Thursday, September 27

Gracie's Sox

# 2 circs
leftover Pink Regia Silk
pattern was FIRST created in 2003
it has gone thru a few updates
when i get the tutorial done
i will post a link to the pattern as well
this sock pattern was created in
Summer of 2003 using Cotton Fine & it had
an Afterthought Heel.
It was called Airy Ankle Skimmers.
Changes were made Fall 2003 when it became a full
legnth sock and was called Peek-a-Boo
The sock pattern was changed again
in Feb 2007, to include a traditional heel
and 2 sox on 2 circs directions
for the Deb Brown for ITE 3
it's the pattern that BECAME Friendship Sox
that Deb ultimatly used to learn 2s-2c
she & i both used pink & peach Regia Silk
to knit matching sox


received 2 sets of stitch markers for current exchange
from Marsha
from Kimberly

none of the 3 sets i sent out

2 weeks ago,
seem to have made it thru the mail
it will be a week or so before

i can mail replacements

finished knitting the sox for the 2s2c tutorial
still working on the tutorial
when i get it finished, i will post a link

Saturday, September 22


so i will have NANCY dye some
yarn for me
when it arrives
i will design a pair of sox
gonna have her dye enuff for TWO pair
'cause i want a pair for MOI!!!!!
gotta stalk my recipient's blog

as if i don't have ENUFF to do

so i got my yarn for the bag
while i was in the LYS
someone had a question
about 2 sox - 2 circs
LONG story short
i will be teaching a class
on Sat Oct 6 @ LYS
so, i will knit up
parts of sox
so i can show the knitters
what they are working on
will work on a tutorial to pass out
after the class
i will post it on the blog
also, designing TWO patterns for the class
after the class
they can pass out the pattern to patrons

Fall Felted Bag Exchange

picked up the pattern & yarn today
wound the yarn
gotta find the needles i THOUGHT i had
ORDERED the yarn for my Harvest Sock Partner
mite have the ISE 5 partner
gotta look

Friday, September 21

swap partners

got my partners for Harvest Sock Swap
heard from the one sending TO me
sent an email to the 1 i am sending TO
pattern for Fall Felted Bag is in
gonna pick it up tomoro & the yarn
have a MAJOR headache
ears hurt
got a pedicure a month ago
toe nail looks FUNKY
it kinda hurts too
goin' to the doctor in an hour or so
found the directions for the snow child
but, when i went to the bathroom
in JFK
i seemed to have lost the book it was in
back to square 1
putting the SnowChild Stocking on hold for
a week or so
i get to fly with PAM on Mon - Wed
we are gonna have a BLAST!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 19


Sue came into Long Island
to meet me for Dinner
it entailed a train or 2 from Penn Station
haven't seen her in about 4 years
she said i LOST weight since she last saw me

makes me feel good
she looked wonderful as ever
she is currently knitting
2 sox on Magic Loop => Toe-Up
it was fun to see her again
we will try to coordinate my schedule when i am back
in NYC
i can walk 10 - 15 minutes to the train
meet her in Penn Station
take a cab back to the hotel
if it's too dark to walk safely back alone
we had seafood
it was wonderful
headin to the room to knit

Monday, September 17


i am off to the post office
gotta mail my SP11
gotta mail the Stitch Markers
gotta mail Elaine's SOX back to her
as for the swaps
contacted SP11
didn't tell her i was mailing
MY partner will mail in a week or so
OK by me
Felted Fall bag
pattern will be in soon
then, i buy yarn & start knitting
my bag is being constructed by my partner
one set of stitch markers is on the way TO me
mite be waiting when i get to the po
where i will insert 3 sets into the mail stream
gotta work on the STOCK for Whenever .. AGAIN!!!
will i make sox to match ??
doubdful at this time

STOCK done - well not quite

foot doesn't look right
so i frogged
now to get the time to reknit & felt

last year, i used 2 skeins Paton's & Cascade 220
this year
i am using Riverstone
it only has 187 yards
so i am having to use a 3rd skein
last year i used # 9 circ
this year is a # 11
tryin' to figure out the snowchild
last year i used Sulky Filament to knit with the
white yarn
i tried a DMC
i don't like it
so since i have to frog the snowchild
to get the numbers correct
i will reknit it with the Sulky
more beads this year to look like MORE snow
hole in the middle of the beading is
where the snowchild will go

stitch markers

some for stitch marker swap 5
some for SP 11 partner
some for Fall Felted Bag Partner
some for Deb
wooden beads
20 gauge wire

Wednesday, September 12


penny told me about this sock swap to join
sounds fun

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Saturday, September 8


I finished Deb's sock first
but mine got to be tried on first
since Deb was driving
her peach sock is on her left foot
my pink sock is on my right sock

I knit debs sock to the toe

Put it on smaller circ

Knit 5 rounds

Put debs back on

Ready for the toes

Neeed sleep

Will finish the sox later

Friday, September 7

gusset decreases done

on row 40 of the foot
40 more rounds for Deb's sock
45 more rounds for MY sock
just checked the row gauge
better check the math


got a chance to call Susan at Crystal Palace Yarns
about the designs for the sox

she will send me some Panda Wool so that i can knit
a model of the Lime-Ade sox
that i used for Aug New Yarns pattern
i will send the sock & the pattern back to her

the Nov Kit for Whenever ... AGAIN!!
was gonna be Panda Wool
she asked if i would like to do it in Maizy
OF COURSE i would
so, she is sending me some to knit
a sock out of
i will send the sock & pattern back to her
the colors are BEAUTIFUL
i see 3 or 6 i wouldn't mind using for
sox, scarves, hats,gloves

she is also going to send me a skein of Panda Cotton to play with
there is some
sitting in Indy with the rest of my stuff

when Panda Silk arrives,
she will send me some to play with

i hope i can buy enuff Panda Silk to make a scarf out of
if the partner for ISE5 doesn't want it
i will suffer & keep it for myself
off to run a few errands
then i can finish the Friendship Sox
Deb is currently ahead
also gotta do laundry & clean
the room & bathroom today
but, the sox NEED to be finished tomoro
so i can start the STOCK for OCT Whenever ... AGAIN!!!


well ... as ayou can see by the button on the right
just sent off my questionnaire
gotta tell Deb about it too
in a month or so
i will be knitting a scarf
let the GAMES begin

Thursday, September 6

New Diet

i got this from Kathy
i HAD to share it with others
since i laughed so hard
i about fell off the bed when i read it
I was in Wal-Mart buying a large bag of Purina for
my dog and was in line to check out.
A woman behind me asked if I had a dog........
Duh! I was feeling a bit crabby so on impulse I told her no,
I was starting The Purina Diet again, although I probably shouldn't
because I'd ended up in the hospital last time, but that I'd lost 50
pounds before I awakened in an intensive care unit with tubes
coming out of most of my orifices and I.V.'s in both arms.
Her eyes about bugged out of her head.
I went on and on with the bogus diet
story and she was totally buying it.
I told her that it was an easy, inexpensive
diet and that the way it works is to load your pockets or
purse with Purina nuggets and simply eat one or two
every time you feel hungry.
The package said the food is nutritionally complete so
I was going to try it again.
I have to mention here that practically everyone in the
line was by now enthralled with my story,
particularly a tall guy behind her.
Horrified, she asked if something in the dog food had
poisoned me and was that why I ended up in the hospital.
I said no.....I'd been sitting in the street licking my butt
when a car hit me.
I thought the tall guy was going to have to be carried out the door.


i turned the heels today
then Deb & I went to the Yellow Daisy Festival
it's HUGE!!
not much knitting stuff
did meet a vendor who knits
but left the needles @ the hotel
she was considering using 2 pens
but, the ink could be an issue
she is thinkin' of using chopsticks
after we left, i remember someone selling
hair sticks
expensive, but they would work
errands to run
then i think i will need a nap
too much fresh air & exercise
or i mite pick up the gussets

it's a RACE!!

i am ready to turn the heels on the sox
who will knit faster
me or Deb ??
she is further along
she is cruising down the foot

Tuesday, September 4


so for FFBE
heard from the one sending TO me
e-mailed the one i am knitting for
she gave me some choices
now to decide WHICH to make
acquire the pattern & yarn
then start knitting
and for SP11
heard from the one sending TO me
heard from the one i am sending to
got a few ideas
now to acquire them
and get them in the mail
no partners yet


Peach is for Deb
Pink is for MOI!!!
when we are both done knitting
we swap the sox
and both end up with a pair
oh yeah
like you already figured out
the pattern is mine
recycled the 2nd time
this sock pattern was created in
Summer of 2003
using Cotton Fine & it had
an Afterthought Heel.
It was called Airy Ankle Skimmers
Changes were made Fall 2003 when it became a full
legnth sock and was called Peek-a-Boo
The sock pattern was changed again
in Feb 2007, to include a traditional heel
and 2 sox on 2 circs directions
for the Deb Brown for ITE 3

RAVELRY update

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so, i am making progress
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that's 738 that have been added
in about a week

Monday, September 3


STARTED Sun Aug 26th
FINISHED Sun Sept 1 @ 11:57 PM
YARN Magenta Panda Wool
NEEDLES 3.00 mm addi
created the pattern on Fri Aug 24th
it will be the Nov Kit for Whenever ... AGAIN!!
they would have been sooner
'cept last nite when i got home
i was toooo tired to knit
kept dozin' on the couch while Deb & Chuck
watched TV
they said i snored
who knows, i mite
Deb has turned the heels on the "Friendship Sox"
she won't post a pic till she finishes them
she has caught on to the 2 sox - 2 circs
don't know why she didn't get it sooner
guess i am a gooder teacher than i thought
gotta sleep