Friday, April 25, 2008

Whew, a minute to pause

Wow it has been a busy week. Swimming lessons, ice skating lessons, ice show practices, orchestra camp, field trips, play groups....on and on it goes. But in there I have managed to fit in a bit of knitting. I am almost done with the cuff of my Sock for Veronik. I am really liking the pattern and think it does indeed look nice with the variegated yarn. I did get a bit side tracked the other night and cast on these socks after reading this tutorial. I have been wanting to do the Turkish cast on again and also try two at once on one circular, and the tutorial took advantage of both techniques. I am using some Paton's Merino given to me by Nicole. Socks sure go fast when using worsted weight yarn. I think I am going to make them knee highs, perfect for wearing with boots.
The rest of my spare time has been spent making these stitch markers to go with the newest Cat Bordhi book. I have a lot of outstanding orders to fill for them and have been trying to get them all done asap. I should have some going out Monday! Ugh, I hate falling behind.
I did take a break tonight and whipped up this jewelry set. I bought the porcelain beads at Joanne's today after the orange color grabbed my attention. I paired them with some sterling beads and I'm not sure what the black beads are but I like them.
I also found these cute little critters in the garden dept. At less than $2 a piece who could not give them a new home.
Ooh and look at this cute Atenti purse I found on ebay. It is just the right size for socks, although I have used it as a reg. ole purse for most the week.
And alas I am not the only one who is exhausted. Little A fell asleep the other night playing Xbox (and before I had the chance to make his bed w/ new clean sheets).

Next: as promised my exciting news and the perspective I mentioned earlier.

2 comments:

Knit Eat Sleep said...

Love the orange necklace and the socks! The little sheep are adorable, I am glad you gave them a good home :)

I heard them talking about those alphabet stitch markers at the retreat but wasn't sure what they were about. That is awesome that you have lots of orders to fill!

~Nolson

StarSpry said...

Wow, you really have been busy! Great socks and stitch markers! Glad you have a lot of orders to fill :)