Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Cascading Leaves

One of Jeanie Townsend's most popular patterns 'Cascading Leaves'
Lodestone STR yarn
size 1 DPN needles
Her group Townsend Sock KAL is open to join, click on the lighthouse for direct link

Friday, June 22, 2007

STR Hippy Crunchy

I had left them in a bag all most completed a few months back, then haven't seen them since.
As soon I found them not intentionally mid you, I was looking for something else in my closet and this small sock sack emerged...heehee
I love the colorway. I definitely can NOT part with these, besides their a perfect fit!!

Lookin good with the birks?? Some people think I'm nuts with my crazy socks and sandals...Oh well they just don't get it! The funny thing is I see people wear them all the time, like my next door neighbor.. A middle aged single man....He doesn't say anything.....lol hmmm I wonder if I should find a pair of those clear clogs for the winter....LOL My cousins always pick on me that I dress like the 80s......Yep I like my comfortable stretch pants and long shirts of course the socks on the outside.....LOL
I don't dress like that on a regular basis but it's comfortable! (and also coming back in style,usually a stay home day, R&R day or PJ day whatever..) I like to dress like that going to their place gives them a hoot and a haller!! heehee

Still recovering and having some bouts of pain during the day! Not all day so getting somewhat better.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Baa Baa Sheep...

I placed an order a couple weeks ago from Lantern Moon, I've been wanting a new door mat for a long time now. Isn't' it neat! It's made of coconut fiber... I think she likes it here....;o)

Since I've had a tough time lately and I haven't bought myself anything for a while. I thought I'd deserve a nice set of needles for a change.. I bought these size 0 in Ebony, thought it was the hardest wood and they were $24.50 plus 1/3 added on for shipping toO! YIKES!
Look to my disappointment.. I 'm sending them back for a replacement but wondering if I should get the rosewood instead but they did also agree that Ebony was the stronger one. ErrrrR! to me it looks like coated wood like pressed stuff or something...what are the odds and my dumb luck!

I guess bad luck is better than no luck... to the PO we go....

Monday, June 18, 2007

Updates and in need of some help

I've been in bed, hospital and couch for over a week now recovering....had a very tough time with procedures found out I have to have a full follow up I didn't pass the cardiology screening nor tests, EKG & ECHO.... so to a cardiologist to see if I qualify for a pacemaker (like I really need any more medical issues, I have enough to last an entire extended family for a lifetime!!) and when they took my liver out later in the week they had to take a few biopsies of stuff.. liver not looking to good....Hopefully will have those results by the end of this week.... Crossing my fingers.. in the meantime between kids needs, my own and resting I've been busy knitting again.. Boy does it feel GOOD! A little painful but nevertheless GREAT to be knitting again. Makes me feel better and not so depressed...I think the pain meds help me knit faster...heehee

Here's one pair of socks. Pattern is from the new book "Friendly Sock Compilation, Vol II: A-Z and more".

16 author/designers: Debra Barker, Debra Chinn, Marcia Cordell, Michelle Fischer, Bonnie Franz, Sheron Goldin, Kathy Nehrenz, Joan Macleod, Claudia Tietze, Jeanie Townsend, Linda Walsh, Charlton Wilbur, Nancy Wild, KyleAnn Williams, Becky Yoder, and me, Laura Andersson (editor).

Book 1 is $24 and 4.50 priority ship; Book 2 is
$28 and 4.50 priority ship.
Book 2 is about 140 pages, with 40+ patterns & articles from 16 different designers you know. These are FULL-SIZE, books, not skimpy!
As well, there are helpful articles on topics such as how to use handspun in that new pattern you bought!
Books have plastic covers for protection over cardstock covers, spiral binding to lay flat, and full color. there's also a pocket for your notes and etc!

Pricing: Book 1, $24 and $4.50 priority ship
Book 2, $28 and $4.50 priority ship.

Special offer: if you order both books together, then you can
have free shipping (a $9 value) or 20% off book 1.

PS paypal to, drlaura@siriusknitting.com

(btw I have some patterns in it, I was published for the first time this year!!)

the pattern that I have been working on here is called Big Yellow Taxi designed by Becky Yoder
which I only changed the colors for July.....thought it looked pretty neat....

So I weighed out my yarn and all to make sure I had enough but opps.. Guess what not! Hoping someone can help me out here maybe possibly.....pretty please, my toes will be very cold....and another shade/color didn't look right.....


I'm in immediate desperately seeking if anyone happens to have a few
yards in their sock yarn leftovers of
Louet Gems Pearl in Cherry Red?

Dyelot 80.1112-8 but NOT necessary just need a few yards to finish up
a toe is all..

I love leftovers if you don't need them , can work out arrangements
for them please email me off list. I'm on the east coast but don't
care where it comes from ......

Then I'll be back to my recovery! promise.....yeah right! Seriously yes, back to the couch for a nap!

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Knitter Tea Swap 3 Package Arrival!!

I received my most generous box of goodies from Margene for the Knitters Tea Swap!
This was received late yesterday!

See all the Pretty paper. She's such a delightful person!

Passing the kitty inspection first....

Kitty was very intrigued by these items very first!

who can blame her, a kitty after my own heart.. Spinning fiber fun not one but 2 of these wonderful thrums from Spinderella's Creations. Wool/Alpaca blend which is nice for petting of course but fun to spin up with the extra fun surprises blended in the rovings.. See closer to the detail or the interesting colors.. Oh this will be lots of fun to spin up!!
How lucky is Margene to have a local mill near to her to keep up with her fiber additons....LOL We have to ship our stuff out to processors or process ourselves around here.

goodness I've never had the pleasure nor experience of trying Spunky Eclectic Super Nova in Chocolate Covered Cherries!!! hmm Nope not edible but very yummy indeed! Look at the gorgeous color blends....

then another great color choice of On-Line Sock yarn
both choices are most definitely me and ones I'd choose myself! She couldn't have picked better colors if I was with her!!!

Now she must know I've always been wanting wooden sock blockers... Now Thanks to her I have a set of wooden sock blockers...heeheee Love these little guys.. Key chain and with misc socks with samples to knit up right away.... YAHOOO!!

Also I love this wonderful brew in mug, the box said color Olive but to my surprise when I opened it, it's a beautiful cross of periwinkle/nautical blue color.. Ohhh definitely me for sure! Great size and the brew cup inside can fit in most any mug as well!
Other really awesome items included, a very cool stitch marker from Loopy Ewe in red of course which I'm very fond of besides blue....my 2 most favorite colors of course.. A very neat little book that holds a pad of post-its note pads and one's included from Lantern Moon, has a great stitched design on the front (red)a very neat card (which I forgot in my first package I sent, I was to excited about getting it to her), in the photo has 16 cakes of yarn thats very colorful & cheery! A couple of sample packages of Walkers shortbread cookies (which I've never tried either), 3 mini bars of chocolate (ginger, jasmine & orange blossom tea flavored), a box of 4 melted truffles of some sort I'm guessing but tasted very good, a bag of Ying Ming Tea from Tea Grotto and a box of Ahmad tea Evening Decaf tea....
Last but not least a cute tea cup magnet which was attached to a round purple tea tin which I assumed was tea until I opened it to make a cup to try because I didn't know the type it was, and it wasn't tea but FULL of chocolate candy covered sunflower seeds, which is ABSOLUTELY FAVORITE Of mine and my 19 y/o whose been eagerly awaiting to take some... we've been arguing over them since I found them last night.....heeehee... Guess whose winning!??
Isn't it just amazing how well you can get to know someone online you've never met!!
WE defiantly had a great partnering system by Suzi this round!! WOOHOOO! Thank you Both very much for making my life a little brighter these days!

Thank you for great fun and new friendship!