Monthly Archives: October 2007

First Mitts

Fingerless Mitts – Let’s just call these “practice” mitts.  This is the first time I’ve made any mittens of any sort. I will make more –  with different yarn.

This yarn is Noro Silk Garden and I used size 7 needles.

The pattern is free from Knitters Review. It’s called Maine Morning Mitts designed by Clara Parkes.

First Mitts

These look rather rustic in this type of yarn. I think my next pair will be out of alpaca yarn…something soft and yummy!


Sock Monkey Baby Socks

                               For My Grandson


Don’t these remind you of the stuffed monkey toys made out of socks?  So fun to make!

Cascade Fixation – Grey, red and white. Size 3 DPNs.

Sensational Knitted Socks Book – page 29.

SNS Book

His little foot measures 3″ – these came out to be 4″. He is growing so fast, he’ll be able to wear them very soon.

Sock Monkey2

The yarn is kind of thick and not very fluffy soft for a baby, but it is thick, warm, stretchy cotton. I like the elastic for baby socks – it seems to keep them on a little better.

I Won A Loopy Ewe Contest !

I Won a contest at the Loopy Ewe    winner smiley
My picture was the Crab (Loopy in peril at the beach) see below…

Thanks to anyone that voted for my picture! 

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Lastly, winners of the “Take Loopy on Your Summer Vacation” contest (photos here):

– best “far away” place that I visited – Sydney (from Kim)
– most interesting famous person that I met – Yarn Harlot (from Meghann)
– most unusual place that I visited – Penny Lane (from Sue)
– most creative photo that I was in – Loopy in peril (from Linda)

It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…It’s “Super-Guys”…

JJConner2    Super Guys2

We’re ready for Halloween!

Hedgerow Socks Done

I finished my Hedgerow Socks about a week ago on our trek across the state of Washington. I didn’t have access to a computer or my camera cable, so I am posting it now. I really liked this pattern and the yarn. I will  make them again in another color!


Home from our Trip

Home – Finally!…we helped a family member move across the state…quite a trek, but we are back now.

We stopped and got boxes of apples in Eastern Washington. 30 cents a pound – can you believe it!?…

I got alot of knitting done on the trip back home. The scenery was beautiful going over Stevens Pass. The leaves are just starting to turn color and we got to see the first dusting of snow at the top of the pass. (click pictures to make bigger).

StevensPass   FirstFall1   FirstFall2   PassTop   SnowFall1