Blogging and the new house!

Normally, when crazy stuff happens on the internet (ravelry, other people's blogs, whatever), I pretty much keep my opinions to myself.

This time, I just have to blog about it.

So, most of the knitting readers probably know about the whole Yarn Harlot crazy commenter thingy. I read the post too. It's pretty intense.

When thinking about this whole thing I also think about my high school buddy Kristi, who recently got not such a nice comment on her blog.

The solution is simple: if you read a blog and you don't agree/like what they have to say, then don't continue to read it. Now, that doesn't mean you aren't entitled to your opinion or whatever, that's cool. But, seriously, if you are going to send mean, hurtful emails/comments and write horrible terrible things on your blog (yeah, I found the offending blogger in the Yarn Harlot thing, and wow, not a nice person at all), you have a major problem. What was accomplished? Just looks like someone trying to get attention to me. I mean, I guess it worked, she got hundreds of emails from Yarn Harlot supporters.

Everyone should just play nice in blogland. And especially knitting blogland (in the case of Yarn Harlot) or Christian mom blogland (in Kristi's case). Either are not the place for nasty bloggy ickiness.

Back to my regularly scheduled blogging. . . .

So, Alex and I finally bought the house on Thursday!
We are both so excited. There is a little redecorating to do:Which we started on right away:(I did keep that spike rack thing. It will be the perfect yarn dye holder for in the basement....more on that later)

Anyway, things are crazy, but good. We are working on the house a little bit at a time. Tomorrow painting will begin. Not a lot of knitting is happening. But, that's ok, Sock Summit is a little more than a week away! Lots of knitting will be done then.

Happy knitting everyone. And, please, let's all play nice. :)


Chapel O' Love

Mel's going to the chapel. . . .And, she's going to get married. . .
She's going to the Chapel of Love.

I am so so excited for Mel and Tim's wedding this weekend. I have been looking forward to this weekend for at least a year!

I think Mel will be pleased with her garter. I think the ribbon pretty closely matches 'her colors' for the wedding.

Another Eloping bites the dust!

Happy knitting!


For Those About to Sock (We Salute You)

That's right. Jenni and I fly to Portland to go to Sock Summit in just 19 days. Thus, much sock knitting is going on the Knitting Like Crazy apartment.

In between all the business that is my life (Alex and I close on our house Thursday!!), I have been knitting me some Charade socks (Rav link):The yarn is some delicious Lorna's Laces I scored when my knitting group went to Lorna's Laces for a tour in December. I had tried knitting a different pattern with it (Ravelry tells me it was the Herringbone Rib socks) but those were not pooling in a nice way. The Charade pattern with this yarn? Um, awesome!

Other than that, I am working on a knitted garter for my dear friend, Mel, who gets married a week from tomorrow. The usual UFOs are sitting around the apartment.

Happy knitting and have a good weekend everyone!


Cotty Socks

I joined the Q3 KAL in the Socks That Rock group on Ravelry. Boy, where there good patterns to pick from this time. I went with the Cotty socks by Irishgirlieknits:

I am purple and yummy. I know you want to lick me.Is that a hint of a picot edge I see?A little lace and no purling makes me want to squee.Love. Love. Love.

The Specs:
The Pattern: Cotty Socks
The Yarn: STR Lightweight in The Incredible Shrinking Violet colorway
The Needles: US Size 2, 2.75mm DPNs
The Time to Knit: 17 days.
The Modifications: None, I knit the entire sock as directed in the pattern. Well, maybe not the toe. I stopped reading the pattern by the time I got there. :)
The Results: I love these socks so much that I am saving them to wear to the Sock Hop at the Sock Summit!

I also want to say that I loved this pattern so much that I pretty sure it is going to become a staple for me. It's like my new Broadripple or Jaywalker (both patterns I have knit multiple times).

Happy Knitting!


Sock Museum Socks

I now present the Sock Museum Socks:

Penny by Penny Rose Yarns in the Violetta Colorway
75% Wool/25% Nylon, Fingering Weight
Skein Contains 400 yards/115g (4.1 oz)
Yarn is available at http://fritzl.etsy.com
7.5sts/inch and 11rows/inch in stockinette
9sts/inch and 12 rows/inch in garter rib pattern (unstretched)
Knit Picks Harmony Needles, US Size 2 (2.75mm), set of 4
Socks were knit with 64 stitches total (for a foot circumference of 8.5” according to the pattern). A little less than 300 yards of the skein was used to knit these socks.

I can't wait to see them hanging in the Sock Museum at the Sock Summit next month!

Happy knitting!



Well, I have been knitting a lot in the last couple of days, but I have no pictures to show for it. Chalk it up to having photo burn out. Alex and I went with his family to Michigan this weekend we took what can only be described as a shit-ton of pictures.

I will only show you five. :)

Alex and I drove up to the Ludington/Hamlin Lake area on Thursday night. We stayed in a cabin at the Hobby Crest Resort.
It was a nice cabin (three bedrooms, two baths, no tv or anything to connect you to the internet). It was right on Hamlin Lake, which was perfect for hanging out on Alex's parent's boat.

We drove into Ludington and ate at the Old Hamlin Inn, which is somewhere Alex's family would always eat at when they would vacation in Ludington in the 80's.We walked around Ludington State Park for awhile, and had a nice view of some sand dunes as well as 'the other side' of Lake Michigan:After a day of exploring a lighthouse and the state park and stuff, the next day, Alex and I (severely sun-burned and all) went swimming and climbed up a little sand dune:(Yes, I am really that sunburned).

Then, we sat around a campfire, roasted some S'mores, and enjoyed the view.It was an excellent little vacation.

In knitting news, I signed up for to knit some socks for the Sock Museum for the Sock Summit. I finished them in the car ride home today (I knit the Garter Rib pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks). I just have the two to close on sock number two (I had no knitting accessories with me, only needles and sock yarn) and they will be ready to go. I will be taking pictures of them tomorrow.

I also have been working on my Cotty socks for the STR knit-a-long on Ravelry. I am about 1/3 of the way done with sock number two on those. Maybe some pictures of those tomorrow as well.

Hope everyone had a nice relaxing weekend. I will be back tomorrow (probably) with a whole ton of sock pictures. Happy knitting!

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