Thursday, May 31, 2007

In progress

Charade sock
Originally uploaded by christa.martin

Look what I learned to do! I will now have pics!!!!!
This is the Charade sock in L&V Yarn (Bear Lady of Peckham). This is such a great pattern. Not only is it fun to make, the pattern is fun to read, also!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Hopping Through the Forest

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Little Bunny Foo Foo Socks!!!!! Finished them last night and cast on the Charade sock in Lime & Violet "Bear Lady" yarn. Yay!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007


I'm so glad that Memorial Day weekend is over! It was fun, but I'm tired from my long weekend! My inlaws were in town for the kiddo's baptism on Sunday, so it's been one thing after another. I have gotten a lot of work done on my LBFF sock, and I should finish it up tonight.

Here's a list of things for today....

Things I Don't Like So Much
- Coming back to work after a long weekend
-Stacks of mail
- My desk (can't see it for all of the paperwork)

Things I LOVE
- The Girls Next Door
- Little kiddie crayon drawings
- Diet Sunkist
- Red Starbursts

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

I've been tagged!

Jackie tagged here goes.

The rules: Each person tagged gives 7 random facts about themselves. Those who are tagged need to write on their own blog those 7 facts as well as the rules of the game. You need to tag seven other people and list their names on your blog. Then you leave those you plan on tagging a note in their comments so they know that they have been tagged and to read your blog.

1. I'm allergic to maple syrup. Well, actually, all things maple. It truly puts a damper on eating pancakes.
2. I have freakishly long toes. They really could be fingers. I should be knitting gloves for my feet.
3. I've eaten fried squirrel. Yes, I know that automatically makes me a redneck, but I'm okay with that. I do other redneck things.
4. I went to Disney World with our marching band when I was a Sophomore in high school. As I was going to ride Space Mountain for the fifth time, I saw a huge commotion. It was Michael Jackson.
5. I was married in Jamaica. Just me and the hubby. (and I was 5 months pregnant.)
6. The lead singer for Widespread Panic held a hotel elevator open for me as I was leaving my room to go to...a Widespread show. This was after I chased the bass player down in my car in the parking lot. I have pictures. Somewhere.
7. I have an excellent sense of direction.

ok...who shall I tag?

1. Sydney
2. NotScarlett
3. Tara
4. Wierdlings
5. Mama Turtle
6. Tammany the Yarn Diva
7. Kraftie

Go forth and blog!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Saturday's Alright for Knitting

Well, the Twist and Shout sock...NO MORE. Frogged that baby. I think it was more "knitter error" than anything, but it just wasn't working for me. I've decided that the Little Bunny Foo Foo is so gorgeous that I'm just doing a...sock. No pattern. Just sock.

I'm going to try to take some pics this weekend to update my Ravelry site. I heart Ravelry, but I just haven't had the time to update as much as I'd like.

Until later...

Thursday, May 17, 2007

I'm such a sheep...

I saw this on a couple of other blogs, so I'm going to be a copycat.

Bold for stuff you've done, italics for stuff you plan to do one day, and normal for stuff you're not planning on doing.

Afghan/Blanket (okay, partially...I'm not officially done, but close.)
Garter stitch
Knitting with metal wire
Stockinette stitch
Socks: top-down
Socks: toe-up
Knitting with camel yarn
Mittens: Cuff-up
Mittens: Tip-down
Knitting with silk
Moebius band knitting
Participating in a KAL
Drop stitch patterns
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
Slip stitch patterns
Knitting with banana fiber yarn
Domino knitting (modular knitting)
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Two end knitting
Charity knitting
Knitting with soy yarn
Toy/doll clothing
Knitting with circular needles
Knitting with your own handspun yarn
Graffiti knitting (knitting items on, or to be left on the street)
Continental knitting
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)
Lace patterns
Publishing a knitting book
Teaching a child to knit
American/English knitting (as opposed to continental)
Knitting to make money
Button holes
Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle knitting
Norwegian knitting
Dying with plant colors
Knitting items for a wedding
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cozies…)
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items) on two circulars
Olympic knitting
Knitting with someone else’s handspun yarn
Knitting with DPNs
Holiday related knitting
Teaching a male how to knit
Knitting for a living
Knitting with cotton
Knitting smocking
Dying yarn
Knitting art
Knitting with wool
Textured knitting
Kitchener BO
Knitting with beads
Long Tail CO
Knitting and purling backwards
Machine knitting
Knitting with self-patterning/self-striping/variegating yarn
Stuffed toys
Baby items
Knitting with cashmere
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Writing a pattern
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Tubular CO
Freeform knitting
Short rows
Cuffs/fingerless mitts/arm warmers
Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine
Knitting on a loom
Thrummed knitting
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets
Knitting with dog/cat hair
Hair accessories
Knitting in public

Monday, May 14, 2007

Happy Post Mother's Day!

My Mother's Day Weekend couldn't have been any better. It was the first weekend in almost a month that I had absolutely NOTHING planned. I finished my Jaywalkers, worked on my Twist & Shout, ripped out the T&S, restarted the T&S, ripped out the T&S, and restarted the T&S. (I really should think about swatching.) Saturday, I had some well deserved pool time, after which I turned a nice shade of maroon. Sunday, after church, I sat on the porch and knit while the boys played in the pool. My Mother's Day present was an iTunes gift card. My boys totally know how to make me and yarn!

So...on with the week!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Long blog

It's been awhile. I've finished a lot of socks since the last post. So many, in fact, that I'm going to have to go back and see what fo's are lying around. I recently finished a pair of Jaywalkers in Patons Kroy sock. And then I promptly cast on... a pair of Jaywalkers in Patons Kroy Sock! I'm one original beeya.

Also on the needles...the Twist & Shout sock in Little Bunny Foo Foo (STR) and the never ending Clapotis. I'll be working on that one until the end of time.

Since I haven't blogged in awhile, I want to do something fun.

Things I Love Today!
- Sock yarn
- York mints
- Strappy peep toe wedge heels
- Headbands
- Orange post it notes

Things I Loathe Today :(
- Work
- Work
- Work
- Work
- Work