Saturday, June 14, 2008

Toe Up Socks

So my knittas at MisKnits are big toe up sock gals. I had never knit a toe up sock...until now. I finished my first toe up on Wednesday at UFO night. Amber, the lovely MisKnits owner, showed me how to do a sewn bind off so that I could actually get my foot into the sock. I have a tendency to knit tight and bind off tighter. Today I am going down to the Plaza to hang out with other knitters for WWKIP day and work on the second toe up sock. I'd love to finish this pair before next Saturday when the Summer of Socks officially begins but we'll see how that goes.

Happy WWKIP Day everyone!

And Happy Birthday Stephanie, you rock!

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Birthday Swap

I joined the Birthday Swap 2008 on Ravelry and had a wonderful partner Alisha whose birthday is the day after mine. Here is the awesome package she sent me.

Lots of goodies. There was a skein of Cherry Tree Hill sock yarn, two skeins of JoJoland Melody, two boxes of cookies, some Goats milk soap and hand cream, and two patterns from Cookie A. (Django and Trystero.)

Great minds must think alike because I actually sent Alisha the Cookie A. pattern Mingus. Also some Socks that Rock in Lemongrass, Soak wash, sock blocker keychain, and some stitch markers I made.