Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Back to business

SYAC mom Abigail tactfully mentioned in a recent e-mail that she hasn't seen much knitting on the blog lately. She's right, and I think I'm ready to get back to business! Thank you all for putting up with my ranting and raving, especially those of you who don't necessarily agree with me politically. I know how hard it is to listen to people talk about things that you are absolutely dead set against! Thanks for bearing with me.

Anyway, back to the knitting. Here is our long-overdue sock update. Let's see if I can git 'er done before the boy wakes up from his nap...

Congrats to pixeldiva, who finished her first pair of sock-a-month socks!

Lisa finished her sockapaloooza socks - so pretty!

Cece gave away some amazing Child's First Socks for a sock swap (but got a gorgeous pair in return).

Abigail (the same one who gently reminded me to get back to the knitting, sister!) finished up a couple pairs - a lovely pair of stripey Mine Shaft socks and a pair of Confetti socks. For those of you who are dying to take a guess in her "guess which pair" contest, she'll have all seven pairs of socks up next Tuesday and will be posting the winner the following week. I'm going to tie a string around my finger so I remember to vote!

Jennifer finished some Peeps socks, just in time for Easter. I've got a package of Peeps sitting on top of the sofa that's just about ready to eat now. I like them nice and stale!

Helga finished some fabulous Aprilsocken out of some funky Austermann Step yarn that has jojoba and aloe in it! Craziness!

Siri knitted some gorgeous Panamanian socks. And yes, she knit them on a trip to Panama! How awesome! She also gets a brownie point for a pair of Fuzzy Green Spring Socks.

Helene finished some Mr. Big Feet Socks for her son.

The awesome Karen finished 12 more pairs of baby socks and sent them all off to warm the feeties of needy babies. Wow! She is now happy to be working on some adult socks for herself. You deserve them, for sure!!!

Stariel finished a rockin' green pair of Elfine's Socks.

Jenn knit up a pair of Pomatomi and a stripedy pair of Star Gazer Lily socks.

Adrienne knit up three pairs of socks this month, two big and one small! Very nice!

Dave knitted up some Basket Case socks and gives us all the pattern as well. I love them!

Kris models a pair of Cedar Creek Socks which is one of the exclusive patterns for the Blue Moon Rockin' Sock Club. Too cool! Maybe one of these days, you lucky folks in the sock club will see one of my patterns (hee, hee!)...

Lara finished an extremely cute baby sock and hat set.

Nelda finished up a pair of Booty Socks for her daughter.

Monica, another crazy baby sock knitter, finished up 11 pairs and is trying for four more before she has to mail them out. These will surely keep some needy baby feet nice and cozy!

Brianne finished two pairs of ankle socks in March and April Project Spectrum colors.

Jessica finished her first sock-a-month socks - a lovely pair of Jaywalkers for her Sockapaloooza pal.

Hege finished some cool Sisu socks.

Sheri's got another pair of brownie point socks done - her Ma-In-Law Ma's Day Socks!

Jessalu finished some gorgeous Embossed Leaves socks.

Khris has some Gentlemen's Fancy Socks (which I saw in person last weekend and they are AWESOME) for a brownie point.

Jamie knit up a top secret pair that cannot be shown!

Sara finished some totally funky Fixation anklets. Love them!

As for my own knitting, I'm furiously working on my Sockapaloooza socks.

The date for sending them out is next week, and my sock pal is across the pond. Eeek! One good thing is I am knitting them toe-up, so I can always bind off and mail them out when it's time. Hope my sock pal doesn't mind short socks! No, really, I'm going to try to get them nice and done before it's time to send them next week. My sock pal might have to wait a bit, but she got totally flaked out on last time and that is certainly not the case here. She will get socks! But they may be late, just like everything else in my life seems to be.

In designing news, I've got the Mag Knits pattern completely written (finally!) and just need to do a photo shoot. I'm taking it down to the wire, but that's typical for me. Thank goodness this isn't something that needs to be mailed out! I'm starting to work on the Y2Knit design, which is due May 15th (fortunately it's on size 9 needles and is a tank top, so it shouldn't be too terrible), and swatching for the Blue Moon designs.

Also, if you haven't seen it yet, my Spun design is finally up!!! Thanks to all of you who have made such nice comments about it. I love you guys! There are a couple of cute designs in this issue. I am totally in love with the Licorice Bullet Skirt, although I am opposed as a general rule to knitted skirts due to the clingage-to-parts-that-shouldn't-be-clung-to-on-girls-like-myself-who-aren't-heroin-addicts factor. Go check it out if you haven't already.

Happy knitting, y'all!


Blogger Karen said...

I think we can count your yarn crawl post as knitting content too. :) Any post with yarn porn is offically a knitting post - LOL.

5:54 PM  
Blogger Grauwal said...

I like Cleo. A lot. What a great project to try out felting cables.

5:54 PM  
Blogger Shelley said...

Your clutch is beautiful! Great job!

6:24 PM  
Blogger Zonda said...

Awesome job on the clutch! It is printing now! Love it! :)

8:42 PM  
Blogger Sonya said...

Your clutch is so cute! I loves me the cables. Thanks for doing all the sock updates; it must be time consuming. I'm taking my April Jaywalkers down to the wire, but they'll be done by the 30th.

2:21 AM  
Blogger lexa said...

Can't wait to make Cleo! Very nice! Cool idea!

8:48 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

Every now and then I lust after a knitted skirt as well, e.g. the Blue Sky Alpaca pleated skirt. Then I remember, just how useful could this really be?

I really like your bag in Spun. I never would have thought to felt cables, and it looks fab!

9:26 AM  
Blogger Ragan said...

Your SPUN design is GREAT!!! Now I have to learn cables to make it!

12:18 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

I totally forgot to let you know that I finished my Norwegian stockings weeks ago! They are a few entries down on my blog. At least they count for my April socks!

Saw your Spun design, it's really cute and I'll make one myself soon! :D

7:29 AM  
Anonymous Julia said...

A-hem, I'm late letting you know I finished and made peace with the Mata Haris for my sockpal:-)
Here*s the link:

Oh, and I'm so proud of you- the spun design is so cool. I wasn't too impressed with the other stuff this time, but the clutch was the one thing I really liked! I love the way the cables turn out when felted!

7:34 AM  

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