Monday, January 25, 2010

Back to reality

It's been a busy couple of weeks, well really who am I kidding---I have been relaxing, sunning and taking in all the beauty of the wonderful island of Maui---- Great views of nature, whales so close that you can hear them sing, Waves so tall that the surfers get lost in the white water, flowers so lovely that it's hard to believe the colors that exist in the world.   Sunsets and rainbows, yes rainbows-it rained but just a touch.

I did knit the whole time.  Socks from the bottom up, loved it.  Knitting More Circles Around Socks,  Great photos and a wonderful way to make socks two at a time on circular needles.,  Just my cup of tea, or should I say Mai Tai.   

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

knitting groups/ new projects

Well I have attended my third knitting group.   A lovely group of women affilliated with the Sonoma Newcomers.  I feel like I'm in a hotbed of knitters since I've been here-very nice feeling. I highly recommend joining a knitting/crochet/crafts group if you enjoy the craft and enjoy being with people.  So much information is shared and always laughter.  What beats that?

OTN: a whispy blue variegated lace mohair scarf--All for me!!!

NOTN: (next on the needles)  Socks " Toe-up " I think is best- for my trip next week, easy to carry and hopefully quick also. 

Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year / New Decade

Wishing everyone a wonderful New Year--  Christmas gifts finished-well almost (still have to refine a crochet bag)  so I'm posting pictures of some of the items that were given away

Audrey's sweater: my design and the pattern will be available soon.  Knit in Vanna's Choice- easy care and quick to knit. 

Neck wrap-- Ivory Aran wool

Lucious Laces from Ravelry -- I added beads on one side

Elizabeth Zimmerman's Baby Surprise Jacket- So much fun and amazing to do. 
This was knit in Baby Bamboo by Sirdar