Saturday, September 29, 2007

Fall days

It's the beginning of autumn here in Oregon. The leaves are beginning to turn. The air is crisp, autumn rains have been malingering, and the chill in the air is inescapable. I took these pictures a couple of days ago, when the sun was still gracing us...

The last rose of summer reminds us of the season just passed.

It's been a slow knitting week, but the Pagoda Lace socks are progressing!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Catching Up!!

Isn't this camel lovely? I don't know her name. I don't even really know if she's a she! This is my only picture from the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival this past weekend. One might call it user error, I prefer to call it a dead battery. It was a consistent theme...but we're not going to go there now!

If you know who you are is reading this...check out the sign behind the on the camel for a closer view!! :)

My friend Linda came in from Baltimore to go to OFFF. We did a lot of knitting. And a lot of shopping. Perhaps more shopping than knitting if the truth were known. We had a blast! I started a toe in STR 'Hotflash' lightweight. It's destined to become a Pagoda Lace sock.

What have we here...looks like Max...helping mom with her Wool Girl goodies!!

A little of the new sport weight Miss Babs in 'Hot Mama'

and 'Rose Garden'!! Yum!! Fall knitting here I come!!

And what is Max guarding?

Some lovely rare gems...I believe some Falling Leaf socks might be in my future very near future! Thank you DFG!!!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Hello Autumn!!

Summer of socks 2007 has come to a close, which means summer is also about to fade away. The air is brisk and the mornings are becoming laden with dew. The days are shortening. The leaves are just beginning to turn...Fall is just a pirouette away. It's time to reap the harvest from the summer of socks.

It was great fun to see what everyone was knitting during the SoS. Some knitters were very seemed like they were completing a new pair of socks everyday!! Some knitters created a new design with every sock AND knit lots of socks to boot. Me, well...perhaps the Summer of Monkey Socks in STR would accurately peg me. But, it didn't matter, as long as socks were on the needles!

A special thank you needs to go out to Jessica the hostess of Summer of Socks 2007! What a task to put together such a big KAL. She did a wonderful job and I hope she'll consider doing it again next year! And to all the blog readers, wow...what dedication you had!! Special thanks to Megan and Melinda who took good care of me and my updates!!

I completed 7 pairs of socks from June 21 through September 21, 2007.

I knit picot cuffs (alot of picot cuffs!)...

I knit a lace cuff...

I knit monkeys...and more monkeys...

I knit some non-monkey-non-picot socks (alert the press!!)

My toes matched...

or not...

I had a blast knitting these socks this summer, and I hope those of you that followed my sock knitting adventures on the blog had fun as well! I'm a dyed in the wool autumn girl, but I suspect that everytime I wear these socks a little bit of summer fun will lighten my step!!!

The clock has continued to tick away the minutes as I write this very last post of the summer...the pirouette is almost complete...

Happy Autumn Everyone!! Knit On!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

I dug it

Summer of Love Lace socks. What a grand way to leave summer
and complete the Summer of Socks 2007!!!

Pattern: Summer of Love Lace by JC Briar for the Rockin' Sock Club
Yarn: STR 'Flower Power' Lightweight
Needles: Cuffs: 3.0 mm and sock: 2.5 mm Addi Lace
Mods: Anatomical toe

Monday, September 17, 2007

Introducing Alberts

If you guessed anything resembling a Monkey sock yesterday, you were correct!

Generically known as STR 'Space Dust' Monkey socks.

These socks honor the first and most special astronauts, and with greatest affection are now known as Alberts.

Pattern: Monkey Socks by Cookie A.
Yarn: STR 'Space Dust' Medium weight
Needles: Addi Lace 2.5 mm
Mods: Picot cuff (is this really a modification anymore?), Eye of Partridge heel flap, and anatomical toes.

Sunday, September 16, 2007


It's been a busy week!!

First we had my parents' 50th wedding anniversary!! Wowee!!! I'm hoping they have 50 more years together :)

Then our anniversary. We went to the beach for a few days. We heart the beach. Mr. NK even proposed to me on the beach!!

15 years and going strong!!!

Although the Bee accompanied us to the beach, not much knitting was done on it. That would be zero knitting, really. This one photo was a must!!! That is Neahkahnie mountain in the background.

Progress was made on the STR 'Flower Power' Summer of Love Lace socks. I am now almost finished with the second sock! The pressure is on to finish by the end of SOS!!

And a tease...full disclosure in a day or two...but you can probably figure out what pair of socks got finished while at the beach?

Can't you?!

Monday, September 10, 2007

I can dig it

Flower Power. Love. It.

Friday, September 07, 2007


Little Pink Skeins for

Little Pink Socks!!!

Have a great weekend and Happy Knitting!!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

A Little Dash of Stash

Hmmmm....I've been quite busy with the two sticks and string, but sadly have no photos to show for I'll share some recent acquisitions with you...

First up, Ice Cream Sundae from Stone Barn Fibers

I'm not sure that I was able to capture the yellow...but this "Chamomile" colorway from Madelinetosh is exquisite!

As is the "Frida"

and "Sweet Peas"

There's more...actually...but I don't want you to get overloaded and not come back!!!

Happy Knitting!!!

Sunday, September 02, 2007

A Honey of a Day!

Fall is here...well almost. By Neuroknitter's rules, autumn starts on September 1, it is now September 2, making it very official indeed. (BTW, my other rule is that there is no zero, just in case you were curious!)

Our little world was a buzz with Bee activity...sadly my partner in crime visited the frog pond...but reported that a life saver ring thingy was sent in the nick of time! Peppermint.

Even Mr. NK got in on the action!

I think we're nearing the end of our miniature strawberry crop...they are very sweet, and we're assured they will return next summer.

And last but not least...we've completed one Albert (aka Space Dust monkey) sock!! yippy skippy!!!