Knitted Bookworm

Monday, March 26, 2007

Monkey progress

Seems as if I'm a pretty slow knitter compared to others in the Monkey Swap. Someone has actually finished her pair! I'm almost finished with the gusset on sock number one and pleased with my progress. The yarn is JitterBug in the colorway "Blue Parrot". The yarn feels great, but I haven't heard whether it will wear well in socks. Hope so! I didn't spend as much time this weekend knitting as I'd planned. I got hooked on a book recommended by a fellow teacher- Snow flower and the Secret Fan. A great story about two lifelong friends in long ago China. We're starting a book club at school this week and need recommendations for what to read. You'd think that I would be in several of these, being a librarian, but this will be my first. Guess this is just time for a lot of firsts for me! Any ideas?

Saturday, March 17, 2007

New button

Here's my daughter's blog...she is my knitting/blogger advisor! Check it out!

Friday, March 16, 2007

Monkey swap

Well, I'm beginning on my first ever sock swap...the Monkey Sock Swap. Just hope I don't disappoint my pal. I've already started the monkey pattern, but may decide to change yarns after viewing my pal's info sheet. I really like the pattern...made one pair for daughter #2 in gray (her constant color!) and have started another pair for myself in Mississippi State maroon for football season. Can't believe I have 3 (now 4 with the swap sock) different pairs of socks going at once. Seems like all I need is more size 1 needles! This knitting thing seems to be going the way of my quilting projects...I love to start new ones, but am not so good at finishing! Guess what? Life's too short to moan and groan, so I'll just keep starting things 'cause I like to!!!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

New leaf...turning it over!

It's been so long since I started this blog and then just never got around to updating it! I'm going to try to blog at least once a week. Wish me luck! Obviously returned from the trip to London.! Had a part was seeing "Wicked"...fantastic! Bad year we only get 2 days for Fall Break. It will be awfully hard to come up with an
exciting trip for, basically, a long weekend.

The sweater was wonderfully warm, but I don't like how the sleeves turned out...too big and long, too. I may do them over or just seam them up some. Maybe I'll decide before it gets cold again!

Knitting news...socks, socks, and more socks. I am currently working on 3 different pairs of socks (trying to ward off the "second sock syndrome"). One is just stockinette but in a self striping yarn, one is "Monkey" in a solid maroon (for football season), and the third is a slipped stitch sock with wonderful orange/brown varigated Koigu that one of my daughters gave me for Christmas. I'm also joining my first sock swap. Am I crazy, or what?

Just so I won't get bored...I'm also working on a secret baby thing for previously mentioned daughter's number 2 son who will arrive in late May.

Isn't it amazing how many things I can get started during Spring Break? Here's hoping that I manage to finish some of them!