Tuesday, April 21, 2009


In my last post I told you that my friend Pam was going to be running a contest on her blog. She is running a 1 month blogiversary contest and she has some great prizes. I donated some Noro sock yarn in color S150.

You can't tell from this picture but it is mostly blues and greens. Below is a more accurate representation of the colors.

Pam also has some great stitch markers and a row counter from her Etsy shop PrettyKnittyJewelry. Quick go enter so you can win. She will be announcing the winner on May 1st.

Good luck!!!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Knitting Slump

So I've been in a bit of a knitting slump lately. I haven't really felt like knitting after I get home from work. Too tired? Maybe. Too lazy? Possibly. Lost my knitting mojo? I think that is what it is. Not sure if it's because we can't get any real spring weather to stay for more than a day or an hour around here. I need some sunny weather so I can sit out on the back patio and relax. Maybe have the knitting crew over. I have so many sketches of summer sweaters that I would like to design but I'm just not feeling it. I love the design process and am so into it once I start. Now I just have to figure out how to get started? Maybe I should just sit down with sketches, pen, paper and my knitting and see what happens.

To try to get my knitting mojo back I made myself start a baby blanket for a friend who's wife is due in June. I'm usually dying to cast on a sweater or socks or something. I usually find it hard to finish things up before casting on for the next project. The mindless knitting of the baby blanket is helping to get the creative juices flowing. I got my Socks that Rock package in the mail a few weeks ago which is also helping.

The yarn and the pattern are beautiful. Very springy colors. That Stephanie Pearl-McPhee is a genius.

I should be posting in the next couple of days about a contest that my friend Pam is going to be running on her blog. I donated a ball of Noro sock yarn in color S150. I'm sure Pam is going to have some great prizes. As soon as the contest is up I'll post a link.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

A New Look.....

I decided that I needed a new look for spring so I found this fun background. Feels very springy to me. Now if we can just get some spring weather that will stay. Unfortunately I haven't been knitting much because I have been so busy. Things have slowed down a bit so I can finally get back to knitting. I didn't realize how much I miss my knitting time. It really helps me de-stress. I need to finish up my Cozy Cable sock so I can cast on for the Spring Forward sock. I picked up Comfy Sox from The Loopy Ewe. I was thinking I was going to use the Spring Green but both colors are so pretty.

I also received my second package from the Socks that Rock sock club. The colorway is beautiful. When I get a chance I will post a picture. I also picked up some more Dream in Color Starry from The Loopy Ewe in the Cocoa Kiss colorway. I couldn't resist even though I absolutely don't need it. So since I have a little spare time, I'm off to knit.