Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Another Catch Up Post

I really need to get on here and blog more, then maybe I wouldn't have to cram so much into one post  :)  But I really seem to be stuck on *posting-every-few-weeks*.  Remember when I used to post *every-few-days*?  No?  Me neither.

My first thing to share today are these lovely woolly socks.  The pattern was easily memorized and broke up the monotony of plain socks quite nicely.  I love the shifting colors of this yarn, but found it quite splitty and had to pay extra attention to each stitch. 


Take Five Socks by Dee Kissinger
free pattern found here (ravelry link)
Size:  women's sm/med
Yarn:  Zauberball by Schoppel Wolle
1 ball:  420m/100g
Needles:  size 2.50mm dpn's


I received this darling pinkeep from sweet WendyJo.  Thank you so much WendyJo for your friendship!  I hope you come back to Colorado, I had such fun with you!


On the back is some fabric she purchased at my favorite quilt shop  :)


And Paula sent me these wonderful knitty goodies!  You can never have too much yarn or too many cute patterns.  And I really adore that cute sock-blocker key chain!  Thank you so much Paula for your thoughtful and generous gift and for your friendship too!


I have some new starts that I'll be back soon to show you.  And dare I say it, one or two of them could be cross stitch!?!?  Now that I've let that slip, I've probably jinxed my stitching mojo!!!

Thanks for visiting my neck of the woods and for all your sweet comments!  Have a good one  :)

28 comments:

Kajsa said...

Those socks are wonderful! What a nice treat too!

Annie said...

Love those socks. You always find the best yarns and patterns.

Lots of nice gifts you have received there. Looking forward to seeing those new starts!

KarenV said...

Lovely socks as always Staci. And what sweet gifts you received too :)

valerie said...

Love those socks! Great pinkeep from WendyJo as well. Can't wait to see what you've been working on.

Sally said...

I never get tired of looking at your socks. They are perfection, not to mention continuous inspiration!!!

I love the little sock blocker keychain. That is so adorable!

I'm flipping back and forth between sock knitting and cross stitching grandbaby's Christmas stocking, and I find them to be a nice complement to each other. I do have to sort of time myself lest I get carried away with one or the other (um, mostly sock knitting, I have to say).

Sock #2 of of current pair more than 2/3 done. :-) I hope to have at least a week's worth of socks before cool weather comes. I now have shoes to "showcase" them. LOL

Elaine said...

Lovely socks and beautiful gifts from your friends.
Can't wait to see what your stitching.

Judy S. said...

Hmmm. I have a Zauberball waiting in the wings and that pattern....gotta finish what's on my needles first though. Nice job!

Deb said...

I just love those socks. I wish that I could get up the courage to try to make them myself!

I know how hard it is to post sometimes - I have the same problem. I keep telling myself I'll do it once a week, but it seems to end up being two.

Harmien said...

Zauberball... that's magic indeed! Gorgeous colourway!! What great gifts!! Enjoy!! Could there possibly be more socks in your future... LOL!!?

Berit said...

Ooh; what a pretty pair! They seem so sophisticated. :D

Looking forward to that CS update. :D

Nancy said...

Love your socks! The colors are so pretty the way they fade in and out. Nice surprises too!

Loraine said...

I love the socks! What a sweet gift too.
Can you tell me who the designer is on your patriotic picture upper right? "But by the grace of God go I." What a cute sampler! Love all your patriotic photos!

Carol R said...

Niiiice socks!
And such a pretty pinkeep from WendyJo

JelliDonut said...

That Magic Stripes is great. Too bad they discontinued it. I found some in my garage, stuffed into a paper bag. I have no memory of buying it, nor any clue why it would be in the garage.

Your SAM KAL socks are cool!

Karen said...

Those socks are cute! Hard to look at wool socks, though, when it's so hot here in SC.

Great new gift from Wendy Jo....happy stitching/knitting.

Dee said...

Thanks for trying my pattern. Love that color. I have a few Zauberballs in my stash.

Cute exchange too.

Can't wait to see your next cross stitch.

Virginia said...

Those socks are FULL OF AWESOME. Love them.

Jackie said...

The Take Five socks are cute. I love how you matched up the color changes. I have some of the same yarn in a different colorway but have not used it yet. I have one skein of Magic Stripes too - same story; waiting to be used.

Wonderful gifts from Paula and Wendy Joe!

Olenka's Stitches said...

Your sock are very beautiful, so are the gifts from your friends.
Can't wait to see your cross stitching project.

Lois said...

As always, love the socks! What a sweet pinkeep to receive and some very nice knitty goodies!

Julie said...

Lovely gifts from your friends.

Love the socks!

WendyJo said...

Love the socks Staci!! You sure have been on a sock kick girl! :)

Glad you like the gift! I am hoping to be back soon! Will let you know ASAP when it happens!

Talk to you soon.

Melanie said...

Love the socks! The yarn may be splitty but, visually, it's a homerun.

Julianne said...

Love the shades of grey.

Paula C. said...

You are so very welcome!!! Thank you for all the inspiration you share =)

Sadie said...

Hi Staci :-) Love your socks, that is such a pretty pattern. What lovely goodies you received.
Happy knitting and stitching x

Michele said...

Love when you post, regardless of how often :) and those socks are too cute!

What a sweet pinkeep from WendyJo :)

Can't wait to see your x's :)

Charity said...

I love how the socks came out - fabulous!