Thursday, October 30, 2008

FO: Mrs Twelly's Breast Cancer Awareness Socks

Mrs Twelly's Breast Cancer Awareness SocksMRS TWELLY'S SOCKS

Pattern: Waterfall Lace Rib from Senational Knitted Socks
Yarn: Dream in Color Smooshy Cool Fire(pink,red,blue,lavender)
Needles: US1.5 Addi Yurbo 40" magic loop method
Size: US 8 medium
modifications: stockinette stitch heel
Start: October 6, 2008
Finish: October 24, 2008

FO: Red Scarf

I finished this scarf and mailed it off a few weeks ago. I hope the recipient likes it.


My cables go to the right instead of the left like in the Irish Hiking Scarf pattern. I've fallen in love with the pattern and I'm planning on making more of them.

Soapbox moment:
I voted yesterday at the Corpus Christi Council for the Deaf. Its a very nice facility and the staff were very helpful and courteous. After I voted, I left $5 in the tip jar at their cafe as a thank you for having their facility as an early voting place. I waited in line for about 20 minutes before I voted. (I wanted to vote this past weekend at 1/2 Price Books but the wait was over an hour.) I beamed when I clicked on Obama/Biden. I'm urging everyone to vote even if its for those other two. I've always believed you can complain as much as you want about this country if you vote. If you don't vote you haven't done the one most important thing to get your voice heard so don't complain. In other countries people fight even die for the right vote so EVERYONE GO VOTE!!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Red Scarf Project and Christmas Knitting Update

Here's what I have so far:

Christmas Knitting 10-09-08
1. Red Scarf Project: Irish Hiking Scarf 2. Twelly's Socks 3. Feathers Wimple 4. Mrs Twelly's Socks 5. Brotherly Love Socks 6. Brotherly Love Scarf

Red Scarf Project: Irish Hiking Scarf 1. I'm using Vanna's Choice 100% acrylic yarn in Cranberry to knit the Red Scarf Project scarf. Its put out by Lion's Brand. I'm pleasantly surprised that this acrylic yarn is soooo soft. I'm buying more of it especially since I could win $1000 in a contest on the Vanna's Choice website(which goes live on October 10th). Lion's Brand is sponsoring a yarn contest at Michaels stores beginning October 12, 2008 where the grand prize will be $1,000 and an all-expense paid trip to Los Angeles to meet Vanna White and be part of the audience of Wheel of Fortune. The contest ends on February 1, 2009.

Twelly Socks 2. I'm knitting Twelly's Socks for my scrabble buddy in Dream in Color Smooshy Black Parade. The pattern is Charlene Schurch's Garter Rib.

Feathers Wimple 3. I'm knitting the Wavy Feathers Wimple for a friend. The yarn is Fearless Fibers Laceweight %100 merino in Antique Rose. This seems like it'll be a quick knit. I'm using leftover orange sock as placement markers.

Breast Cancer Awareness Socks: Mrs Twelly's Socks 4. I'm knitting Mrs Twelly's Socks(my scrabble buddies wife) for breast cancer awareness month. She's recovering from breast cancer surgery. The yarn is Dream in Color Smooshy Cool Fire and pattern is Schurch's waterfall lace rib.

Brotherly Love Socks.. a modification of the Irish Hiking Scarf pattern 5. I'm modifying the Irish Hiking Scarf to make my older brother a pair of socks. The yarn is Dream in Color Smooshy November Muse.

Brotherly Love Scarf: Irish Hiking Scarf 6. I've fallen in love with the Irish Hiking Scarf pattern. Its easy and beautiful. I'm making this scarf for my lil brother. The yarn is Plymouth's Encore in Deep Forest.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Pink for October

PinkWeb sites will Go Pink during the month of October to bring attention to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, get people talking about breast cancer, and raise money for research. But to be clear, raising money isn’t the primary purpose of this web event. The hope is that you turn your site pink (in whatever way works for your site), educate yourself about the multiple issues related to Breast Cancer, then take that knowledge and tell someone else what you’ve learned.

Go to the Pink for October website to sign up and download a button.