Flag Day Knitter

Friday, March 30, 2007

I have had a day

I mean a day at work today. Thank God it was Friday because I need the weekend to wind down. But look what I came home to. Ah, The New Testament. Well I do call Sensational Knitted Socks my bible ;-) I gotta say I had begun to wonder if my sock knitting days were over. I had just not been feeling the love lately. In fact the last 2 socks I started (for myself) I frogged. But after looking through this wonderment of sock instructions/info, I feel the sock knitting mojo returning. Page 57 people, that's all I'm going to say. Page 57. I had pre-ordered this awhile ago through my buddies at Amazon. I live way out in the sticks, so I have lots of stuff delivered. Makes me happy. I had even decided that I wouldn't sign up for any more swaps, not even *gasp* Sockapalooza 4 .......but sorry mom, I think this has changed my mind.

Saturday, March 24, 2007


The Jaker socks are finished. Father and Sons socks from IK Fall 2006, size 5.5 T knit in Koigu. I used less than 1 skein. So if you have little ones with little feet and just a little yarn - go for it!

I also frogged the sock I was making (Jaywalker in Koigu) for myself. I just wasn't feeling the love. This means my only project on the needles is the Irish Hiking Scarf in handspun. Hmm maybe I will sew up a new knitting bag today.......
As you can tell the weather is wet and dreary, so inside I will be.
Driving update, it is the boy's first scheduled drive day with the instructor. He drove to the driving school this morning, in the rain. He only gave me 1 heart attack while driving today. Improvement :-)

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

no news.....

is good news. Or so they say. I have been busy with work, and the boy and not much time left over for knitting and/or blogging about it. But I will share Greta's stylin' springtime top with you. (shh, it's crocheted)

Oh, and today I was bused into Tacoma for the big company meeting. My first one at this company. I have been to lots of company meetings in my day but I have never experienced what I did today. After the lunch was done and before the speaker began we were asked to "rise for our National Anthem" and so 300+ people rose and placed their right hands over their hearts and watched a montage to the National Anthem. Blew.Me.Away.
With a name like Flag Day Knitter you can guess I loves me a patriotic bunch :-)

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

earning my grey hairs

So the boy has started driver training. The boy needs practice - hours of logged practice. Practice even in the dark. I earned points tonight having the boy drive to the library to pick up my book. (a knitting book of course!) It was light out. I let him drive around town (very small town) and show me all his friends houses. Then we went through the curves of Ohop (the valley) and he says "I want to go to the ranch" (my bro's place) Sure, go ahead. More curves, more traffic, starting to get darker...... He logged almost 1 hour of driving - I counted 10 new grey hairs!

Monday, March 12, 2007

meet piet

Made in one evening, with stash scraps and a free online pattern.

He is already on his way to IL for a birthday boy.

such fun!


Thursday, March 08, 2007

Ooooo me likey

Spring 2007 Knitty is up - - - run!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

sick and tired

Years ago while in high school/college my career of choice was to be advertising. I eventually became jaded with the advertising world when the commercials began to get slick - but didn't sell the product it was trying to sell. In fact you remembered the commercial verbatim but for the life of you couldn't remember if it was for shoes or toilet paper (when if fact it was for fruit juice!) This prologue is to set up my last 2 weeks. There is some car commercial (see above - we don't know the car!!!) that has a blindfolded teenaged boy solving a Rubik's Cube. Yes the same Rubik's cube of my day (the 80's) And of course this commercial has done nothing for the car sales but has every store in a 40 mile radius sold out of Rubik's cubes. And of course my teenaged boy wants one - if only he was blindfolded for the commercial. So finally after countless trips to many different kinds of stores I went to my trusty Amazon.com. Low and behold they have Rubik's cubes, and in stock. All kinds of them.

You know I had to have the Bears one!
They should be here by the weekend. :o)

Monday, March 05, 2007

Jaker socks

Tiny feet = fast knit
This is 1 day of work on the toddler sized Father and Son Socks by Mona Schmidt from Interweave Knits Fall 2006. Using stashed forest green Koigu. What? Doesn't every 3 year old boy have handknit Koigu socks?

Sunday, March 04, 2007

tiny FO

Delicious bootee-licious!

A pair of Simple Shoes from 50 Baby Bootees to Knit, by Zoe Mellor. Cute stuff.

These are for niece Molly. Knit totally from stash (really, how much yarn can these beauties take?) Leftover Cascade fixation in pink. Socks for Jakers are already on the needles. There are 3 of them now, and I have learned. You do NOT send 1 item at a time! All 3 wee ones must have toastie toes at the same time.

Here they are hanging out with a river rock Chloe and I picked up on our walk. I am thinking I will pick up a rock on each of our walks and by the end of the summer we will have a whole jar full....... watch, we will have one lonely pebble.

p.s. 3 day weekends rock! :0)

Thursday, March 01, 2007

knit night

There's nothing but bad news and re-runs on TV tonight. So I am headed upstairs to the big screen TV to knit a little Jaywalker II with my buddy Harry Potter. (I think I am in the mood for some POA) I also took tomorrow off of work. Woo Hoo! A 3 day weekend. I deserve it. 120+ days of work in a row.......yep I need a break. But before you all get jealous, I am preparing my taxes tomorrow. Ha! gotcha, by preparing I mean popping the paperwork in the mail to the accountant. Like I do my own taxes...ha ha ha, ho ho, hee hee hee. I can barely remember to balance my checkbook. (isn't that what online statements are for????)