Knitting Without Dog Hair Is Not an Option

Hi there - My name is Claudia. I live with my hubby and our two furry kids in Georgia, USA. Originally I am from Germany - southern belle from Bavaria replanted to the Southern US. I am very addicted to knitting - 4-5 projects going at the same time... What can I say...

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Location: Peckerwood, Georgia, United States

Monday, July 17, 2006

Time Flies When You're Having Fun...

Can anyone tell me why the weekends zoom by and then Monday comes around and it feels like slow-motion???

I had a lot of fun this weekend. Mainly I have been hanging out with Pixie. I sometimes wonder how two people who get tossed together by accident (through a SNB knitting group) hit it off, are very alike (scary, scary) and need to talk to each other - almost daily on AIM. Gosh, I am a lucky gal - see, knitting is a good thing. Besides all the great stuff you make over the course of your life, you also meet awesome people.

I am kind of tired today because I already typed up a storm this morning. I am getting rid of my cross stitch collection. I haven't worked on a single one of the needlepoint UFOs in ages and I have a ton of kits - new, unopened, factory-sealed. So, off they go to eBay land once I get all the descriptions together and dahling hubby takes pictures for me.

Besides wading through bins of needlepoint stuff, and bringing a ton of stuff to the SNB-NEGA meeting on Saturday (my car looked like a crafts store on wheels - unbelievable, you might think I have a crafts problem...), I also found time to get some knitting done. Here is what I finished and started over the last couple of days.

Another dishcloth from the Mason-Dixon book:

Mason Dixon dishcloth

Meet Rose Marie Hedgehog. She is sooooooooooo adorable. I have been dragging her to several knitting groups and to work, poor thing. I am such a show-off... One of the knitting group people came up with her name since her bow is reminiscent of the character from the The Dick Van Dyke Show. And interestingly, hubby and I own the DVD set.

Rose Marie Hedgehog

I finished the Crusoe socks from knitty.com. I know - Noah is kind of stealing the attention from the socks. He is allowed. ;-)

socks and Noah

Here's a better picture - without furry distraction...

socks

And I finished the Jungle tank top. It is based on a tank top pattern from one of the VERENA issues. I used a very light yarn - feels kinda papery and I bought in Germany, sorry.

jungle tank top

Ahhhh.... I got my stitch markers from Mousie Masala:

Mouse's stitch markers

Aren't they so very cool? Stop staring at them - you can't have them. Get you own! ;-)

I got two sets: "Llama, Llama, Duck" and "Counting Sheep". And here you can see one llama hard at work on the Harry Potter scarf.

Mouse's stitch marker

And then I spent some money over the weekend - oh well, that's what money is for, right? As my Mom likes to say, you can't take it to the grave with you. Wise Mom!!! So, I went shopping - the real thing. You know, not online, but going to an actual store... But I was good, I did not buy much yarn. I focused on patterns and gadgets this time. First - Pixie, Stephanie, Marilyn and I went to the summer sale at Why Knot Knit.

I bought a bunch of Berroco Suede and a couple of balls of fuzzy yarn for a felted purse. And I found Fido, another Fibertrends pattern. I already know I have to make four of these little guys for Christmas gifts...

purchase at WKK

After this stop, we went to a ***NEW*** yarn store. Gotta tell you, I love this store. If I were to own a yarn store, it would be exactly like Knitch. Man, we had a very good time there. The store owner pampers you with coffee and water. You can plunk down at a big wooden table or retreat to a super-comfy sofa and knit. Truly awesome! Go check it out for yourself. I sure will go back! Pixie took a bunch more pictures. You can find them here.

This is what I bought at Knitch - more patterns, a needle felting kit (finally), some adorable cow buttons, gift tags, and cute place markers. AND - coffee for hubby. Kim, the store owner, sells the coffee beans that she uses for her coffee at the store. Yummy!!! So, finally I found something at a yarn store that I could give to hubby! HAH!

purchase at Knitch

After all the shopping and getting a little lost in Virginia Highland, we went to a SNB-Atlanta knitting group which meets every other Sunday at Apres Diem. Very nice!

And then I started a new pair of socks. I am allowed - I finshed the Crusoe socks. Mom sent me some gorgeous sock yarn and I finally started a pair of Jaywalker socks. Yeah - I know, I am way behind the hype this pattern created. So, what?

Jaywalker sock

Y'all have a great week! Don't work too hard - it's freakin' hot outside...

2 Comments:

Anonymous BryAnn said...

I went to the sale at Why Knot Knit too, but ended up doing my shopping inside.

Glad to hear a good review of Knitch. I work in DeKalb, live in Cobb, using I-20, so Knitch is actually on my way home. I hope to make it there this week, while I wait out rush hour.

4:09 PM GMT-5  
Blogger DianeS said...

Wow, all those goodies and all that stuff knit up!

9:57 AM GMT-5  

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