Monday, May 25, 2009

Bag Lady

I was given some yarn and was challenged to "make something" with it. This is what I came up with. I knitted the bags, crocheted around the handle and then crocheted flower. I enjoyed making it so much I did end up with 3. I will probably make more.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Did I raise her right or what????

My daughter went on part of the South Sound Yarn Crawl. This was sent to me today. Jess does not knit socks yet. The teal tags are hand dyed by the owner of a shop in Shelton.

This was a Thank You and Happy Mom's Day gifts combine.

Yep fun stuff. Her feet only wear mom made socks.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Yarn Crawl Patterns picture heavy

First I have to show my completed passport. Yipppeee. Now because I don't know how to quickly change the order I will go backwards. A few shop patterns I will post later due to ummm I forgot to take the picture and they are coming.

Beach Basket Yarn and Gifts had a knitted cowl and a crocheted scarf. *my sock is blue*
Ana Cross Stitch had the ear flap hat. *my blue sock will appear in almost all pictures it went on the tour with me*
Wild fibers...Mitts
Full Circle...Knitted Octopus and Crocheted Phone Case.
The Fiber Gallery.. Knit and Crocheted Starry Lace Beret
Village Yarn..mitts knitted
Village Yarn Felted crocheted tea cozy
Main Street Knitted Fingerless Gloves
Great Yarns Prayer Shawl Knitted and Crochet something was only allowed to chose one pattern
Churchmouse..Turkish Bed Socks
Seattle Yarns ...Face Cloth. Thanks I won the Thurs Daily Drawing. Yipppeee
The Yarn Stash..Knitted Felted Slipper and a Crocheted Jewelry Bag
Renaissance Evergreen Mitts knitted
The Knittery Hugs and Kisses Socks and the scarf is Lace Sampler Scarf.
Cultured Purls...Fingerless Gloves
Hilltop East...Drop Stitch Market Bag...they had a crochet scarf that I do not have a picture for.
Tricoter yarn for the scarf... Sorry picture did not turn out.
Acorn Street ..Happy Garter Jacket
Weaving Work... Cashmere Lace Hood.
Bad Woman Yarn ...Knit Lacy Cravat, Crochet Lacy Riple Shawlet
I will try and get the other pictures soon.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Yarn Crawl 2009

This post really probably does not need too many words. But, I will try.

Wanna go again?

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Round 5

Round 5 of Sock Madness.....I was working on the cuff when a pattern ruling came out about the foot. I did the foot as per pattern released. I had finished the heels before 1pm PDT. The ruling came out at about 6PM PDT. I knitted the socks as per pattern.

The pattern Dimpled Diamonds came out yesterday. We have to do the pattern as written for the competition. This was a heel I have never done before. I will say there are fewer holes than some socks. Yarn overs in heels seemed strange but seems to have worked.

Even though I casted off loose the tops are still a bit snug. The toe box is very roomy.

Now to pack and get ready for the Yarn Crawl .

We are staying in Seattle so are making this a 3 day mini fiber vacation.

Sock Madness Round 5
Knitters going in: 32
Knitters coming out: 16
This knitter: so excited for the yarn crawl.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day

My local yarn shop had a Mother's Day Sale. I decided to go and look for "A" yarn for round 5 that starts Tuesday. Well this is what came home with me. The top 3 on the left are baby yarns. The white is to finish a baby blanket I started last year. The pink and blue have a pattern and duck buttons tucked inside. The pattern is for a baby pull-over or a baby sweater. I am not sure which I want to make but loved the sample. I wanted something for in between rounds.

Chad told me I had to stay home for a delivery. Never thought it would show up at 6:30 pm by umm someone that if he did not have flowers would have been scary at my door. The flowers are from Chad and Brooke. Thank you you two,they are very pretty.
Then to finish off the day. Ken and I have worked hard in the back yard making it all pretty. We planted a bunch of annuals around today. This is what it looked like today. This is also the view we have out our "picture window". Hummingbird feeder included. We love it. Ken wants more flowers. The tulips I planted last fall as a surprise for him. He has watch them every step once he found them. After our long winter these were wonderful to see. Most of the plants, neighbors wanted to trash and we found a new home for them. That explains why some of the plants do not look the best right now. We are trying to make them all pretty again.
Hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day and/or just a wonderful Sunday.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Round 4 Sock Madness

Round 4 of Sock Madness. The pattern was released at 7pm April 30th our time. Had to wait 3 hours for it to be released. That was a long 3 hours. I decided to use the oldest sock yarn I had. I purchased it on ebay before I knew what LYS were. Yes it is not pretty. But, if it did not get used soon I was going to have to kick it out of the house. Which may not have been a bad idea. But, I don't like to waste so..... Here is the start. Pattern is Lucky Diamond by Melissa Goodale.
For Sock Madness we have to have a progress picture and a final picture on an adult feet.
I finished these May 1. I never thought these socks would end. The seed/moss stitch seemed to go one forever. I was close to tears doing that stitch. I don't care to do it again for a while. OH and while I am at it I don't want to do an afterthought heel for a long long time.

When I finished them I went to take the "finished picture" and I had left my camera on from the start picture. I had to recharge the battery before I could take a picture. Thank Goodness a 3 minute charge got me a picture. This is the shot for the contest.
They are not the prettiest socks I have ever seen. I did see a co worker of my hubby wearing a blouse that they match so may give them to her.

After I posted for Sock Madness I took out the cast off and redid the cuff longer. It was only 6 rows and curled.

Here is trying to make them pretty.
Round 4 entries...48
Round 4 exits.......32
This knitter tired.

Leave a comment do you...

Think these are the ugliest socks you have ever seen?
Or have you seen uglier?

Either way I am happy they are done and I get to move on.