Friday, February 16, 2007

My Wish List

Sometimes, I like to dream of what I want for my birthday or Christmas. Other times, I forget what I dreamed about. :P

So, here is my list for my future reference.

Knit Picks "Options" knitting needle set.
Some soft Malabrigo wool yarn. (I like the colors Vaa, Forest, Bobby Blue, Emerald, and Cinnabar.)
Knit Picks "Essential" Sock Yarn, in sets of two skeins, in the colors Dusk, Navy, Black or Cocoa.
Knit Picks "Memories" Sock Yarn, in sets of two skeins, in the colors Redwood Forest, Yukon, Fly Fishing, or Cape Cod.
Knit Picks "Gloss" yarn, in the colors Dusk, Woodland Sage, Cocoa, or Black.
Knit Picks "Shadow" yarn, in the colors Sunset, Lost Lake, or Campfire.
This knitting pattern for a pretty cape.
"Big Girl Knits" knitting pattern book.Sally Melville's books
"The Knit Stitch" and "Color"
See the fall foliage in Pennsylvania.See the BIG mountains in Colorado.
Go to Scotland and Ireland and Hawaii.
Go to several beautiful art museums.
Meet Craig Ferguson.
Get a photo of Columbo, signed by Peter Falk. Or better yet, meet Peter Falk, and get him to sign the photo I already have!
Learn how to make a quilt, and work on it with a group.
See a Broadway play, preferably one with Nathan Lane in the cast.
See some historic homes, like Monticello.
Take art lessons, and learn to paint and draw.
Learn ballroom dancing with my husband.(I'll need to get my knee fixed first)
Go to a "fancy-schmancy" hotel with my husband, and get room service!
Go to the "behind the scenes" and the "candlelight" tour of the Biltmore Estate with my husband.
Ride the "gourmet dinner train" at the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Sockintines Socks

FINALLY!!! I finished making my partner's socks in the Knitting Help Forum Sockintines Sock Swap! Yay!!!

I used Wildfoote Luxury Sock Yarn, and knit the socks with the free online pattern "River Rapids Socks" by Sockbug.

I'm really pleased with the final result. I hope my partner enjoys her new socks!

It took about a month to make them, because I was using fingering weight yarn for the first time, with size 2 needles. And of course, I was actually living my life at the same time. :)

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Sockintines Socks - Legs and Heels

I'm making socks for our Sockintines Sock Swap in the Knitting Help Forum. (

In this photo, I had finished both legs, and turned both heels.

Last night, I finished both gussets, and started making the long, boring foot. The only excitement left is the kitchener toe, which is actually pretty easy for me now.

I just LOVE this beautiful, velvety soft yarn goodness. Wildfoote Luxury Sock Yarn in the colorway Sonatina. GORGEOUS! I found the free sock knitting pattern online by Sock Bug. It's called "River Rapids", and is an easy design that turns out quite lovely!

I'll hate to say goodbye to them when I mail them to my sock partner. (But I do have two more skeins of that yarn in another color for ME!)