Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Still Alive!!

Well I am still alive in Sock Wars. I have made 2 official kills and I am awaiting the Socks in Progress from my recently dead Target....

I have joined in the Ravelympics competition. I am working on a New shawl and going to complete a shawl taht I started in October.
I will post pictures later....

Keep on Knitting!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Death Socks Deployed!

I finally received the skein of yarn from my original target in Washington State. The yarn is lovely. She handdyed it different shades of purple. The yarn is from wool2dye4.com and is their Platinum sock yarn.
That was Thursday, January 28th. I called a friend and she came over to my store with her ball winder, so we could wind the yarn. I wanted to cast on during the day. I chose to knit the same pattern that I used for my first kill! By Friday evening I was at the heel flap. Of course this was the weekend that I was at work and then Saturday evening we had a dinner function to attend, so alas not much knitting time then! UGH!!!
I managed to turn the heel on Saturday, while working and getting ready for our dinner outing (which was a great time BTW!)

Sunday morning I woke up and started knitting. DH made breakfast and lunch for me while I continued to knit. We watched lots of movies that day. I was a knitting maniac! It is a good job my kids are 17 & 18...they know how to fend for themselves, since they were literally orphans on Sunday! *LOL*
I finally finished the Death socks for KnittingJo in Australia around dinner time on Sunday. I was thrilled how they turned out. The yarn was great to work with and the colours are great! I hope Jo likes them. I also sent some swag with them, when I mailed them out Monday morning. So hopefully she Receives them soon....

Happy Knitting!