Wednesday, December 27, 2006


Well, another Christmas has passed and YES!!!! The pirate socks did get finished!

Here's a picture of the socks:

And here's a picture of the gift they were part of:

A pirate chest, goblet (there were two) and (not seen in the picture) a bottle of rum. (Captain Morgan dark to be exact).

I hope you all had a safe and happy holiday!


4 stashing days left until KFYS 2007.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Still Knitting....

Still working on those pirate socks and keeping an open mind about them. I got a little distracted though:

Sorry about the bad lighting. These socks have a basketweave pattern for the leg. They were knit for a little girl in the family that my co-workers and I are sending a Christmas hamper to. She said that she didn't want toys for Christmas, she needed socks (what more encouragement does a knitter need?) So I finished these over a weekend (yes! I did a sock-a-day!)

Countdown to KFYS2007 - 13 days.


Saturday, December 16, 2006

I'll give it the old college try...

So I was reading one of my favourite blogs (Wendy Knits!) and she is doing what she calls Knit from your stash 2007. There are a number of rules, but the basic idea is that she (and anyone who wishes to join her) will only knit from yarn in her (their) stash, and not purchase any new yarn. Since I now have an apartment which I will have to share with my supportive yet non-knitter boyfriend, I'm thinking that using up some of my stash in this manner may not be a bad idea. For anyone else who may be interested in this endeavor please use the link provided to access the basic rules. So starting in January, I will do my best not to purchase any more wool [(aside from sock yarn which doesn't count ;)].
As to my Xmas projects...we will not speak of those. They are still WIPs. I have determined if I finish them great...If I don't the earth will not swallow me whole. They can always become next year's Christmas gifts.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006


It's been far longer time than I thought. (I warned you). In my defense things have been hectic here. I signed a lease for my first ever apartment and my boyfriend and I move in at the end of the month.(YEA!) On top of that Christmas looms ever nearer and I still have the scarf and (YES) the pirate socks to finish. (I do have one sock done, need to finish the second one). I have no pics to show today because my camera is on the fritz, but I should have them ready for tomorrow's blog.
Oh and I had a question regarding the pig sweater, the pig design is my own but the sweater is an adaptation of a basic sweater I found in the Fairy Time Knits book by Amy Carroll and Denise Brown.