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 project...my 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!