Friday, February 27, 2009

February Blahs Means More Knitting & Cleaning!

OK so yet again I have not posted as much as I would have liked. Sorry to anyone who awaits the next posting of my life!

I have been knitting and cleaning.

I have been cleaning out my store. I have owned it for about 3+ years and finally decided that I don't need all the crap that was left by the previous owner. A few friends and DH gave me a hand and motivated me to get it done. WHAT A DIFFERENCE! OMG! I now have lots of room in the back to actually package goods now. OK, I have a packaging & shipping business and I have customers come into my store with their goods and I get them ready for shipping. The business is "PakMail". In case you didn't know packaging products are VERY bulky and don't conform to the neat little spots that I would like. Have you EVER tried to fold many pieces of bubble wrap and not have it fall over in a pile! Well it doesn't work that well. So THAT is the type of thing I am dealing with, in addition to, all of the other stuff that was left here. Well most of the crap is gone now! I even have room in the back area for a comfy chair! I have been watching "Clean Sweep" on TV in the mornings before I come into work and that has motivated me to get it all done!.

I have been knitting socks...still...again! I finished the pair for DH's sister (SIL). We (DH & I) were going to mail them to his sister in a plain unmarked envelope but he was going to be near there so he decided to drop them off instead. We put them in the envelope and addressed it. DH found all of my shiping labels and went to town. He put Fragile stickers, heavy 25kg labels and keep upright ones as well. He even put 2 handles to carry it. It was hilarious. I wish now that I had taken a picture of it. He left it in her mailbox. I got a call later on that day and she was killing herself laughing.! But appreciated the socks. She even had them on!

They are knit in a plain basic sock pattern that I use. The yarn is Four Seasons Gr√ľndl Hot Socks Print in a blue print.

The next 2 pairs are knit using the Blender Sock pattern. I love how these turn out. They are truly One of a Kind! I have been making the heels, toes and cuff a solid (leftover) colour and the main body is knit using 2 colours at a time. It really is easy!

The brown pair is for DS. He loves them. The pattern is Unique!

The Pink pair is Mine! It is knit in the same pattern as well. I am currently working on an orange and brown pair for a friend and DH has said that he wouldn't mind a pair of Blender sock as well. His will be in blues as I have quite a bit of leftover blue yarn from previous socks.

I have also started DH's sweater. The pattern is Durrow. The yarn is Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Superwash Worsted in a Charcoal Heather colourway. DH is looking forward to it being finished. I am about halfway through the back piece. It will be a little while before it's done. Everytime I pick up my socks to knit DH says "That's not my sweater?!" So we now have a deal. I get to knit socks in the morning and when I am out anywhere otherwise I am working on his sweater! It keeps him happy and I still get my sock knitting done!

Happy Knitting!


Vaedri said...

I like the brown ones best, I think. How many pairs is it now, crazy lady? :)

A :-) said...

Congrats on getting your spring cleaning done early! And, as always - great socks!! :-)

Paula said...

Love those socks! I hadn't seen the Blended Sock idea before. Thanks!
I'm been in Cleaning Mode also. If the urge would only strike more often!