Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Yarn, FOs, and Mickey, OH MY!

Ok, I know I haven't posted in weeks. I have a good excuse. I'll give you a hint

Yep - there it is, one of the worst pictures of Cinderella's castle that I've ever seen. I spent last week with my mom, sister, & nieces in Disneyworld. We had an absolute ball but I seriously think that deserves a post all of it's own.

Did I knit? Heck no. Actually, I worked on sock #2 of my yarn ahoy socks at the airport before I left. I can't knit on the plane - I need more room than a narrow seat in coach allows. On the ride back to the Orlando airport I started a charity hat to turn in at Fiber Fest but I didn't finish it - I imagine I will tonight. No it won't go to the charity it was meant for but it will go in my pile of chemo caps to go to the Baylor cancer ward here in Dallas. It's adorable but after I realized it wouldn't get done I got distracted.....

You also may have noticed that my yarn diet ticker has been reset. I really don't feel bad about this AT ALL - I had a good excuse. And I made it a freaking MONTH without buying any yarn - except a few balls of Sugar & cream which at $5 total just doesn't count.....This past weekend was DFW Fiber Fest. I took the Entralac class with Knitting Fairy Alissa Barton - do I need to sing her praises AGAIN? I don't think so - you know that I'm a fan. She is a marvelous teacher. I needed feltable wool in 2 colors for the mini bag that she was featuring in the class. Do you believe that I didn't have 2 colors of feltable wool in my stash? Shut up. This was prettier. Even though the likes of Lily Chin were teachers at this event, this was the class I truly wanted and it's all I could manage after walking 194 miles at Disneyworld on little sleep, no wine, and dealing with children for 5 days. (I am not opposed to all children, but I get nervous when I'm outnumbered. Just saying....) Here is the bag that is a product of that class. Adorable, huh?


Oh, and I bought some Perchance to Knit Foxtrot from my friend Manda's destash mission - I've been wanting this yarn FOREVER & if you don't know what it looks like, when you see it you'll understand. In case that isn't enough justification for you, I also found a $20 bill in a Christmas card from my Grandmother when I was unpacking from Disney. How is that for some fate?????

Now, my most favorite announcement. I finished my first pair of socks that I actually like. Did I say like? More like LOVE. They are the Lacy Mock Cable Socks made out of Yarn Ahoy Berry Bang (I think) yarn that was given to me by my very sweet secret pal Ronda. I love love love them. I was trying not to squeal as I finished the kitchner last night since Patrick thinks hand knit socks are tools of the devil (see previous post). But geeze I'm proud of them & I can't wait to wear them in some anti-fashion statement like with Birkenstocks or clear clogs. Here they are in all their glory.


That's it for now folks! Hope to see everyone soon - I miss my knitting buds. But I caught some child cold disease in Disney - or maybe I have alleriges, whatever, I feel like crap. More knit time. Later

10 comments:

Knitting Rose said...

The socks are beautiful. I want to make that bag so badly I can't see straight!! I am glad you had fun in Disney - what a cool place. Hope to see you soon!

Liz G. said...

Love the socks! So pretty! Maybe one day I will finish up my entrelac bag. Maybe tonight while watching LOST!

Ronda & Ben said...

WHOOT! Oh Tasha, those socks are to die for! And they are so... you!

Here Tasha... have some of this Kool Aid. ;^)

Love the entralac bag, I can't wait to see it felted. You know I'll have to go get that pattern now. Good bust on the yarn diet, I'd say!

Dawn said...

I am LOVING the socks!! You will get many hours of enjoyment out of them. While you were gone I discovered that Patons SWS comes in Natural Green which is greens, browns, and peaches. Very pretty! Can't wait to see you at knit night, soon!

Sue H. said...

You're going to have so much fun wearing your new socks. Your little bag is cute too. I'm glad you had such a great trip and came back safely.

Teresa said...

Those socks are amazing! I'm liking the clear clog idea.

And one should never have to deal with "whine" when there is no "wine"....even at Disney. I'm glad you survived.

Becky said...

Cute bag. Love the socks. What are you going to knit now?

Manda said...

love. your. socks!

Que Sarah said...

OOOHHH! I love those socks - of course you knew I would ;-) The bag is just gorgeous! I'm glad you had a great time in Disney!!! Next time you'll need to come to Miami and see me!!! (Could you imagine... watch out yarn stores..lol..)

Julie in Texas said...

Absolutely gorgeous socks!! I love them, gonna have to make those mock croc socks!

I would love to make a bag like that as well. Entrelac scares the peewaddle out of me.