Monday, October 31, 2005


I finally figured out how to make a cute icony thingamajiggy next to my URL at the top. Cool huh?

Saturday, October 29, 2005

The big questions is....

how many more scarves can I make this month!? The one I just made for myself was actually really fun to make. I took 3 different strands of leftover yarn I had and used my ballwinder to create my own funky yarn. I needed one to go with my cute new hat I bought at Target for $1.99. I think it works perfectly. My girlie wanted to show off another scarf I made last year out of scraps too. It just happens to match a hat that was just given to her by one of her friends.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

More like Scarfoberfest here

My good friend Sharon bought 4 balls of really funky, pretty yarn to make her a few scarves. I love that she just wants basic, skinny scarves and they look so cool in just a simple garter stitch. Here are the two I made her over the past few days. The green one is in Lou Lou by Classic Elite. It's such a cool yarn isn't it? I love how it turned out.

Then I just finished this one in Tokyo by Filatura Di Crosa and I loved knitting with it. It's so soft! I think the gold specks are my favorite part. I highly recommend getting some of this if you see it anywhere. Here's the simple garter stitch scarf on size 17's just like all the others. I only cast on 8 stitches for this one.

I think I only have one more scarf to go and then I can decide what I want to make for myself. I hate to admit I love the mindless knitting of pretty garter stitch scarves. .....I'm not the only one am I? I actually have some of that Lou Lou in a pretty purple. Maybe I'll just keep on with my Scarfoberfest theme until November?

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Socks Redux

I have been very patient in waiting to make my next pair of socks because I have other things on the needles. I couldn't wait any longer and had to at least get the yarn for the socks I want to make myself. I mean, it is Socktoberfest after all. I bought some Lorna's Lace Shepard Sock in Irving Park and it's absolutely delicious. Isn't it gorgeous? I'm going to make Whitby out of Knitting on the Road by Nancy Bush. But first I have to finish this scarf. I thought I could tonight but we're making smores instead!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

C'est moi!

I am usually very careful about posting pictures of myself online but I figured I'd post this for a bit so some of you who don't live locally can see just exactly who Scout is. Ignore the fact that I look extrememly tired and have no makeup on. Damn..... I probably shouldn't be posting this. Maybe it'll be one of those *This post will explode in 24 hours* kind of posts? Here I am a few days ago wearing another scarf I made during nap time for a good friend.

needles: size 17
yarn: Calypso by Southwest Trading Company - 6 taupe
stitch: garter
cast on: 20 stitches


Also, I had a really fun time at my Stitch 'n' Bitch last night. We had 10 women there and it was a great group. I hope that some of the other Abq. knitters can come and join us soon even though I know there are a few other groups that meet. I wish we could all knit together! We even had two women come all the way down from Santa Fe to join us. The funny thing was that at least 3 of us were working with boobie type scarves. Ramona was working on the Knitty Boobie scarf. Carole was working on the Casey scarf. I was cheating with this beautiful yarn from Classic Elite called Lou Lou that has bobbles right in the yarn! It was a boobie type of a night.

Time for a run and I'm going to try finishing up that hat for my friend A.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005


It's late and I sent T. out with Chulo for a walk and to pick up the mail and lookie what I got. Thank you Secret Pal! I'm so excited to check it out and see if I can really do this. Now that I'm into socks I'd love to make my own self striped yarn. How cool would that be?

I have to admit I looked to see where the package came from.....did you know I just moved from NH? Hummmmmm.

Thank you thank you!

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Socks 'n' Clogs

It's truly sad that I'm so excited over my $1.99 ebay purchase of these clogs so my girly can not only show off her handmade socks, but also so she can have shoes just like me!

I mean, come on. You have to admit they are damn cute. I immediately had to grab the socks so I could see how they looked. She was happy to model them for me.


Not bad huh? I'm so proud of myself it's kind of silly. They are just socks. But rockin' ones!


Also, I ran into Beverly yesterday at Village Wools when I brought Jessica to check out her new passion. I bought some Plymouth Yarn Eros Glitz and there is nothing I can't whip up with my size 17's in a few hours. I needed a birthday present and I think it was the hit of the party. I simply cast on 10 stitches and knit the whole 65 yards in garter stitch. Perfect gifty. It cracks me up that all the people couldn't believe I made it and during nap time to boot.


Wednesday, October 05, 2005

My first pair of socks are done!

Wow. The second sock was way easier once I knew what the hell I was doing. Since I live in clogs I really want to make a pair for me. However, I'm making a hat for my sweet mama friend A. over at smallhand as a swap for a new knitting bag she is going to make for me. I'm so glad I finally made myself do this. Can someone please tell me how the hell do you block them? They look like they need to be. I also ordered a pair of black clogs for my girly off of ebay so she can show off her new socks. She kept telling me, "Mama! I'm so PROUD OF YOU!"

Check it.

She had to try them out a bit.

I'm afraid I may be hooked on socks now.....

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

So cool....

I taught my favorite neighbor girly/ babysitter how to knit this weekend! She's 12 and is as cute as a button. She was so excited to learn and knit all day on Sunday. We sat out on her back proch and knit as we watched the Balloon Fiesta balloons take off. I started her off with just some black yarn I had and then thought it'd be cool for her to learn how to add in a color. I showed her the rockstar scarf from knitty and we went with that.

Look how proud she is!