Just a place where I can sit and write my thoughts on my newest passion. . . . . knitting. Hopefully, I will better document my progress throughout knitting and get in touch with others as obsessed as I am!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

I'm getting boring, huh?

Sheesh! I am getting so boring that reading my own posts puts ME to sleep! Sorry guys. I just haven't gotten back into the swing of things. I guess that happens to a lot of bloggers but I did like getting comments and now, barely any. Hmmmm. I know, I know the comments aren't the reason I blog. Truly they aren't. I know that you all are out there and that is comforting. I blog to feel a sense of self, to understand what's going on in my world, to record today and what my life is like and about. But. Still. It was nice to see all the different people and their blogs that were including themselves in my little world. . . .ok, no more of that. On to what blogging is really about.

Hey, lookee, there ARE pictures to be shared

First up is a photo of my Hogwarts sock swap socks. Almost done! Whoopee! I am knitting them in tandem because I decided to add some increases at the calves. They are a simple 3X1 rib until above the ankle and then I slowly increased to a 3X2 rib. Question for you all out there. . . How would you finish these off? Just, bind off? The ribbing is already there so I guess so but, I wanted them to look, y'know, finished. Can I picot edge with ribbing? Should I just bind off and not worry about it? Your suggestions are respectfully requested (how's that for comment begging? ;-> ) I am making them from Lorna's Laces Sheperd Sock in the "bee stripe" colorway. That swirly yellow stripe thing going up the foot of the sock was purely the colorway. I noticed that that was the point where they switched from gold to black. Seems they had a bit of extra gold. I kind of like the effect though. Don't you?

Now onto a spoiling for me! Here's the totality of my package from my FABULOUS Knitter's Tea Swap 3 spoilee, Jessica:

Isn't that some wonderful stuff? I got 3 different loose teas from the English Tea Store, many, many tea bags of assorted Stash teas, some organic honey lemon sticks, 3 different typed of tea cookies/treats, some dark chocolate (heaven) covered pretzel bits AND. . . . .my very first, ever Claudia's handpainted sock yarn. Woo Hoo! Here it is closer up:

And again:
Thank you so much for your generosity Jessica, it was amazing to have you as my pal. Hopefully you will like my package as much as I enjoyed yours!

Last, but not least, I leave you with a gratuitous family picture of us during Memorial Day weekend while out
geocaching. This is a picture of us after finding our 100th cache:

We had so much fun that weekend!

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At 12:06 PM , Blogger paula said...

We are such bad bloggers during the warm weather and school vacation. The socks look great. I love your package, especially the wool.

At 12:42 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love your swap package - that yarn is so pretty!!

At 4:22 PM , Blogger amylovie said...

What a generous swapper. We ordered some Claudia for the shop, and I can't wait to get it. It is really lovely.


At 5:22 PM , Blogger Jennifer said...

the socks look great and i love the family pic! :) suggestion for the sock finishing...i'm still a newbie and haven't finished one myself yet lol

At 10:29 PM , Blogger Katherine said...

What a cute family picture!

Wow. How did I not know about a knitting tea swap? You got some great stuff and that yarn is beautiful.

At 5:47 AM , Anonymous Kristin said...

The bee socks are great - I love the stripy-ness. And the 'tea' package is wonderful!h

At 7:04 AM , Blogger mf said...

Great goodies! Nice colorway yarn and your bee socks looks great! yes I'd bind them off in K & P

At 3:05 PM , Blogger Shar said...

Oh I love the colors of claudia's handpainted yarn. I haven't tried it yet. Thanks for the heads up ont the knitting nurses ring.

At 11:57 AM , Blogger Cathi said...

You are just the cutest thing ever.

At 9:55 AM , Blogger Sourire11 said...

Sorry for the lack of comments!!! I do enjoy your blog I've just been terrible with the blog reading lately...

and adorable socks and even more adorable family pic!!!


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