Sunday, August 20, 2006

Ah HA!

My Knitty Secret Pal was Glittrgirl! Her packages have been such wonderful surprises, it really made my summer to get such sweet gifts from her!

I opened my final package to find these confections:

Sorry, Glittrgirl, but that pretty wrapping paper didn't last long! And how on earth did all that expand into this?

Wow! An extravaganza!

  • Look at the center - ZOMBIE BEAR! Yes, a kit to make my own Zombie Bear! Whoo hoo!
  • Thread and beads to make a MaryElla. Yes!
  • Sheer flower socks for summer!
  • Wonderfully minty Black Bullets
  • Specially wrapped lollipop (too funny!)
  • 3 cool pins - a pirate, "Knit Case" (oh yeah, that's me!), and "Make Scarves Not War" (indeed!)\
  • Mr Kipling cakes magnet (how did you know I love to kiple!)
  • Postit notes with a butterfly!

And such funny sock monkey cards you have, I'm gonna miss you as a secret pal, Glittrgirl!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006


I finally have a pair of the long-coveted Jaywalkers!

Pattern: Jaywalkers from MagKnits

Yarn: 2 50g skeins of Schachenmayr Regia Ringel, 75% New Wool, 25% Polyamide. Yarn was kindly gifted by the Flying Poodle. Thanks, Poodle!

Notions: 5 aluminum Boye dpns in size #1 US

Notes: I have size 7 feet, and thin legs, but I made the larger sized sock all the same. I tried twice before with the small size, but could not get the sock over my foot.

I loved making this sock, especially with a stripey yarn like this Regia where it makes the zigs zag so well.