Saturday, January 23, 2010

Happy January

Hope all are enjoying January as it winds now to a close. Here in Michigan we've been very fortunate with the weather --- not too much snow and some pretty mild temperatures.

Ordered the "Knit Picks" sock kit. Received it last week and cast on my first pair of socks in almost a year. Enjoying it very much!!! Not going great guns (still have the "kindle" which takes up time) and then there's always work... but still have about 3 inches done and approx another 3 until I can start the heal. And that's doing 2 at a time!

Finishing up "Pretty Thing". This is my 3rd and although a GREAT pattern..... ummmm I think I'm about done with this one for awhile.

Also have some new yarn for a baby sweater. Lots of babies coming this spring so I have to get baby knitting.

Also decided to host the International Scarf Exchange #8. Really enjoy participating in an exchange but this one had petered out and I haven't found another one. So having nothing else in the works (ha, ha) decided to add this to the mix.

If you are interested in joining, you can find the information here:

That's the skinny -- Keep in touch :)


Thursday, January 14, 2010

A little cleaning...

So I decided to not join the STR -- though I wanted too very badly, I didn't want to spend that much money for the stuff to sit.

Instead I decided to order the "Knitpicks" sock kit. Six pairs of cute anklets (more along the lines of what I wear) patterns and yarn for $25.00. If it sits and doesn't get knit (I hope not) I won't feel as guilty. Hopefully they will be quickie patterns and with some success I'll be inspired to continue.

While I was off I decided to do some deep cleaning -- you know January stuff. Move furniture type cleaning. So I dove into my stash to clean/organize that too.

Found not 1, not 2, not 3 but 5 skeins of STR in my stash.

Made me ever so glad again that I didn't join since I have almost a years worth sitting in a closet.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

To Join or Not To Join

So the new Rockin Sock Club signups are up.

And I'm trying to decide whether or not to join......

I love ........

the idea of 12 patterns
6 new skeins of yarn
a surprise package every other month

I'm not sure....

cause I didn't finish all the patterns, skeins from the last time I joined (08)
I haven't knit a pair of socks in probably 6 months

Don't know if I overdid it with Christmas 08 making probably 8 pair or if its cause I teach the sock class now that I'm burned out or do I just need to be re-enthused. ?

Joy sent me a couple of sock books for Christmas and I am re-interested in getting a pair on the needles (excited to actually)... but I haven't yet, and I start teaching again Monday, and.......

I just don't know.

What do you think?