Thursday, October 30, 2008

Where is everyone???

Mysterious person say's.... "Pam, where are you???? Paaaammmmm, are you there???, Paaaaaaaaammmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, where have you been???? Do you here me??? PAM, ANSWERE ME, are you there????"

Pam finally say's " Where am I? Who is yelling at me? What day is it? What the heck is going on???"

Mysterious person replies.. " Pam, It's Oct. 30, 2008! Where the heck have you been your readers have been looking for you??"

Pam... " Readers?! What, who is this?"

Mysterious person... "I'm your blog you dufus!! where have you been?"

Pam finally comes to and realizes.... " holly crap black cat it's almost Holloween and I've been gone since when????

Mysterious person replies.... " You've been gone since August 28th. Where have you been?"

Pam .. "Well, Let me think.............. where have I been?"

mysterious music starts to play in the background......

OK, Ok, I'm back and this is what I've been doing since the last post.

I made this hat for my Nephew and Godson Braxton. I still have one more to make for his sister Emma in Pink and White.

This young lady joined our family. My children named her Shadow. I felt so bad for her that I just couldn't help myself because I, in my mind can't stand when people dump there animals out when they can't defend themselves. For Shadow was declawed. So, she is now in our happy home.

I made this Simple Lace Shrug by Lisa Sisk out of knit picks SIerra yarn for Autumn, my oldest daughter. I know.... that shirt is not a good fit for the shrug but it's what she had on at the time I took the picture. It turned out great and just as I thought it would.

I've been putting up with this man... My lovely Hubby. Doesn't he look just happy in this picture? He should be because Trinity and the dog (Whitney) are both alseep. I should say that he has actually had to put up with me!! Na, I like it the other way around!

I've been loading, unloading and stacking this lovely wood that my hubby cuts and splits so that we have a toasty warm house this winter without breaking the bank by paying way to high utility bills. ( I call this sweat equity... wouldn't you?)

I sewed this bag for my Niece and Goddaughter Leah for Christmas. She loves horses and when I saw this fabric I new that I had to make something for her with it. Now Kris, YOU BETTER NOT SHOW HER THIS!! Oh, and my oldest daughter is also going to get one for Christmas, I just have to make it yet.

I made these socks for my Sister-in-law...Pam... The other Pam that is. I did these just because she is always there when I need to vent. Thanks Pam.

I made this felted bag for charity. I is going to the 3Center silent auction at work. The money raised will go to those employee's of St. Lukes Hospital that lost there homes to the flood in June.

I had a birthday. I turned 35 on October 23rd and I got 18 red roses.

I also died!........ Yes, that is right I died in sock wars. That was a miserable experience that I am not sure that I will do agian. The only thing that I'm going to say is that is was very unorganized and the pattern sucked.

well, I guess I shouldn't joke about dieing becasue we did have a funeral also. Aarons uncle died and his Grandpa Joe is also not doing so great.

Let's see what else have I done...... Oh, I made lots and lots of salsa, yes, HOT, HOT, salsa. which leads me to the next picture but not of what I have done but now we go to the what I have to do....

Make applesauce! That I will start on Monday after I drop the kids off at school and then Trinity and I will peel, core, cut, cook and can these apples. who knows, I may just get up enough energy to make an apple pie.

Then I will fininsh the second sock of Leahs Birthday present and work on finishing my Lady February sweater that I only have the sleeves left to do. Oh, and all the rest of the Christmas knitting that I have to do yet.

And maybe soon I will have some really, really good news. I'll just keep you all in the dark on this one until I know more myself but it's really exciting.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Hunter's monster socks

Here are another pair of socks for my kids. I did the same amount of sts for these socks as I did for Trinity's except I just used a size 2 needle instead of the size 1 that I used for Trinity's. Hunter likes them and that's all that matters.
52PP II pair #6

Friday, August 22, 2008

Trinity's socks

Trinity's socks
Originally uploaded by inlovewithalpaca
this is pair 5 for the 52 pair plunge II. I should have 11 pairs done at this point but I don't I guess I have a lot of knitting to do.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

First day of school

Here's Autumn, Hunter and Trinity on the first day of school. Autumn is now in 3rd grade and LOVES her teacher. Hunter is in Kindergarten and hopefully likes his teacher but he really didn't talk to much after school. Finally Trinity, well she has to stay home with me and the huge smile is before I told her that she's not going to school this year and boy let me tell you she was MAD at me for that one. She's not the typical 3 year old. She knows her colors, numbers, shapes and can say the alphabet but can not recognize the actual letters yet. Now I could have sent her to preschool on Tuesdays and Thursdays but that would require Miss smarty pants to actually do her pottying business in the potty instead of her pants. Yes, I know she's 3 1/2 and is not potty trained yet. She knows how to do but just refuses to stop and take the time to do her thing. So, Thus she has to wait until next year and then she will go M/W/F for 3 hours. But, I do have things planned for the two of us while she is the only one home.... here's the plan...

1. To go on bike rides when the weather cooperates.
2. Take her to the mall to play at the play area with other children hopefully her age.
3. go to the Library for story time.

Well, that's all I have for now any Suggestions??????

Ok, so here is what I will be doing tomorrow sometime.

Canning salsa!!! Yummm OH! Yes, I have tons of tomatoes and they need to be attended to; so it's canning day Thursday.

But, I also have to take care of this little problem............

Yes, that is my size 1 addie turbo. The cord has broken almost completely from the needle. I have used these needles for so many pair of socks that I just can't count them all. If I am not mistaken Addie's have a lifetime warranty so I will have to go to my LYS and see what she says..... wish me luck. I do however have another longer pair in size 1 that I will use the magic loop technique to finish my sock that I am working on for Trinity.

Ok, enough for today.

Knit on!!

Monday, August 18, 2008


Originally uploaded by inlovewithalpaca
I finally finished this lovely bag the Elisa's nest tote. ( you can find the pattern for free on I started this back in June and only had part of one handle left to make and life got in the way and I put it in a drawer and now today I dug it out (because I was cleaning) and decided to finish it. I love the pattern except for one part. The handles are to close together making for a small opening. I think I would make the opening larger next time. The pattern was very easy to do and only took minimal brain power to figure how to do the I-cord handles. The only thing I don't like about this pattern is the color of the yarn itself. Oh well, Its for groceries so life goes on.

Note to all:
I bet your wondering what the heck I have a chair doing facing my wall like it is!!!!! Well, that is actually one of my freshly painted walls in my remodeled living room that my children decided to make a tent with all my dining room chairs since there is nothing in the living room because we are still waiting for the hardwood floor to come and be installed. so, I can't wait for that to get done and then I will so you all pictures of it.

Well, till next time. Knit on my friends.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Mockery socks finished

Originally uploaded by inlovewithalpaca
Did you all think I fell off of the face of the earth???? No, I most certainly did not. I just got caught up in the wirl wind of tornado's, floods, working way to much because of the first two and trying to remodel and clean like mad along with many other issues that have happened to get in the way. I hope that once school starts on the 20th that things may start to slow down a little bit. I will have two in school full time now and only Trinity at home during the day. So my schedule will be a little easier than is was last year but you never know..... things just are not going the way I want them to.! I have lots of gardening to take care of and more cleaning and remodeling so I will be busy. I hope to get pictures posted of the living room and entry after the floor gets put in hopefully next week.

Ok, enough about that , I finally finished these socks. they are Mockery socks. You can find the pattern on Ravelry I use wollmeise in Campi orange and I have to say I LOOOOVVVVEEEE the color. I was really worried that I would not like the color but wow it really is nice. The picture does not do either the color of the yarn nor the pattern justice. But it's the best that I can do for right now. Well, I must get sleep for it is almost 1AM and the sun rises way to early for me. Till Next time........ Knit on!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

finally a new camera and hopefully some pictures

So..... I finally have a new camera and here is my first picture for everyone.... My first pair of socks completed for 52 pair plunge II and also my third pair of socks for sock war III. (I just noticed that I spelled plunge wrong on the picture. Sorry but I'm not going to fix that tonight. I actually have no idea how to fix that but oh well. Everyone should know by now that I suck at spelling)

I will be mailing these to G'mama on Wednesday morning and then I wait for my next socks in progress or my death socks. I actually hope that my socks of death arrive first, but you never know. I just hope they get there before next Tuesday because we will be leaving and won't be back until late Wednesday night. As for what to knit next. I think I will cast on the no purl monkey socks. I have made the regular version of the pattern and hated the purling so I will try these and see what I think. I'm not sure what yarn I will be using I guess I will decide that in the morning since it is after 11pm and I have to get up at 6 AM to get the kids off to there last day of school for this year. Maybe, just maybe I will take some pic's of them on there last day of school... I'll see how good they are. Ok enough, to bed I go.

Monday, June 2, 2008

I fell of the Wagon

You all probably wonder where the heck I have been. Well, Life got in the way and my camera got broken and there for it is really boring to just read word instead of looking at fun pictures. So I promise soon I will have a camera to show you what I have been up to sometime this week hopefully. I will share with you that I am still in Sock war III. I am working on the second sock of the third pair. Yes, I am tired of this pattern and wish someone would just send my sock death. I also decided to sign up for the 52 pair plunge II that started on June 1st. I know I must be crazy to do this but what the heck I have to have something to do with my hands otherwise I just eat and I'm tired of that. So check back latter or next week and I promise to have pictures.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

The Gluttony Socks-spoiler

I finished my first project of The Seven Deadly Spins club shipment.... The Gluttony Socks. I chose to knit them as a fraternal pair because well.... I just liked them that way. I knit did not change that pattern to much just enough to knit them on two circulars and I caught the pattern changes but just didn't know how to convey them when I was doing them on two circulars. Oh well they turned out very nice. I love the yarn and would like to get more but I have to wait. I've got bills to pay first then I buy sock yarn with the left over monies. Ok, so enough talking ....scroll down for the picture of my completed socks.
I can't wait to see what the next shipment brings?!!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Yarn P*rn, what's on my needles and finished objects

Hey everyone, this is going to be one heck of a long post but I have a lot to share so I guess I start with the good stuff first so here is some Yarn P*rn for you all to drool over.

1. This is Spunky Eclectic's fiber club 8 oz of South African fine wool in colorway: Think Spring. Here is what Amy said about this colorway..... The grey skies are parting for the pink sunrises and the brighter yellow days of Spring. Can you feel it coming?? Well, I have to say a big fat NO,NO, NO. Sorry don't mean to scream at you all but today was day 13 (I think) of no school because of crappy weather and snow and glaring icy roads. I don't think that my children have had a week of school since before Christmas break.

2. This is some Fannie's Fingering Weight sock yarn from Farmhouse Yarns, LLC in colorway Brambles that I just could not resist from Woolgirl.

3. 5 skeins Malabrigo lace weight in colorway Charrua #259 I have to say sherri at The Loopy Ewe is very naughty. She is such an enabler that I just can't help adding more to my stash.

4. Chameleon colorworks bambino sock yarn in colorway purple rain and peacock also from the loopy Ewe

5.A skien of Loopy Legends sock yarn in colorway: Ronnie's jewel Box and a Loopy sock project bag. I love them both and hope to add more of the loopy legends to my stash in the future.

Ok, enough of the yarn P*rn on on to the next topic......

What's on my Needles.......

Well, I have a couple of projects on the needles, I'll start with the one's that I don't have pictures for or have shown pictures in previous posts
1. the Goddess knits 2008 mystery shawl KAL I am done with clue 1 and have yet to start clue 2 but you'll understand why latter in the post.

2. the Hourglass Sweater from Last-Minuted Knitted Gifts my Joelle Hoverson. I'm doing it in 50/50 wool, angora blend in a medium grey color. it's yarn that I bought off of ebay on a 2kg cone. I am throught the main body section and have the first sleeve started.

3. the Monthly Dishcloth KAL March casted on today and have day 1 and 2 done.

4. secret of the stole ii- I am on clue two but I have to frog back two rows becasue I messed something up and I just have not done it yet. I actually am whatching what everyone elses looks like because I am uncertain if I actually like it yet. So..... this is on the back burner for the moment.

Ok so now for the one's with pictures which acutally is only 1 so here it is......

this is the hooded blanket I do believe it is from I am making it out of lime cotton ease and I am doing it differnt from the actuall patter. I did 3 inches of double moss stitch for a boarder and them sockinette in the center. I still don't know what else that I'm going to change I guess I will decide that when I get this part done. Right now it is 26 inches wide and I like that size better than the original pattern. The bottom picture of the two is a close up of the pattern detail but the first picture is much closer to the actual color of the yarn.

Ok, Now for the FINISHED OBJECT.....

these are the socks for my Best Friend Tracey. The pattern is silky drops from Palace yarns. I used knitpicks Risata yarn in Burgundy. I have to say I am so thankfull that these are done. I was starting to really hate stockinette by the time I was halfway done with the second sock. My husband thought that I was going to go crazy or something tonight because I just could not get the off the needles fast enough. But, I am glad that they are finished and will be delivered to Tracey on the 15th of this Month. Oh, and these socks were the reason that I have not started clue 2 of the mystery shawl KAL, but before I go and start on clue 2. I'm going to finish the hooded baby blanket because this is also for Tracey and she is due to have here little man sometime shortly after Easter. So, I have to get moving on it. I did get a good couple of inches done today especially once I got out of the double moss stitch pattern that takes forever.

Ok, I told you it was going to be a long one......... so until next time keep knitting.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Goddess knit mystery shawl 2008 clue 1

Here is clue 1 of the Goddess knits mystery shawl 2008. I am using Yarn Love's Juliet sock yarn in colorway: Blue Plate Special; it is 75% superwash wool and 25% nylon on size 5 knit pick options needles. I am loving the way it is looking so far and hope that I don't get any horrible pooling or something weird stripy thing. So here are some pics.......

here is the whole clue, but kind of blurry, sorry about that.

the next picture is a better picture and shows the colors very well.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Decisions, Decisions, decisions????

Ok, I have a hard decision to make!!!!, which one of these three yarns do I want to use for the Mysticlight KAL???!!!! Here are my options.....

Lorna's laces in Flame

my own handspun in various colors of red and pink. I have 4 more skeins drying as we speak.


Socks that Rock by Blue Moon Fiber Arts in color Tlingit from the Raven series.!!!!

I guess you could say that I am probably leaning more towards the Socks that rock. But, I would love to have your thoughts and opinions on these three yarns.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Oh, I decided to spin some lace for either the mystery shawl KAL by Goddess knits or for the mystic light KAL. I guess I will just have to wait and see what others are using before I make up my mind. But, in the meantime I shall spin, spin, and spin some more of the awsome fiber.

The picture below is a spool of the light reds, pinks of the roving.

Below is the two together, the roving that is in another picture below have varying degree of reds, to pink

Below is the first skein

a close up

and the skein with the roving.

If any of you who are in these two KAL's or the owners have any thoughts, I would love to hear them.


Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Dem Fischer Sin Fru aka The fisherman's wife

Ok, here is what I have done through row 20. I am concerned with it being to big so any advice from those who have finished clue one would be greatly appreciated.

Malibrigo lace in Pollen on size US 3 addi turbo

through row 20

a close up

measures 2 1/5 inches at this point.

Is it going to be ok or way to big????

Monday, January 28, 2008

Secret of the stole II clue 1 finished at last

I finally finished clue 1 tonight after 6 attempt to start and not mess it up. I found the if you are not really, really, really used to using super fine yarn that it is very difficult to knit with and most of all to read your knitting. I guess I havent got to that level yet. because I ended up using a much thicker yarn that suggested. You can see a picture of the yarn in the last photo. It is ivory alpaca and I would say that it is a heavy lace weight yarn. I love the results but I think I might be brave and try it again in the yarn that it called for. We'll see how ambitious I get. I also am working on clue 1 of Dem Fischer Sin Fru KAL and I am on row 19 of 77 so, the second one will have to wait. I will probably start clue 2 tomorrow.

clue one in above pic

a close up

The yarn.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Monthly Dishcloth KAL January mid month dishcloth

I finally finished the January mid month KAL. I work weekends so I only had the first two days rows done and then had to go to work. Not to mention all the breathing treatments with my oldest daughter who has asthma. Oh well, tis the season for respiratory issues. Anyway, I love the cloth and just might make some more I used raspberry swirl peaches and creame yarn. This is from my new order that I just recieved this last week. Oh, I guess I should show you all what I got........

the above picture is 3 grab bags, I just wanted to see what I would all get. I have to say that I am satified with the pickin's.