Sunday, June 29, 2008

Black Sheep Gathering 2008 - The Haul

Here's what followed me home from the Black Sheep Gathering this year. I think I'm going need a bigger coffee table if I keep this up.  I had to go get another storage bin last night to keep all this stuff safe, and it filled the whole thing!

And yes, those are 8 hanks of Socks That Rock, and enough fiber for more than 3 sweaters.  Hey, I never claimed to have self control.  

If you want more details, I talked about the festival on the podcast this week.  I'm also going to be talking about it more in the next few shows.

Now, considering it's before 6:00am on a Sunday, I'm going to go get myself a Caramel Machiato from Starbucks.

Have a great Sunday!!

Monday, June 09, 2008

Well, Well...What Do We Have Here...?

Could it be?  Is it?  Why, yes!  It is a finished pair of Monkey socks!

Pattern: Monkey by Cookie A. (free on
Yarn: Yarn Love Elizabeth Bennet in the Awakening Earth colorway.
Needles: 2.5mm 32" Knitpicks circular needle.

Started and finished in less than a week!  I wasn't sure how much yarn I'd have for these, so I opted for only 4 ankle repeats.

More on the podcast this week.  I almost sound normal!

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Mr. Greenjeans - Modeled!

We finally got a bit of sunshine today, and I took that to mean that it was meant to be that I get a few pictures of me modeling Mr. Greenjeans

This is my favorite sweater ever! It fits perfectly, and the color is really great on me - if I do say so myself!

I think I will definitely be knitting at least one more for me (and maybe one for my mom).
This is the medium size and it took about 3.25ish skeins of Dream In Color Classy in the Blue Lagoon colorway (teal is my fave!).

I had to wear my new Love (1) Ravelry tee, because that is really how I feel about this sweater.

I can't believe how slimming it is.  I guess it nips in at just the right place.

The only alteration I made was knitting plain ribbing on the sleeves, and ending the bottom of the sweater with a bit of plain ribbing.  Other than that, it's knit exactly as written.

PS.  The podcast will be back next Saturday (I've been battling a really bad sinus infection all week and I still don't sound normal).

Well, what are you waiting for?  Go knit your own Mr. Greenjeans!