Saturday, May 17, 2008

Monkey's, Baby's, New yarn...

Here are the baby monkey's I made to match the regular size monkey's. I made these for my niece Ava and her mom Kristine. I hate that I live so far away from my family (12 hours by car). I like to spoil my niece as much as possible! So I decided to make her a pair of socks. The best part is that her new little sister will be able to wear them when she is born!!!

The moma and baby monkey's together! I recommend this pattern for the Monkey socks because it SO easy! Once you get the hang of it, it goes so quickly! And the baby monkeys are also easy..
I have a good friend that I met at my last job and she is having a baby! She is only going to be able to have 1 baby and it happens to be a boy. She is really excited about having a baby and I decided I needed to do something special for the baby, so I'm making the log cabin blanket from Mason Dixon knitting. It's a great, easy pattern. I am making 6 squares with 3 colors each and alternating the colors. I will then sew them together and make a 6X3 blanket. It will be the perfect size for a new baby boy..

Here is a picture with a perspective to see how big it is.

The is square #3. It's been finished now, and #4 has been started!

I was in need of a new knitting bag and happened to be on Loopy Ewe, when I spotted the perfect bag. It's a Namaste laguna bag. I LOVE IT!! I have been wearing it everyday since I got it. It has space on each side for knitting and then regular purse stuff, then a zipper pocket in the middle for my wallet and other important stuff.

And my new Colinette Jitterbug just happens to be on top! These two colors are fantastic and I can't stop buying more Jitterbug! It's a fantastic yarn for socks :)

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Summer of Yarn Love Swap

I can't wait to participate in this swap! I know it's going to be a great one :)

Here are the my answers to all the questions!

Do you knit or crochet? How long have you been at your craft?

I knit and crochet. I don't crochet very much and definately prefer to knit.

Do you spin? What type of spinning?

No spinning for me!

What are your favorite yarns/fibers? What are your least favorite yarns/fibers?

I LOVE Malabrigo! I also love sock yarn in genernal. I've worked with Jitterbug, Lorna's Laces, and Tofutises so far and I have really liked them. I guess I perfer wool blends. I haven't ventured out to try many other things yet..

What are your favorite colors? What are your least favorite colors?

I love the colors of a peacock. The deep teal, bright green, and a little purple thrown in the mix. My favorite color is green. It seems to look the best on my skin color. I would say I'm not a big fan of red. Thats the only color I don't particularly care for.

Are there any yarns/brands that you are dying to work with but never have?

I am open to working with everything! I would love to try some Socks that Rock!!

What is/are your favorite types of projects to knit/crochet?

I am on a HUGE sock knitting kick right now. They have become my favorite because they go really fast! I also just completed a great shrug and that was a great fast knit as well. So I like fast knits I guess :)

What are you currently working on? Anything you plan to work on this summer?

Socks, Socks, Socks, a baby blanket, some dishclothes, and baby booties, oh, did I mention Socks!

What is your favorite FO? (Post a pic if you would like.)

My new Dream in Color Shrug pictures 2 posts below this one!

What is your oldest UFO?

probably my Juliet sweater... it's just sitting in a basket.. has been since February.

Are there any techniques that you want to learn?

knitting socks on 2 circulars 2 at a time.

Are you on Ravlery? What's your ID?


Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?

I have a size 9 foot. I will take my measurements and post them later.

Do you collect anything?

I collect the letter S. It's something I have been doing for awhile. I have alot of different sizes and shapes and I have great plans to put them all on my bedroom wall!

Do you have a yarn winder and/or swift?

I don't. I use my friend Wendy's and it's going to be easier to use hers because I'm moving in with her in a few weeks!

Do you love sweets? What are your favorites?

I LOVE sweets! I love Dove chocolate because its so incredibly smooth. I also really like LemonHeads. I don't eat them much because I haven't been able to find them on the East Coast, but i LOVE them!

What are your favorite scents?

I love lime. Not orange or lemon, just lime. Or coconut lime (from bath and body works). I also like the smell of clean laundry or clean cotton. It smells so nice!

Where do you keep your needles/hooks?

I just got a really amazing DPN holder for my birthday. It's from Etsy and is awesome :) Other than that, I have my circulars in a large cosmetic bag from Vera Bradley.

Do you have a wishlist (Amazon, Etsy, etc?)

I don't really have one. I could definately come up with one on Etsy :)

Having a birthday this summer?

Nope April 6th!

Are you allergic to anything??? Please let your pal know!

I am allergic to eating coconut. I like the smell, but I can't consume it.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

I joined

I joined a great knitalong! I'm really excited to be able to do this! I'm doing both of the parts of the knitalong! I hope this helps me to get more socks done :) Go HERE to join! Socks are the easiest thing to take on the bus or when traveling at all..

Here come the socks!!!

Oh, and I have finished ones to show.. And a great fun photo shoot I did the other night!