Category Archives: Forest


Just after sunset:

I finished the socks:

Forest Socks


What: Forest Socks
Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash: 1 skein of 867 (Lichen) and tiny bit of 850 (Lime Sherbet)
Needles: size 6, Susan Bates dpn’s
Pattern: Grapevine pattern from More Sensational Knitted Socks*.  Used eye of partridge heel with seed stitch edging.

Date started: 3/28/07

Date finished: 4/1/07
Lesson Learned: I love how fast worsted weight yarn knits up.

Destination: my feet!

* Pattern details: CO 48; 5.5″ leg (1 1/2″ K1P1 rib + 3 pattern repeats); 8″ foot before toe decreases.


Saturday (all creative post titles were taken)

Today dawned bright and sunny, perfect for Saturday Sky:

It was the perfect day for a drive.

Felicia, Felicia’s mom and I headed for Pueblo to take in the Pueblo Quilt & Stitch Expo. The Expo was mostly quilt, with very little stitch, so I wandered around and admired all the gorgeous quilts.

Here are my favorites:

And here are some others:

The Forest socks should be finished within the next day or so:

And finally for today, my security system:

I don’t have to pay a monthly fee. I just keep them stocked in kibble, treats, belly rubs and lots of love.

Keeping it simple (part two): feast and socks.

The Forest socks are moving towards the toes:

I’ve been on a Modern Marvels kick lately and most of the episodes require attentive viewing. Since all of my socks in progress also require attention, I cast on a pair of mindless socks:

This week’s Friday’s Feast:

What are you proud of?

My independence.

What is the best thing you’ve ever won as a prize?

I don’t think I’ve ever won anything. At least not anything I remember.

Name something you do that is a waste of time.

Hitting the snooze button too many times.

Main Course
In what year of your life did you change the most?


Where is a place you consider to be very tranquil?

My home.

Keeping it simple: socks, dogs.

I’ve finally made some progress on the Forest socks. They are both ready for their heel flaps:

This yarn is actually dark green. It’s a tad darker than how it appears in the photo.

Today’s portraits:

Switching gears

I have a feeling that my obsessive tendency is going to be directed at socks for awhile. This landed in my mailbox yesterday:

After months of waiting, I can finally say it was worth the wait. I devoured the book yesterday and cast on this morning:

It was tough to decide which pattern to knit. I have a feeling this book will be dog-eared in record time.

I received a couple of questions about how many stitches I cast on for A Scarf With No Name. Since I record everything about every object that I knit, I consulted my handy dandy knitting notebook. However, I didn’t find the cast on number, I found this:

Yes, that says “metric assload”. I didn’t even try to count the stitches. What I do remember is that I used a 46″ circular needle and the long tail cast on and cast on until the needle was full.

Samantha’s love affair with the pink bunny continues:

The poor bunny is soggy, missing most of the stuffing and one ear is partially chewed off. It was well worth the $2.

I realize that I am extremely biased, but I think Kishka is one of the most gorgeous mutts I’ve ever seen.  I love to take pictures of her.