Friday, July 28, 2006


Hurray, my dh found the cord I needed to be able to get photos from my digital camera to my computer. I am posting pics of the socks I've been doing. The toddler socks are for CIC and I plan to mail them out this weekend. Tomorrow I'll try and put up picks of the Cental Asian themed shelves and Scythian themed floorcloth I've painted this week for our 2 week stay in a Yurt:>. We're going in the morning to make gothic themed 2 person benches and a Viking 6 board chest which I plan to use for storaging my current knitting projects and electronics. I'm really excited about the upcoming Turkish Sock class at Pennsic War as well as the Viking Bronzecasting and cooking bread on a campfire classes!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Hot Tamales!

It is HOT outside! I'm at a complete standstill on my knitting becuase I'm getting ready for a 2 week camping trip in Penn. at Pennsic ( It's a big Medieval/Rennaissance reenactment event which is a lot of fun. I'm staying in my Yurt for the two weeks and will take classes on felting, bronze casting, knitting Turkish socks, weaving, and several other things I can't think of! I'm going to take lots of pictures and have lots of fun!

Friday, July 14, 2006

Adventures in Wooladdiction

Hurray! I have finished the second pair of cic socks in wool. I worked with a bluegray 100% wool and worked white in a wave pattern for two repeats around the cuff. I'm tickled to have completed the CIC challenge for this month! I'm think I'm going to try a pair of adult socks next in the lovely Trekking XXL yarn. This time I believe I'm going to try and find a pattern I haven't tried before, perhaps a feather and fan start pattern.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

One step closer...

This week my DH picked up a new battery for my digital camera. I'll soon be able to update my blog with pics whenever I want to! Unfortunately I can't find the cord that goes from the camera to the computer right now. This week I am working on a pair of blue and white toddler socks for CIC and I have just completed a blue chemo hat for BAM out of the Lionbrand Homespun. I've discovered I'm not too fond of the acryllic yarns but I have several skeins of it as they were closing out the yarn section at Gardenridge. We picked up several skeins in two different colors and a number of balls of Lionbrand selfstriping yarn in three colors for $2.25 a piece. I plan on making lots of socks for everyday use as well as presents so I figured that's a great bargain. I need to find a way to organize my yarn and unspun wool stash before it grows any larger.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Just wanted to share this little felt bear. He's needlefelted out of scrap wool with little glass beads eyes.

Ultimate Sock Chart

I've found the motherlode!!! is a website for getting your own wool to dye and appears to have reasonable prices. Better than that even is the following link, which is a chart of how to make socks! I'm extremely excited about this chart.

If I understand the pdf sock chart correctly I should be able to use it to make any socks for anyone based on a few measurements instead of guessing.

This weekend's progress...I have finished my first pair of CIC socks and am working on a second pair with a Ram's Horn pattern in blue and white. I've really surprised myself with how easy (if you can follow a chart) adding a pattern can be. I'm going to finish these socks this week then try and get another Chemo cap done before Wednesday night for BAMBAM girls knitting group.

I'm trying to figure out how to spruce up this blog with a projects graph, pictures, and links but I"m not to skilled with that sort of thing.