My little man...

Is now 1!



Happiest of happy days to you Little Mr.S!
Mommy loves you and wonders where the heck the time has gone...


I have no idea how I haven't posted about this yet, but last week (at least I think it was last week - my memory sucks lately), I received my first shipment of Yarn Pirate's Booty Club! This stuff is awesome - Just take a look!

I couldn't resist casting on - it was just too soft and gorgeous! After a bit of a consult with the ladies on the Resolutions for 2008 board on Ravelry, I decided to go with a pair of Jaywalkers, and I don't think I could have chosen a better pattern :) Here's the progress so far :

I love Love LOVE how they are turning out, and I'm glad I found a good opportunity to knit this pattern again. I love how it looks - just wish is was a bit more of a quicker knit!

Oh - In my last post, I had promised a photo of my Leyburn socks - here you go!

I still love how these are turning out, but I haven't managed to work on them much as I've been distracted by my other WIPs (particularly the Jaywalkers!). I'm hoping to get around to finishing these sometime in June! I do still have half of a sock to finish of my Dad's Birthday socks!! Ack! I'd better get knitting!

Trying something new...

As some of you know, I dropped out of Sock Wars. I'm not going to bash the organizer - I know she had a lot on her plate, but things could have been much better organized/written. I'll leave it at that.

As SWIII was supposed to be a bit of a challenge, I decided to try a new technique in my newest project - toe up socks! After exploring a few projects in my Ravelry queue, I finally decided on a pair of Leyburn socks.

Now, I have to admit, I'm not really fond of the toe-upness of it (I like the satisfaction of decreasing at the end of a project), but I'm definitely enjoying the stitch pattern. It's an 8 row pattern that's pretty easy to memorize while keeping things interesting. Another thing that makes me happy about this project is that it is *finally* using the Fleece Artist Sea Wool that I have previously been unable to find a project for (4 previously frogged projects!).

I'll edit some photos in as soon as I find my camera - that's all for now!

Sock Wars!

It starts today, and while I'm sitting here eagerly awaiting the arrival of my dossier, I thought I' make a quick post to present my weapons...

Look out target - they're coming to get you!