Drop One, Pick Up One!

Welcome to my world of knitting and crocheting. I will try to post as often as possible with my projects and ideas. I am new to this so please bear with me.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Jaywalker update

So far so good. The pattern is going smooth and I love the way this pattern makes verigated yarn look. Although I think my niece will end up with this pair of socks. I am not sure the colors are right for me.

I haven't gotten very far on my Jaywalkers since I have been working on my spinning and plying. The green is a mix of corriedale(the mint color) and Mohair. They were small 1 oz. nests of fleese to practice with. The purplish burgandy one is all corriedale and kool-aide dyed. They are my second and third attempts at spinning. Not too bad if I say so myself. Although I am not sure what to do with these small amounts of yarn?

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Not another KAL!!!

Ok call me crazy but I just joined the Knitting Olympics over on Yarn Harlot's website. I decided I would complete 3 pairs of regular size socks for this event. I am not sure how this is going to go but I am sure going to try. Now I am switch events if I can find a decent sweater pattern to use my Katia Denim yarn I got from Elann the other day. I have never done a sweater before. The closest I have gotten was a one skein wonder. Does that even count?

So now I have joined 2 KAL's this week. DH must get home soon to put an end to my insanity. Before you know it I will be in every KAL in blog land. Although I have always wanted to be an Olympian and the Jaywalkers are just too cool to pass up. Especially with all of my newly acquired sock yarn. Tomarrow I will post my progress on my Jaywalkers. I have not knit on them since Sunday. I had to finish my mom's xmas socks first and then last night I tried my hand at spinning again. The spinning turned out very nice, it was the plying that hosed me all up. I will get the hang of all of this soon. So I am off to work on the jaywalkers and look for progress pics either tomarrow or the next day.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Once again long time no write!! Must put an end to that!!

I must put an end to this long time no posting crap. I have been busy but, not that busy that I can't drop a line every now and again. Oddly enough I read all the blogs in my sidebar nearly everyday and also read others from other bloggers sidelines but just don't post on mine. Now how do I expect people to drop by if I am lazy and don't write. Sooooo......My new years resolution (albiet a little late) is ......... Blog at least 3 times a week and eventually move it up to everyday. Lets see if I can stick to that or just be a stick in the mud.

Now that being said lets move on to knitting fun. Just because I have been a stick in the mud on post doesn't mean I have been a stick in the mud on knitting. Here are just a few things I have been working on.

I learned last weekend how to spin(sorta). This was my first attempt. Sorry for the bad picture. I am no good a photography and I also need a new camera. I am really enjoying the spinning though. My poor hubby is going to come home and be attacked by all the fiber and yarn we have in the house now.

Next we move on to my recent purchases from Elann. Just look at all of that sock yarn. Can you guess what will be keeping me busy? You guessed it.....SOCKS!!!!

Since the socks are going to be coming in plenty. Can you also guess which pattern I have picked out for them??? You guessed it again.....JAYWALKERS!!!!!

Here is a picture of my progress with the Jaywalkers. I do enjoy this pattern very much. All the stripy goodness and ease of the pattern. This is one bandwagon I am glad I jumped on. After seeing all of the wonderful Jaywalkers of other blogers how could you not.

I also have been busy recycling more yarn. I found a sale at our local Salvation Army shop and got around 20 sweaters for only 10.00. That means lots of ripping is coming my way. Here are a few I have done already. The blue one I have started knitting into a garter stitch scarf for one of my nieces and will make a hat and probably some mittens to go with it.