Tuesday, May 12, 2009

We Have Knitting and Death! *LOL*

OK, So I haven't blogged for a bit BUT I have been knitting ALOT!

The date above is wrong too...it is May 20th, 2009. I started this on May 12th but didn't get it finished so Ignore that date!

I finished a pair of socks from the book '2 at a Time Socks'. The pattern is called Twilight. The yarn is Fannie's Fingering Weight in the colourway 'Grapes on a Vine'. I loved how this yarn looked in the skein but when knit up...not quite as much. Don't get me wrong I like these socks but the colours were more intense when it was in the skein form. I do like this pattern. I didn't get alot of pooling and it was really easy to remember the pattern. Fast too!


I knit 2 hot water bottle covers for a friend. One for her and the other for her son. They are both knit using left over yarn from my Christmas gifts. One just has a few stripes on it and the other has a dragonfly on it. My friend Loves and collects Dragonflies...who am I to judge, I collect all things Moose! *LOL*

DH's Durrow Sweater Is finished!
I had to modify the neck and make it a bit smaller. I followed the pattern and it came out like a boat neck...NOT something DH would wear but after I fixed it. It is just fine! Now we are waiting for the cooler weather for him to wear it. I really like the sleeves. They were my first cables. I think I did okay on them.

Next...is Sock Wars. I killed, then I died!
I knit a pair of socks for my target who lives in the next town over. I started Friday evening and finished in them VERY late Saturday evening. They were knit using TOFUtsies yarn in the colourway 930. The pattern was designed by the person running Sock Wars and is called Barcelona. It was a fun, quick knit!

AND Finally I received MY Death Socks from my assassin who just happens to live in the next city over as well. I think I was the only participant that had the opportunity to hand deliver her targets socks and had her assassin hand deliver her socks! I made the First kill and died the next day! LOL

My Death socks were knit using Malabrigo Sock Yarn in a purple colourway. The pattern is Air Raid...another pattern designed for Sock Wars. They are lovely socks!

That's it for now!
Happy Knitting! To those in Sock Wars....R.I.P.


Anonymous said...

Umm, what's with the box?? Is this something new you are trying out!?
You did a super job on Jim's sweater, you should be very proud!

Vaedri said...

Here lies Wendi, killed in her prime by a lethal pair of socks and laid to rest in a cozy grey coffin.

Jim can take solace in his absolutely gorgeous new sweater.

A :-) said...

Wow! Lot's of projects, and the coffin photos are very funny :-D

vivian said...

Jim's sweater is awesome! Nice work.

I still think you should get a prize for making the first kill of Sock Wars.