Thursday, November 12, 2015


Surprise! Something else besides just socks.  Although there are socks in this post as well.

The new local yarn shop had a KAL for the Wurm Hat, something that had be in my to do list for several years.  I finally got one made, for me, modelled by one of the kids, the yarn is Diamond Luxury Collection Pure Wool Superwash.  I made the smallest size as my hats always seem to come out so big.  I only did 8 ridges as I ran out of yarn, but I find that was plenty of poof for my likings.  Ravelry details here.

I used some leftovers to make up some ankle socks for Christmas gifts.  Details here.

I do have a couple of other things finished but not photographed yet.  Not just socks, either, there's an infinity scarf, slippers, a hat.... but socks, too, lol.

Happy knitting!

Thursday, October 22, 2015


Surprise! More socks!  All three pairs are 60 stitch vanilla socks, heel over 30sts, toe to 20sts,  knit on 2.5mm needles with Patons Kroy Sock Yarn, whether it be stripes, jacquard, solids, etc.  First up are a striped pair in rainbow stripes that I could in now way make totally match, so I got them as close as I could.  The cuffs are a little off, but I figured the rest of the sock was more important to match since the cuff is usually inside pant legs anyways.  Ravelry details here.

Next are a pair with solid Coal heels and toes, paired with spring leaf stripes.  Details here.

And the last ones are summer moss jacquard, details here.

I do have a hat finished, but I need some good pictures taken of it before I can post it.  For the next bit I hope to be concentrating on some Christmas gifts, so there should be more than just socks to see! lol

Happy knitting!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

More Socks, Again

Got a couple of more pairs of socks finished. There's another pair, too, but not washed, blocked, and photographed yet.

First up is a pair of Basic Cabled Socks knit with Lion Brand Sock Ease Solids in a rusty orange color.  I used a slightly larger needle and decreased the stitch count to 64sts.  Details here.

There's also a vanilla pair, Lion Brand Sock Ease Prints. Details here.

I will have something different than socks, soon, though.  Our new local yarn shop opened up by fellow Knitterpudlian, Marti, is having a Wurm KAL.  I bought this at her shop.  That pattern has been on my list for a long time, so it was a good reason to start one. 

Happy knitting!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

More Socks!

Three posts in less than a week?  I must have fallen and hit my head.

I finished up a couple of pairs of socks.  First up are a pair of 60 stitch vanilla socks, heel over 30sts, toe to 20sts, 2.5mm needles.  The yarn was a new yarn to me, Lion Brand Sock Ease Prints in sour ball.  It's nice, reminds me of Patons Kroy.  Good thing I like it, I bought four other colors, lol.  Ravelry details here.

Next up are a pair for the Christmas gifts box, another vanilla pair but 64 stitches, heel over 32sts, toe to 24sts, 2.5mm needles.  The yarn is Patons Kroy Ragg Shades in green ragg stripes, of which you've seen twice before.  Details on this pair here.

Happy knitting!

Friday, September 25, 2015

AC/DC Concert

The highlight of the summer was probably taking the boys to see AC/DC on Labour Day weekend at Magnetic Hill, NB.  The boys have only ever been to two real concerts, one on July 1, 2011, that included several bands, but the highlight for us was The Trews. (One of my favorite bands, I've seen them six times including twice this past July when they played at my friend's bar.)  We also took them to The Trews acoustic concert at our local Astor Theatre a few years ago.

First opening act, Vintage Trouble.  They were really good, I enjoyed them.

Next act was Big Sugar.  I knew a couple of their songs, but to be honest I found them very boring.  They sounded good, but I found they didn't do anything to hype the crowd up at all, unlike the previous act. No crowd interaction.  (Don't hate me, Marti, I know they are one of your faves!)

These guys might be up in age, but they put on one helluva a show.  I have been to many concerts, mostly rock, and a couple of country.  I've seen the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Kiss, Bon Jovi, ZZ Top, Def Leppard, Reba McIntyre, Clint Black, Vince Gill, Travis Tritt, The Cult, April Wine, Alice Cooper (twice), Great White, Meatloaf, Joan Jett, Extreme, Sloan, etc... even Kanye West (he opened for the Stones, only reason, not really a fan, no offense to anyone).  And there were many more opening acts for some of these shows, a lot of them I can't even remember who they were, lol.  But this show, I can honestly say, was the BEST of all of them.  

Angus Young kick ass guitar solo that ended in a flurry of confetti.

I took several video clips, but they are too big to load to Blogger.  I got the opening, which was awesome, and the ending which was quite explosive.  They're on my Facebook for anyone who is on my list.

Happy knitting!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Catch Up!

Long time, no post!  Time to catch up.

First up are a couple of pairs of ankle socks. Both are 60 stitch vanilla socks, heel over 30sts, toe to 20sts, knit on 2.5mm needles, the yarn is Garnstudio Drops Fabel.  Ravelry details here and here.

There's a pair of Hederas knit with Herrschners Solid Sock in a burgundy shade, details here.

And a mini me pair, same pattern and yarn, knit as a Christmas gift for someone.  (Yes! I have started some Christmas knitting.  On the ball this year - for now.)  Details here.

Two Ilene Bags, both for the Christmas gift box, knit with Bernat Handicrafter in potpourri ombre.  Details here.

 Sock Showdown 09, the yarn is Fleece Artist Merino, really soft, love the color.  The pattern was kicking my butt til I slowed down and actually READ it to see that there were TWO charts to follow.  All was well once I paid attention to what I was doing.  Details here.

I was asked by a friend to do some hats for one of her crafts.  She's making snowmen out of a 4L pickle jar and a rose bowl head.  She is a very basic knitter, she did the garter stitch scarves.  She bought Red Heart Super Saver, and I think the odd hat is Canadiana, and I made her 13 hats.  The pattern is Classic Cuffed Hat in the 0-3 month size.  Details here.

Cute little fellas!  Some people are so crafty. :)

Got another pair of socks finished but not washed, blocked, and photographed.  Got another pair on the needles, and I've got some other sock and non-sock ideas for Christmas gifts as well.  I don't knit a lot of stuff for Christmas gifts, but there are a handful of people who I know appreciate and use what I make them, so I don't mind knitting for them.  The others are off my list!!

Happy knitting!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Catching Up Again!

Catch up post, story of my life. 

Not socks!! I made a baby blanket for a friend who is due with her first child any day now, she's having a boy, and his room was done is greens.  The pattern is Pine Forest Baby Blanket.  The yarn is Red Heart Soft Touch Solids in lime.  Ravelry details here.

Then there were socks, many socks.  First up vanilla socks knit with Patons Kroy FX in canyon colors.  Very nice, bright socks.  Love good ol` Kroy.  Details here.

Another pair knit with Kroy FX in chambray colors, the pattern is Thuja, details here.

A made up pattern, just did a feather and fan cuff, the yarn is Wandering Cat Yarns Alley Cat in grape.  Soooo soft, love their yarn, details here.

Next is a pair of Monkey Socks knit with Estelle Sockittome Heathers in moss green, details here.

And lastly, for now, a pair of Belle Maman socks knit with Patons Kroy Stripes in green ragg stripes.  I had to fiddle with this pattern as I decreased the number of stitches and messed things up.  I made notes, though, details here.

More socks have been completed, just no pictures yet.

Happy knitting!