Socks

The socks are "Priscilla’s Dream socks" from the book "Favorite Socks".
I have to say I thought I’d never finish them.

The short row had me going
somewhat crazy so I had to put them down form time to time.
crazy as it sounds I want to make another pair.
The yarn I used was Dale of Norway Tiur in colorway red #4136.
I wasn't too excited about the yarn, it frayed some and the color was
so dark that I had a difficult time seeing the stitches. Not a fun knit.

I down sized the needles 1 size and they fit just beautifully.
I have to thank Kathy for all her support and for listening to all my whining.
Shirley, I thank you also.
Now I am going to try and finish the little cardigan I started sometime ago along with
another pair of socks i started from "Favorite Socks".


Yesterday I went downtown Chicago to the American Girl Place with my daughter Tina, and my granddaughter Rachel.
The picture is from 2 years ago when Rachel got her 1st American Girl Doll.

Where is the picture from this trip you ask? Well guess who forgot her camera. Did you guess me? Them you are correct.
I can't believe that, no camera on such an important trip. Oh well! There will be other trips.
I did take a camera when Ellie and I went there a few weeks ago; here is a picture of Ellie at the bean at Chicago Millennium
Park. We had a great time then also.

Rachel had her dolls hair combed back to how it was when new, that was a fun thing to do, going to beauty shop there.
You can also give you doll what is called a spa treatment. We took a pass on that one. I'd show you what Rachel purchased, but remember, NO CAMERA. I'd also show you the giant cup cake she got at Hershey's but NO CAMERA.
The weather couldn't have been better, it was overcast, no fear of getting a migraine from the sun, and the temp was in the low 70ds. What more could you ask for.
We ate outdoors at the Park Grill in Millennium Park, good place to eat and very good food.
All in all we had a wonderful time.
I feel so fortunate to live in a north Chicago Suburb, so close to downtown Chicago. It's just a "TODDLING TOWN".
Now back to Knitting, I'm hoping to get my "Priscilla's Dream Socks" done today.

Aug 13, 2007

A GREAT TIME............

Well Stitches Midwest is over and I'm home. I am very happy with the control I used regarding my spending.
I don't know what I spent and don't much care I just hope I use all the yarn I bought.
The picture has a few things I bought, see the pink bag in the upper corner, it's the medium size of the knowknits bag. I have the small one for socks already.
The best part of the event was the two people that I shared the time with. California Carolyn and My niece Ilisa.
I had the most wonderful time.
Last year I had some problems with the food at the Hyatt, spent a day in with a Migraine. This year
I was told that 5 months ago the Hyatt completed a make over to the toon of 65 million dollars and one of the
Things they changed was the restaurant. Now the restaurant is pretty good. We also ate at the Double Tree which
also has a great restaurant. Good food.
I took a few classes one Thursday, one Friday, and one Saturday. All in all the classes were well run and had
Great instructors, however, I thought for me they were a waste of time. I didn't learn anything. I have been knitting
Way too long and knew all that they covered in the class. Oh well, it kept me off the market floor.
The fashion show was great. I won a door prize

A shawl make up of 36 different colors of Malabrigo yarn. Yummy yarn if I have to say so myself.
I bought mostly sock yarn, and a few accessories, some needles too.

This is 100% Extrafine Lambswool in a plum that I picked up for a shawl pattern I bought there. (like I needed another shawl pattern), but you get caught up in the moment and just can't help yourself, or at least I can't.

Koigu for another shawl.

I found this pretty shawl pin just in case I do knit a shawl.

I bought a lot of sock yarn, last year I wasn't into socks, but most of the women there last year were. This year not that many sock knitters.

Some sweet Soft Touch Ultra by Shelridge Farm for "Monkey Socks" and Lorna's Laces for "Roza's Socks".

I just noticed how close in color both yarns are. that is what happens when you become overwhelmed at the market.
Now I start my yarn diet.

Aug 7, 2007

Aug 5, 2007

August dishcloth!!

It was fun. every morning I'd get up early,go to the computer,(so what else is new), and there
it was. The next day of the KAL for the Monthly Dishcloth. You don't know what the pattern is going
to be so you knit and knit and bingo bango, there it is.

So if anyone is going to get a gift from me for no reason, it's going to be a dishcloth, like it or not.
it's so much easier than socks. LOL!!!

Sorry I know the pictures aren't that good, but you have some idea what they look like, don't you?
Now I have anohter reason to buy more yarn, I need dishcloth yarn, I used Lily's Sugar"N Cream and I
like working with it.
So Michaels here I come.
Yah, a reason to buy more yarn. What about my diet you say. How many times have you or someone you know said
they were going on a diet and Lied.
well, ok call me a liar.

Aug 2, 2007


So this is what I got yesterday.

After a while it all starts looking alike. I think it's time for a yarn diet.
I know, I'm going to Stitches Midwest next thursday and I'll be staying at the Hyatt and I'll be there till it
ends on Sunday. However, that is not going to count. LOL! I'm going to try and control myself there.
But when I get home, I'm starting my diet, where have i heard that before?
One of my problems, and you won't believe this, my husband doesn't stop me. I know, that's crazy. who whould believe that.
Not only does he make the bed every morning, change the linens every saturday and do the laundry, he doesn't stop me
from buying as much yarn and knitting stuff as i want. He's the best!!
I'm taking a list of the yarn I have on my wish list along with things like refills for my Namaste knitting bag, things like that are must have things. Goodness knows I don't need any needles, have double and triples of most DPN and straight and Circluars.
Of course if there is new stuff there that I don 't have that doesn't count either.
So wish me luck, PLEASE!!!!!!!!

Aug 1, 2007


I didn't hear a knock, but someone, or somecat is at my door.
I think she is just checking up on my progress with the "Priscilla's Dream Socks".