Monday, July 31, 2006

Overdue sock pics and WIPs

So....a while back, back when I was supposed to start my blog, I promised some friends of mine that I would post some pics of a pair socks that I had completed. they are...finally!

They were knit toe up, both socks at the same time on circs from Brown Sheep Wildfoote, the Mums color way. . I used the Crazy Toes and Heels Sock Book as my guide and her fan toe, which I really like.

Now the WIPs. I am working on another pair of socks using the CT&H method with Sockotta color #30. I am up to the gussets on them:

I also started another pair the night that the Yarn Harlot came to town.

I am using Cascade Fixation color #9891 and the Grown up wonky lace pattern.
I am knitting them on 2's but I may need to go down to 1's. I have never knit with the Cascade Fixation before and am unsure of what tension to use. I figure that I will just knit up the leg of the sock and see what I think. If I don't like it I'll just have to rework them. Such is life. :)

This next one should be added to the finished list after tonight. This is Perdita,the bluebells motif. It is a fun quick knit. So pretty and delicate looking. I have already made it in a pretty blue for a friend and I look forward to get to wear this one.

And do you know what happens when you are trying to take pictures of your works? You have shutter bugs that are trying to get in the photo too:

Thursday, July 27, 2006

The Beginning....

Okay, it is past time that I get stated on my blog. I have been blogging in my head for a while and it is getting kinda crowded in there so....on to blog land I go. I guess that I should start off with a bit of an intro. I am a stay at home/ home schooling mom of the lovely monkeys, err... I mean children. I have been a finatical knitter for 5.5 years and have even gotten my 11 yr old son hooked on the sport. My 7 yr old daughter is next on my list. heh heh heh

I guess I should also explain where the title comes from. It originally started with someone asking me how I had three kids and managed to stay sane. My response was that I wasn't sane to begin with. LOL Now-a-days, it is usually the response people give whenever they find out that I am a mom of three and that I home school them. So add in the being a "crazy" mom with the knitting and there you have it. :)

Okay, enough about that and on to some cool stuff. Cool as in, I got to meet the Yarn Harlot last night!!!!
It was soooo awesome! If you can believe it, she is even funnier in person. Stephaine was so wonderfully chearful and sweet despite all of the books she had to sign.

This is a picture of me with Stephaine signing my book and, even though the basket is in the way, my sock meeting her sock. After reading about her trip to Oklahoma City and not being able to get anything other than a Budwiser, I felt that I just had to warm her up for her upcoming trip to my hometown of Austin and brought her a little something:

Yup, a Shiner Bock that I just so happend to have sitting around. Actually, I keep it on hand because I use it in a killer BBQ sauce on my ribs. YUM! Oh, and I of course had to chill it and keep it cold for her. I couldn't have her drinking a warm beer with all this heat.

Thank you so much Fiber Factory for hosting the talk and signing. It was just great getting to sit , knit and listen to the Stephanie. :)