Friday, May 18, 2007

Summer of Socks

I seem to be a joiner lately. Thanks to Pat I am now a member of the Summer of Socks 2007. I figure I knit socks already for two KALs, why not another since I'll be making them anyways. Plus it's a chance to win more stuff! (Not that I ever win a lot, but I have won three blog contests, I think.) Just click on the link if you want to join SOS, too.

I have one little pair of Dulaan socks finished. I will wait til I get the others done and take a group shot since they're only like size two. I decided I didn't really have enough yarn to do anything but small, plain socks. I did write down an idea for a very basic kids sock pattern. I have some stuff kicking around in the stash for the boys, so I will work on those after my Dulaan stuff is done, and if they work out okay I'll post it.
So this won't be a pictureless post I will show you some I snapped the other day when the Littlest One and I went for a walk at the local park. Well, I went for a walk. He said to take the "one-headed stroller" in case he got tired. (Usually half way around he gets whiney and wants to be carried. Getting too heavy to tote.) He ended up pulling the Lazy Boy's stunt and didn't walk at all! Well, except for getting his picture taken by the tree with the white flowers on it cuz it "was pretty". It wasn't an easy walk. He wouldn't let me take the "two-headed stroller", which would have been much easier to push on the rocks since it has bicycle tires. (double jogging stroller translated from Littlest One Gibberish)

This may be of interest to any local knitters. The store is having a sale starting Tuesday, May 22-Saturday, June 9. Here's the breakdown if my memory is correct:

30% off Patons Carmen, Be Mine, Bernat Haven, Black Lites, Disco 50% off Bernat Eyelash, Sirdar Denim Tweed DK, Regia 3ply sock yarn, Patons Allure, Silverlash, Brilliant, Cha Cha, Grace, 15% off cross stitch, crewel, needlepoint, paint and color by number kits, 50% off of some old tapestry wool
Since June 9 is World Wide Knit in Public Day and also my day to work, anyone who wants can bring a lawn chair and join me at the store for some knitting. If it's nice we'll sit outside, if not we'll just sit inside.
Hubby will soon be home after being gone for nearly two weeks, and I have to go to work! (That goes over like a ton of bricks, but c'est la vie!) I only work from 4-8 and tomorrow, too, but Monday is a holiday in Canada, so it's a long weekend.
Happy knitting!


Blogger Charity said...

You are quite the joiner lately! But they are all so fun, how can you resist? :0)

Enjoy the long weekend!

3:58 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

Are you serving lunch at your KKIP day? Maybe I'll come and join you!

7:41 PM  
Blogger lexa said...

Our KKIP will be a very basic one, probably just knitting. Maybe I can con some Timbits, that'll be about it. Karen wasn't overly enthusiastic about it when I mentioned it. I just took it upon myself to add it to the bottom of my sale flyer inserts and will put some posters up at the store. I work that day, so I may as well try to con some company. Saturdays are always long and boring, almost as bad as Friday nights! :)

7:46 PM  
Blogger Heddy said...

The sale sounds good ... lots of stuff marked down. Hope it goes well.

Wow! Pine Grove is looking gorgeous right now! I'll have to go up with the camera!

re: WWKIPDay, if I can get there after the Youth Fishing Derby, I will try to be there!

K is really making progress on her sock ... and I checked it out -- she's doing a GREAT job! She did a really nice heel, and told me the toe turned out nice too! I can't get over she cast on on Saturday late afternoon, and had it finished on Thursday evening (and works very long days) I think she has come to the dark side!

10:19 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Gosh those flowers are so pretty...
I would like to join some of these things but until I get a computer to post pictures I have to wait...

12:18 AM  
Anonymous Dipsy said...

These photos are amazingly beautiful - thanks for sharing!

2:56 AM  
Blogger Dorothy said...

What time does the KKIP start?
Perhaps the kids and I can come and hang for a bit?

7:28 AM  
Anonymous pat said...

I'm glad you're joining too - can't hurt right? Already knitting socks!!

11:52 AM  
Blogger Shelley said...

Thanks for posting the link to Summer of Socks. I had to be a joiner as well...I've now signed up for it, too.

7:34 PM  
Blogger Alisha said...

Beautiful photos!

I am thrilled to sleep in worries about getting kids to school.

Only problem with this weekend and Canada Day weekend, the dog pants and paces and follows you around. She is terrified of fireworks...poor thing.

11:07 PM  

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