Sunday, December 31, 2006

I have been so busy

Believe it or not, I have finished a lot of knitting lately. Most of it Christmas knitting. Of course I forgot to take pictures of them before they were wrapped. I finished a pair of socks for my father using Steinbach Wolle Sockenwolle Plus in color 40. I used the basic top down stockinette pattern. He really liked them. I printed off the gift tags from Amy's blog. My dad handed me back the tag and asked me to refill it please. Now that is the kind of response you want to you hand knits. I also knit my Mother a pair of socks (same basic pattern) using the Fortissima Socka Yarn 1776. She loves all things americana and the socks turned out really cute. Finally, I knit both my sister and my mother the fuzzy feet slippers from Knitty using Brown Sheep. I have also knit a pair for myself out of Cascade Pastaza that I had in my stash. So I have been very busy this month with the knitting. I promise to do a better job of the picture taking in 2007. Currently I'm working on the ruffle scarf from Scarf Style out of Noro Koreyon from my stash and finishing a pair of socks for myself out of Cherry Tree Hill Potluck in Brights. I promise to post pictures of both when they are done.

I'm going to attempt to join the 2007 de-stash that Wendy recommends. The details are on her blog. The truth is that I have about 5 sweater boxes full of yarn for projects that I intended to start and just never did. If I keep this pace up, I won't have enough places to put everything. I also like that sock yarn is not stash (not that I don't have about 20 skeins or more stashed).

Everyone have a very safe and wonderful new Year!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Believe it or not, I actually found the cord to the camera. Behold pictures.


This is my first sock finished using my Sweet Georgia Yarn that I got from Connie at Pickup Sticks. This is Felicia's superwash yarn in the Angel Colorway. Now all I have to do is finish the second sock. I must say, that it is not as easy to take a picture of yourself wearing a sock as you would think.



Thursday, November 16, 2006

One-Word Meme

Ok, I saw this on Mim's blog and thought it was interesting. I'll have to say that it is not so easy to answer questions with only one word.

1. Yourself: stressed
2. Your boyfriend/girlfriend (spouse): None
3. Your hair: red
4. Your mother: Great
5. Your Father: strength
6. Your Favorite Item: nephew
7. Your dream last night: none
8. Your Favorite drink: soda
9. Your Dream Car: Bug
10. The room you are in: dark
11. Your Ex: idiot
12. Your fear: alone
13. What you want to be in 10 years? here
14. Who you hung out with last night? cats
15. What You’re Not? mindreader
16. Muffins: chocolate
17. One of Your Wish List Items: Yarn!!
18. Time: wasting
19. The Last Thing You Did: read
20. What You Are Wearing: sweatshirt
21. Your Favorite Weather: fall
22. Your Favorite Book: Any
23. The Last Thing You Ate: salad
24. Your Life: decent
25. Your Mood: stressed
26. Your best friend: Fantastic!!
27. What are you thinking about right now? Food
28. Your car: Coupe
29. What are you doing at the moment? typing
30. Your summer: fast
31. Your relationship status: single
32. What is on your TV? nothing
33. What is the weather like? COLD!
34. When is the last time you laughed? today

I have actually taken a picture of my most recent sock, but can't find the cord to download it!!! I seem to have Connie's problem. I keep starting socks, get one done and then start another pair. I think I'm up to 5 pairs going at the moment.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

I must stop the madness

Well, Halloween is over, and now it is time to get back down to business. However, I must confess that I had a little madness yesterday. The one thing I certainly don't need is more yarn. I have it coming out my ears and hidden in every imaginable and available spot I can find. I especially don't need any more sock yarn. I mean I've only completed two pairs of socks, but still I just can't stop myself. I was a member of the STR Sock Club and have yet to find the time to knit any of the socks yet. So now to the madness (it had to have been something to do with halloween)..... Yesterday I 1) registered for the 2007 STR Club, 2) bought a pair of Mostly solid yarn from Sunshine Yarns and 3) ordered some Midnight Rainbow Sock Yarn from To Knit Perchance to Dream. WHAT WAS I THINKING!!! Somebody stop me please.......(Not that you stand a chance at really stopping me. haha). Who am I kidding? You can never have too much y arn. As soon as they get here, I'll post pics. I know, I I know, that is what I always say and I'm way overdue on pics.

Friday, October 27, 2006

48 Things you could care less about

Ok, believe it or not, I do have some finished objects, I just need to take a few pictures. I will try to do that and post pictures this weekend. I finished my Print O'Wave Stole (for the moment, more will be added at a later date) out of Sweet Georgia lace yarn that I purchased from Connie's shop Pickup Sticks , I finished one of my slayer socks using Sweet Georgia Yarn (the second sock is half done) and I have finished one of my Voodoo Wrist warmers using Art Yarns Supermerino that I got at my LYS Knit Nouveau.

Here is a list I saw on Connie's Blog and decided to steal it.

1. FIRST NAME? Suzanne

2. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? Not that I'm aware of.

3. WHEN DID YOU LAST CRY? At my best friend's wedding last weekend.

4. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? Most of the time.

5. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCHMEAT? Can't say I really have one.

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? Yes

7. DO YOU HAVE A JOURNAL? Yes, but it doesn't get updated any more than my blog does.

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? Yes

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? Absolutely Not.

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? Frosted Flakes.

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? Sometimes.

12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? Not as much as I would like to be.

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR? Cookies and Creme

14. SHOE SIZE? 7

15. RED OR PINK? Pink of course.

16. LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOU? The fact that I cry at most anything like Hallmark Commercials.

17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? My grandmother.

18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO SEND THIS BACK TO YOU? Sure, Why not.

19. WHAT COLOR PANTS, SHIRT, AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? Jeans and a T-Shirt.

20. LAST THING YOU ATE? French Onion Soup and a piece of Bagette from Panerra Bread Company.

21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? Only the hum of my computer.

22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? Yellow

23. FAVORITE SMELL? My mom's cooking.

24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? My best friend about dinner tonight.

25. THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE YOU ARE ATTRACTED TO? Smile.

26. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON YOU STOLE THIS FROM? Yes, she is fabulous to do business with.

27. FAVORITE DRINK? Alcoholic- Chocolate Martini or Red Wine. Non-alcoholic -diet coke.

28. FAVORITE SPORT? SEC College Football

29. EYE COLOR? Blue

30. HAT SIZE? They come in sizes??

31. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? Yes, can't see without them.

32. FAVORITE FOOD? Never met a Carb I didn't like.

33. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? Happy endings, I don't like scary movies.

34. I followed links back through 6 blogs and could not find question 34 anywhere!

35. SUMMER OR WINTER? I completely agree with Connie, that Fall is the best.

36. HUGS OR KISSES? Both!

37. FAVORITE DESSERT? Cheesecake or my Chocolate Chess Pie

38. WHO IS MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND? No Clue

39. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND? No clue

40. WHAT BOOKS ARE YOU READING? Ordinary Heroes by Scott Turow

41. WHAT'S ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? Dell Logo

42. WHAT DID YOU WATCH LAST NIGHT ON TV? Studio 60 that was taped on the DVR.

43. FAVORITE SOUNDS? My nephew's laugh.

44. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? Beatles

45. THE FURTHEST YOU'VE BEEN FROM HOME? Irkutz in Siberia.

46. WHAT'S YOUR SPECIAL TALENT? None

47. WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Birmingham, AL

48. WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? Stolen from Connie at Knitting Sticks who stole it from Sandra, who stole it from Cara, who stole it from........

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Not off to a great Start.....

Well, here I start this blog, and then, well, I don't blog. I do at least have a good excuse. I have been sick for the last week with Bronchitis and a Sinus Infection. Not terribly condusive for knitting. I did get one project completed. I completed a small tote made from Crystal Palace Trio. I'll try to take a picture this weekend and post with all the pertinent details.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

I can't believe I did this

Well, it seems that I have finally broken down and started a blog. Who would have thought?? Certainly not me.

Stay tuned for more from the most scatterbrained, too many projects going, slowest knitter ever!!