Thursday, February 28, 2008

Saturday, February 23, 2008

New Pattern!

Girly-Girl Wristers are now available as a free pattern. Look at the link on my sidebar. They are also in ravelry!

Friday, February 22, 2008


Look at all the great loot I got from my Loopy Swap partner, Jennifer. I wore the socks to school and my students loved them. I loved the great package which included the awesome Duets socks, hershey kisses (could you get more Loopy than that?), some great soap, and Loopy Groupy yarn, plus some SOAK wash. I love everything (perhaps the kisses a bit too much). Thank you Jennifer!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

I'm Posting!

You know it's bad when you go to the list of blogs/knitalongs that you are a member of and your own is at the bottom because it is the least updated. I guess the number of secret projects I've been doing makes for a lack of real blogging, but I get to finally show you two!

I finished both of these in February and had started them earlier, so they count towards my goal of finishing projects in February.
First, the Evangeline Mitts. These were made out of Dream in Color Classy in Lunar Dazzle. I followed the short version of the pattern found here. They were an easy and quick knit that I could handle while watching a movie with 30 6th graders.

The second is the Koolhaus Hat from the Holiday issue of Interweave Knits 2007. You can also purchase a downloadable version of the pattern here. This one is not so good with the sixth graders, although I did get to try out cabeling without a cable needle. I loved both these patterns, although I would make the mitts 3 repeats longer next time. I'm planning on posting tomorrow so that I can show you all the goodies I got in my Loopy Swap package.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Catching Up

The last few weeks have been kinda hectic over here at Chez LaLa. We had some out of town visitors last week and while they were here we went to the Memphis Zoo. This is one of my favorite pics from the zoo. It was kinda cold, but that just meant that the animals were more active. One of the big draws of the Memphis Zoo are the two pandas we have. They like to hang out and eat bamboo. It seems like they do very little else.

That same week, we had HD Direct TV installed for Wheezy. While I had to hang around the house, I dyed some yarn. Most of them sold the night that I took it up to the yarn shop. I guess that means that I need to dye more :)

I was faithful to the no purchasing sock yarn during Lent while I was in Jackson yesterday. Instead I got all these goodies. Enough yarn to make the White Witch Mitts (free pattern from Knitting Daily/Interweave Knits) and a skein of Lornas Laces for the Cabled Footies from One Skein.

Saturday, February 09, 2008


Lisha and I went down to Jackson today and had a fun time knitting with the ladies down there. I got lots of work done on wicked, so I'm hopeful that it will be done in the next two weeks or so. I also picked up a new knitting bad (Della Q). I'll try to post some pics tomorrow. Happy knitting!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

What's New and Lent

I got my hair cut today. You can always tell it's going to be bad the more mouse and junk they add. You know it's really bad when they do a comb over. I got the comb over. She got to fix it. This is the "fixed" cut. At one point the left side was 2 inches longer than the right and she let me leave the shop like that. I went back and all is better (or as good as it can be).

On a knitting note: I've given up buying sock yarn for Lent. I'm also going to try to knit/finish a pair of socks a week during Lent. During the month of February, I will try to complete all the half finished pairs that are lurking around my room (see how that counts? I'm being quasi smart today). On a less smart note: I signed up for sock Madness again. How that happened, I will never know.


How could you resist him?

Sunday, February 03, 2008

February is for Finishing

I've been quiet lately on the blogging front. I've had so many projects that I've been knitting and no time to take pics, so it seemed as if I never have anything to blog about. I'm planning on making February my "finishing" month, so that I can get some of the stuff off needles and to various new homes. Here's what's on the needles right now.
1. Wicked
2. 9 pairs of socks
3. Koolhaus hat
4. Fingerless mitts
5. A hat made out of Seawool doubled (don't ask)
6. Baby Surprise
7. 2 pairs of baby socks
8. Orchid mitts
9. Secret of the Stole 2

I'm sure I'm forgetting something. If I could finish 4 of those projects this month, I would be happy. Let's see how I do :)