Friday, November 27, 2009


A nice day today, lots of things to give thanks for...especially my family and friends. I hope everyone had a great day.

I'm working on a pair of socks right now from the Monkey pattern on Cute pattern, I just hope I do it right all the way through. I frogged it 3 times before I got it going (darned 5 DP's at once!) I'm using Lion Brand's Sock-Ease. I really need to get some bamboo DP's.

One thing that will help is this great table I found that lists shoe size measurements for your sock knitting. And since I'm probably making these as a gift for my sister, it will be easier to use this than asking her to measure her feet again (can't find the original measurements). Here's a link to the site - MyJewelThief Knits, she's got some really cute patterns on there too.

Okay, now that it's indecently late and I have to get up to go to work tomorrow morning early, I should attempt to get some sleep. Now making any bets on that, but I'll try.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

An actual finished project

While wandering through the craft aisle at the local Wally World I came across some Red Heart yarn that was marked down to $1.50 a skein. There was a pattern on one for a Mile-A-Minute scarf and wanting to see if I could decipher the crochet pattern and seeing two colors I really liked I decided to take advantage of the deal. This is the end result:

After one episode of starting and then frogging I whipped right through it and am pleased with the results. Not necessarily a scarf for the middle of winter, but nice nonetheless.

I haven't blocked it yet, but I think it came out pretty good for my first big crochet project. Now I'm going to knit some socks.