Thursday, October 25, 2007

Son made the Fire Department son made our local fire department full-time. He's been on the reserves for 10 months, but starts full-time on Monday. I'm so proud of him! :) This has been a long-time dream for him, so we are very happy. I made him an embroidered towel set for his "duty" bag. We are planning to have a "congrats" cake for him on Sunday night. I'm thinking he will like this very much.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


In case you were wondering my first grandchild will be a boy! :)

Happy Knitting!

Fall Felted Bag Exchange - Swap

Wow! I get back from a trip and there is a beautiful box waiting for me....I dig in to it with great expectation! It was all I could ask for! A beautiful clutch in colbolt blue (my favorite color); new yarns, pattern book, chocolate, a needle I need to say more! Thank you so much, it is gorgeous!

Boo-Ty Swap

This is way too cool! I received a scarf (in my colors!), a pumpkin cup (great for morning coffee), hand-dyed sock yarn (to die for!), chocolate, body splash and interweave knits magazine! Thank you so much! :)

Friday, October 19, 2007

Sock Wars II and F.O.

Sock War II----That was fun. These are the socks I made in ONE weekend. I had to let the house go, no cooking, only knitting. Whew! It was rough but I did it. Unfortunately, I ended up dying by Tuesday afternoon.

Yup, these are the socks I got on Tuesday afternoon, Express Mail. They put me out of the wars right away! They are gorgeous and fit like a glove. I'm very impressed!
Finished the socks for hubby. They fit kind of "loose" on him so I'm not sure what happened. This was a new yarn for me, it is very soft, etc. (see earlier post on yarn) but for some reason, the heel is loose and the socks are a smidge too long. I've washed them and they are hanging to dry. I'm hoping it is just a finished object stitch thingy and now that they are washed the stitches firmed up some. Remember I told you he wears them the next day and doesn't give me time to wash them! LOL

Let' see....I'm almost done with the second bag to be felted so I'm hoping to felt early next week so I can get one of the last 2 swaps out. We are on vacation starting at oh 4pm today (I'm hoping!) and will not be back until Tuesday. Then home for 2 days and then at the races! I love May and October as those are our scheduled 2 weeks off.

Today is the Day! Daughter goes for baby sex ultrasound. Will try to post a short post this afternoon on what she is having! I didn't think I would be this excited but I am sooooo psyched! I have so many projects planned for the baby, but most are waiting to find out if we can whether it is a boy or girl! Wish her luck that the baby is facing the right way and the parts are there or not! LOL

Happy Knitting All!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Finished Objects and 3 swaps gone!

These were the monkey socks I did for the Monkey Sock Swap. They are on their way up North to Canada. I also sent a bunch of other stuff, but will have to wait until they get to their destination to post all of it! LOL

I did 2 cloths for the Autumn Dishcloth Exchange and also added a bunch of stuff to her box. I'm really hoping she likes everything I put together for her. Again, it's a matter of waiting for box to arrive to post!

This cloth is for the Boo-ty Swap 2. In case you can't tell, it is a witch! The box was supposed to be a Halloween theme, so I think I did okay on that one!

I have 2 more swaps to finish which is the Fall Felted Bag Exchange ( the bag is knitted, but still not felted!) It has to be in the mail and received by the end of the month, so I'm still okay on time. The other one is the Secret Pal 11. This one may be a problem, so I'm emailing the hostess again, for clarification of my pal not responding to emails. I hope she is okay, but I am really starting to worry!

Happy knitting

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Ravelry Came in!

I'm cindybmw2004

Just got my invite this morning, so haven't even had time to look over the site!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Autumn Dishcloth Exchange Package In!

WOW! What an amazing woman. Received my Autumn Dishcloth Exchange Package today and all I can say is Gina spent alot of time on my blog getting to know me! Hand-dyed sock yarn, a new pattern book, beautiful twist cotton yarn, chocolate, an ameretto candle, ball-band dishcloth and red scrubbie, a bath mitt (colors match my bath) and the piece-de-resistance: A PIEBIRD!

Thank you so much Gina! You are a dream! :)

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Autumn Dishcloth Exchange Topic!

So for the Topic of the week:Either flash your needles and other items you use to make your wares or, if you don't have a camera, describe your goods for us in detail. Dpns, circs, straights, hooks, tape measures, darning needles, favorite stitch markers, needle holders, cases, the works!

This is my notions, etc. bag. I picked it up for $3.99 at Office Depot. It is actually a school bag, but it contains everything I have ever needed for knitting. There is a place in the front for the cable holder too. In the 3rd picture, you can see everything that is in it. If there is something else I need, I haven't found it yet. So comments on what I am missing would be appreciated! :)
There is stitch markers, stitch holders, crochet needles, sewing needles, scissors, tape measure, Gauger, pencils, pens, etc.! :)

Happy Knitting all!

Weekly Topics

Fall Felted Bag Exchange:

How often do you change the purse or bag you're carrying? Do you change based on seasons? Outfits? Something else? What's your favorite bag in the world (and it doesn't have to be a knit/felted one!)?

I'm really bad about NOT changing my purse until I absolutely have to. The bag I currently use is one I picked up at Wal-Mart but I love it. It has a back pocket for CC's, checkbook, $$, etc. A large open section for the miscellaneous junk. LOL and 2 front pockets that hold my business cards and 2 cell phones! :)

Finished a pair of socks for a woman at my husband's work for her birthday. He asked me to make her a pair as EVERY Monday, she asks does he have a new pair on. She is always interested in seeing the new pair I finished for him. I don't think she realizes how long it takes to knit a pair when you have other projects! LOL Anyways, I started these on size 3 needles with 60 stitches, got all the way to the foot and realized they were way to the frog pond they went. I ended up doing them on size 5 needles with 44 stitches and the fit is a lot better. The yarn is ONLINE.

Finished the Monkey socks for my Monkey Sock Swap. The yarn is Luna Moon. I have to say I love the way they came out, just not really sure if I like how busy they are for the pattern. I hope my swap partner likes them. I have one more project to finish for the box and then I can mail them off. My goal is by this weekend since they have a long way to go.

This is the lastest pair of socks I am working on for hubby. It is a new yarn I have never used before, but they feel so soft I'm hoping he will really like them, since I bought ohhh maybe 5 differant colors in this yarn. The yarn is OnLine Supersocke 100 in the color Sierra

I finished knitting the bag for the Fall Felted Bag Exchange, and now I just have to get it felted. Since I have never felted before, I am taking it to my LYS to have them do it. I'm hoping I can be off to see how it is done. The yarn is Cascade 220 in a hunter green.

Since I'm getting the first bag felted, I went ahead and made another one. This one is for my sister and I'm almost done with the bag part. I'm about an inch from the start of the straps.

In between, I am still working on the surprise for the new baby, a sweater for me (which I have frogged 3 times) and I really need to start on the sweater for hubby. Not sure if I will get it done in time for Christmas as I keep joining swaps (really need to stay off the internet---NOT GOING TO HAPPEN! LOL)

Happy Knitting