Halfway There, Thank You Sport Weight Yarn

I can’t help but love how fast big yarn on big needles flies by! Relatively speaking that is….this is only sport weight yarn on US 2s…

The first sock is done and used about 73 grams of my 150 gram skein. This is just the toe up vanilla sock pattern that I devised that works for both my dad and hubby. The second sock is under way and for sure won’t be an identical twin. But I’m more concerned with yarn maximization than aesthetics.

This Regia yarn has a good tooth to it so I’m hoping it wears well. The gusset heel fit nicely on my hubby’s foot when I made him test it. I can’t wait to cross this off my gift list!

Happy Knitting!!

WIP Wednesday: Nicole’s Christmas Socks Take Two

I kinda let time get away from me. I’ve been in the thick of many large projects at work and at home. I didn’t even think I was getting much knitting time. Then I looked in my purse and saw these….


I managed to finish the first sock of my sister’s second Christmas pair! And then I’m past the heel of the second sock! I could possibly finish this soon. Those words of course could be the death knell for this project, lol.

Happy Wednesday and Happy Knitting!

FO Friday: Nicole’s 2017 Christmas Socks

Boo-yah! Another Christmas knit is in the books! The first pair of my sister’s Christmas socks done done done!

The heels went swimmingly. And look pretty great in my opinion. I even managed to make them almost identical! My project details are here:

Pattern: 68 stitch toe-up vanilla sock

Yarn: Knit Picks Felici in Splash

Needles: US 0s

These babies are now tucked away in my cedar chest awaiting December. They also counted for my May entry towards the Down Cellar Studios 12 Months to Christmas KAL!

Happy Knitting!!

 

Cast On: Nicole’s Christmas Socks Take Two

I am still working on the first pair but I’m on hold because of not having the foot trace for the afterthought heels. So I started her second pair. 


More Felici from deep stash and following the same recipe as before for a toe up vanilla sock. This was yarn I got from a destash so the dye lots don’t match. The first sock has me a bit worried because the stripe transitions aren’t as crisp as I normally see in Felici. At least in the lighter shades. My sister won’t mind or honestly know the difference so I’m just going to keep knitting!

Happy Knitting!

Merry Christmas To Me!

I sent Santa a wishlist this year. All I really wanted was yarn but my family doesn’t speak yarn. So I sent a list with web links. Santa did good…


Santa and the family hit my wishlist hard at the Loopy Ewe and I might have squealed out loud! I have Abstract Fiber, Into The Whirled, Berry Colorful Yarnings, and Fibernymph Dyeworks. I died and went to yarn fume heaven.

I hope you and yours had a safe and magical Christmas! Happy Knitting!!

Fantastic Find

I was killing time in Micheals (a tough job, I know) after Christmas waiting for my aunt to finish her shopping. I wandered into the Christmas clearance isle and spotted this…

  
A coffee cup with a cable and stockinette design! This puppy was $9.99 on sale for $1.99! How could I not buy this as a knitter!?

  
My husband would kill me if I brought more coffee cups in the house so this cup went straight to work to be pretty and functional on my desk. 😄

Happy Knitting!

Merry Christmas to All

I must have been a very good girl this year!

   
 
Size 9 US glass needles with rose tips from Knitting Dharma.

  
Knitty Sock 2 by Two Windows Dye Company in a semi-solid purple color. This is a new to me dyer from my home state of Kansas!

And last but not least

  
The Joy of Socks by Linda Kopp! And the best part my mother-in-law did this all without even asking for a hint!

All jokes aside, I wish everyone a safe and merry Christmas. I’m off to go watch the magic of Christmas through my toddlers eyes! Knitting can wait because babies do not ❤️ 

Happy Knitting and Merry Christmas!

Christmas For Toddlers

We have a very active and “helpful” 14 month old in the house. And tis the season for for holiday decorations! I thought Jellybean deserved his own toddler safe tree.

  A little felt from Joanns and one nap time later….he had a tree!

  It was a huge hit! Until he found the 3M strips holding it up and took it off the wall. Oh well, it was an hour of fun anyway!

Only 24 more days to Christmas!

Knitters In The Wild

I came down with a nasty sinus infection the Tuesday before turkey day. And knowing I would be stuck with a cranky baby who hates sleeping while traveling….I went to the express care clinic. After an hour I snagged some meds and care instructions, but I also found another knitter in the wild!

A lovely older women was smiling at me from across the waiting area so I smiled back. She called me out on my knitting and not only correctly identified it as knitting but that it was also a sock. Brilliant!

I didn’t get a chance to chat after that as I was called back to my appointment. I wonder if she had knitting in her purse?

The Things No one Warns You About

This has pretty much been my life for the last month…

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Lots of Kleenex, a baby with unpredictable sleep patterns, and slow progress on a pair of socks. Since Jellybean started daycare and I’ve been back to work I’ve managed to catch a sinus infection/ear infection combo, then the very unpleasant 24 hour flu that lasted 48 hours, and now finally a head cold that just lingers. No one warned me having a baby right before cold and flu season was a bad idea!

So we just take our days as they come: lots of snuggle time in steamy bathrooms, the dreaded snot sucker, and a boatload of Kleenex. The only upside is that I should have a finished pair of socks by Christmas and to wrap up my year of Socks With Sarah!

P.s.
Dear Santa, all I really want for Christmas is for our new little family to be healthy for just a little while? Please and thank you!