Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Callandra... my birthday socks

Long time no see. I've been knitting I've been participating in the Makin Cookies kal on Rav. April's kal was a Cookie A pattern knitter's choice. I've been wanting to knit Cookie's Flicker socks since last summer. I'm calling these my birthday socks.


pattern: Flicker
yarn: Colinette Jitterbug Velvet Plum
needle: US 1.5 Addi 40"
cast on: April 1, 2009
cast off: April 26, 2009

Yep It's my birthday. I'm 41. Time flies by. This "baby" picture of was taken when I was about 5 years old. This pic signifies the start of the love affair I had with turtleneck tops. I finally stopped wearing them when I was in my 30s lol


My mom wouldn't let me wear makeup until I was 18, but she never stopped me from wearing jewelry. I'm rockin' those huge earrings lol

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

April Birthday Swap Loot

Look what my wonderful and thoughtful birthday twin (not quite hers is today mine's tomorrow) sent me :D


Death by Sudoku novel..... sudoku is a favorite puzzle of mine
purple darning needles
pretty Tofusies sock yarn..... :D
Wildflower Garden seeds
Butterfly photo clip
seashells...I collect them :)
a flowery birthday card
a wonderful letter
purple and green stitchmarkers which I need because I'm always losing mine

THANK YOU SO MUCH my birthday twin!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day/Jade Hederas

So my blog doesn't get pinched:


Man, those socks made my ankles look like cankles. The Jade Hederas were a quick, easy knit and stretchy. I was kind iffy about the long heel flag. It seemed like it was extra long and would not fit my foot. Others on the Makin' Cookie board posted the same doubts. It fits though.

I bought a skein and a half of Colinette Jitterbug in Velvet Olive to make the socks. The socks took less than a full skein. I have enough yarn leftover from the full skein to make matching mini sock for my sock blocker key chain.


pattern: Hedera by Cookie A from
yarn: Colinette Jitterbug in Velvet Olive.... a gorgeous, vivid green
needle: US 1.5 Addi 40" circ
Size: 10 wide
start: March 1, 2009
finish: March 12, 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


My newest acquisition from the Loopy Ewe:


Dream in Color Smooshy in the Purple Rain and Romero Blue colorways. My picture doesn't do them justice. I saw that purple and the name and knew I had to buy it. I went to high school in the 80s so I immediately connected the colorway with Prince. I bought the blue sight unseen. Susan didn't have a picture up yet. I connected that name with Lenny Kravitz's stage name. Both the yarn and him are eye candy. The blue is my favorite shade of blue, a cobalt blue. I'll use both yarns to make socks when the Makin' Cookies kal for the Sock Innovations book by my favorite sock designer, Cookie A, starts.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

TOL Weeks 5&6


Knitting the second set of trees was easier and quicker this time around. I just needed to pay attention to what I was doing. I'm still on track to finish the afghan by Good Friday.


Besides knitting the afghan, I was able to knit the first sock of a pair of Jade Hederas. I won't even show you a picture of the first sock because I'll be done with the second one by this time next week. Ok instead I linked it.

One last thing, I forgot to tell you about this site in an earlier post on low days. Cake Wrecks! a good site go to if you need a laugh. Take a look around the site and let me know what you think about the plaid cake interpretation. LOL

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Where's winter

Its not here. It's so hot in Corpus Christi that birds are playing in water sprinklers to cool off. Those "winter Texans" just cannot take the heat.

Birds playing in the water

I took this picture with my camera phone at Texas A&M Corpus Christi. The blue you see in the picture is the Bay of Corpus Christi aka Gulf of Mexico. Sorry for the fuzzy pic.

Puts a smile on my face every time

Grace over at LovinComfortKnits wanted to know what helps me on a low day. I wrote that knitting, phoning/emailing/hanging out with a friend, and going to the beach to watch the sun set helps me. Also listening to dance music. One song that puts me in a good mood is Work That by Mary J. Blige. This song cheers me up, gets me moving and puts a smile on my face every time I hear it.