Friday, July 31, 2009

Some Things Never Change

Do you know where I'm off to next week?

The Sock Summit.

I'm busting at the seams with excitement.

It will be four fun-filled days of knitting socks, talking socks, and shopping socks. Oddly though... I highly doubt I'll actually be wearing socks.

In any case, I will be taking several classes with fabulous knitting peeps (Hello? Is that Meg Swanson in the room?) AND I have to do HOMEWORK for them.

What's so depressing is that when I learned I had 'homework', I immediately seized up. Really? Did they have to call it that? Because even though I enjoy knitting toroughly, I'm having a very hard time with this. I'm experiencing flashbacks to school days when I would do everything BUT my homework.

Like... knit dishcloths.

So, that's what I'm doing. Rather than actually doing the dishes, OR knitting sock legs, I'm knitting dishcloths.

I won't even show you a picture.

They're boring, boring dishcloths.

And as stressed out as I'm getting over getting this homework done- I have a very nice assortment of new kitchen accessories.


Maybe looking at the garden will help.

Once a bad student... Always a bad student.

In other news, apparently Mary's Yarns is making the slow transition from being a specialty yarn shop, to being a specialty root vegetable shop.

Look closely....

Happy long weekend!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

These Boots Were Made for Walking

My friends are having babies... I can't believe it. Marriage? Babies? Is it that time of life already??? I wasn't even aware that my body was capable of producing such a miracle. Fortunately, being a knitter (or in this case, amateur crocheter) is a good thing when babies start appearing. What could be more fun than cranking out some mukluks- baby size?!?!?!

The pattern? Here.

I won't lie. I'm far from the world's greatest crocheter, but I must admit to having had a bit of a problem reading this pattern. I'm new to this crochet business... ok? I think I might have made a few parts up. I know for a fact that I made the leg much longer than called for, but that's just me not wanting to stop.

The yarn? One ball, you heard me ONE BALL!!!! of Drops Fabel. Shade # 911.
That's a pair of baby boots for only $5.50!
You can afford to give people you don't even know baby boots for that price!

The hook? 3 mm
But, don't let that scare you. These puppies whip up in no time.

And of course- flowers.

They match the boots! I couldn't resist.