Monday, September 24, 2007

The yarn has finally made it

I got the most beautiful yarn that I ordered from Yarnlust on ETSY. It was just what I wanted for my monkey sock pal. I can't wait to dig in knit some monkeys.... I have so many projects on needles. I have to get something done. I do have to get a prayer shawl done for my niece by this Sunday. I am her sponser and she is making her confirmation. I make it out of beautiful pink mohair. Pink being her favorite color. I hope she just LOVES it... I started making a pair of socks from some Schaefer Heather that I got from Simply Sock Yarn, You gotta love that place. It came with a Schaefer pattern for the socks that I really like. I think it's called texture? Any whoo... Tonight is prayer shawl. I will start my monkeys when the shawl is finished. I have gotten three items for my monkey pal...hope she likes them.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

No Monkey Socks yet

I have finally found the yarn I want to make my pal's monkey socks with. It is gorgeous and I am so excited. I don't have it yet though. I am very hopeful that she will swoon with delight over her socks and Monkey surprises. I am really enjoying this swap. It is so much fun to have someone who is really going to enjoy the socks that you make for them.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Big Decision

Well, I made a big decision yesterday. I was taking a class to begin my Master's program for nursing. I was three weeks into it and realized that this is the wrong time in my life to be trying to go back to school. I have an 18yo living at home going to the local college, a 13yo daughter,and 11yo son. I could not believe all the time I was devoting to school and felt overwhelmed. Maybe somewhere in my next life, I will start this project. I feel like a big weight has been lifted off my shoulders, so I know it was a good decision for me. Besides, you know that means more time for knitting.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

It's Monkey Time

Well, I heard from the person knitting for me. Can't wait. I also e-mailed my person who I am knitting for and gave them the good news that I was knitting for them. Asked a couple of questions to clarify the socks, so that they can be perfect. I am now going to look for the perfect yarn and perfect monkey presents. Oh the shopping we will have to do.. (love to shop)

Monday, September 3, 2007

let's try this questionnaire again

I already tried this once and it got lost so here we go again.

Monkey Sock Swap THREE Questionnaire

The Basics: I consider myself an intermediate sock knitter

The Measurements
Shoe Size: 9 wide in US
Foot Circumference: 91/2 inches
Foot Lenght: 9 inches

Yarn Preferences:
colors: I Love all colors. Just not crazy about bright neon colors

Prefer solids or variegated: Like either, so surprise me

Prefer wool, cotton, or acrylic: Just not to crazy about acrylic, otherwise open

What color never wear? Neons, black

Favorite Brands: Anne Schaefer; Cherry Tree Hill, Socks that Rock, Koigu

New Brands: Oh, there are lots out there that I have not used yet

Cookie A Patterns

Already knit: Just the Monkey and I loved it.

Patterns you don't have and would like to knit? Flickr, Heda

International or US? I am open to either

Allergies? Nada

My knitting exposed to smoke or animals? there is a cat in my house

On ravelry? Are you kidding? I just figured out how to make a blog.... someday

Monkey Sock Swap Three Questionnaire