Wednesday, March 16, 2005


Socks have been my newest obsession in knitting. I started my first pair January 1st and finished my sixth pair Monday, March 14th. I have used mostly yarn from elann, except for the very bright striped socks, and I used KnitPicks Simply Striped for those. The blue were simple 2X2 rib.

I am working on the Broadribbed socks from Knitty, using the cotton Esprit yarn from elann, and I really like them also. Although, I am using Brittany Birch needles and have already broken one. Thank goodness for their guarantee!

I'm not sure what to do next. I have accumulated enough yarn for 26 pair in my stash - elann, KnitPicks, Opal, Regia. I am looking at patterns in Socks, Socks, Socks, and Knitting for the Road. I think I will use a solid color and try the Denmark cables next.

and Arwen, the dimmest cat I have ever been around, probably trying to figure out where she is. Posted by Hello

Frodo again trying to figure out why he is on the floor instead of in a lap. Posted by Hello

Okay, here are the grandcats, helping to display the socks I knitted. Ginger and white is Frodo and long haired is Arwen, a Maine coon. Posted by Hello

Saturday, March 12, 2005

My knitting, my favorite OU shirt, my rocking chair - the only thing missing is the cat. Posted by Hello

So Here We Go

All right, here goes the new blog. My purposes are:

1. To display my knitting projects and received comments from other knitters
2. To let my family/friends see what I am working on
3. For random ramblings on various topics.

I especially want to hear from other knitters. I live in a knitter deprived area; most of the knitters I know are my students that I taught to knit - that has been great fun, but most of them are 12 years old and don't have a lot to add to my knitting knowledge. I know I really enjoy looking at other knitting blogs, and I hope to get comments to help me grow as a knitter.

Of course, there are the other topics such as OU sports (Yeah Boomer Sooners), cats, daughter, books, etc.

I will post pictures as soon as I figure it all out. I also hope to customize this blog more, but again, I am new to this stuff and will have to research. So, more to come.