Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Socks Wee!!! and Yarn diet

After finishing my lornas socks the other day I picked up my green Austerman socks that have languashed sence last winter. I finished the first one and cast on the second tonight. I LOVE Austerman!! I am so glad I have 2 more skeins of this in my stash! It makes my hands so soft from the Aloe and jojoba oil?!?!So nice!!!
As of November 1st I am going on a yarn diet until January 1st.
The exceptions are :
Gifts/projects that need more yarn to be finished
Sock yarn
1 fall off the wagon, although I am strictly staying away from yarn stores , but my Friend Lara is doing some christmas crocheting so I may have to go with her to pick out some more. However I'm totally tempted to go to the lime and violet shop and clear them out of sock yarn!!!!
I'm sticking with this one , I AM I AM I AM!!!!!!I have WAY to much yarn right now and I totally need to just knit my stuff that I already have and just not worry about anything else.


Saturday, October 27, 2007

Done with socks

Out of my goal I finished 1 pair, the lornas laces, last night while watching the first disk of my netflixed Dr.Quinn medicine woman.
I'm 14 rows into the queen blanket, only about 150 or more to go....


Wednesday, October 24, 2007

yarn hop!

Lara and I hopped from Color crossing to the quilt shop in Hudson.
I skein of Mountain colors glacier teal came home with me as well as a small skein of cotton and 6 skeins of something to make a baby blanket with in watermelon and lime (not official colors, just my perception).
Also a new bead shop in town just opened and we visited.I found awesome glass beads to make stitch markers with,there are sheep and rams, nuff said. I also got a butterfly glass bead and put it on a black rope necklace and it's wonderful. I've worn it all evening since I got home and put it together.
12 rows in on the monster blanket, I'm making it length wise instead of horizontal so it is crazy long.
I also joined knitwars!Join here: http://www.limenviolet.com/blog/?page_id=12
Crazy inspiring it made me knit 2 rows on monster tonight just for the xp!!!


Wednesday, October 17, 2007

My Birthday was yesterday

Nothing exciting happened.Stu and I went to lunch at my favorite Mexican place.I also got to go to the yarn shop and the fabric shop.I acquired some awesome sock monkey fabric as well as 3 "Wheels" of yarn.Lets just say there interesting and I don't know what they will be yet but I'm looking forward to using them in something interesting.
I finished knitting the red and beige baby sweater, I have seamed it and it just needs buttons.
I started a huge project that I think will take 4 years to complete and will use all of the red heart acrylic I have left in my stash.I am crocheting a queen size bedspread for our bed.A single row takes about 1 1/2 hours, maybe more.I'm on my second skein almost 4 rows in. A 7oz skein goes for about 2 1/2 rows.It's going to be incredibly scrappy, but beautiful and an epic project that, like I said, will take 4 years.
Almost done with the heel on the second Lornas sock. I might knock that out tonight.


Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Useing my yarn

Several months ago I started a baby sized granny blanket.I finished it but it didn't look finished, you know how that is right?
I had 2 skeins left, so today I pulled it out with the 2 skeins useing a n hook and both skeins of yarn and put a ruffely thick border and now it looks alot better, and I like it alot more and now I can take it to my moms house where I keep my craft sale stash and finally mark it finished for good.
I finished the first lornas laces sock, then cast on and knit the first 2 rows of the second.
Going threw my stash a bit today, I found I have 23 skeins of dish cloth cotton + 1 large cone.
I justafy my dish cloth cotton because I sell hand knit dish cloths at craft sales.
Either way I totally need to knit them up,eventually....
This month I'm making it my goal to knit up all of my pink dish cloth cotton in honor of Breast Cancer awareness month. only about 3 skeins, this shouldn't be to hard.
I've been bouncing around so much with projects nothing getting any real progress.
I've been working a couple rows on the cotton tots blanket.It sheads/pills so bad though, but It feels so soft, I'm willing to put up with it - slowly.
I started crocheting a jacket out of 4 skeins of red heart Earth and Sky.I plan on lineing it with polar fleece.My own fly by the seat of my pants pattern.


Monday, October 08, 2007


A fell off the wagon at Micheals and 9 skeins of Vannas choice yarn(on sale), and the book 200 crochet blocks ( I had a 50% off coupon).
Also at borders I got Babys and Toddlers a knitters dozen.There is an awesome baby sweater made out of 2 hexagons that I SO want to try.
I also recived a Ty Pluffie sheep named Shearly from Stu today for going to the game shop with him.
I finished the baby hat and have enough left over for slippers!
My right arm hurts, but I havn't been knitting much today, so it makes no sence...
Oh well, I need to finish something. I'm on a big case of startites, and it sucks, cause I want to finish!!!
To the toe on my lornas sock.
Thats all for now!


Saturday, October 06, 2007

Starting a Hope Chest

The other day when my aunt was up we were talking about baby knits (she knits for hospitals) and we came across knitting for my future children, and also, starting a hope chest.I HAVE yarn for things I want to knit my baby when I become pregnant.
Patterns as well. The one Debbie Bliss book I have (Celtic Knits) I bought for the Moss stitch baby cartigan and baby fair isle sweater - only.
Recently I have been thinking about having a baby,alot. Although it's not possable for us to accomadate a baby right now, even if I did knit all of it's clothes for the first year.I'm just fasinated with the idea of a baby in the house. There hasn't been a new baby in the family for 3 1/2 years now and I miss it. I can't wait to meet my babys and see what they look like, to hear them snore,to smell baby...You all know that smell.
I want my kids to grow up with there cousins, that will only ever be my sisters kids as Stu is an only child and his only cousin and his wife can not have kids of there own.
So baby knitting instead of baby making it is!!I have a hat on the needles for the hope chest. I really wish I had an actual chest, but a rubbermaid container will do for now.
Also the toteman I'm knitting, after that is the Moss stitch cardigan from Celtic knits.
I think I'm a bit obsessed, but here we are.
And Lisa, if your reading, don't tell my mom.


Friday, October 05, 2007


I have been working steadly on my lornas laces socks onto the foot of the first one.
Have not worked on the Swedish socks today.
I've been working on dish cloths in the evening.Tonights dish cloth is peaches in cream straw berry cream.In the good old stand by corner to corner pattern.


Thursday, October 04, 2007

In order to have progress...

You have to knit!!!
Yesterday after my post I continued on my finishing things.I knocked out the second 1/2 of a dish cloth, the rest of that hat and the other 1/2 of one of my sock ornaments.
Ever sence I discovered Cast-On I've been addicted and have used the listining of the back issues I have been knitting.

I have ripped the tofutsies socks, I dug them out the other day and for some reason not one but 2 needles had been pulled out and dropped sts galore!So I ripped and started on my Swedish socks.So soft!LOVE IT!
I'm also 2 dec rows from the foot on my Lornas laces socks.

I really want to knit more dish clothes, as craft show season is coming up!
I'm looking forward to it very much!
There are a few quilts that I would like to start.
As well as a few doll quilts for Christmas, maybe.

I really want to take my vacation time soon.Hopefully early november.
I'm also amaized that I've acually been able to put togeather a coherent post lately.
I think I'm just getting into my grove and it's making me happy.


Wednesday, October 03, 2007

My Monkey

This is my Monkey:

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Finished mear moments ago, she is seen here, resting against one of my 2 large Batman pillows I made for our first appartment over a year and a half ago.
She is made of red heart sport weight scraps of an afghan, and the pattern Funky monkey from Mr. Funkys Super crochet wonderful by Narumi Ogawa.
I still have plenty of left overs I may make more. I also want to make Le Hamster out of some Cotton Ease scraps I have.
I made a voiage to Eau Claire with Mom and Aunt Lisa (thanks again for lunch if your reading!!).
I got some awesome fabric at a fabric store just blocks down from Yellow Dog knitting, that I had never seen before even though I'd been past several times and oddly enough never seen it before.It's also a little gift store.
Now I'm saving some money because I want one of there Boyds bears. I have some smaller ones, but I REALLY want a larger one.
I also got some Swedish sock yarn recently available at Yellow dog. Self striping with an awesome blue with a black and white jaquard stripey thing going on. I cant wait to cast on!
I'm also trying to make tiny sock ornaments for our tree this year, But I'm not going to kill my self over it.
I really want to work on Bradys sweater, as it has been good to me and hasn't forced me to tears and a time out in the dresser.I may pull that out and give it some love later.
I also got the yarn for Bris sweater.Vannas choice ( I think I may have a problem..) Pink, Her favorite color. :)
Thats all for now,


Monday, October 01, 2007

Imagine great title here!

I have been crocheting quite a bit this week.
I finished 4 hats and have a fifth about 1/2 way done.
I was going to wait until I finished with it and post a fab pic of all 5 and the 2 pairs of magic 28 socks that are finished instead I give you this:

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My pinky ty hamster named Rosa sitting on top of licorice peaches and cream dish cloth cotton , that by the way made an awesome dishcloth.

I am celebrating Socktober Fest by working with some of my extensive sock yarn stash.
And working on this:

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My sock yarn blanket, still very small, but I'm working on it while I catch up on Cast-On, that I just discovered.


I also have 3 pairs of socks on the needles that I would like to finish this month, however they are all still on the first socks:
First a pair of lornas laces socks on the needles, first one is past the heel,working on the gusset.
Second is the tofutsies first sock on the gusset
Third socks are trekking xxl almost to the toe on the first sock.
No christmas knitting this week.

I have however been hiding something from you, I need to rip the back of Britts sweater because it's about 6 sizes to big, and I've just been letting it lay there, on top the dresser totally in denial.So let us move on, I'll come back to it in a few weeks when I'm a bit less distrought over the whole situation...