Monday, July 16, 2007


I have updated my stash photos on Flickr and Ravelry - both under ID paletpc, go along and enjoy the eye candy. Links are in the sidebar. Sadly to say the Lime & Violet Sock Yarn Marathon ended last night. I did achieve my 5 mile goal plus some. There were several marathoners that surpassed 6 freaking miles. So I am not expecting to win any prizes.

I completed the Blue Monkey and the 52 Pair Plunge (no picture yet) socks. I cast on the second socks of both pairs. I am just about to turn the heel of the Ocean Dream sock. Dye-anamics! does some truly beautiful colorways.

I received my Knit Picks Felici collection. Yummy, I love the colors. The yarn is much finer than the Memories line. I will probably have to go down to a size 2 needle.

I know I am being lazy about links this post, not tucking them neatly into the html code. But hey as long as they get you there.

I have joined two new knit alongs.
HP 7 KAL Details:

Read the new "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows", knit something HP themed and meet other HP geeks!
1. NO SPOILERS! No discussing major plotlines, twists, endings, etc until 1 month (date may change) after the book's release. Yes, I'm dying to talk about it with everyone else, but everyone reads at different paces, so we CANNOT RUIN IT!
2. Work on any HP pattern you please. Pick one out or make one up yourself. I'm going to work on a list of free and not-so-free patterns for ideas that will be in the sidebar. Please let me know if you find any others.
3. Can't we all just get along? No fighting. I am a firm believer in Civil Discourse. You're free to express your opinion, even if that opinion disagrees with someone else's, but there is no need to attack the other person or their ideas. Seriously now folks, we're knitters, lets play nice.
4. You can join at any time, just email me at firespinner526 (at) gmail (dot) com. Let me know your name or alias, blog address, and email so I can send you the invite.

The other is the Jigsaw KAL which we kinda nudged Dharmafey (sockinthecity) to host. More details to follow.

I also registered for the TKGA National Conference and CGOA Regional Conference in September. A link is in the sidebar. I love taking classes and shopping at the fiber market. The one thing I learned during the other conferences, buy it when you see it and buy more buttons. I have had such a hard time finding buttons for my projects. So I plan to visit all of the button vendors this year.

I have signed up for the following classes:

Thursday, September 27, 2007 · 9:00 AM - Noon

Thursday, September 27, 2007 · 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor: Darla Fanton

F107C-Design 1A Just Rectangles (Crochet or Knitting)
Friday, September 28, 2007 · 9:00 AM - Noon
Instructor: Nancy Nehring

Friday, September 28, 2007 · 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Instructor: Joan Davis

Saturday, September 29, 2007 · 9:00 AM - Noon
Instructor: Darla Fanton

Saturday, September 29, 2007 · 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor: Karen Klemp

N109C-Introduction To The Savvy Single Crochet (Crochet)
Sunday, September 30, 2007 · 9:00 AM - Noon
Instructor: Karen Whooley

Sunday, September 30, 2007 · 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor: Jennifer Hansen

My focus is on crochet this year. I have neglected it in the past. Crocheting is faster and better for stash busting. One of the projects I completed in Beth Brown-Reinsel's class on Aran Sweaters was this cute little sampler. I used Debbie Bliss Aran yarn which was a little bulky for such a small project, but would probably be perfect for the full sized version.

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Adrienne said...

You have been BUSY!! Love the socks and the sweater!!

Virtuous said...

YAH!! On 200th Post!! WHOA!