Just a little rambling.

Since I did absolutely no knitting today, it’s just way too hot. I thought I’d just ramble on a bit about nothing cause I’m actually bored and could be doing knitting. I’m just being lazy today and don’t really want to do anything that will cause me to sweat.

I watched Anne of Green Gables the sequel today. I just love reading or watching DVD’s of anything historical. Yea I know life was hard back then but times were so much simplier and their values meant so much to them Not that I don’t enjoy todays modern conveniences, I love the internet and cell phones but sometimes I yearn for simple things. Anyway I love the story of Anne’s life and how she says she doesn’t love Gilbert but you can tell b the things she says and does that she just doesn’t realize that he is the only one for her. Such a romantic movie but hey that’s just my opinion.

 Ok on to my next subject. I have always wanted to be a test knitter for a designer but have never ben lucky enough to find anyone who needs a tester. I really have no idea where I would even begin to look for someone who needs a tester anyway. I have no desire at this time to design patterns- maybe in the future but I would still like to contribute to the knitting world in someway no matter how big or small.

One last thing. It is my goal at sometime in my life to own a spinning wheel and make yummy sock yarn but for now I use a drop spindle which I actually haven’t even been using lately I’m about out of roving anyway and right now don’t have a source for getting more and all my money anyway is going towards my trip in August. I refuse to visit the yarn shop in the next county over. The owner is a former friend who did something to a current friend that I didn’t agree with but that is a long story and not something I care to think on any longer.I can’t at this time shop from the internet but I’m ok with that. I’ll come up with a solution to my delimma I usually always do.

Ok enough of my ramblings back to your knitting and have a nice day.

Dish Rag Tag

When I signed up for Dish Rag Tag, there was a box to click if you wanted to be a team captain.  I didn’t clicked it, mostly because I thought that there would be people willing to assume that leadership role.  However shortly before the teams were announced Friday, I found out that I had been named a team captain. I was a little surprised yet honored that Emily chose me to be a captain. I will do my best to a good team captain and live up to the responsibility.  I think this one will be a blast, and those members of my team who have shown up on the forum are already plotting strategies.  Not everyone has shown up there, but it’s early yet.  If you’re on my team, please stop by our team fourm (you should have gotten email with a link) and let us know you’re there and are still planning on racing with us. We are Team #13 and have decided on calling ourselves Lucky 13. Do you think Lady Luck will be with and help us to be the winners? I sure hope. Keeping fingers crossed.

My primary goal for this exchange and race is to have fun with it.  I will be test knitting a cloth to make sure my chosen pattern meets the required dimensions and to work out any glitches that might arise. 

Do you think my NSFY might like a knitted wash/dish cloth as a wee extra giftie?  If so do her color preferences extend to dish cloths? HM something to ponder.

It’s a sock!

zig zag sock

I’m excited to show you my first sock. Woo Hoo. Yea I know it doesn’t take much to get me excited. LOL  Of course I still have to knit the mate but I couldn’t cast on the other without sharing this one. I made a few mistakes but you can’t tell so I’m not worried and since it is for me I don’t care anyway. I love how this worked up and it feels nice on. You can’t see the zig zag pattern real well in this picture but I will show it better once I have a pair.

It’s made from Panda Cotton. I wasn’t sure how it would knit since it has elastic but the stretch was no problem at all.What I was surprised at was that the yarn has a tendency to split. So I had to watch it carefully but other than that I really like it.

Now I just need to get me sock blockers. I tried making on from a hanger( i found the info on here some where but forget where) But let me tell ya it wasn’t as easy as it sounds. I think I would much rather have one of wood anyway. Any Volunteers to send me one. LOL  I’ll have to see if I can get DH to make me one.

sock

We have a winner!

Congratulations to Vicki of Knitorious. She suggested the name Moon Lily and it just seem to fit my fairie perfectly. Stop by her blog and congratulate her.

Thank you to everyone who entered.There were a lot of great suggestions and there may very well be many more fairie quilts in the future bearing names suggested by you. I will give credit where credit is due.

Friendship Frogs

Friendship frogs

I would like to introduce Frankie, Freddie and Filbert(Filbie for short). While reading another blog yesterday, Wild Yarn. I saw that she had posted a pic of a cute little frog that she made and she also posted the link to the pattern. So of course I just had to check it out. I have to say I love these little guys and they worked up so fast! and were so fun . I can easily make more (and I will).However I enlarged the pattern a bit for a bigger frog.

Now I will be sending Frankie(yellow and green) and Freddie(green and purple) off to new homes with my friends Kathie and Donnley so that when we can’t be together they will think of me when they look at their frog.

Freinds

Sock progress

My sock

Well here it is my progress on the zig zag sock. I am really pleased with how it is turning out. I’m doing quite well so far. I’ve made no mistakes this time around. I paid close attention to what I am doing. I am really looking forward to getting this pair finished. Of course this is on my first one. I still have to knit the mate. Crossing fingers and hoping all goes well with both socks.

Wayne

I just had to share a picture of my honey helping me wind up a skein of yarn into a ball. Isn’t he adorable? I sure think so.

A Sneak Peak

Goodie Bag(pic was bigger Than I wanted in my post so you’ll have to click the link to see it.)

As promised in an earlier post here is a sneak peak at a few of the goodies the winner will receive from my Name that Fairie(tab at top of page). Only two days left to enter.

The yarn is Peaches-N-Creme cotton hand dyed by me. In the colorway Sweet Dreams. The Starry Stitch Markers were made by me. I still have a couple things I want to add but those will just have to be surprises.