Wednesday, September 05, 2007


It's been a couple of crazy weeks around here. I'm not sure what's gotten done or what hasn't. I'm tired. Who keeps waking my kids up so early?! Oy.

Last night we needed OUT of the house so we headed east towards Idaho and found ourselves at Lake Coeur d'Alene. Now should you ever find yourself there and should you have young children there is a magnificent play area in the part there by the resort. I think 100+ kids could play on it. It's all hand built and is a giant castle. It's awesome. You know... if you have small children... :)

There has been a little knitting. After getting stuck on the STR sock because I couldn't convert the heel to sportweight, I went ahead and started a sock in the right weight so I could learn the heel and then convert. I know... duh. Anyway. I am stuck. I have not been able to get kid & husband free time to sit down and figure out this heel while I still have non-exhausted brain cells. The not being able to knit on socks is somewhat painful for me. I wasn't sure what to do with myself... I've been planning other projects and winding yarn but that just wasn't cutting it.

So I turned my frustration into fingerless mitt's. Wow! I almost forgot how quickly worsted weight goes. Christmas has come to my house! This is the time of year that I gear up. I start getting on top of my gift list. So here it is. Two of the three UFO's in that picture are gifts. I just need to put a thumb on that one and I'll have an FO! In a day! Who wouldn't be thrilled with that?!

Where did Hub's "I'm not going to think about it" sock go? Frog land. The yarn was bothering my hands and Hub said "It looks like a girls camping sock". Not a hit. Off it goes...

I did do a little stash padding last week. I happened upon Crown Mountain Farms website just when they stocked Sock Hop. Whooo boy. I wish I had more money, but I restrained myself and got just one. I keep holding it and petting it. Handspun... ooooohhhhhhh....

I grew up going camping with my Grandparents right in the town where Crown Mountain Farms is located. So this is part handspun lust and part sentimental reasoning behind wanting some of this yarn. I will think of my Grandparents when I knit it and wear it.


Meghann said...

OMG! I'm totally jealous of the sock hop! Good luck with the Christmas knitting.

SJ said...

Oooh, handspun! (drool....) I have been lusting after some Sock Hop for a while, but I just can't justify the price -- because I know it would just sit in the stash because I'd think it was too pretty to knit with!

tiennie said...

Very pretty!

We went to C'oeur d'Alene and stayed at the resort last Feb for a gym meet for my daughter. It's so nice! Wish we could have gone when it was warmer so the kiddos could play outside. We're going again the next time the gym meet happens.