March 06, 2006

So Cal bloggers + sock

Yesterday I rode up to Long Beach with Wendy, Nancy, Heidi, Hilari, and Crissy (who was smart enought to send around a sign in sheet and get everyone's names/blogs.) Also, thanks to Wendy and Nancy for driving my mooch ass around. I appriciate it ladies!

We all met up at Buster's for lunch with the rest of the SD contingent - Kris, Marisa, and Erika. I hadn't met Erika before and was slightly confused when she arrived, as Kris had mentioned possibly bringing her sister, and Erika didn't look much like Kris. (not that I look much like my sister)

- as well as the LA bloggers - Susan, Jillian, JenLa, Monica, Andrea, Kathy, Roberta, Lori, and Michelle. Lauren made up the CT contingent.

A good time was had by all, so good I failed to take any pictures. Jillian and Kris have pictures up already, so go take a peek! I may have to steal the pirate ship picture from Jillian.

After lunch we all shopped at the Alamitos Bay Yarn Company. They had a bunch of nice things (most tempting - Lorna's Laces in Mineshaft and the Dale baby booklet with the Ladybug sweater) but I was good and didn't buy any yarn (or patterns for non-existent babies).

While we were shopping I noticed Jillian's great bracelet and asked where she got it. There's a picture of it on her blog. Of course, I had to reward my non spending by, um, spending, and ordered this bracelet. Heather was very nice to deal with over email, and it's shipping priority mail tomorrow. Look for a photo of it on my wrist Friday.

Along with the gabbing and shopping there was also knitting. I finished this sock on the drive home. I think I started it Thursday, but it could have been Wed night or early Friday. Cast on for sock 2 last night befor bed.

Mom sock one

The pair is for my mom's birthday, in about a month. Should be done in plenty of time (fingers crossed).

March 01, 2006

February Wrap-up/March Goals

I got bit by a sock bug this month and didn't meet most of my goals.

February Goals:

1. Finish Rogue sleeves - not done, got to the sleeve cap shaping, but knitting backwards was aggrivating the tendonitis in my shoulder.
2. Finish Norwegian Stockings - nope.
3. Start new socks (must always have a pair of socks going) - DONE, started and finished Retro Ribs and started embossed leaves
4. Start Faroe Vest (easy goal. I love starting things!) - DONE
5. Knit at least 10 rows on Peacock Feathers - not done
6. Knit my Baby Alpaca Grande scarf - started
7. Go through stash and weed out yarn to swap/sell - DONE
8. No yarn purchases (well, maybe something really good at Wildfiber...) - didn't make it to Wildfiber, but I did pretty well on the no yarn buying. Bought the yarn for Odessa, sockapaloooza socks, and ordered some STR with paypal funds.

What to do this month?

March Goals:

1. Embrace my sock bug and knit as many socks as I want, without buying any more sock yarn.
2. Finish Rogue sleeves. Read up on Cardigan mods.
3. Work on Norwegian Stockings
4. Finish Sockapaloooza Socks - this will probably happen tonight or tomorrow
5. Order a zipper for York and sew it in if it arrives
6. Knit whatever else I want, as long as it's from the stash.
7. Take it easy on yarn purchases. This might be hard as I'll be up in Long Beach with knit bloggers this weekend and maybe at Wildfiber next weekend.

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