Thursday, August 28, 2008

Wrong I did the Fifth.

I had started these before the end of the olympics so found out that they will count. Just not for gold. This is the Aug sock of the month from theknitter. The pattern is Stained Glass by Laura Andersson.

Monday, August 25, 2008

4th and final

Here is the last of the 4 pair of socks I made for The Olympic Sox 2008. I casted on the first pair on Saturday Aug 9, took 2 days totally off to turn 50, finished this pair Friday Aug 22. Wow 4 pair of socks in 12 days. I broke my own record by a lot.

This last pair is "Crazy Over You" by Adrienne Fong better give her credit so she does not make interesting comments.

All 4 pair were from yarn in stash. Nope, still no dent in the stash but oh well.

Was a fun adventure.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Another Olympic Sox 2008

Yea it is letting me post.

My third pair of socks for the Olympics. These colors are out of my normal hues. I purchased this yarn while on the Yarn Crawl at Village Yarn and Tea. I knitted the pattern Twinkleberry. I was advised to frog them and knit a different pattern. As you can see I did not listen. I love the yarn and I love the pattern. I very much enjoyed making these. They are bright, loud, and happy socks.

Here are my Maizy (knotty) yarn socks. This was the second pair for the Olympics. I made this pattern up and have yet to name it. Yes, I will take suggestions. No, Adrienne not the one you already submitted.

Well for some reason I can not post pictures to the blog. But, I have finished 2 more pair and will post pictures when I am allowed by the blog powers to be.

Monday, August 18, 2008


Here is the first Pair of socks for the OlympicSox2008. I named these Dara Sock in honor of Dara Torres. She entered the swimming events in the Olympics at 41. I went into my stash and found one of my oldest skeins of yarn. I like how they turned out.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

8 out of 9 Not bad NW WA Fair

My pride and joy baby set. My Mother made this set for my daughter when she was born. When I was almost finished with the set it dawned on me we were the same age when making it. I designed the hat as the pattern did not have one.

I am sadden about the layout of the fair items. Note the corners of the blanket folded over. So much time and effort goes into them, then to be placed in the display cases like one is folding and putting away towels.
That seemed to be the way with a lot of the knitted and crocheted items.
My blue ribbon baby booties. I love this pattern. I needle felted the faces. Sorry about the glare.
Here are the Blue and Red Ribbon shawls. Mine is the red ribbon. I will say I am sad that they are folded so that the designs can not been seen. Ok, Laura yes your is lovely also.

I also don't know how to get rid of the line under the post. Sorry about that as I don't even know where it came from.

This was all new for me. I had not even been to the fair in over 15 years. I will do it again. I entered 9 classes and received ribbons in 8. I received 4 Blue ribbons and 4 Red Ribbons.

3 of the items I entered were my original designs. I received ribbons for all of them. For that alone I am proud.

Monday, August 4, 2008

A childhood wish

I did something today that I have dreamed about doing for over 35 years probably closer to 40 years. Wow that is a long time. I entered the local county fair. I remember going to the fair many years ago looking at the hand crafted goods and being impressed. Yeah, sometimes looking at a "Blue Ribbon winner" thinking I could do better. But, today I was not sure if what I brought was better.

I did the whole on-line stuff. I signed up weeks ago. I put in my work last week. I got a print out of what I had done on-line. I carefully guarded that sheet of paper. It was my entry. I got there today and there had been a computer glitch....I had done nothing as far as there computer knew. Oh I feel for those people that do all the entering. There was a LYS that you could drop off your work and they would bring it to the fair. I am so happy I brought it myself due to the glitch.

I have a number......That is what I am until judging.

I found out that I am a professional. By the standard of this fair I have been a pro.. oh probably since I was 8. I sold simple things I made to neighbors. That kinda took me by surprise but also I have taught knitting classes this year. I am ok with it.

Judging is Wed. I do not know other than going to the fair how results are released.