Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Spring Socks

Just in the nick of time, my plain stockinette stitch socks are done.
Yarn was Imagine Knit Sock Yarn in "Longing for Spring"
100% Superwash Merino Wool
Fingering weight
Needles Knit Picks nickle plated sock needles
Size 2 and 1
Pattern was from The Knitters Handy Book of Patterns by Ann Budd.

A slipped stitched heel flap is very pretty in this I think.

They're not blocked but they are done. Whew! I love how these turned out and they are super comfy, soft and hug my feet. On to something new!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Hillbilly Birthday Party and Lightning Pants

This weekend was Busy! It started out with a birthday party for my 2 nieces. The little one on the left and the medium sized one 3rd from the left are the birthday girls. This was a cupcake decorating station my sister in law had set up. Super fun! She also had crafts which I think the adults probably had the most fun doing. After that we went out to shoot guns. Really. My sister is going to Alaska this summer for a job in forestry, which meant she wanted to target shoot. The guys then had to go out and shoot too. My youngest sister and I decided that it looked like fun so out we went. There were mostly just 22's but my brother in law owns some bigger caliber handguns so we tried those out too. I shot a 9 millimeter and a 45, Yikes! They really pack a punch. We were joking that this was a hillbilly or redneck birthday party because of all the shooting:)

We got to see my mom's new puppy, Tillie. KD wanted a picture of himself holding her. She is a golden retriever.

Sunday my house looked like this.
In honor of this little one. So we had to quick drive back from my folks house (about 1.5 hours) and get ready for the shower. It worked out alright but Miss M is sick and so that added to our stress.

Today is finally a nice day and since I had to stay home from work to take care of Miss M I thought I better at least do a little of this.

I also made these pants for the boys.

I know its not knitting but I hope you will indulge my little foray into sewing as the boys really needed PJ pants and this fabric is too cute to not use.
Contest results are in and Saunaknitter won! Thanks for all the entries. Knitting updates next time.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Still Here

After last Friday's blizzard, spring is starting to show its face around here. It is Northern Minnesota though so I expect more snow before long.

New updates to the shop today! I added some new lace yarn and if it gets a good response I will add more soon.
(Spoiler Alert! April don't scroll down!)

I am working on this February baby sweater for a friend. The yarn is Lilly Elite Cotton in Red. I love how this is looking. Girly but not your typical color. I still need to get buttons and knit about 2-4 more inches but it will be done soon.

Don't forget contest is still open until April 18th! Knit on!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Blog Anniversary

What a difference a year makes!

Today is the day. The day I started the blog on a whim. I thought everyone else is doing it why not me? I had no idea what fun it would be. How nice bloggers and knitters are or where my life would be a year later. I have made some virtual friends and real friends through my blog. My family has grown and my yarn stash has expanded. I've planned more projects than I've finished and I started knitting socks! I once said I would never make socks:)

To celebrate this momentous occasion I am having a contest. It does require a little work on your part so be warned. I have a favorite blog entry from last year, I want to know what yours is. Tell me yours when you leave a comment and I will have some goodies for one of you. Oh and tell me your favorite colors too.

Contest will be open until April 18th.
Thank You all for your nice comments and encouragement this last year. It really does mean a lot to me. Knit On!