Friday, December 9, 2011


Much better!  Thank you all for you kind comments and get well wishes...I'm feeling back to normal today :)

Got the socks for Youngest done.  I swear I'm not playing favorites, he's the only one of the Kiddos who wears handknit socks daily.  The other two only wear them occasionally (not sure what the occasion has to be, but...)  And, since his socks are the same size as mine...I figure next winter they'll be in my drawer, lol! 

60st basic stockinette socks
Zwerger Garn Opal Zirkus/Circus
(gifted to me by Margaret clear back in 2008!)
2.5mm dpns

Because I finished those socks, I was able to cast on some new ones (for me of course!)  And these just seem to be zipping along (but maybe that's because I'm no longer in an achy, hazy fog.)


I saw these in the store this week and couldn't help myself.  I just got done telling Hubby last week that I am a total sucker for stuff with retro/vintage packaging :)

And finally, thank you everyone for leaving a comment on my giveaway post, I really wish I could send you each a little something.  Drumroll please!  The Random Number Generator picked #42:

Tea at Weasel's said...
Hi there! What a gorgeous blog you have here. Thank you for the kind comment you left on my post today :)
I would love to enter your givaway if you don't mind? The little jumper is just too cute!!
My email address is

Hope you are having a fab weekend,
Louise xx

Thank you everyone for stopping by my neck of the woods...your visits brighten my day!  Happy Friday!


Tracey said...

We sure need those warm socks here today with the snow we got... they look so cozy!

How cool are those coke bottles?? Jody's sister would love to get her hands on some of those... she's a collector of COKE items.

The Queen Bee said...

I wish I could knit such lovely socks but if I take up another hobby I'll have to give up sleep.

Anyhow, like you, I'm a total sucker for vintage packaging...especially Coke. Throw in Santa and the money is as good as spent.


doris said...

Now, that has to be some kind of bonus ... hand-me-down socks from our kids! Sounds perfect.

Congrats to the winner!

Tracey said...

Glad you are feeling better, me too thank goodness. This is really not the time to feel unwell.

Thanks for the comment, I am making walnut boxes to hold a little gift.

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Love the socks and the color is wonderful! I saw those vintage cokes the other neat! blessings,Kathleen

Dora said...

As I was admiring your pretty Christmas tree, I started to notice those "vintage" ornaments.
They are all familiar and were the ones we had on our tree growing up! My mother gave them to me two years ago in their original box, under the company name of Pyramid Decorative Ornaments, Rauch Industries, North Carolina. I use them as accent pieces to fill bowls of greenery and to decorate the mantle. Nice memories!

Lesleyanne said...

Love your tree. Your socks are gorgeous. Congrats to the winner.

bonitoclub said...

The little Christmas tree is very special!

stitcheranon said...

Glad you are feeling better..those socks are amazing! They look lovely and warm. I would wear them everyday too!

Dee said...

Glad you are feeling better.

I love the retro stuff too! I don't think I've ever seen soda bottles just like those.

Love those socks. What a pretty colorway --- or, since they are BOY socks, I guess I should say, it is a HANDSOME colorway.

kathy b said...

THose we love who wear our socks...just are so special....I love the socks you've shown on the doily today

Nancy said...

Your knitted socks are always a pretty site! I love your Christmas photo, and I am definitely going to be on the lookout for that retro Coca Cola!

Kathy A. said...

I hope I am the first!

I want to wish you a Very, Very Happy Birthday to the sweet lady who shares her birth date with my son
Sending hugs

mainely stitching said...

I would wear handknit socks daily if I had enough of them ... hint hint. ;) Those are really beautiful and sure to become a favorite!

Carol said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better, Staci--this is such a busy time of year you can't afford to be sick!!

Love your son's socks--just beautiful!! How nice that he likes to wear your knitted creations each day :)

Enjoy the countdown to Christmas, Staci!!

Angela said...

Glad you are feeling a bit better. Love the socks, the wool color is very nice :)

Catherine said...

Glad you are feeling better! Love the socks and I'm going to have to look for those bottles!

Brigitte said...

Good to know that you feel so much better. Self-medication and some quite hours aren't the worst, are they?
Great knitting!

Marie-P said...

Socks, socks, sock, what beautiful socks. Your kiddos are lucky to have such a talented knitter in their world.

Have not seen the vintage soda but if I do I will snatch it up as well.

Have a wonderful holiday!

wickedstitches said...

those socks look so nice...I like the ones you are making for yourself, too. Awesome blog!

Siobhan said...

Love the socks!! How fun that your son likes to wear them and how nice that they will fit you next year. ;D LOL The coca cola bottles are so cool, aren't they?! I love stuff in old packaging, too--I'm a total sucker for it, from dish detergent to coca cola bottles.

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Just dropped back by to wish you a Merry Christmas! blessings,Kathleen

Lei said...

I just love your socks. You do amazing work. Your blog and a few others have inspired me to take up my knitting needles again in the hopes of learning more than just how to knit and purl. Should be fun. Glad you are feeling better. Have a great weekend!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Those are great socks for a boy! And oh so convenient that in a year they'll fit you!

Tea at Weasel's said...

I am SO, so happy to have won!! I can't thank you enough... I am super excited!!!

Happy Christmas and best wishes to you and you family :)

Louise xx