My brand new socks, courtesy of my Sockapalooza pal!

August 18, 2007

My Sockapalooza socks have arrived!

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My pal was Brenda! Along with the sock, she sent me real maple syrup from Maine, adorable little notepad (hooray for polka dots!), and a wee bouncy ball (because… no one doesn’t like bouncy balls!). And she wrote me a long, nice note on the Maine postcard. She said she actually read my blog and found out that I never knitted a pair of Jaywalkers so she decided to knit me a pair! How thoughtful of her!

Technically, I “did” knit Jaywalkers. Well… almost “a” Jaywalker (no, not a pair). I just failed miserably. I don’t think I’m making them any time soon – and hey, now I don’t have to. Thanks to my lovely Brenda, now I own a pair!

Now, time to check out the socks. My fancy new socks!

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Chris laughed at me because I stood on top of chair to take these pictures – but hey, I wanted to show them off at their full glory! I had to do it! 😀 This is not only my first pair of Jaywalkers, but also first pair of socks that I own that’s knitted by someone other than myself, and the product of my first swap ever! I’m super thrilled!

Oh and one more thing, I’d like to show off the oh-so-gorgeous picot edged cuff!

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I know, very pretty! I love them!

Thank you again Brenda!

My (not-so-grand) Sockapalooza reveal!

August 16, 2007

Now that my sockapalooza pal has gotten her stuff, I can finally reveal the grand mystery socks.

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And yes, my downstream pal was Ariel! I had super hard time trying to keep it all on the secret, trying very hard to be discrete, just in case she suspects anything. Yes, there was a reason why I was all hush hush about all this even though it was no super-duper secret. I was trying to stay under the radar, just in case! I actually finished the socks like early July and meanwhile I had to keep my mouth shut – that was a lot harder than I imagined. That was probably the most difficult about this particular swap. It was my first swap thing I ever signed up for, and I’d like to call it a sucess! 😀

As for the “specs” – the pattern is Thirassia. Yes, it’s “en español” but I really only needed the stitch chart… and it was fun yet easy peasy. The yarn used is Sapphire Superwash from Ruby Sapphire Yarns in Vera colorway.

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… And other than that, I’ve been cutting out pieces for those zip up sock pouches while procrastinating on buying zippers.

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In fact, I really haven’t been knitting lately – as in past few days. But I did finish Amanda‘s socks for Knittyboard sockswap, but won’t be mailed out until this coming Tuesday when I am able to go to the post office.

And speaking of Ariel and Amanda… those two, along with their crazy kintting group in Boston have a podcast called FiberCult. They’re still relatively new but they’re fun-filled bunch. Please show your support and listen to them! And while I’m at plugging mood, tomorrow (August 17th) is Anne Marie‘s birthday. Please go and wish her a happy happy birthday! …and that concludes this portion of rambling.

Sock knitting bag, maybe?

August 12, 2007

I’m actually breaking the habit of one (ok, sometimes two) post per month, and decide to make another post for August! How exciting! Honestly, I usually only work one project at a time, so I don’t have whole lot of WIP discussion or whatnot. I start it, and I finish it. Not much there to talk about really. Eh. Anyhow – here’s my accomplishment of yesterday evening.

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It’s a zip up pouch, just big enough to carry a small knitting project, like a pair of socks. Or, any other junk I suppose. It’s a plain bag with zipper pull on top. I suppose one can fill it up with make-up, candies, or something something, bah, who cares. But at the end, it was my original intention to make it in sock-knitting friendly size, so there it goes. And here goes the lining:

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So, that’s my creation for Saturday.

What today was like…

August 10, 2007

I’m actually taking a long weekend off for once. And to start it off, I finally made a trip over to the post office and mailed out my Sockapalooza socks. Once my pal gets the socks, I’ll be revealing not-so-secret socks I made for my pal! How (vaguely) exciting! 😉 Hopefully it fits, and she likes them.

Afterwards, Chris and I drove around and around, which was nice and relaxing – it’s something we haven’t done for very long time. It was nice and sunny – okay, maybe bit too hot, but wasn’t terribly bad.

Then, we made a quick run over to a fabric store. I didn’t find anything overly exciting, but I did find this:

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Oh and when we came home, I found this beauty in the mailbox!

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I entered a contest over at Fee‘s blog and I was one of the runner-up’s. These are the most adorable wee stitch markers ever! Thank you Fee!

So, that pretty much sums up today. Just another not-manic Friday.

Again, stuff from last month…

August 2, 2007

I really need to break this habit of making something and posting it a month afterwards. But once again, here they are. I present you, stuff!

First of all, Another circular needle holder, made for Zyllah. And sort of matching stitch markers.

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And a pair of socks for Carol. Yes, it’s Hedera again.
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And, yes, I finished with my Sockapalooza socks. But no, I rather keep it under wraps until I send them out. Why? Because I’m just nuts like that. Also, as for Knittyboard sock swap, as of right now I’m about inch or so down on the second sock. (Hi Amanda!) And no, I will not discuss the further details on it either. Why? .. again, I’m that nuts.

Well, that was fun.

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