Wednesday, June 22, 2011

school is out, summer is here and socks have been knit

The first day of summer has arrived.   We survived the last year of elementary school and after 2 and a half months off, the Middle School experience will begin... (gulp!)  The 5th grade promotion was damp! not rainy but a steady misting that left all the seats wet and most of us huddling under trees or umbrellas.  He's growing up & moving on..... I can still remember his first day of school - Where does the time go?!

When did this little guy

Grow into this?! I blinked and 6 years flew by :(

He made it and we are very proud of him --- although, I'll be honest..not looking forward to those hormonal, moody teenage years ahead!

On to knitting!

Summer of socks???

Maybe not to wear... but definitely to knit! Socks are the perfect summer knitting project - small, portable & fun!

I signed up for Dancing Dog Dyeworks sock club and received my first installment of fantabulous summery sock yarn in Tropical Twist - a self-striping colorway!

and look at the goodies - sour watermelon sucker, Soak Wash sampler & a pretty sock/lace stitch marker from AG mode

I'm a sucker for self-striping and cast-on immediately. Plain vanilla cuff down w/afterthought heels and matchy-matchy stripes of course. ;P

Ravel me!

Love those big thick stripes and tropical, summery colors! Another fantastic colorway from the fab Michelle (woolylove on Ravelry) the fiber artist behind Dancing Dog Dye Works~

Happy first day of summer~

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Old & Rusty

Let's see if I can still remember how to do this....Making no promises of how often I will post, I am always enthusiastic when I return to blog, so remaining ever optimistic.

This entry will be short & sweet.  A while back, I was asked to test knit a pattern that has been recently published in Petite Purls 2011 Summer edition by Angela Tong aka Oiyi on Ravelry.

The pattern is Mao - the Chinese word for Cat and is worked seamlessly in the round, top down.

Here is my take on Angela's design - meet El Gato~

so how do say 'Meow' in Spanish?  ;P

Follow this link if you'd like to visit my projects page on Ravelry for detail on this project~