Sunday, January 27, 2008

Blogiversary and stuff

There is a contest over here. Leave a comment and mention my blog to enter.

It is finally warming up here in WI. That subzero stuff really starts to wear on a person and cars.

I am still plodding along on Monkey socks.... I don't have that much left... need to just sit and knit and not spend so much time on Ravelry. :-)

Friday, January 25, 2008

Monkey socks

monkey socks
Originally uploaded by knittindeb
I am making slow progress on my first pair of monkey socks. I cast on early January but not working on them all the time. I like the pattern and how they fit. I am using Brown Sheep Wildfoote luxury sock yarn. It will be a durable sock, I think. The Deco Lime color is very fun.

I bought a new camera today, hence the picture of the socks. I had some inheritance money left over and the camera was on sale. My old one lasted 8 years so I guess I got good life out of it. This new camera has twice as many mega pixels as the old one and half the weight! Oh and twice as big viewer.

I got my coupon to spend at a local yarn shop today and just couldn't decide what to buy as it is good on only 1 purchase. That kinda sucks as it is worth $60. I need to buy a bunch of yarn or some pricey extra tool. I will spend some time in prayer about it as I want to get the best for me. I guess I could get enough yarn to make a luxury sweater...or enough fiber to spin enough yarn for a luxury sweater. Or a mess of sock yarns...nah sock yarn doesn't go far enough.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Socks for Ella

Originally uploaded by knittindeb
I knit these socks in a day for Ella while I was up there staying after Christmas. I used Plymouth DreamBaby DK microfiber "Confetti" yarn. They are so soft. Ella loves them and said.. "oh Beautiful!" When her Daddy came home for lunch she proudly showed them off. She was in this stage of not wearing socks,(it's winter here) so I knit these so they were special and she started wearing her socks again. :-)
I used just a basic sock pattern, fast and simple.

I am going to wallyworld to get a new internal battery for my camera to see if that fixes it before I spend money on a new camera. let's pray that a $3.29 battery will fix it! Then I can get some of my latest projects posted. (thank goodness I had my daughter take some pictures while I was there with her camera. :-)

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

my sweater girls

Originally uploaded by knittindeb
I finally got a picture with them both wearing their sweaters at the same time! My precious granddaughters. I need to knit more for them as I love seeing them get excited when I give them something knit. Ella says she wants to knit... I told her when she gets a little bigger.

I scored a book!

I have been desiring the book "Knitting Marvelous Mittens" only to find out that it is out of print(oop) and people are trying to sell their copies for like $130+. Original cost of paperback is like $14.95! Well, I called every yarn store in my area, searched online. No luck. Yesterday I was at my LYS Iris Fine Yarns and looked thru the books. TADA A hardback First Edition of "Mostly Mittens"!!!!! That is the original name of the book. Nowonder they said they didn't have Knitting marvelous mittens when i called.

I am also going to be doing some more sample knitting for some stores, designers, companies. :-)

Monday, January 21, 2008

My camera died

Boo hoo hoo. My digital camera froze and won't work. I have had the camera since 1999 so I guess I got my moneys worth. I have so many objects I want to taker pictures of and can't until subzero blizzard stops and I can get out shopping. I can get so much more camera now for a lot less money than when I bought my canon.

I have 1 Monkey Sock done and about 5 repeats of sock 2 done. I am in a January Sockdown contest over on Ravelry. I need to post a picture of completed pair in order to be eligible for contest.

Here is a picture of my new knitting buddy. We both are named Debra...and both love knitting and laughing. This picture was taken at our Knitting Christmas party. Ann over at Yellow House Treasures took the picture. She loves taking pictures and she loves posting them. Thanks Ann.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008


I finished Ella's socks, doll blanket, almost done with son's sweater, and started Monkey Socks. I have 5 repeats done of the Monkey Socks. It is a very nice pattern and free at
I have some Bluemoon Fiber Arts mediumweight sock yarn that I am looking for that just right pattern to use it. The colorway is Lunasea. I do a lot more posting of pictures over at Ravelry. Look me up and add me as a friend. I am KnittinDeb.

I am still up north until this Sunday. Saturday is my birthday and my granddaughter is all excited that I will be at her house for it. We will probably go out to eat.

The sun actually came out today! It's been a week since we have seen it, I think. Sure makes a person feel like doing something. Me and My daughter did some deep cleaning this morning. I bagged up all the toys that just get spread all over and this will help with toy pickups. My goodness they have a mass amount of small toys...

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Ella got her yarn!

The yarn store was open and Ella was all excited. It was very hard for her to make a decision on the color. She would see one and say "that one", then spot another and say "no, that one". It was cute to see such yarn excitmeent! We finally found a skein of Red Heart Multi color that she really liked, containing, shades of pinks and blues and purples. I looked thru a couple of my knitting books I brought along and decided to just do an oversized Grandmother's Favorite dishcloth pattern on size 13's. It is going quick and she really "loves" her baby blanket. She received a Baby Alive doll for Christmas and she needs a blanket. I really enjoy knitting for her. Isabelle just loves rubbing the yarn on her face(have to make sure she is washed up!)

Friday, January 04, 2008

Knitting Ella some socks

I am knitting Ella some socks per her request. I am using Plymouth Dreeam Baby D.K yarn color 205. It is white yarn with splashes of pink, yellow, blue and green. 1 is done and she wants to wear it. I am now past the gussett and doing the plain knitting. They are very soft as the yarn is a microfiber acrylic. She now notices knitting on programs on TV. Too cute. Today we are going to local yarn shop to pick out yarn for a doll blanket. I have been there twice and it is always closed. I hope it was just holiday closing. Ella has bugged me all week to go to the "yarn Barn" (name of the store). I told her today would be warmer for a walk and she has been after me since 7:30 a.m to go. It is almost time to go now and she is excited!
I'll let you know how we did..... (Ella will be 4 next month)