Tuesday, March 31, 2009

socks and obsessions...

Lately I've come to realize that of the socks I've knit in my knitting career aka just about a year and a half, I've knit a pair each for my mom, two nieces and someone at work. I have attempted to knit two pairs for myself, one of which got felted and shrunk and is no longer wearable and the other that is a bit itchy for me to wear on a regular basis. I've had a pair of Spring Cable socks on the needles for about six months that I keep not working on because I've been finishing other things.

So tonight I picked them up and tried them on and I realized two things. 1. I love the feel of them and swooned a bit trying them on. 2. I want to replace all the pairs of my store bought socks with hand knit ones. I am expecting some very cute knitpicks sock yarn way soon and can't wait. I've also got some size 1, 2 and 3 needles on the way as well.

We've been making lots of stitch markers lately as well and as soon as pics are done they will be up for sale on etsy.

Otherwise, I've just been working and listening to podcasts lately. I'm way addicted to Lime & Violet. Love love love their quirkiness and I may have picked up their sock yarn addiction.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Apparently I'm more of a random blogger...

So it seems to me that I tend to only update my blog once in a blue moon. So I suppose I'll stick with that and see how it goes.

Megan's mom came to stay with us for 10 days and it was so much fun to have off and enjoy the time with family. I'm glad she stayed but I'm also glad to have our space back.

Tuesday was Megan's birthday and we went out for dinner with her cousin Matt and her mom at Forum and had just a good time talking and eating. Megan got a Wii and Wii-fit for her birthday present from her parents. She seems very excited and I can't wait until we start using it more often. We even went to Circuit city's closeout sale and got 4 Wii-mote-skins and a skin for the balance board too.

Then we went to Sheep in the City for all three days. We had so much fun and I took a learn to spin class and a class on how to finish sewing projects together. Guild wars made me laugh so hard. There were people running around in viking costumes and knit chainmail. I enjoyed it so much. I definitely want to go back again next year and Megan's mom does too.

As for my current knitting. I finished a pair of socks for Megan and have been working on a couple of other things... A new Clapotis in lace weight yarn and a shawl for a friend who is getting married.