Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Super Sock

Pattern: Tech Guy , by Alison Hansel
Adaptations: Heel flap, duplicate stitch Superman logo
Yarn: Wool-Ease Sportweight
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I've never seen Hubby so happy to try on a hand knit.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Chickened Out...

Hubby: What happened to my sock?

Me: I'm mad at your sock. We need to take a break for a few days. I'm making mitered squares for my blanket.

Hubby: I guess the sock is going the way of my neck gaiter and hunting cap. You must have been mad at them too. *sigh*

Me: Oh brother...

As you can see I wimped out on the short row heel for my hubby's Tech Guy socks. It just didn't look right even after frogging it two times. I'll probably try a short row heel again later on a less manly sock for myself. Sweet Hubby doesn't get many completed handknits and I want these socks to be perfect. Posted by Picasa

Monday, June 26, 2006

Can you spare a square?

As I mentioned in an earlier post, the Knitty Biddies are making children's blankets for my church's fall mission trip to the Ukraine. Along with knitting our own blankets, we are enlisting friends to knit, sew, crochet, etc... for the project. For the next six weeks we would like to collect knitted squares to be sewn together into blankies. How can you help? Knit a mitered square as precribed in Mason-Dixon Knitting or any other approximately 7 inch square. Email me , I'll give you the mailing address, and you can drop it in the mail.

We will post our progress as the squares come in (keeping my fingers crossed). Every square sent in by August 7 will also enter you in a drawing for a fabulous prize: a yarn kit for the Cotton-Ease Log Cabin blankie as seen on my blog.

So dive into that stash, pick up those needles, and knit a little cheer for kids who live in a cold drab place. Thanks in advance!

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Saturday, June 24, 2006

Big C gives the finished log cabin blankie a test drive. Its naptastic!

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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Faster than a speeding bullet, able to turn a heel in a single evening...

Can you believe that I started these TechGuy socks just yesterday? Sport weight socks rule! The short row heel was a little tricky, but I think it's pretty good for a first try. Allison's short row tutorial was extremely helpful. The jury is still out on swapping short rows for my beloved heel flap however. What can I say, I'm a creature of habit.

The Knitty Biddies held our first get together at the Swish home. Autumn, Farrah, and I are making children's comfort blankets for a mission trip to the Ukraine. Stay tuned for ways that you can help. Posted by Picasa

Monday, June 19, 2006

My kid eats soap. Note the bite marks.

It was bound to happen. Our first call to poison control. The good news is that Big C's breath smells pleasantly like white tea and ginger. The bad news is that glycerin soap acts as a laxative. Like I need MORE poop in my life. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, June 18, 2006


Millicent Socks

Yarn: Knit Picks Color Your Own dyed with Artic Green Apple and Lime Kool-aid.

Needles: Size 1 circulars

Pattern: Sock Love, by Bonnie Marie Burns

I just grafted the toe on my second Millicent sock. They are a lovely pair if I do say so myself. The best part is that I finally learned how to use two circular needles instead of DPN's. For my next pair I will make Tech Guy socks for my dear hubby. Instead of an Apple logo I plan to duplicate stitch the Superman logo on the side.
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Thursday, June 15, 2006

The log cabin blankie is plugging along. Just one more round of strips and I can add a border and wrap her up for a special baby who's on the way. The best part is that I have plenty of Cotton Ease in the ole' stash to make another!
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Saturday, June 10, 2006

Big C was facinated as I worked on my second Millicent sock this morning. I had a small ball left over from the first sock so I handed it to him.

Here's his finished object.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

I finally found some pictures of the actual wedding ceremony. As you can see the weather was beautiful. It wasn't too hot and there was a nice breeze. You can't tell from this picture but we were surrounded by other condo guests in their beach chairs. Kids were playing in the water nearby. At one point in the ceremony a couple in a kayak paddled up to the shore. Julie described the wedding as "organic." I think it was perfect.
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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

I hit the Dye-O-Rama jackpot!

Check out the goodies that were waiting for me at the mailbox this afternoon. My GENEROUS Dye-O-Rama pal Jennifer not only sent me some of the most beautiful sock yarn I have ever seen, but this plethora of gifts.

This is simply the perfect colorway for me. If I saw it in the yarn shop it would be the one that I bought. The hand dyed cotton fabric is wonderful too. It should be just enough to sew the needle case that I've been pondering. I suggest that you make haste to Jennifer's Etsy shop and see all of her lovely work. THANK YOU Jennifer!!!

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

As promised here's the cutest famliy on the emerald coast.
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Oh, I guess you wanted to see some wedding photos.
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Check out my mom's hot dress!
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The bride poses with her lovely maids.
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The bride and groom make their escape.

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The photographer will have pictures of the actual ceremony on the web in a few weeks. I'll send friends and family the link when I get it.

Monday, June 05, 2006

You start with roses... lots and lots of roses.

Add a dozen motivated aunts, cousins, and bride's maids.

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Indulge in a diva moment...

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Try not to draw too much blood as you de-stem and de-thorn...

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Wrap and pin...

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The result... a dozen rockin' red bouquets.

Tomorrow... wedding photos and the cutest little family on the emerald coast.

"No project is too ambitious if you crave the result enough." --- Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne
When I wasn't preping roses, spashing in the Gulf with C and Daddy-o, or serving her majesty the bride, I worked on my log cabin baby blanket.
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Friday, June 02, 2006

What an evening. My sister's wedding is tomorrow. The gulf is simply breath taking. Julie couldn't have chosen a better place for her wedding. Tonight was the friends and family mixer, a concophony of "hey yall" and "que pasa". Big C is loving the beach. I can't wait to post photos and tell the whole story. I'll leave this post short. My thumbs are sore from helping de-thorn and de-leaf 85+ long stem roses.