Friday, November 27, 2009

Party Sock Update

Sorry, I forgot to post the finished product! Silly me!

Blue Party Socks

I really like how these came out. I wove in all the ends and I have worn them already. Love them! What I like most about them is their uniqueness. I am inspired to make more, with different color combinations and maybe a pattern thrown in.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Party Socks

Some of the members of our knit group are doing a different type of knit-a-long. We are calling it Party Socks. Here's how it works: Everyone who wants to play brings in a 100 gram skein of sock yarn. Just for easy math, let's say that 10 people want to play. So a couple of the girls separate the yarn into 10 gram balls. And all 10 people get a ball of each yarn. Sound fun? We think so. This is actually the second round. The first time, I did participate, but I did not knit the socks up. Well, we did not have a plan, the yarn was not the same weight, the colors clashed. This time we picked a color - it is blue - and defined fingering weight. I really liked the yarns last time, but they just didn't go together in my opinion. This time around I am knitting them. just look at what was shared:

Blue Party Socks

Now that is inspiring!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Estes Park 2009

As you probably know, Hubby and I go to Estes Park Colorado every year for the Wool Market. Well, this year was no exception. I do enjoy the animals, the food, and the shopping.

Spotted Sheepalpaca and paco vicunaLlama and her proud owner

But there was something new this year. There were more opportunities to learn new skills without having to sign up for a class. A few vendors were teaching and doing demos. We really enjoyed participating and learned so much!

Wet Felting demofelt swirls in progressWeaving Demo

It rained every night during the weekend we were there this year, but we still got some walks and hikes in. The rain really greened the place up alot! The outdoor activities at Estes are always enhanced with the spectacular views!

Rockies and Lake EstesRockies at Estes ParkElk on the golf course

On the knitting front, I did finish my little cardigan in plenty of time to take with me on the trip and I wore it several times as the nights are chilly in the mountains.

Blue Top Down CardiganBlue Top Down Cardigan

I took some socks to knit while relaxing at the cabin and on the drive. It has become my tradition to knit a pair of socks while at Estes from Plain & Fancy yarn since I buy it at the wool market every year. This year's pair is in the Stained Glass colorway. Grayce's yarn is so soft and the colors are great.

Stained Glass socks

More Pics here.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

My Latest Knitting Obsession

As with most addictions, it started out innocent and with good intentions. I wanted to start my Holiday knitting early. Yes, I was thinking December in May. Shocking. I thought that I would make miniatures for gifts this year.
I started with these two mini socks:

Holiday mini socks

Aren't they cute! And fast to make. that is the problem for me. Instant gratification at its' finest.

So, I thought that it would be a good idea to make a mini sock for every regular sock that I have made. I saved the little leftover bits of yarn. So now I have these:

Mini Socks

Now little socks are all that I want to knit. But I really should finish the cardigan that I want to take to Estes next month.

Blue Top Down Cardigan

And I was thinking that I could get my ribwarmer vest done by then too.

Brown Ribwarmer

Now, I dunno.... I am trying to be good and finish what has been started. But obsessions are not logical and do not follow the rules of knitting monogamy, they tempt without mercy.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Birthday Girl

Some little puppy I know had a birthday last week.


She is now eight years old.

Tired Majc

But I still call her my puppy.

Majc in the Woods

She had some of these:

Frosty PawsFrosty Paws

Here are a couple pics from the first week that I brought her home:



Did I ever tell you how Majc came to be a part of the family? Well, a friend of mine asked me to take her daughter to the Humane Society to look for a kitten. She didn't find one that she wanted, she was looking for a particular breed or color. While she was checking out the kittens, I saw this pitiful little puppy. It gave me the "take me home please" look. She just pulled on my heartstrings. Well, she came home with me later that day. She was eight weeks old, her first day available for adoption. I have never regretted that decision. OK, there was that one time she chewed my new leather shoes.... But she outgrew that behavior, and I learned to keep my shoes in the closet. Now she knows what toys are hers for chewing. She is a very well behaved dog, and very affectionate. We love her very much, and she is spoiled to prove it! Yeah she is.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Spring Snow Storm

Another spring storm. This is one of the many things I like about Colorado, at least the weather is not boring! And I can wear my handknits almost all year!

Snow on the tree

Snow on the tree

Majc likes to play in the snow

Majc in the snow

and eat snowflakes.

Majc enjoying the snow

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Paint Mines Interpretive Park

We were looking for a new place to walk last week and ventured out east into the county. The park we found is called Paint Mines. We really enjoyed the landscape and gentle slopes.

Painted Rocks

The trail is a bigger loop on the outside with small loops within. We took the outside loop. There were lots of interesting rocks and prairie scenery.

Prairie Pathway

It was another great day exploring in Colorado.

Pikes Peak in the distance

more pics here