Saturday, September 30, 2006

Sock Wars Update

Still alive! Gasping for breath. Assassin's assassin hot on my trail. My target still elusive in South Korea. Holiday time causes logistical problems (mailing backlog). Can I possibly take out my target before being wiped out by Socks of Doom?! be continued...

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Asparagus and Rhubarb

Sock Wars got off to a rough start due to a Hurricane over Northern Ireland! Yep. Yarn Monkey lives in Belfast, and just before the war was to start, the technology was interrupted. This meant that dossiers were delayed, some not received until much later than others. But Yarn Monkey hung in there and found a way to wage war!

Hurricane Gordon

My arsenal included the prescribed 50 grams of DK weight yarn. I chose Knit-Picks' Merino Style in Rhubarb. However, halfway through the first sock, it was obvious that one skein was not going to be nearly enough to finish my Socks of Doom. There went my plan.


Plan B: How about two socks of completely different colors? I started a second sock in Asparagus.


Hmmm...Even though I want my socks to be killers, I also want them to be wearable. Maybe Plan C: Stripes!!

Here's the finished weapons! Ta-daahhh!

What a difference lighting makes. This photo is truer to the real color of the yarn. I took this one outside in the sunshine (see the shadows?). And notice how little of each skein is left! Hmmmmm.

Friday, September 22, 2006

hats, hats, hats, hats

I was commissioned me to make hats for a friend's four wonderful grandchildren.
Each one is an original design. Here they are....

Here's a shot of two beauties in hats!

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Knucks KAL

I recently joined an online group for a KAL with the Knucks pattern from [Allow me to interpret for my non-knitting friends... KAL = Knit-Along. A group of folks work at the same time on the same project, supporting each other with technical help and sharing their creativity.] Below are my results.

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