Monkey Sock Swap THREE Questionnaire
Do you consider yourself a beginning sock knitter, an intermediate, or have you been doing this so long you could probably knit a pair in your sleep? I think I am intermediate. I am pretty confident and will try almost any pattern.
Shoe Size: 9-9.5
Foot circumference: 9.25
Foot length: 9.5
What colors do you love? Purple, blue, pink, black and brown.
Do you prefer solids or variegated? Both, love handpainted.
Do you prefer wool, cotton or acrylic yarn? Wool
What colors would you never wear? Yellow. But maybe I just haven't found the right one.
What are your favorite brands of yarn? Koigu, STR, Cherry Tree Hill, Lorna's and little indie dyers are a fav!
Are there any new brands you would like to try? Chewy Spaghetti, Wollmeise, Yarn Love and any little indie dyer.
Cookie A. Patterns:
Which of her patterns have you already knit? Monkey, Pomatomus, started Thelonious and frogged.
Which pattern(s) would you like to knit and don’t already own? Flicker and Mona
Other pertinent information: Love all designs but not a knee sock girl!
Would you be willing to have an international Monkey Pal or do you prefer one in the US? US please.
Do you have any allergies? Nothing major, unless you roll my stuff in dust and pollen!
Will your knitting be exposed to smoke or animals? One cat and one dog.
Are you on Ravelry yet? If you don’t mind having new friends, what is your Ravelry name? Only 1000 people in front of me! So soon!!!
Sign ups are until the 31st!! So go join!
its been a while! And I have written this post already and lost it!
Life has been in the way.
We had the first day of school for Big Boy-
And for Baby Boy-
But the most exciting part was day two for Big Boy-
What? What is different? No cast! He had school in the morning and got his cast off that afternoon! He is doing well. Funny fact though- he is still eating with his left hand! Last night at the dinner table, he was poking peaches with a fork in his right hand and scooping rice with a spoon in his left hand! It is amazing how children can adapt!
We had a trip to St. Louis with BF and her squeeze-and without the boys. It was fun. We squeezed as much fun as possible into those 28 child free hours! Most of which I can not show pictures of! Here is one we can show-
We took an Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tour! It was fun! And the reward at the end was a nice sampling of icy cold beer! Mmmm, beer!
There has been knitting. Just not much!
These are booties I made with the Saartje's Bootees pattern (warning- pdf link). I made another pair in boy colors that have been gifted already. I am casting on for another boyish pair today. Quick knit and so cute! And perfect for any sock knitter out there with leftover yarn!
I also got my Sockapalooza 4 socks today-
These are from Elizabeth G in MI, who is blogless. They fit! They are made with Claudia Handpainted in this color, I think. She couldn't find the ballband. That happens to me all the time! They have a delicate little cable down each side. Thank you Elizabeth!
Otherwise, I started another pair of Monkey socks, the jaywalkers are my on-the-go knit, and I started a chevron scarf! More on all of that next time. Hopefully soon!
The baby blanket I started last time is done!
I think it turned out very nicely.
Started- July 23
Finished- August 1
Yarn- Cascade Kaleidescope in white and multi
Pattern- Mitered Baby Blanket (pattern at Knitting Pattern Central- link not working right now!)
Needles- Denise 8, in varied cord lengths
I pretty much knit the pattern as written. When I got down to the last few rounds, I just stayed with the one color and all in knit stitch. It was to awkward to switch yarns and just wanted to be done. One of the best parts is that it is done before the baby was born!
Still working on the Spunky Jaywalkers. They were set aside so I could finish the blanket. And then life got in the way of knitting and I didn't knit for a few days! I picked them back up yesterday and I am almost to the heel.
Big Boy goes back to the orthopedic surgeon tomorrow. Last time they took a x-ray and it isn't healing as fast as hoped. He will be in a cast for awhile still. We are hoping tomorrow they can put him in a short arm cast at least. He will most likely be starting school in the cast. I saw the x-ray- it was a big break!!
Not much else exciting going on here. So I will leave you with a picture of yummy tomatoes from the garden, that I then roasted and tossed with pasta! It was good!!!