Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Making Progress

CAJ 50th 105

I was away this past week and I was able to get some good knitting in. It takes some getting use to the both needles. I had to put two different needles to make it easier. I kept picking up the wrong one. I am almost ready to turn the heel. I will take another photo when I have completed that part♥

Saturday, April 25, 2009

TTFN off to a fiber fest.

I am so excited I had to post it here....I am going to TROY OHIO today for my FIRST fiber Fest. I am going with a few GAL friends that knit and I am takeing my TWO AT A TIME toe up socks with me so maybe all the gals can sit and knit and relax a little plus my one friend is dieing to try the two at a time so can't wait to see her :)... Any who I will make sure to post pictures on MY BLOG so will let you all know when I have them up ...I am sooooooooooooooo excited :) a MOMMY day away something I have not had well EVER in the past 3 years so I am sooo ready~!

Monday, April 20, 2009

look at my boo boo's

do you see the holes in my ribbing and a few rows down? Don't know how I got that on just one little sock but there it is. I think I will just fix it after they are done.

Does anyone know what I did to make the boo boo.?

Thursday, April 16, 2009


wow. I'm seeing some great looking starts.

Patt - thanks for showing us how you are keeping things straight...I just may take you up on some of those ideas.

I'll be honest...I've been way too emotionally strung out (ie highly ticked off) to give it another shot. I would have already thrown the yarn out by now. Even my easy knitting is making me mad. Why? Because I was ALREADY mad.

Now, I'm sure y'all have been there and done that. Knit on you fearless women. May I be able to rejoin your ranks next week!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Back on Track

Ok I have cast back on and started paying lots more attention to what I'm doing.

First on the right hand side is a blue stitch marker. That denotes (for me) my starting of my sock and also that this is the first sock knit on or sock #1(see angled arrow).

And on the left side (see straight arrow) that shows the sock I am working on at the moment by being on the needle. That way I know which sock to work on when I pick it up again.

And the little white stars mark the chicken stitchmarkers that I am using to show myself the middle of each sock so later on I won't have to count out the stitches.

What are you all doing to keep things straight in your heads?

Try, Try, Again

I started again, on different yarn this time. I didn't like the malabrigo. Now I am using Koigu this time, mainly because I had already pre wound it. I am using one addi lace 47 inch. It takes some getting use to the cord twisting. I think once I get further, it might be easier.
Wish me luck

sock progress

OK here are my toe up socks i am doing on two circle needles i am slowly getting there lol..

Posting site again for socks

Ok this is a GREAT site this is the place I looked at and I am on a ROLL if you look there are a FEW ways to do the socks so PLEASE check it out I promise it will help you out and if not EMAIL ME and i can try to help you as much as I can.....


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

dang it

just had to frog both my socks. Somehow I got it turned around and I didn't know which to knit on. I only had most of the cuff done so at least it's not all bad. Now I'm casting on again.
Cici your's are looking good. as are the rest of yours.
HOw are the rest of you doing? Having problems?
I think I have the prob when I pick up to start knitting again after a while. I gotta figure out how to remember which one I worked on last.

here I go

hello all.. I have finally casted on, but it's not working out quite as I had thought. It takes some getting use to all the cords and yarns while you try to keep everything in proper order.
My problem is that one of my toes is looking longer than the other. I guess i understood the instructions wrong. I started with 2 needles. I think I will change to one needle next. I couldn't figure it out!!! I think I need lots of help♥

Saturday, April 11, 2009

email addresses

I am going to need all of the members email addresses and blog url's if you have one. (of course you do!!)
Cici, I just checked out your blog and tried to leave a comment but couldn't get it to work. pooh.
OMG!!! I don't know anyone who has really seen the Oprah show in person. That was so cool for you and your girl.
And I want to be a sistah with you too!!!

send your email address to patt_m@comcast.net thanks and Happy Easter to you all.

yahoo group for the blog

Here is the yahoo group I just made that goes with this blog. We can post there and get all the posts at the same time.
come and join please.

Friday, April 10, 2009

KNITTING Pictures to keep our heads UP

OK I know some of us are having a heck of a time with this lol here are some cartoons PATT hope it's ok just thought we needed some smiles in here and get us all in the mood to keep plugin~!

2 at a time socks

OK I have to say I was at a stand still untill last night BECAUSE I messed up on my sock and was kinds bummed lol....WELL I fixed it haa haa I am back on the right track and going to start knitting again WOO HOO...

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

On 3rd row

Kathy, you can do it. I couldn't figure it out so what I did was just to cast on all stitches needed and then start to work on one sock all around then do next sock all around. then on to next sock for 2nd row.

I'm gonna put a marker on my first sock so I'll know which is which and will put it on the beginning of 1st sock so I'll know the start. I could put a different sort of marker on the 2nds sock in the start so I will know.

Vanessa knows how to do this already I can see. go Nessa!!!

Help us as much as you can.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Ok I am jumping in with eyes wide shut

Doesn't that look beautiful? I stopped at the LYS this morning and bought a new pair of Addie Turbos 47" long size 2 and while I was there I picked up more sock yarn, I decided on this yarn because it came in 2 balls so I didn't have to seperate the yarn. Smart I am, right?

Well perhaps SMART is not the best word to describe me. I sat here all afternoon and looked at my new yarn and needles. Afraid to make a mess of them. But I have to stop being afraid of everything. YES things are changing and I need to start embracing the NEW, because the Old isn;'t cutting it anymore. So I started...
And now I am crying. Stuck... confused... baffled... I watched all the tutorials, read all the instructions, knitted 28 stitches of k2, p2 on the first section of cast on stitches... BUT where do I go now, onto the second sock? Everything looks twisted.
I need someone to come here and hold my hand. PLEASE???

Monday, April 6, 2009

This mess is my mess

Here it is.

My magnificent start. :D

One row down, more than I care to count to go.

I'm really hoping I understand what's what by the time I'm done with the ribbing!!!

What is that about slow and steady winning the race?

can I tell you all that I LOVE the colorways you are knitting with. It makes me DROOL!!!

UPDATE (Wednesday): I did something silly wrong and had things going the wrong way. I've frogged, and I am casting on in two different colors until I get my brain moving the correct direction. I'm sure I turned my knitting at some point....I'm just not willing to tink to find out WHAT point!

Since I can not do Ankle first socks lol

Ok since I really honestly can not do ankle first socks ( i make them way to small) I am doing the toe up version.... here is my picture so far I am at a dead stop though for now :(

Sunday, April 5, 2009

I cast on too

Here is my first attempt. I've cast on plus did the first round on each sock. What messed me up was this. I cast on 28 st with one ball of yarn, then cast on 56 st with the 2nd ball. Then it says to cast on the rest of the first balls st. but my cast on yarn was in the middle of the cable and I had no way to cast on the rest. So I put those st (1st 28) on the right hand needle and cast on the other 28 st and then put all 56 st back on the left hand needle. NOw I'm just going to start on the ribbing part of the pattern.


So far so good LOL! I decided to go with the cast on in the book instead of the one in the pattern, just because it seemed less confusing - maybe I'll regret that!

Friday, April 3, 2009


I just got my needles and my books and yarn in. Now I understand what Jane meant by tangled web. lol That is in the book by Melissa Morgan-Oakes.
I think that I will be a bit confused for the first part but I am certain I can get this. Jane I too love the Bella Epoque pattern. Once we have this conqured lets do that pattern together.
Well how ready is everyone? Let us know.

Tangled Web

The 2-at-a-time socks book I have says that you will think you have nothing but a big pile of twisted cable, lost needles, and tangled yarn (Wow! I'm really looking forward to that!) - but not to give up - it will all make sense soon.
Another suggestion is to put one ball of yarn in each of two baggies with holes cut in the corners to pull the yarn through so that you don't get the two yarns mixed up. That sounds like a plan to me!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Magic loop tutorials

I'm needing some tutorials on this magic loop stuff so here is one on you tube:
and another one : http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/advanced-techniques
here is another one you have to read: http://www.knitaddicted.com/files/MagicLoop.pdf
I plan on checking them all out, especially the last one and maybe a few more before I start my socks.