Saturday, May 23, 2009

Hey Flamboyant Vikings, Eat Your Hearts Out!!

I have one sock done! (yeah the photo was taken a little before it was done) I love these and they do actually fit. (woo fricken hoo)


Yes, I am due for a pedicure. I'll remedy that tomorrow.

I've also finished the body on the Chief's handspun BFL sweater. I'll be posting a photo this week. I'm curious what you all will think. I was trying to achieve a tweedy yarn and it is soft as hell! I am going to want to hug him whenever he wears this sucka!

I'm also going to knit the Faux Russian Stole (in fact I'm going to go get my yarn and cast on as soon as I'm done posting) in a lovely red merino.

I have my first lily of the valley. I got these plants from my mom but they've never bloomed. One of these bitches finally came through!


I love those little guys.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Some Assembly Required

but considering that I started with stinky ram fleece (which fyi truly is stinkier than a ewe) I think the assembly is coming along fairly well.

John's future sweater.

We had lots of company last weekend. I cooked and cleaned constantly. John's oldest brought our granddaughter over on Sunday.

She really REALLY wanted to kiss our surly Poley. She really gave it her all.

It was a lot of excitement so a nap on Grandpa was in order as well.


Now that doesn't suck.

I started (then frogged) a Viking sock. Any viking that would wear this sock would have to be quite a flamboyant kinda Viking, but whatever. I do enjoy flamboyance. I'm pretty sure it comes from all those years of watching musicals with my sisters (who can actually sing).

I'm actually almost done with the first sock of this poor frogged thing.

We're finally having nice weather. It's in the 70s and sunny, but the bummer is that the pollen count is knocking me flat on my fat 'tocks. I know . . never happy. That's me!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Long time . . .

I've been doing lots of stuff, but haven't felt much like blogging. I don't know why. I guess the podcast and taking care of this lot is taking up mot of my time nowadays.

I finished two pairs of socks. Both went to my mom and I didn't take pictures. Lately I have been doing stuff in a hurry, like everything in a hurry so I mess up. Frustrating, but hey, it'll pass.

I did finish up a sweater yesterday for number five. He had asked for a sweater from Stitch N Bitch book. It was a floppy pullover with a skull and crossbones on each upper arm. He didn't like the crossbones, wanted a jaw, and I wanted seamless so I adapted EZ's pattern and knit up the skull in the round (um yeah what a pain).


That's a goofy boy alright. Yep those are a few ends that needed weaving in, and an armpit that needed seaming. Those are done now and it's ONWARD!

I'll be casting on a new pair of socks today. Darned if I can recall the name of the pattern. I mean I printed it like fifteen minutes ago. How can I be expected to remember it this long!

Ok, I looked, it's Viking Socks with some lavendarish Cascade sock yarn. Wish me luck!