Thursday, March 30, 2006

Yoga Socks

The temperature in my yoga class is always set at freezing so these yoga socks from kpixie are perfect. I doubled up sock yarn to get the required gauge of 5 1/2 sts to the inch. How about this display of flexibility??

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Girls Just Wanna Shop

My awesome friend Melanie invited me on a road trip weekend of shoppping in Oklahoma City. We tore up Penn Square mall and dined in true honky-tonk style at Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill in Bricktown. Sure would've been nice to have seen Toby (by the way - he's great in concert). Looking at our hotel room you'd think a tornado passed through -- no, that's just Melanie --that's why I love ya, girlfriend! Thanks for the invite and soon we'll be "In the Wind".

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Tabi Socks

How fun are these? Knitted the Tabi socks (Japanese split socks) in about a week out of 100g of Fortissima cotton from Not Just More Socks. Decided to make them in white to match my somewhat large collection of flip-flops.

Poor Daffodil

Why so down, daffodil?? Just when spring fever starts to kick in we get punched with a spring snow. That's life in the midwest for ya.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Flea Market Baskets

My friend, Jenn and I went to the Flea Market this morning. My mission was to find some more baskets to keep my knitting projects organized and easily accessible. Mission accomplished--found two Longaberger deals to add to my collection. Now I've got quite a project pile in my knitting nook corner of the rec room.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

New Projects from Wildflower

Went to Manhattan today and visited my favorite shop, Wildflower. I think I've said this before but Kennita is the nicest shop owner around. I just get a good, creative vibe in her shop and always walk out with several projects. Also, she has the largest selection of sock yarn I've found. Ponchos may be on their way out but I thought this would be perfect for an upcoming trip with my mom to Santa Fe. The evenings are cool and I could bunch it up with a turquiose belt. Talk about being in Noro heaven!

The other project is one I've been debating for several years from Mission Falls. I'm going to tackle the tank first and then try the matching Bolero jacket. There was a time this cotton was discontinued but demand brought it back.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Hot Water Bottle Cover

Let me explain...there's something nostalgic about a hot water bottle so I was compelled to make this cover out of Opal sock yarn. I've never used a hot water bottle but I'm almost looking forward to my next backache. It just seemed like a luxury item I thought would be nice to have around. Why do they call it a water bottle anyway? Isn't it really just a fancy plastic bag?

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Made in Connecticut

Blocking my socks I made during my trip.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Wool Connection - Avon, CT

After a week of being cooped up in a classroom and evening social dinners - I was ready to shop!! Wool Connections is located about 30 miles from the Hartford Bradley Aiport. Since this shop is also one of my favorite mail order catalogs for great kit projects this was a "have to" destination. I spent several hours with the friendly staff and ordered a capelet kit that can't arrive quick enough. Also purchased this unique recycled sweater knitting bag by Susan Todd. Check out their website in the above link!

Monday, March 06, 2006

Knitting in Connecticut

I just had to share this moment from the Marriott outside of Hartford, Connecticut. Nothing like knitting on a plane all day and then calling for room service. I'll be occupied the rest of the week attending a financial brokerage workshop. On a positive note, I should be able to complete a pair of socks on this trip.