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!