Monday, December 20, 2010

Holiday knitting madness

Socks and cowls and shawls and such! There is never enough time to knit what you want, but I'm going to make more time! My wonderful husband just got me tewelry from and I LOVE the Cable Needle Necklace, and she even engraved it making it even more special. I dropped off the map for a bit this summer, too hot to knit.
But am back on track with a pair of green socks and a cowl and a Helen Hamann Kit that I got from which seems now to be out of stock. and I can hardly wait for the arrival of my next project, Acorns cardigan, from a LOVELY site called thanks to my BFF Mary!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Exit Zero

Took a weekend off and headed south to Cape May, and another deeper breath to start a Latvian Lace Sock. And what a delight. it was relatively easy, just have to keep track of the row and understand how to do a yarn over. The yarn is from, and is wool with nylon, and I added a reinforcing thread. I am now empowered to tackle more complex patterns. But, wait, Leslie wants sock with toes... that may have to be next.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Sock Aktion (Lang, that is)

I Love this yarn!!!! Lang Aktion Jawoll... I was luck enough to snag a skein of the custom combo from November 2007. Was a wild knittin' woman, couldn't put it down. Love the colors, love the feel.. and love the fact that I worked on them over a memorable weekend spend with Susan and David in Cape May. (Just gotta weave in the ends on the toe--later! it's not cold yet!)
Bucket list item checked off, road the Ferris Wheel in Ocean City. and Whacked a MOLE! ANNNDDDD saw Revenge of the Nerds, not sure how I ever missed it.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

All that jazz on the explanade

What to do on a hot and steamy Staten Island night? Knit on the esplanade and listen to JAZZmobile. Akiko Tsurga performed, amazing! Chenda and I soaked it all up. But where was everybody.....?

Saturday, July 10, 2010

monkey-in' round

I just had so much fun making this monkey for my friend Betsy's new baby... whooo hoo!, now I need to make one for ME! Been a busy knitting month, took a break from sock-making to work on "Chico"... great fun and easy, from Patons Monkey Business.

It was a month of new babies... and this sweater is for Charlotte. The Pattern is a modified Debbie Bliss hoodie pattern. Knitting for babies is such a hoot.

The packages are going out Monday!!!!

Friday, June 11, 2010


I love knitting socks! Every time I turn a heel I get a thrill. The magic of sticks and strings turning into something real and useful is so satisfying. This sock is the CLASSIC SOCK PATTERN, from Folk Socks by Nancy Bush. The trick is learning how to do short rows. I am using sock reinforcing yarn for the heels and toe on a set of #2 double-pointed needles.

Had a great lunch yesterday with my two Marys! I showed them the "turn" and am hopeful that the next time we have lunch they will have "turning" stories too.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Lastrada -done-whew, the best yet

I have to admit that I long to purl when I am working on Falkenberg projects, but the end result is always fabulous. I love the drape and this sweater can go from jeans to evening. Enjoyed the process but socks are calling!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Crankin' on Lastrada

Right side is finished.!

I just love the construction of this sweater. I have now cast on 475 stitches and am cranking on the left side of my Hanna Falkenberg Lastrada.... I got distracted by a pair of aqua blue socks, and am glad that I am back on course with this.