mama knits!

(when they let her...)

Sunday, January 28, 2007


He's walking!

And he only waited until he turned 17 months to do it!

I really don't know what took him so long. At 11 months he was walking along furniture and by the end of September he would walk along side someone and just hold lightly onto a finger. He just didn't realize that the big person wasn't doing anything.

Then last night he was standing at the coffee table eating a cracker and he just started wandering around like he had been doing it for months. Today he even chased after one of the cats!

Yeah.... that's a nail file in his hand. He already thinks he can snatch things and I won't be able to catch him...

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

STR Really does Rock!

Lately this has been my favorite sock yarn to knit with, it just feels so good going through your fingers...

I had been trying to place an order with Blue Moon Fiber Arts for about three weeks, but they were switching their website and having some problems. For some reason, I had no problem emailing back and forth about placing an order, but they weren't getting my emails saying what I actually wanted to order. They finally got my order on the 8th.... and my yarn was dyed, dry and in the mail to be on the 11th! I was expecting the 10-14 days they told me.

I didn't get any pictures yet of what I bought for me, but one is balled and ready to start the socks for my Sockret pal.

Socks That Rock lightweight in "Romancing the Stone"

Isn't it gorgeous?!? If it knits up half as nice as it looks now, I think I may have to get some for myself.

I was looking for almost three months to find the perfect yarn for my pals socks, and I'm sure this is the one I was meant to purchase. I saw it online and thought it might be the one, then not even 10 minutes later I was looking at the program guide on the TV, and "Romancing The Stone" was on two seperate channels. I took it as a sign to buy that color, and I am sooooo glad I did.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Mr. Herman and the Hat

He decided he needed to take a suntan while I was trying to get a picture.

This is the progress I've made so far on the Celtic Cap for my DH. I'm using Patons Classic wool, and the fabric it much softer than I expected from feeling the ball.

Hopefully by the end of February I can get through a bunch of the small things I want to knit and start my Lady Eleanor. I wish I didn't need to sleep!

Monday, January 08, 2007

First FO of 2007

Well, it's a sock, so it's only really half of a FO! The second sock will have to go on hold for a bit. A relative just had a baby two weeks earlier than expected, so I have some baby knitting to get done.

This is my first time using Koigu, so I had no idea what to expect. I enjoyed knitting with it (even though I almost ran out of yarn), but wasn't sure I would like the finished product because it felt "crispy" to me. Does that make sense? I gave it a nice wash so I could be sure I wanted to knit the second sock, and I'm happy to say it's now super soft!

It was over 70 degrees this weekend! I'm loving that it's still so nice, but I'm also scared that when it does get cold out, it will get reeeaaalllly cold...