Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Ticker Tape!!

Yes, pictures at the keyboard. I'm that excited about finishing these behemmoth socks! I checked the blog and I've been working on them for over 6 weeks (that's gotta be a record!). Even when I was nearing completion last night and lost hand movement (due to the Irishman AND the cat insisting on cuddling me at the same time-how dare they!) I wasn't feeling the excitement and exhilaration that I'm beaming with right now. Or I would have told the cat and the leprachaun to cuddle together and leave me alone. Right about now, they should feel honoured enough just to bask in my glow!! :)

Rumour has it that Santa heard my cry for a new camera and is currently searching pre-Christmas sales so that I can take beautiful and detailed pictures of all my Christmas knits. I'm sure you're all waiting with bated breath. (almost typed "baited breath" there, but no-wait, that's the cat, hehe)

This just in!!! According the Yahoo News,
Psychologists have just finished a study linking creativity to sexual activity and number of sexual partners. They say, the more an "artist" produces, the more people are attracted to them. Will someone please call Naveen Andrews and tell him that I "created" this sock design all by myself (and a Pinkerbell hat!) and I'll be awaiting his arrival in the next couple of days - hell! I'll even pick him up at the airport! Perhaps I shouldn't hold my breath just yet...

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Pinkerbell, Captured.

I think she likes it :)

Holey Opal!!

Talk about a big honkin' hole!!

I think this might end my very short relationship with Opal Sock yarn. I only made these this year and, sure, the Irishman is hard on socks, but he's been wearing others for 3 years now.

Major, major bummer :(

Tuesday, November 22, 2005


Talk about attack of cuteness! We're having more camera trouble at the mo, so getting Kerry to stand still enough for a photo op is totally out of the question. So here's me stepping in.

I just started messing around with one of those "k2tog here and yarn-over on this end" stitches and got a bit of swirl.

When the swirl started to die out at the top of the hat, I saved the cute factor with a "we represent the lollipop men" munchkin knot after a long I-cord with the last 4 stitches.

All in all, I'm quite pleased with myself and I'm going to write the pattern down before the Little Miss flies back home with the hat. I'm hoping to knit up another one with this find from the Wal-Mart in Wuerzburg.

Yes, my friends, that's right. Red Heart sells sock yarn in Germany :) I'm a big Red Heart fan when it comes to knitting for People Puppies (my step-father's nickname for kids) quite a hearty yarn that can take a fairly good beating and still look decent.

I'm trying to post as many pictures as possible. I love my new camera phone, but the quality is not quite blog-worthy. I'm hoping Santa cruises lame knitting blogs late at night and will happen upon mine, making him totally sympathetic to my plight and he'll throw a new Canon something-or-another my way this Christmas :)

Yes, Virginia, there really are delusional knitters walking around disguised as completely normal people....

Monday, November 21, 2005


Forget to post??? Not me, surely!!

It must just be the time difference coupled with the upload reaction to the flux capacitor, right?

I didn't get the hat finished for this trip, but it was ready when we visited Stuttgart and Ludwigsburg palace this weekend.

I did a modified pixie hat with swirl effect and a munchkin knot on top - pictures are on their way :)

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Bsy Bsy Backson

No time to post, I'm quite busy going for long walks in the country with my brother and niece Kerry :)

Check out the Aran knit Mum made for him - it's keeping him plenty warm in Germany. Which is good, because they've predicted snow for Thursday - yikes!!!

If it's going to snow, then that kid needs a hat - and quick! I'd better get knitting !!!

Friday, November 04, 2005


We finally decided on a name for the cat. One we both agree on. Dave wasn't too fond of "Jackson" and I thought "Halo" as downright retarded (not to mention "Halo 2"!). This morning I had an idea and I think we were both too tired and hungover to argue anymore - so I am very pleased to introduce our new cat:


Wee feline, I baptise you in the name of the hops and the barley and the holy foam. We will be your guides in this life to steer you away from hard liquour and towards the mild taste of Ireland's cherished Liffey Water. Right after we solve that pesky rum habit.....

Thursday, November 03, 2005


Guess who's learning how to knit????

After teaching Patrick to knit this weekend, he spent his free moments since then practicing. I can't say he's quite caught on yet...... so he needs help a bit closer to home.

I told Iveira it was her duty as a mother to be able to help her son with his homework. And that it is my goal this year that she knits one thing - a scarf or a hat, anything!
She's picked it up quickly and was flying on Patrick's needles last night. Can't wait to see the progress today :)