Saturday, November 10, 2007

Sabrina's Christmas Stocking

whipped this up this week while my Husband has been out of town

pattern was a freebie from Bernat, but I cast on more stitches to make it larger (to hold more treats!)

embroidered her name and duplicate stitched some paw-prints on after it was complete

now this pretty little girl is all ready for Santa!

Friday, July 06, 2007

an actual FO!

it's been a while since I had one of these....

the infamous shallowtail, in zephyr wool/silk

I have no idea when I started this, other than I was still living in Birmingham.....I know I bought the yarn at Knit Nouveau, sometime after they moved to their Homewood location

Tuesday, April 24, 2007


Posting has been pretty much non-existant around here recently, sorry about that! The biggest piece of news is that we relocated to Houston earlier this month so every spare minute has been spent unpacking or looking for houses.

I currently work in that unual shaped building on the far right (the Continental building, it's designed to look different from each side and offers SPECTACULAR views from that sharp angled side) but sometime in the next week or two I will be moving to that mirrored building that is right smack in the center (Texaco Heritage Plaza, where I will have an actual office w/ door as opposed to a cubicle)

I know there are tons of knitties in the area and I plan to join y'all for SnB night sometime soon!

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Random Act of Kindness

Yesterday I received a little bit of sunshine in the form of a knittyboard RAK:

Inside was Cuisine at Home magazine, 3 of her favorite recipes, a bar of swiss dark chocolate w/ cinnamon, Trader Joe's decaf Earl Grey tea, two Hershey's special dark w/ almonds nuggets in their own knit cozy, a ball of SWTC Bamboo, and a lovely card with such a sweet note inside.


Monday, January 08, 2007

socks part deux

at the request of some lovely knitties, a couple modeled photos so you can better see the cuff length (I wear a US womens size 8 shoe)

it's rather difficult to get good shots of one's own feet without making it look as though I have cankles, and please pardon the Paul Frank monkey jammies

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Happy New Year!

I completed the first of my first pair of socks on NY Day, and immediately cast on for the second. I finished just this morning, with a whopping 6 inches or so of yarn to spare after weaving in ends on the second. You can see what tiny amount of yarn was left in the photo.

The pattern is "Go With The Flow Socks" by Evelyn A. Clark and featured in the Summer 2005 Interweave Knits. I used a single skein of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Country Christmas, and size 1 needles. I only did 10 repeats of the lace pattern on the cuff rather than the full 20 the pattern called for, and I cast on holding 2 needles together to give me a nice loose cast on edge.

Who says you need two skeins to make a pair of socks? I have another single skein in Black Purl and think I will try a toe-up pattern this time.

I neglected to get photos of all my knit/sewn christmas gifts but I did find a photo of the stockings I made. The pattern was from Lion Brand, knit in Wool-Ease and I duplicate stitched our names on once they were completed but not yet seamed. This pattern is knit on 2 needles and seemed up the back and was my first attempt at 2-handed colorwork (for the top ribbing). The first stocking was awkward but I rather had the hang of it by the second.