Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Vegas, Baby!!!

In two days!! Halloween in Las Vegas! Woo-hoo!!!
And, yes...I've already mapped the LYSs!!

Friday, October 24, 2008


I bought this yarn from Crazy Monkey Creations this summer with the idea of making some Halloween socks. It's a beautifully dyed DK-weight cotton and is very soft. However, when I started working with it, it just didn't want to be socks.

Instead, it became a scarf...and not just any scarf. It's Worms! -- a simple crocheted piece that shows off the colors and is perfect for a little accent this season! Wooooooooo!!!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

A Socktoberfest Mystery!

Autumn just sneaked up on me this year. There I was... having a lovely summer, knitting away...and, WHAM!!! I got hit upside the head with October!

School's back in full swing and I'm continuing my part-time (summer) job as well. This means life is much busier, and now we're counting down to all the October/November family birthdays which just slide right into the holidays. Wheeeeeee!!!

So to kick off the season, I'm participating in Socktoberfest by joining Through The Loops' Mystery Sock Knit-along! I'm using some Knit-Picks Bare Donegal that I kettle dyed into a faded-jeans-shade of blue. I'm enjoying the color, but I'm not yet sure I like the yarn. It's knitting up fine, but I'll have to see how it wears.

Here are a couple of shots of the progress:
Clue One: The Cuff

Clue Two: The Leg

I'm always amazed at how many interpretations there can be of the same pattern. Kirsten's design is simple and elegant. It's set up to work with or without cables. (I've chosen without.) Take a look on Ravelry at all the different versions!