Friday, February 6, 2009

Its FO Friday!

Pattern: Queen of Beads by Sivia Harding
Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock Lightweight - My Blue Heaven
Needles: KnitPicks Harmony DPNs Size 1 (2.25mm)
Cast On Date: 1/30/09
Mods: I used the Italian Tubular Cast On to eliminate the need for waste yarn

Whoo Hoo! Its Friday! Its just pouring down rain outside, which is a little depressing. But to brighten my day, I finished my first pair of socks from the Rockin Sock Club. I got my first kit last week and I had to cast on immediately. I'm so happy with the way they came out. They'll have to be socks I wear around the house since I beaded them all the way to the toe, but with as much sock yarn as I have, I've got plenty to make socks for inside of my shoes. Its nice to have one pair that I can just prance around the house in. The yarn and beads are so pretty that I don't know if I'd want to take them out anyway. What's sad is that these are actually my first FO of 2009. I've had such knitting ADD problems recently. I just cast on a project, I knit it for awhile and then put it down and start something else. Its ridiculous. But I can't do that this month, I've gotta knit through as much stash as I can so I can buy a little more at Stitches West in 3 weeks!

To add to my joy, I also received my package from my Valentine Vampire Swap pal. She packed it full of goodies:

There were Jelly Belly Jelly Beans, lots of chocolate, heart socks and napkins, a keychain, a journal, some tea, and some wrapped presents all with a little bag to put it all in. Guess what was inside of those pretty packages:

There was a yummy scarf made out of Malabrigo I believe, a box of Earl Grey (which I am drinking as I type), a beautiful pattern, some soap made from Goat's Milk and Yummy yarn! It definitely made my evening.

I thank Ronnica for sending me the package. I love it!