Monday, March 24, 2014

camera play~


my mom reminded me the bowl the clementines are in
was made by my foreign exchange student, rogerio who was visiting from brazil
he made it in shop class
i was a junior in high-school so the bowl is......

38 years old!!!!!
can that possibly be correct?
have i been out of school that many years?
maybe, just maybe i didn't subtract correctly?

times flies


Saturday, March 15, 2014

can you knit too many pairs of socks???

a completed pair from scrap yarn for the monstersockkal

lots of tails to weave in!

this was a fun project and a first for me
i've never knit socks from odds & ends of yarn

i'm excited to start another scrappy pair 

have you joined any kal's?
any new projects?
trying a new stitch?


Saturday, March 8, 2014

another first...


 "why have you never knit anklets?" i ask myself???
they were quick, easy and will be cozy & warm
i love em'!

yarn shop goodies

my favorite yarn swift

found this little gem at a flea market for $2.00

i think this yarn screams tye dye & peace signs

heart rock i found on vacation

yarn algeria

what's your favorite sock pattern?


Thursday, March 6, 2014

do you remember your first time?

knitting a pair of socks that is.....
here are my first loves

i took a class to learn sock knitting
i was hooked on the very idea of knitting socks
after all......who knits socks??????
i had never heard of such a thing
i couldn't wait to start them and once i started, i could hardly do anything else but work on them
i couldn't wait to finish them & actually wear them!
i just couldn't believe i was capable of knitting something so useful & fun & wonderful!
when i mentioned to someone that i was knitting socks the response was always the same...
why don't you just buy them?
what??? are you kidding? you have too much time on your hands!

that was about 8 years ago
there have been lots of socks since then 
plain ole socks
ribbed socks
socks for daughters & sons & husbands & moms
socks with cables
anklet socks
little bitty baby socks
ahhhh, but none are like that very first pair
and yes....
i still wear them

how about you....
do you remember your first pair?
do you still have them?
do you still wear them?

speaking of socks...there is a sock kal going on
join us why don't ya!

monstersock kal