Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Wowza

So this weekend, I think Saturday, I got my socks from my sockapaloooza pal. Wow these socks put my 4 stitch cable socks to shame. I was very excited to even get them---I love presents. Then I was amazed at the gorgeousness of the cables. They came all the way from the West Coast with chocolate. My socks are from the book 'Socks, Socks, Socks'--the Aran Sandal Socks to be exact. I will most likely be buying the book so I can make socks like these too.
My pictures don't do the sock justice but you get the idea...

In other knitting news, I have finished the back of the Michael Kors tunic, have gotten more than 7 inches done on the front, have gotten to about 3 inches on the other rib and cable sock. I had to buy more skeins of Sierra for my tunic because I was going to run out before I finished the front. I also bought the Stitch and Bitch The Happy Hooker to get back in touch with my crochet. I am very pleased with many of the patterns, especially for the purses. I also bought some Cascade for a purse to crochet and a bunch of bulky yarn in cream to make a cabled hat from VK Winter I think. I'll post pictures of them when they get interesting.

I started my new job yesterday and am excited that we get paid every week. That is a relief. I hate waiting for my check twice a month. I am also super excited about my trip to Omaha in a month for the College World Series. I have been waiting years for Dad to take us there. Hopefully it will be a wee bit drier out there than here. We just broke records this weekend. Savannah got slammed with 90+ degree weather all at once. I thought we were going to have a mild winter but I guess we couldn't escape. Its still not as bad as its going to get in a couple of weeks.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

2 Posts in 2 Days?!?


Here are Hill's Jaywalkers. They look pretty identical to me and she really doesn't care I guess. I think I need to practice taking pictures minus my toes peeking in.

Last night as we were honed in to Grey's Anatomy, Hill looks over at me knitting on the Kors sweater and goes, 'Wow you sure did knit alot of that tonight!' I tried to explain that stockinette is relatively fast and easy to get through. But nevertheless, I am almost to the armholes of the back and got over 6 inches knit last night.

Today I am going to lay out and enjoy a day in the sun before I go to the yarn store and work.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Wow I should really update more often..

I can't believe how long its been since I've posted. I attempted to update last week but blogger was AGAIN having problems. I couldn't even get a post without pictures on here. Oh well.

I have been anxiously awaiting my socks from my sockapaloooza pal. She sent me an email a week or two ago assuring me that my own hand knitted socks would be coming soon. I am terribly anxious. My sock pal loved her socks (such a relief). I was paranoid that she for some reason would not like them especially since they were a fraternal pair.

I have finished one of my rib and cable socks and already wish that I had made the leg of the sock at least an inch or so longer. I did a different heel and toe on it since I added twenty stitches overall. I love it even though I won't be able to wear it til most likely October because its going to be so hot until then down here.

In other sock news, I have gotten to the toe of Hill's maroon and navy Jaywalkers. I took some time away from those socks so I could finish one rib and cable. I'll snag a picture when she gets home from school today. I think I am going to make Pomatomas with the celery sock yarn I had planned for rib and cable socks. I have seen alot of people's on various blogs and I think that its fantastic. It looks great in solid and variegated colors.

I just ventured to the yarn store on Saturday after taking my grandma to tea at Gryphon Tea Room and strolling along the stores on Whitaker. I am really excited because Mickey told me that I can get my tank surged so I can actually wear it somewhere. I also have fallen in love with Cascade Yarns in Sierra. I have attempted a knit with cotton before and I kinda hated it. This yarn I adore even though it is hand wash. I guess hand washing isn't that bad after all--I just have a stigma from when I was little and my mother telling me that I didn't ever want a closet full of hand wash and dry clean only's. Well her nightmare has come true. My closet has over half of those items, but oddly all for winter.

Anyways, the yarn is for a mindless yet captivating tunic sweater from the Spring VK. I adore Michael Kors and hope that one day I can afford a couple of his pieces in my collection. This sweater's alter ego is selling for God knows how much in finer retail establishments. Alas, for a mere 50 dollars, I too can wear a look alike that I made, not a knockoff that has tell tale signs that its a forgery. Plus, I can knit this anywhere since its mindless stockinette and gives me a break from sock knitting all the time.

I have jury duty this week and I can't bring in knitting which I think is outlandish so I will bring my Ann Coulter book that I still haven't finished and a collection of fashion and knitting magazines. I will have to go in town to Barnes and Noble at some point since on the island no one really sells a good selection. I am dying to get my hands on the newest magazine from the Martha Stewart empire. It looks fantastic. Who knows what else I'll find out there. I also am going to run by the yarn store because I want to look at the flower book by Nicky Epstein and the handbag book from her also and the Mason-Dixon book which I will most likely buy since I have seen numerous things I like in it with the preview. I might buy them though on Amazon to save some cash. I have to buy Lawrence a birthday present and a graduation present, and Dad's Father's Day present.

My latest venture has been to clean my room and this week polish the brass knockers that used to be on the door until my dad decided he'd rather have them off since they are dirty. So I'm polishing them and my grandpa is going to come over at some point when I'm done to put them on so I can show Dad that I actually do more than knit and shop in my spare time.



**I can't seem to get one pic deleted and I am not about to start over with the post so, one reading this blog and post will get to see not once but twice the picture of a rib and cable sock.**

Monday, May 01, 2006


Okay, or maybe I should say finally?? This is what I sent to my sock pal. Her socks, of course, a Savannah postcard , a felted pin in green since St Patty's is so big in Savannah, and a bracelet that I had bought a while ago and haven't found someone to give it to.



This is the Prairie Tunic from the latest IK. I love it but its too big for me. This one looks sooo good. I don't know what to do with it so I am going to wear it as a beach coverup I guess until I guess a few years down the road when I have a baby. I thought I should make the size next to the smallest size just in case because I didn't want it too small but I think that the smallest size would have totally worked for me. So I do have plans to make another one. Hopefully it will fit. If it doesn't, I will still wear it. I am planning on making it a little longer and the vents a wee bit shorter.

In other knitting news, I am on sock #2 of Hill's maroon and navy Jaywalkers. I started a pair of Rib and Cable socks for myself. One of these days, I plan to make the Nautillus pattern from the latest Knitty. I think it will look cute in my room since its a nautical theme

Mail-offs and Mayhem

I am so happy that its finally time to mail the Sockapaloooza socks... I am very anxious not only to recieve mine but that my sock pal likes hers. Well I hope that she LOVES them. In the little package I mailed a postcard, a felted brooch I had made, and a bracelet that I had bought for a gift but I haven't had anyone to give it to so I hope she likes it. I'll post a pic as soon as blogger decides to work...


Today, illegal immigrants across the country and fellow Hispanic supporters are striking. However, local Mexican food joints are still open. I think that this is highly humorous. I understand that they come over here for better jobs because our economy is a million times better than theirs. Today they are striking to demonstrate how 'priceless' they are to America and the economy. Well if our economy was like theirs, they wouldn't be running over our border for jobs now, would they? I do think that Americans need to adopt the work ethic of Mexicans. Americans are lazy and dumb.

If the government decides to deport the illegals, they should also do away with welfare. I see so many people in line paying with food stamps that are dressed to the nines in designer clothes, have weave, and their nails done. These people are not destitute or impaired and are fully capable to work somewhere. Welfare has been one of the worst things that have been started by the Democratic party. It is widely abused and it seems that no one really moderates where this welfare money is going.