Monday, December 31, 2007

I Survived!

Well it's finally over and I survived! Just barely. Even the dog is whipped!

I had a CRAZY lead up to Christmas. I was so busy at work that I had started to not like my favourite holiday of the year! I am in the packaging and shipping business and to listen to everyone wanting to get their gifts to the recipients on time is nuts. They want them there overnight and don't want to pay the price for that convenience. What I really wanted to say to them was that maybe they should PLAN AHEAD and not pay the HUGE price tag to get the gifts there overnight!

I was really tired of listening to the complaints that I had started to really dislike Christmas. But in the end I got all of my knitting done (is it ever really all done!) for the gifts.

I knit my FIL (who is sick), a pair of socks and he was unsure if they would fit so I put them on his feet. Well when I went back 2 days later for a visit, he STILL had them on! And said that they were really warm and comfy! THAT is what it is all about for me!

My kids got a tonne of stuff that they didn't need but really wanted. I got a few things too. A red purse, sock yarn, a diamond pendant, earrings and chocolates. I was REALLY spoiled this year! I love my Hubby! He really knows how to shock me! Just when I think I've got him figured out he tosses me a curve ball!

Well, I am at work now and have customers that keep coming in. I will try to post pictures of my Christmas gifts that were knitted very soon!

Here is a picture of my Monkey socks that I finally finished and actually wore on Christmas day!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Today I have the day off. I was going to look for the knitted bags that I had made a while ago for christmas gifts but I cannot remember where they are.! Apparently I put them away for safekeeping and it's so safe that I can't find them! It is driving me around the twist. Oh well I will take a break and look again later.

I finally took some pictures of the Monkey socks and the shetland shawl.

I like the colourway of the Monkey socks. It is Cherry Tree Hill Sockittome in Spanish Moss. The picture really doesn't do it justice. I love the feel of this yarn, it is really soft and nice to work with.

The shawl is being knit (slowly) in a grey yarn that was in my girlfriends stash. We decided to put beads on it. I like the effect. The beads are along the neck and will be put in the edging too. I really like this pattern. It's very quick and easy to knit. Although I still can't be in a really crowded place as I do still need to concentrate on it!

I have finished another knitting bag. It is by Sheepstrings and is done in CabinFever's yarn. It was one of my first felting projects. I REALLY love it and have had alot of comments on it. I think the Pin really finishes it!

As I am sitting here at my computer, my sleeping beauty of a dog just woke up. The rest of the house has been up and gone for 3 hours, but he has been sleeping in my daughter's bed. Every time he gets up, he does his yoga stretches. His name is Tiger and he's a 5 year old english bull terrier/ greyhound cross. One of the laziest dogs on the face of the planet! He has to sleep UNDER the blankets with his nose in tight!

Well, I have had enough of a break I am off to look for the gifts again!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Miserable and sore!

Well today is raining, miserable and cold out! I am at work but would rather be at home knitting. I have finished a few more pairs of socks for Christmas gifts ( I will post the pictures later) They look great! Very Masculine...which was what I was going for!

I am also working on a Shetland Shawl. I am knitting it with a friend! Sort of our OWN KAL.
We have decided to put beads on it and it is looking very nice!

I have also cast on a pair of Monkey socks for ME! It is in the Cherry Tree Hill yarn in the Spanish Moss colourway. I LOVE this yarn! It feels so nice. I have wanted to do a pair of Monkey socks for quite a while. And since I have only 1 pair in my dresser at home I decided that these will be for me!

I hurt my back the other day. I don't know what I did but I definately pulled something. I can only move slowly. The only way I can sit totally comfy is if I am in MY chair knitting! This working for a living is starting to get in the way of my knitting!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Socks! Socks! and more Socks!

I finally got around to taking a picture of most of the socks that I have knitted to date. Some of them now belong to my family. Others will be gifts for Christmas. I started a few months ago and have decided that I LOVE to knit socks!

The first few pairs were done with self striping yarn and were plain. As I did a few more, I tried a few different patterns. Now I don't think there is a pattern that I won't try!
I have many more patterns and yarns to try. I just hope I have enough time to do them all.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

I did it!

I finally set up a blog! Hopefully I will have the time to keep up with it, but they say busy people manage to get the things done that need to be done! So here's hoping...