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Halloween and the Yarn Quest

Happy Halloween! This is J's pumpkin. Mine is too ugly to show. The face only takes up about 1/3 of the pumpkin and I tried to give it hair. I'll just leave it at that.


Before I forget, thanks for all the nice comments about the rock n weave socks! My socks feel so loved!

I still haven't touched the weekender since my last post. I need to get motivated if I want to use it this weekend for my marathon. Speaking of that, check out what I got in the mail this week!



I can't believe race day is only 5 days away!

Back to Amy Butler... have you checked out her site recently? She's preparing to release a new line of fabric as well as some new patterns, finished products and other fun goodies. I'm in love with this bag:



I hope she is selling the pattern and not just finished bags. *Fingers crossed.* That hat is wicked cute, too.

Aside from just plain laziness, Birch has been stealing my focus from the weekender. I was so close to finishing this weekend, but 5 repeats from the…

Rock n weave!

Took me long enough to finish these, huh? Well, they're done now and I love them! Not quite in time to wear with my planned outfit of a cute skirt and black Mary Janes, but perfect for walking on hardwood floors in these chilly temps. Down to the knitty gritty: Pattern. Rock 'n Weave Socks by A. Karen Alfke Pattern Source.BMFA Rockin' Socks Club. Now available here. Yarn. Socks that Rock, Medium Weight in Fairgrounds - May Sock Kit. Needles. Size 1, 2, and 5 Addi Turbos. Buttons. Some shiny silver ones from Joanns. They look a lot like the ones in the pattern pic. Duration. 4-eva! In reality, some time in early June to 10/20/06. Almost five months for a pair of socks? Sad. Mods. None Thoughts. Love the socks, love the pattern. The pattern shakes up the sock pattern both with it's construction of the ankle flap, the use of buttons, and just the overall look. I dig it.

Weekend Update

What an amazing weekend up in New England. The leaves are at peak, the air light and crisp. A perfect weekend for some hiking, pumpkin picking (can you believe I spent $30 on 2 pumpkins??? Have pumpkins always been this much money? I must be in the wrong business. And worst of all, I can't help but think of the yarn I could have bought!), running, and (this goes without saying) crafting. That basically sums up my weekend. The picture above is from a hike today. I keep pretending it's my backyard. Could you imagine?

The crafting has definitely improved with the addition of my drafting table. Check out my new crafting space:

Not only do I have space for my computer, sewing machine and ironing board, but the cat has a new elevated spot to look out the window and into the rest of the house. She also keeps my WIPs warm while they wait on the table. Unfortunately, she covers them in cat hair and I'm always fearful I'll accidentally leave a pin in something! Now, …

48 things

You've all seen it. It's been so interesting reading everyone else's version, i thought I would partake in all the fun.

1. FIRST NAME?
Kelly

2. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
My middle name is after my aunt.

3. WHEN DID YOU LAST CRY?
I can't remember. It's been awhile, which is surprising because I always cry. Not in an I'm always sad way, I just cry at anything.

4. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
I think so. I barely see it anymore because I aways type when given a choice. It's just typical "girly" writing, I guess.

5. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCHMEAT?
Not really a meat, but Meunster cheese.

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
Hell yeah!

7. DO YOU HAVE A JOURNAL?
I have one, but I rarely write in it anymore.

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
Sure do.

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
Yes.

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
Cheerios with either blueberries or bananas. Also, Trader Joe's Maple Pecan Crunch.

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THE…

Soctkoberfest!

I joined Socktoberfest! I'm kicking off the festivities with Lolly's survey. I might be the last person in blogland to participate, North America at the very least. When did you start making socks?
I started making socks this past winter with a pair of Jaywalkers I started twice that were never to be finished (at least they haven't been yet). I've since been spoiled with softer, handpainted, non-fake-Fair Isle pattern yarn (it was the only decent ball I could find in the store the day I decided I *needed* sock yarn). I only blogged about these once. Did you teach yourself or were you taught by a friend or relative? or in a class?
I taught myself with the help of this magic loop tutorial.
What was your first pair? How have they "held up" over time?

I'm going to consider the jaywalkers that never were to be more of a swatch. The first pair I finished were my Norwegian Stockings. They have held up quite well, but I must admit that I don't wear them as muc…