Saturday, June 23, 2007

Menehune Cobblestone Socks finished

I started these socks some time ago, but other projects kept getting in the way. This morning, I finally finished them! YAHOO!! So, here they are:

They are knit with Katia Mississippi 3 (cotton/acrylic yarn) on size 0 needles. The pattern is available on the Crystal Palace Yarn site and is called the Menehune Cobblestones. The pattern calls for Panda Cotton and I may knit another pair out of that yarn. Now I'll pick up the second of my Pomatomus socks and finish it. Then I can start several new socks (it's my incentive to finish the Pomatomus - they are such nice socks)!!

Here is my knitting fan. His name is Peppy and he often sits and watches me knit - sometimes likes to play with the yarn. He's 15.5 years old.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Victorian Lace Socks Done

I finished the socks yesterday, and plan to where them today!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Weekly Update

I finished the first of my Victorian Lace Socks and am nearly finished with the second - about 2 inches of the foot and then the toe to go! These really are beautiful socks and the yarn feels sooooo good!

This week, I also got a chance to spend some time on the baby blanket started last week. I have 9 inches done. I spent an afternoon at the car dealer's getting my vehicle repaired and spent the time working on the blanket. Time well spent...although pretty expensive.

A friend of mine also helped my stash grow. She passed on some lace weight yarn (light blue) and a pattern for very pretty lacy socks using that yarn. This pair of socks will be lovely...but it will be a while before I start on the project. She also passed on more lace weight yarn (pink variegated) that will probably become a shawl in the future, as well as 2 skeins of Euroflax in bright red and dark blue. I have a T-shirt planned for next year, but needed 3 more skeins. I purchased 3 skeins of natural linen that looks so nice with the other 2 skeins.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Another pair finished

I finished the second of my Fixation socks - see April 29th time flies...didn't realize it took so long to knit the second sock!

The Crystal Palace Panda Cotton arrived in the mail - what wonderfully soft yarn! I could not resist any longer and had to cast on my Victorian Lace Socks that I'm knitting with the Six Sox Knitalong group. It is really a pretty pattern! As you can see, I just turned the heel and am starting the gusset.

I have also cast on a baby blanket for a friend. The pattern is Rib Check Baby Blanket found at . I am knitting is using a strand of Dreambaby DK and a strand of Dreambaby Kokonut DK (sadly no longer available). The blanket is being knit on Size 9 circular needles. I have to thank The Yarn Shop in Columbus ( for locating the yarn. Kokonut is such nice yarn and was discontinued 2 years ago...but there is still some of it out there if you look hard enough!

For those in the Cleveland area, Yarn Knit by Sue is moving from their location at 22580 Lorain Road and is having a 40% off sale. See details at Well worth the trip. My sock stash grew - Trekking XXL, Austermann Step with Aloe Vera and Jojoba Oil, Wildfoote, Froelich, Regia Silk Color. That will keep me busy for a while.

Today was International Knitting in Public Day and I went to one of my favorite yarn shops, River Colors to knit outdoors. What a beautiful day for it! By the way, River Colors ( is having their annual sale through the 16th, and of course...I had to buy yarn. I bought some of my favorite felting yarns for purses...Manos del Uruguay. Aren't they great colors?!

Knitting awaits me...

Monday, June 4, 2007

No. 2 Broadripple

Finally, sock no. 2 of the Broadripple pair is done! I knitted through the winning Cleveland Cavaliers basketball game - GO CAVS!!! What an exciting game and time for Cleveland - you can just feel the excitement in the air...maybe that spurred me on to work that much harder and finish my sock!
Now on to my other 2 pairs of the meantime, the Panda Cotton yarn should arrive so that I can cast on my Victorian Lace socks.

Friday, June 1, 2007


Another sock finished - the first of the Broadripple pair is complete. What a great pattern - care of This pattern was created for Cascade Fixation, so it worked out great! I've also cast on the second sock and the second sock of the Cobblestone pattern.

I've joined the Six Sox Knitalong group and just saw the pattern for June/July. I've decided to knit the socks with Crystal Palace Panda Cotton. Of course, I didn't have that yarn in my stash, so I had to order some. I can't wait 'til it gets here so that I can start those socks! Plan to use my "waiting time" finishing up my 3 pairs of summer socks that are on the needles now! I better get going! I'll have some great knitting time tomorrow - the Cavs game is on! GO CAVS!!!