Wednesday, July 25, 2007


The sign ups started and they end on July 31st! I signed up are you gonna?

My Winners

Okay last week Andy gave me this
Now I am supposed to pass it on to five other bloggers as well. Ive been thinking about who I wanted to givethis award to. I dont want to give it to just anyone I wanted to give it to people I though really deserved it....
So my five who I think deserve the Rockin Girl Blogger Award are....
(Drum roll please!)

1. The H Factor - So I never say anything on her blog, and she doesnt knit, but she bakes, or so she says! And shes funnier then hell, well to me.... She gets the award, if you can make me laugh at 7am then your worth an award!
2. Love Of Knitting - She knits, loves roller coasters, and lives in Inianda which is a neighbor of Ohio where I was born... (dont know why that matters, but it does!)
3. Hell and High Water - I love going here to see what adventures shes gotten into with her little boy. Found by accident and glad. :) A journey for her and her hubby that was well worth it in the end and gives hope to other (well it does!)
4. Melly & me - They sew some of the CUTEST little toys and I love going to see what they have made.
5. Flossie Knits - I just love going to see what new baby gifts she knits. They are always so cute! :)

Friday, July 20, 2007

MS3 Clue 1

I have FINALLY completed clue 1 on MS3!!! I cant believe its taken so LONG......
However that is entirely my fault! :( I messed up on row 80 something couldnt figure out WHERE and had NO lifelines :( So I had to rip the entire thing out... Now this yarn isnt easy to rip out!! I am so glad in the end I got three skeins because I just tossed the old one to the side and recasted on this one and started completely fresh! :) I did make a couple of mistakes but was able to go back and fix those...

Its badly pinned down to the bed but I will do a better job at blocking this sucker. :) I cant wait to start clue 2!! I know clue 4 is out and I am really thinking I could catch up over the next two weeks, WE WILL SEE!.... Ive been putting in a lifeline every 10 rows, you only see one here because I took the other one out and set it to the side while taking the pictures. But thats the center of clue 1 its pretty huh?

Just because I can shot really.... This is also more like the colour of the actual stole. I really like it. Even if I did want a black one I think the slate gray and purple make it prettier since I decided not to go with beads. I cant wait to get more of this knit. This yarn is a DREAM to knit with even if its a b***h to rip out....
(btw Amy, yes its the Knitpicks Bare that you sent me, no I havent dyed it YET)

Thursday, July 12, 2007

2 for the price of 1

We have a two in one here folks so sit back and enjoy for your veiwing pleasure a load of pictures! :)
First up we have my finished pair of little monkeys! Oh how fun they were, and you know they didnt once try to jump out of my bag, yes they tried to jump off the needle but I grabbed them by their tales and put them nicely back on! :)
This was my first time using Regia sock yarn, and you know what, I actually enjoyed it! :) I loved looking at all the pretty colours as they were coming out. I now want to go buy more so I can make MORE socks and even make Mark a pair (or two! not of monkeys though!)
They took me about a week a sock but I did have a bit of a break in between the socks because I was doing some stuff for Mark. But alot of these were knitted while waiting in lines and taking busses to go get my groceries... I now realise why people love knitting socks they really are EASY to drag around with you and they behave themselves normally as well. :)
I loved the twisted rib on the cuff, but I want my next pair (because you know I need more!) to be the picot edged monkeys, I just think those are cute and girly! :) I have some sock yarn that Amy gifted me over SP9 that I would like to use.... Soon!
This was also the first time for AGES that I actually FINISHED two socks from the top down, all of my socks have been toe up so far because I get to the heel flap and then the instep and just stop knitting, but not these, I ENJOYED that! But I did use just one circular needle. I think I will try to do two socks at once next, mind you I didnt mind doing one at a time this time either...
I have no holes around my picked up stitches either, but I wouldnt be able to give these to a pro because I did have to pick up a couple extra stitches in order to make sure there were no holes nad they would be able to spot it, thank goodness I aint to fussed and think they look good just the way they are huh? :)
Me and grafting do NOT get along in fact every time grafting and I come into the same room together you hear the start of WW3.... so not good! Instead I thought Ill show you grafting! And completely ignored it and did a 3 needle bind off instead. Okay yes I do have a bit of an edge tickling my toes but you know what these socks are so lovely and comfy I dont even notice that!
So theres my MONKEY socks. Knit on one 2.5mm circular needle one at a time. Used Regia 5440 and I really loved the colours in that one... :) I promise they dont look so orange-red it is pretty....
Now on two the second thing! :D
I FINALLY GOT MY PARCEL TURN UP FROM GET KNITTED! WOO HOO! They ran out of the colour that I had orginally ordered and I didnt see their email until the next day or I probably would have gotten my stuff on Tuesday.. :( I knew I should have checked my email more often on Monday.. hehe....
I ended up getting Malagrigo in colour Black Forest 179, instead of the Pearl Ten 69 colour way. But you know what I dont mind, I thought both of them were pretty and had a hard time picking between the two so I am happy either way with getting the Black Forest. I also got the newest KnitScene that is out, theres the intarsia top in there that I would really like to make. :) Anyways you just want to see the pictures dont you? :)
There it is without the flash, and can I just say OMG this yarn is BEAUTIFULLY SOFT!!!
Here it is in the sunlight and I think the flash went off as well? You know I cant remember I took these last night before Mark got home from work.
And Chart A of the MS3 knitalong.. I FINALLY GET TO START! WOO HOO Im not putting beads on mine, I think if I love it and do it again I will do beads the next time... we will see though if I do it again I still have alot more to knit. :)
Malabrigo Black Forest 179, lace weight, 100% baby merino wool, aprox 470 yards to 50 grams. I didnt read ALL of the notices in the group when I joined and bought my wool and it was orginally stated that you would need around 1200 yards so I got 3 skeins of this beautiful stuff then it went down to just over 700yards, Im going to have a fair bit left over of this stuff, and you want to know a secret, I DONT MIND! :D Right now I am off to knit some more of this bad boy... WOO HOO!

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Help I need to finish!

I havent finished making my dress I am working on. I havent finished my monkey socks that I am working on. Yet I feel like I needed to join in a KAL after reading about it on KnitYogas blog! Because you know a half sewn dress and one and nearly a half socks isnt enough for me! HA!
Okay actually I am really interested and maybe this will just take the whole oh what should I knit for a nice wrap to match all my new dresses problem I have at the moment! :) I went to GetKnitted and picked out the yarn that I want, Ill show it off when it arrives and then I am going to print out clue one and stick it to the side and clue two when it comes out tomorrow and stick that to the side as well.. I wont be starting until I finish my monkey so I better hurry before my yarn arrives!
Oh yeah the KAL its the Mystery Stole 3 got till tomorrow the 6th to do it if you want! Ive seen some finished phots already of part 1 and it really does look pretty already....