The Chronicles of a Brand New Knitter.....

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Without Further Ado....

I finished a sock!!!! Okay, so there are so many mistakes in that sock, but it's D-O-N-E! I'm so freaking proud of myself for resisting the urge to frog again. I decided that this was a practice sock and I would get through it completely, no matter how bad it looked....and I did.
I really hate the toe though, but it's more about the shape. I think I like more of a square toe, so I'll have to play around and find the right one for me.

I'm trying to remember what yarn I used, since my girls ran off with the label soon after I bought it. I know that it was Lana Grossa Mega Boot Stretch, but the color is ????? Really, I have no clue. I used size 3 addis and just did a 4x4 ribbing on the cuff. Nothing exciting...just practice. Okay, so now I just have to actually make another one so that I don't look weird walking around in one sock! Wish me luck..... Posted by Picasa

*I looked online and the color is #708*

Friday, June 23, 2006

Happy Friday!

There's not really too much going on around here to report about, but I wanted to post, so here I am. I've actually made progress on my sock! I'd show some pictures, but my camera batteries died and I'm not smart enough to figure out how to plug everything in, LOL. Seriously, it's a new camera and I'm kind of scared of it. So, trust me....I'm only a couple of inches from the toe. Zachary actually looked at my sock the other day and said, "Wow, Mom, you may actually finish one!" Smarty-pants little kid!

In other news, summer is here and we've spent most of our free time outside and at the lake boating. It's still so weird for me to see mountains all around while out on the boat. We've had a blast and the kids love having all the time outdoors.'s that time of day again. My kids are dragging me away to go play! Don't they know that I have other things to do? ;-P

Friday, June 16, 2006

Surprise Mail!

Well, yesterday I received my first package from my Secret Pal and it just made my day! There's nothing like sock yarn and goodies to put a smile on my face. She also included some cute little Utah stickers, the Magic Loop booklet and a cute binder to hold all of my patterns....and I can't forget the card too. Thanks so much Secret Pal! I LOVE everything and can't wait to knit up socks with that yarn.

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As promised.....

Here's a picture of the very little knitting that happened on our camping trip. Let's just say that drinking to warm yourself and knitting...well, they don't mix. So, I ended up with less progress than I hoped for. But, notice that the sock is on ONE circular!

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Thursday, June 08, 2006

Please Leave a Message After the BEEP....

We're leaving EARLY in the morning for a family camping trip, so I'll be away for the weekend. I'm sure nobody will really miss me since I've been so bad at updating here, but I still wanted to post.

The good news is that I'll be knitting while the kids are all out playing in the great outdoors! YEAH ME!!! I promise to post pics of any progress made when I get back.