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Socks! And Oh Yes, I’m GETTING MARRIED!

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

I seem to be in a sock mood of late. It probably has a lot to do with the fact that Christmas is coming up so I have to get a start on some presents…like what I haven’t already done this summer was enough :-)

Socks! The first is the free pattern off Ravelry named Dionysus Socks. I love the crazy cables zig zagging left and right down the sock. My Snow Under Cedars socks satisfied an itch I was having to do some fair isle. It, of course did the trick! Finally, I love the lacy vines in my In the Peaceful Forrest Socks, made with the warmest sock yarn I think known to knitters – Mountain Colors Bearfoot. I loooooooooove this yarn!

Socks make great traveling projects too.

Why did I mention traveling?



Wedding Bands Yes after about a year of planning, some tears and a ton of laughter, Jermaine and I are finally getting married this weekend and heading off to our honeymoon soon thereafter. These lovely projects might just be completed after we get back.

I know I’ve been quiet of late. Been busy planning this little shin digĀ  but also I don’t want to post a blog with just saying “Look….this sleeve grew three inches since last I blogged.

When I get back, I will be finishing up Hallett’s Ledge and hopefully made more progress on my Lattice Lace Pullover.

More to come later, this my last blog entry as a single lady! :D

Lara’s Socks and her awesome Save the Dates

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Ok let me first say that, yes, STD has a not so great connotation but it was brought to my attention that I might have confused readers in my last post. I am planning a wedding and while doing so, a STD will refer to Save The Date cards. ;-) Get it? Do we have an understanding? :P

Now that they’ve been sent to our invite list, can I show you the most awesome save the date cards my friend Lara made for us?


How awesome are they?!?!

The week I got the draft from Lara, I was bummed out about a certain part of our wedding (long story) and I received the draft on a Friday afternoon and just yelped from excitement. These totally got me out of my funk because this card is SO us! And my God, I had no idea I was a head tilter till I saw this and took a closer look at pics of me.

Annnnnnnyway, Lara had to get spoiled. I show my love through knitting, of course. May I present….her socks.

My Second Pair of Maelstroms

Pattern: Maelstrom by Cookie A. from Twist Collective, Autumn 2008
My Ravelry Project Page
Yarn(s): Shelridge Farm Soft Touch Ultra Solid Colors
Colorway(s): Iris
Needle(s): US 1 – 2.25 mm
Casted On: April 20, 2010
Casted Off: May 9, 2010
Modifications: The pattern called for six repeats of the leg pattern. I went for ten and even with that, the sock was a little short. Here’s hoping that didn’t make much difference to Lara who is shorter than me?

My Second Pair of Maelstroms I love this pattern and always knew I’d make a second pair after I finished my first. It’s interesting enough to keep your attention but is also not too complicated that you have to refer to the pattern after every row.

My Second Pair of Maelstroms Knitters often don’t get handknit gifts themselves. Why is that? We don’t hesitate giving each other yarn but we don’t make things for each other? At least I don’t but I’ll admit that I really must change that Anyway, Lara was quite pleased to receive them and I was so happy to make them for her. My family and friends absolutely love the save the date cards. So original. So Us. And they include our wonderful girls. They can’t be forgotten We got all that and more. THANK YOU LARA….AGAIN :D

And speeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaking of socks, I recently got a copy of Think Outside the Sox and I just can’t get enough of it! I love an overwhelming majority of the patterns in the book. Go check it out at the library or get a copy at your LYS. It will not disappoint.

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