Monday, June 30, 2008

Knitting...Finally! and a Bit of Dancing.

Late on the 20th of June I got my WoolGirl Sock Club June Kit. OMG I was so happy as I was in between pairs of socks to knit and could start it right away. It was a beautiful kit. I loved all the little extras. Jen is great! DD fell in LOVE with the yarn and since she collects FROGS it seemed like the perfect match. The pattern is called Froggin and the yarn is the sportweight Dashing Dachs. I started the sock that weekend then got sidetracked with other things that Life tosses at you. and didn't get back to it until this last weekend. Needless to say this is taking a bit longer than I expected. AND to make matters worse. I got the leg done and started to work on the heel flap when DD tried it on...OMG it was too tight! So I ripped it out and started it again this morning. HOPEFULLY this time it will be okay, fortunately she only wants ankle socks.

These are the Sailors Delight socks from the book 2 At A Time by Melissa Morgan-Oakes. The yarn is Miss Babs Miss Babs Yummy Superwash Sock & Baby Yarn in the colourway Woodland Viola. This yarn was so soft and wonderful to knit with. I loved it. The pattern was simple and weasy to memorize and they fit great! They have been done for a bit but I didn't get them posted.

These socks were knit this past weekend. The pattern is Thuja from Knitty and the yarn is a Finnish sock yarn I received in the World Yarn Swap. It is a thick warn sock yarn and I guess I didn't figure the needle size would make a huge difference. They were originally knit for my DH, but they wouldn't go over MY foot so DD thouht she would likehem. BUT alas they didn't fit her either, so they are going to the first person that they fit! We are going to the Embro Highland Games tomorrow and there are a few dancers that they may fit, so first come, first get! I will keep you posted as to whom the recipient is! It reminds me of Cinderella!

DD is dancing at the Embro Highland Games tomorrow. And since it is Canada Day and I will be closing my store I get to go with her! This is the first dance competition that she has been in since last November. I really enjoy the outside competitions as there is so much more to see at the highland games. If you have never been to one, you really should go at least oncec in your life! DD will be dancing 4 dances so I should be able to get a bit of knitting done as well.

This past weekend we had our end of the Dance Season BBQ. It was an enjoyable time, the food was great and the company was good. The kids had a great time 'swimming' in the hot tub! So now the only dancing will be the optional classes during the summer. DD has told me that she will only be going to a few, as she is going to camp for a week and then off to a friends cottage... I get to have most of my evening to myself at least until September when regular classes start again. WOO HOO!

Well off to work I go!

Have a great Canada Day tomorrow and to my friends south of the border...have a great Independance Day on Friday!

Happy knitting!


Jill L said...

Been eyeing Miss Babs yarn at The Woolgirl -- your's are gorgeous and now I amy have to get some!

purplejen said...

Happy Canada day ... hope you have a fab time

A :-) said...

Happy Canada Day! And really - you are a sock MACHINE! I'm just starting finishing up the second sock of another pair of Yukon Leaves - should have been my June socks for SAM5 KAL, but they weren't . . . so it goes. There are two patterns I really want to do, but I refuse to start until these socks are off the needles, so I figured I had better get cracking. :-D