Thursday, March 22, 2007

Crazy Stripes

These are my March socks for SAM3. They've been finished for several weeks now but I've been a lazy blogger. There's just been too much other stuff going on.

Pattern: Just a basic vanilla sock with a short-row heel
Yarn: Regia Crazy Stripes
Measurements: Made to fit a women's US8
Started: Feb ?, 2007
Finished: March 12, 2007
Other Details: Matching stripes are not that important to me which is evident from these socks. I thought, since they're crazy stripes, matching would be crazy.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

New Arrival

My tiny sock has arrived from Wendy. It was knit with Socks That Rock in Sherbet. It is so cute!! Thank you Wendy! I love it.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Wee Tiny Socks

This was truly a NO STRESS sock swap!!! I had such a great time making these tiny little socks. Much thanks to Emily for hosting this little swap and for motivating me to finally make some tiny socks for my tiny sock blocker key chain. Without her, that sock blocker might have stayed naked. Now I must decide which wee tiny sock is off to a new home . . .

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Central Park Hoodie # 2

These pictures are total crap but its the best I've got. It's difficult to really see any of the details. Suffice it to say, this sweater is more lovely in person. I didn't take these photos and its not fair to blame the photographer as I really didn't explain what I was looking for.

Pattern: Central Park Hoodie from the Fall issue of KnitScene.
Yarn: I'm too ashamed to name the yarn used. Let's just not talk about it.
Started: beginning of September 2006
Finished: March 10, 2007
Other Details: I am not as jazzed by this sweater as I was with the first completed Central Park Hoodie. Yarn really makes a difference and it's a lesson learned. Don't be cheap when it comes to purchasing yarn for a project that will take months of your life. The sweater fits perfectly and Logan is happy that her sweater is finally finished.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

What I've been up to . . .

Head over to Darlene's blog to read an excellent account of the fun we had when I visited Birmingham. And don't forget to checkout Tonni's blog for additional details. I'd have written my own original and witty post but these two beat me to it. Darlene and Tonni were kind enough to take me to two "real" yarn stores. I was like an alcholic having a major relaspe but what's a girl to do when she encounters so many delightful sock yarns. Buy them, that's what a girl does. Since I was accompanied by two fellow addicts, I didn't encounter resistance just encouragement to go ahead and buy the delicious yarn. I find sock yarn purchases can help heal a broken heart and I've got a heart in need of some healing.

I am so glad I got to meet Tonnie and Darlene in the real world. We've been buddies in blog land for months now. They are just as delightful and charming in person. I just loved them both. Tonni was a fabulous hostest. I have never felt so spoiled. When bloggers meet yarn shop sales go up!!


The dictionary defines community as:

1. A group of people living in the same locality and under the same government.

2. A group of people having common interests.

3. Sharing, participation, and fellowship.

I am so thankful to be a part of the community of knitbloggers, sock knitters and just plain knitting enthusiasts. Unless you've been living in seclusion, you'll have heard about the tornado that killed eight high school students in my home city of Enterprise, AL. It is difficult to describe the devastation in my town. There simply are no words. Every time I see it, I feel the same sense of shock and loss. It's as if I'm seeing for the first time.

The emails I received from my knitting friends and swap pals touched and comforted me so much. I felt so much support and understanding from everyone and I wanted to thank everyone who sent emails asking if me and my family were okay and for the many prayers said on behalf of my family and my community.

We were very lucky. There was no damage to my home and both of my children are safe and well. This is not so for so many families and Enterprise will need your prayers for some time to come. I've been fortunate enough to be able to volunteer my time to assist in debris cleanup. I'm sure I got much more out of it that the people I was helping. It feels good to help someone -- to be an active member of your community. I am amazed and proud of the incredible number of people -- the helpers -- who are working so hard to rebuild Enterprise and heal our community.

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