Thursday, January 26, 2006

Wrist Warmers

Really, this was just a coincidence. I had this sock yarn from Regia that I decided to knit the wrist warmers from the 2006 Knitting Pattern-a-Day calendar I received from my friend, Celi. Turns out they match my funky socks Resolution #3. How cute to have them both match--I must have really liked the colors of this yarn. I believe they are the same ones Lia is knitting all the way up her arm. I don't think my body building days will allow me to get away with that but I did make them 2" longer than the pattern called for so I could have a cuff (or not).

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Resolution #3

After suffering from One Sock Syndrome last year, I tackled sock number two to finish my new year's resolution Project #3. Knitters beware - Sockotta yarn by Plymouth does some funky stuff that I'm not happy with. One sock has a "blotchy" pattern while the other has vertical stripes. On the positive side, this may help me overcome my fear of actually wearing my completed socks without the worry of wearing holes in them. (Instead I treasure them as heirlooms in my sock drawer). I'll definitely just wear these babies around the house and not give a worry to worn out toes! A special thanks goes out to Connie who helped me graft the toes. You'd think I'd have it down by now!

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Resolution #2

Finally...some time to knit and complete my new years resolution project #2. Hung out at Panera this morning and completed the Amelie Jacket from White Lies Designs by Joan McGowan-Michael. Substituted Reynolds Saucy mercerized cotton.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

No Time for Resolutions

I can't begin to explain how busy and stressed I've been with work client presentations and out of town travel. Seems like I'm working at home every night and wake up to start it all over again. A coworker asked me what the heck I'm doing sending out emails on a Friday night at 10:30 p.m - I need a life - time to knit - nice weather to ride - something!! I've had absolutely NO time for my New Year's Resolution and I'm in a funk. Looking forward to meeting with my KIP friends next week!

Saturday, January 07, 2006

M&M Choppers

Spent the day with my kick start only, shovel lovin girl, Melanie while the boys wrenched on husband's new engine and ran it on the Dyno machine at Melanie and Matt's shop, M&M Choppers in Galva, KS. Plans for our Girls Only annual motorcycle trip are pointing towards a cabin on Lake of the Ozarks. Summer cannot come quick enough!

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Happy New Year - Resolution #1

Happy New Year. The time for new year resolutions - mine to complete all unfinished projects laying around haunting me from 2005 before starting anything new in 2006. Started with figuring out the I Cord bind-off to complete this felted messenger satchel from Knitty. For felted "wearables" I prefer Cascade 220 wool over the hairy mohair in Lamb's Pride. By organizing my knitting cabinet I found I have sock yarn for 14 pairs of socks!!