Monday, February 25, 2008

Randomness, Contests, and Socks

I am a bad blogger. I received some lovely gifts from my good friend Chan and I have yet to share the goodies. Isn't that tape measure too cute? This yarn is so soft and the colors are gorgeous - it is called mystic lake which is the perfect name.

I also
wanted to share 2 of my birthday gifts as they were pretty freakin cool. My sockapalooza pal who lives in Portland, Oregon, who I got to meet on my trip home, made me an awesome bag. The funny thing is I had been salivating over this very fabric even before our plans had been finalized. She is a great gal, a great friend and it is all thanks to knitting and socks that we met and got to know each other. The other killer gift was made by my very talented mom. She knows exactly what I like in a bag - lots of pockets and compartments to keep my stuff organized (or at least allowing the attempt to organize)


Now for some knitting content: I am officially in love with
toe up socks and knitting them at the same time on 2 circulars. This method is by far and away the best I have done yet. Although I may be jumping the gun as I have not gotten to the heal and gusset yet, but I still think I will love this method. I am knitting Azure. It is a great pattern, well written and beautiful. I probably didn't choose the best yarn coloring for this pattern, because the whale patterns gets lost - but I still love it. These are socks for the husband - who seems to think that he will be known as the professor with the cool socks. What he doesn't understand is that I just don't knit fast enough - or perhaps it is just that I do a lot of reading too? Or maybe I just need more hours in the day.

It will be a year ago on the 1st of March that I started this knitting blogging venture. It has been quite a ride. It all started from my friend Michele who started her own blog and I thought that was pretty swell so I jumped on board. I have made many a friend through this wonderful knitting/blogging community. Although my posting has not been as much as I would like since the dreaded holiday season I do hope to get back to my regularly scheduled blogs. In anticipation of my bloganniversary I am holding a CONTEST! I will have all the details up on Wednesday. Come back and play along - I promise it will be an easy one.

8 comments:

Michele said...

You'll have to bring your bags on Thurs so that I can see how cool they are IRL!

insanknitty said...

Welcome back! :-) I check here frequently for posts... but know how busy you are! The socks look great, and oh those bags... I'm coveting that tape measure ;-) You really have been spoiled... I hope that the birthday was fabulous!

Bertha said...

Ooh contest!! Also I am loving those socks! I haven't tried toe up or 2 at a time yet, must do that soon!

chanknits said...

I still yearn to do two socks on two circs. Pout. I just can't seem to make it work. Tell me your secrets...

The socks are incredible!

Melissa said...

A bunch of exciting stuff in this post! Rock on!

Monika said...

So many nice gifts! I like both bags. Good luck with the sock knitting!

Holly said...

Cool sock color. Hope hubby likes. Congrats on the toe up.

jackie said...

nice socks. great gifts! the blue yarn is very nice! have fun with it all!