Saturday, February 28, 2009

Knitting away on my 2nd Pomatomus Sock!

The night I cast off for the first Pomatomus sock, I cast on for the second one and knocked out the ribbing. I took to work yesterday and worked on it for a bit during my lunch break and last night managed to work on some at Sit 'n Knit.

This afternoon the boxer puppy and I going over to our friend Mardi's house to visit and knit. Mardi was Pixel's foster mom when he first came into rescue and he lived there for 4 months so it's nice that she still gets to visit with him. He loves to play with her boxers and I'll so appreciate how tired he'll be this evening!

I also restarted the We Call Them Pirates hat. I don't have any photos up on my Ravelry page yet. Since this hat is a surprise for my husband, maybe I'll work on that project today at Mardi's and work on the sock while I'm at home tonight.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

KCS4 Package


KCS4 Package
Originally uploaded by BoxerPixie
Just needs the mailing label printed out and dropped at the post office tomorrow!

woo-hoooooo!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

oh for #0*% sake....

It just dawned on me that I have reversed the black and white on the pattern for the We Call Them Pirates hat....it's going to be a white hat with black skull and cross bones.....argh....i'm frogging it. I looked on Ravelry and didn't like the hat I saw with this combo.

But on a happier note, I have started filling a large box with the goodies for my Knitters Coffee Swap 4 pal!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Pomatomus Socks


Pomatomus Socks
Originally uploaded by BoxerPixie
Got the heel flap and turn done and then started on the gusset last night. I didn't get as far along as I wanted because I had our older boxer plastered to my side getting snuggles and our 7 month old boxer puppy running laps in the den and stopped every other lap for a quick hug and kiss.

sigh...the things we do to keep our dogs happy.... :)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Pomatmus...or however it's spelled....

I'm plugging away at sock #1 and am trying to not keep thinking about having to knit a second one -- this is totally the reason I like to knit two socks at one with the Magic Loop. Anyway, I'm just finishing up the heel flap and hopefully will get the heel turned, gussets (ugh) picked up and the foot started this evening. I'll try to share a photo in the morning.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Knitter's Coffee Swap 4

QUESTIONS
1. Whole bean or ground? We are primarily a whole bean family, but have been known to have ground in the house occasionally.

2. Fully-loaded or decaf? Loaded!

3. Regular or flavored? Both, though I don't do anything cinnamon flavored because I'm allergic to the fake cinnamon syrup used in candies and foods.

4. How do you drink your coffee? In a mug....LOL..

5. Favorite coffee ever? The cup I had sitting on the bed in the room where King Henry the VIII stayed in Glastonbury, England!

6. Are you fussy about your coffee or will any old bean do? I am not a coffee snob, I like to check out locally owned coffeeshops for their custom beans. I'm not a fan of Starbucks as I prefer to help out the little guys.

7. Favorite treats to have with your coffee? Biscottis, cookies, cakes, a good book...

8. Anything else about your coffee preferences? Nothing that I can think of.

9. Yarn/fiber you love? I like natural fibers.

10. Yarn/fiber you hate? I don't really knit with 100% acrylic or cotton.

11. What's on your needles? socks, socks and some gloves.

12. Favorite colors? Purple, green

13. Allergies? Fake cinnamon flavoring and citronella

14. Anything you really love, really don't like, or just need to get off your chest? O love my husband and my boxer dogs. :)

Monday, February 09, 2009

My husband called me on Saturday in between appointments and asked if I would make a pair of pink baby booties for the wife of one of his customers who just had a little girl.

I used a partial ball of Belle from Universal yarns and the 'One Strand Bootie' pattern. The pattern is a bit vague in parts but once I made the first one the second one was a snap. These are such a quick knit for a quick gift!

Friday, February 06, 2009

Get Your Head OUT OF THE PICTURE

This is what happens when I lay a knitted item on the floor to try to take a photo...

Flickr

This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Encore Socks for a Friend

Made for a Friend, woman's size 8
US 6 needles
Magic Loop Two at a Time, Toe Up
Encore Worsted Yarn
Finished on 02-04-2009

SUPER fast - I forgot how quickly socks made with worsted yarn go! I started the heel turn last night around 7 pm and cast off just after 10 pm.

I saw my husband eyeing them up, so I'm going to have to make him some house socks soon!