Sunday, August 31, 2008

Jax Ravelers Gathering

Yesterday the Jacksonville Ravelers gathered at the home of Sugarbee Studios (or Ravelry Link) for a day of knitting, eating and hanging out together. We had a fantastic time! I'd like to thank Chris and her family for opening their home up to us. Their hospitality was so generous, the food was amazing, and it was so much fun meeting other knitters!
Here are a few pics:

This is Kim. She is a sock goddess!

In the background you an see a new knitter getting a lesson from Carrie!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Socks for my Husband

My husband has been wanting me to knit him some socks. At the beginning of the year, he even picked out the yarn! A couple of days ago, I cast on thinking how great it was that my knitting skills were going to yield such a great pair of socks for him. He tried them on. Too big, he says. So I start over. Yesterday after getting about 4 or 5 inches on the needles, I had him try them on again. Remember Cinderella and the evil stepsister who insisted the glass slipper fit her? Yep, that was my husband last night. He INSISTED that the sock was going to fit him when it was very obvious that it wasn't going too. He was tugging so hard that I actually thought it was going to pop a hole. No amount of wiggling and squirming was going to get that sock around his heel. None. He, however, left the room insisting that the sock was going to be just fine.

Today, I am left with this:

I added 8 more stitches and started over. I feel good about it.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Just Getting Started

I've been thinking of doing this for a while. I've enjoyed reading so many of the blogs out there that I've decided to give it a whirl. Who would have thought? Just bear with me while I figure it all out!