Big Sky Mind

Seriously, Where Does The Time Go?
June 26, 2008, 2:52 pm
Filed under: Knitting, Pets, Yarn Pr0n

Life is really busy lately. My days seem full from beginning to end. I’m not really complaining, I just don’t understand how the days go by so quickly. I was able to finish the Father’s Day sock before leaving to see my Dad. Here are the completed pair and I didn’t even have to Kitchner stitch the toe together in the car.
<a href=”http://Finished Father's Day Socks“>
I worked on the second Tempted Paris sock on the drive over and back instead. Here is sock #2. Not my best photo, but I am done with the heel, and am working on the leg.
<a href=”http://Tempted Paris Sock #2“>
So to celebrate my productiveness (is that even a word?), I’ve been on a little yarn buying binge lately. One of the LYS was having a summer sale, so I picked up a few things.
<a href=”http://Forever Yarn“>
<a href=”http://Berroco Comfort Sock Yarn“>
<a href=”http://Sea Wool“>
<a href=”http://Tofusties“>
Sorry about the bright orange backdrop, I’ll try to get something a little more neutral next time. I also ordered some Numma Numma and some sock blockers from The Loopy Ewe.
I’m going to take a small break from the SoS to make the boys some catnip mice, their 3rd Adoption day birthday is next Monday. Happy Adoption Day Simon and Oscar!!!
<a href=”http://blanket“>


Happy Summer Solstice
June 21, 2008, 11:57 am
Filed under: Knitting

Today is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, and the beginning of the Summer of Socks. I’ve decided that I am going to work on finishing up all of my current projects before starting anything new for the SoS. First up are the socks I’m working on for my Dad. These are a Father’s day present, I had to work last Sunday, so I am planning on going to celebrate with him tomorrow. I am working in the foot of sock 2, and am fairly confident I can get them finished today. I hope! Next up will be the Tempted yarn Paris socks and then the dreaded hemp socks, remember them? I barely do. They have been languishing in the bottom of my knitting bag for a long time now. I really want to be done with them. Not that I’m very good lately, but I will try to keep you more up to date with my SoS progress. And by the way, all I can think about lately is knitting afghans. Weird when it’s so hot outside, isn’t it?!? Enjoy the longest day of the year!

Summer Of Socks
June 11, 2008, 8:47 am
Filed under: Knitting

Starting on June 21st is the Summer of Socks 2008. I pretty much live the Summer of Socks all year round. I currently have 3 pair on the needles. The first priority is my Regia Father’s Day Socks. Here is the first one completed.
<a href=”http://Father's Day Sock“>
I’ve started the second one, but it is not big enough yet to show you any progress. I’m not actually going to get to celebrate Father’s Day with my Dad for a couple of weekends, so I have time.

I also wanted to show you my Tempted Yarns Paris Socks. One is done and the other one is midway through the foot.
<a href=”http://Tempted Yarns Paris Socks“>
You can really see the color pooling in that photo. Again, I like it, but I know a lot of people don’t dig it.

So for the Summer of Socks I’ve been trying to decide what to do. Last Summer I concentrated on learning new sock techniques. I did color work, learned about two circulars, lots of pattern work. I’m thinking this year I may do some karma knitting and work on socks to give away to charity. Are you participating in the Summer of Socks? What are you going to work on if you are? I’d love to hear your ideas.

Topsy Turvy
June 5, 2008, 9:08 am
Filed under: Family, Friends, Knitting

I know it has been a long time since my last post. I have been going through some serious personal upheaval lately.  Please bear with me while I deal with my issues.  I have been doing some knitting so I thought I would share a quick update with you.  I finished the first Tempted sock.  I really liked the way the colors pooled.  I don’t think everyone would.  I will have pictures soon.  I’m pretty sure that they are grey and blue.  I also decided to start some socks for my Dad for Father’s Day.  I’m using some Regia that I got from the Loopy Ewe.  I’m using a garter rib pattern.  I quickly realized that the 2 skeins that I had were not going to be enough yarn, so I emailed the Loopy Ewe to see if I could get some more.  Sheri totally took care of me and the socks will be able to be finished in time for Father’s day.  I LOVE the Loopy Ewe so much, it is by far the best online store I have ever dealt with and I will only buy my sock yarn from them in the future.  A special thank you to all my friends and family who have been so supportive in the past couple of weeks.  It means more to me than I can ever express in words.  I will get through this transitional time and the future is so bright.  I love you all!