Monday, December 31, 2007

It's been a busy holiday season!

I can't believe I haven't blogged in so when I am trying to be better at doing it regularly! But I have been busy...hats, hats, and leg warmers!

This hat was fun to do and I ended up doing 2 of them.

The leg warmers were also fun.
The yarn was yummy to work with.

Also, did another cute hat but it was a bit more tricky to do.

Now I am ready to stick with my "already started, will it ever finish" projects. My afghan is calling out to me. And my sweater, and my other sweater and my nightmare red scarf.
In the mean time it is time to ring in the New Year and after that - take down my Christmas as soon as that is on to my projects!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Where have I been?

Where have I been??? December just gets nutty! I was not going to knit any Christmas presents this year...I was a bit knitted gift out...and then it hit me...I have to great-nieces in Denver that I need to knit I jumped in with both feet and did the Noro hat for one and have started a pair of leg warmers for the other. These are so simple - I am plugging away at the first one.
It is drizzley and cold and a good day to watch footfall and knit. So away I go to the couch!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Gotta watch out washin' those wools!

I just returned from a 10 day trip to France, Luxembourg, and Germany. I only took the pair of socks I was working on and have almost completed them. But much to my dismay, the pair I had finished and took to wear got thrown in the dryer. Yikes! They will now fit my 7 year old great-niece!
So I had better get busy and finish the new pair and be more careful with the washing.
Our travels were wonderful and now I am hunkering down for Thanksgiving this week. Looks like we will have somewhere between 18 to 20 people. So not much to blog for now.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

An obsession completed!

Oh my gosh!!! Yes this is the 1500 piece puzzle of yarn - it took me several months of working on it just every now and then...but it is done...!
I leave for France on Tuesday and all I could think of was getting this Gosh Darn puzzle put together and cleared away before I left. And I did it! The obsession came to conquer me and I was the conquerer!!
Yes, I leave for 11 days in France and I need to move on to the packing stage of our trip. As soon as I pack away the puzzle, I will be using this same table to lay out my clothes. So you see, there was a method to my madness.
I am also torn as to what to knit on the socks, which I will most likely finish or my red scarf. I need to finish the scarf and I have a really long way to go. I think I will make the decision last minute and go from there.
So off to packing!!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

One project down-another going!

Just got back from a weekend in New York with our son for his 25th birthday. On the flight out, I finished my Froebe Fibers socks. Done in Caribbean Breeze, they are a great combination of light bluish green and yellow.

So I needed to start something new while flying. I got out my other Froebe Fibers yarn and began another pair of socks. Going to do a different pattern. I want the pooling effect I saw on The Yarn Harlot Yarn Harlot

I get home and am reading my blogs only to find out that the Saturday I was in New York, right outside of the city was the big yarn and knitting gathering called New York Yarn and Sheep festival in Rhinebeck, New York. I am going to have to investigate this for next year. Several of the blogs I read were there.

Friday, October 19, 2007

I made it!

I am so excited...I made it into Ravelry
As I am learning, Ravelry is a website that helps you get your projects, yarn, needles, etc. organized. It is forcing me to do something I have needed to do for years...figure out the heck I have up in my "bonus room" that I can actual create something with!!!
My next tackle is my STASH! Ugh...that one I am not looking forward will take some time.
What do you do with this:

This is insane!!! Oh well...gotta it done.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Got away from me!!

I can't believe it has been almost a month since I last posted! Time just got away from me! I went to Napa with friends and came home and did not pick up my knitting for a week. Now, those who know me, know that that is unheard of!! Put although knitting needles were not in my hands in one since...yarn was in another since! Yes, that is a 1500 hundred piece puzzle of yarn!! It has been amazing to put together and I am probably half way through. I am a puzzle freak! Love to do them. I just wish I could knit at the same time!

I have actually picked my second sock back up only to realize I had not been doing the pattern right and had to take out about 12 rows. UGH. I'm just glad I found it when I is very fixable.

Ok...but to knitting/yarning!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Getting through some projects

Whew! I finished one sock! Now I need to start the other.... I really like this waffle stitch pattern. Row 1,2,3: knit 2, purl 2; row 4 purl.

In the mean time - I need to finish my sweater...just need to seam the shoulders and sides and I will have one more project taken care of. I need to get on a "finish each started project before you start another" kick. But here we are close to deciding on knitting any Christmas gifts, so I have a "kick" won't last for long. Although I do have several trips coming up so I will need to have small project to take. The other sock will be one of those and a scarf I started last year will be another. The afghan will just have to be my "when I'm sitting by the fire and want a lap cover" project!

Saturday, September 01, 2007

New stash

Oh my gosh!! This is why I can't walk in a yarn store. I walk out with MORE yarn and believe me - I don't NEED anymore yarn for my already full stash in drawers and baskets on the floor.
But I love to buy new yarn and then figure out what I want to do with it! Maybe more socks with the Schaefer Anne yarn or winter socks with the Toasty Toes. Also have some really yummy Mountain Colors in Chinock. Can't wait...but until then - I must weed and get ready for Labor Day gathering.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Figuring it all out!

My laptop sits in my kitchen and so I am on it several times during the day. Sometimes I find it takes away from my knitting many things to learn and add and read and do!!! I am really trying to get this blogging thing down. With the help of a good friend I am slowly learning. I am still working on sock #1, although nearly ready to start I can start all over again on #2!
So in order not to end up with only one sock...I better get to knitting!!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Time to get busy

On take off for New York last week, I started a sock...they are so easy to travel with, small and compact. Now that I am home, I need to finish it and start the other foot. I really didn't need to add one more thing to my already full knitting projects: 2 sweaters, a scarf, an afghan, and now socks!!
I just keep plugging along with all the yarn I have.
New York and then Maine was weather...but great to be back in Kansas.

Sunday, July 15, 2007


Ok...since my blog name is n2knittingks and I haven't managed to write a word about knitting...I should most likely do just that. My nephew-in-law, if there is such a thing, (married to my niece) had a birthday yesterday. I had not really thought about his gift. But on Monday of this week I decided to knit him a scarf as he is working in Philadelphia at the time and it can get cold there in the winter. So I got busy and knitted a scarf for him and finished it in 3 days. It turned out really nice, dark gray, dark green and light gray striped length way. I put a note in it to say "In Kansas in July, this gift may seem silly, but we understand winters in Philly can be chilly!" Oh the poet in me lives on!

Saturday, July 14, 2007


Ok, ok, ok. I really am going to work at being better at this. Months have now passed and now word written. Hopefully that is going to change. As I let my dogs out this morning, they went flying after something out in the yard. It is hard to see what but I hear them fighting with I get closer to try and break it up...a raccoon escapes and limps away. Now do I have concern there is rabies involved here? UGH! Oh life in the country!! Several years ago our older dog caught a squirrel...or should I say the squirrel caught him...had him by the ear!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007


I am just figuring out this blogging "stuff" and while my son is driving - he is walking me through this process. I started this blog over a year ago and it has just sat is time I jump in and start blogging. There are a couple of things that I love about this time of year when I sit on my computer...the fact that I can look out my back window and enjoy watching the bluebirds, that have built a nest and have 5 eggs already, and the purple martins, that look like we have several nests in their multi-level home.
I have become a bird fanatic...keeping binoculars and a telescope handy at all times so as not to miss a thing. This is a great time of year.