Friday, November 28, 2008

A Classic Sock


A Classic Sock
Originally uploaded by magknits218

Something finished to post about-finally. These were my throw in my bag and take along socks for several years. Clearly, I don't get much time to knit when I'm out and about. I actually finished these last Sunday, but just got lazy about taking the photo and posting. They are just a basic sock pattern from Nancy Bush that I got on a handout at a yarn shop years ago. I think the pattern is also included in Folk Socks.

I also finished re-re-knitting the toes on the socks that I finished the end of September.

Minnesota Wild-

What an up and down season we are having. It seems if we are scoring our defense suffers and if we can't score then neither can the other team. I won't even comment on the last game. Still very upset on the outcome.

Today is Wes Walz Day. I forgot to get my post done to be included in his scrapbook. Bummer, but I guess I had some responsibility to get a dinner done seeing as it was Thanksgiving. I hope to get some pictures. It will be a very emotional day for all Wild fans and I hope the boys don't let that affect their play too much. It seems that these type deals are usually bad luck for the home teams.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Current projects

Current projects
Originally uploaded by magknits218
This is the mess that is my knitting basket at the moment.

I started the blue/green socks (Scattered Leaves) while I was having a brain schism reading the directions for the olive/green socks(Bailiwick). These will be my focus for the month of October. The third pair is the pair I finished last month. I was not satisfied with how long they were and I did have small amounts of yarn left over. So I ripping back the toes and adding a few more rounds of patterning and then re-doing the toes. Pretty much looks like a tangled mess, no?

Minnesota Wild

First regular season game is tomorrow night and I can't wait!

Monday, September 29, 2008


My husband and I are on a short trip to celebrate our 25th anniversary. Not much knitting done, typical cabin lighting. I did, thankfully, finish the pair of socks I've been knitting. Just had toes left. These socks seemed to take forever. I don't know if I will use this yarn again. It split pretty badly but not all the time. Seemed to run in streaks.

Not able to do a really good job following the Wild either. This is Red Wing country and other teams don't exist except in the weekend edition of the paper.

I will try to post some pictures when we get home tomorrow.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Pre-season and minor socks progress

We arrived during warm-ups so this is one of my first pictures of the season.

The crowd was a bit thinner than usual because of the Twins game, I imagine. They gave sporatic updates during the game and had it on in the concourse. Lots of people standing in clumps watching.

My thoughts:

-It's pre-season. In the post game, JL mentioned that the team hasn't worked on their special teams yet. Considering that they did pretty well on the PK. The PP not so much.

-Benoit Pouliot really seems to have stepped up his game. Granted it is pre-season and they aren't playing the A squad team, but he looked more confident. Not overly great on the faceoffs though.

-Krys Kolanos won some defensive zone faceoffs which seems kind of rare with us.

-Nik Backstrom looked solid

-Owen Nolan looked pretty energetic for an old guy. My husband was like, is he a new guy. Clearly my husband does not pay close attention to the NHL.

-Stephane Veilleux is so energetic it makes me tired just watching him. One problem though was when his helmet got knocked off he should have stayed with the play or gone to the bench.

-Mikko Koivu had a short handed break away that went just over the top of the net.

There were a few others that looked promising.

The officiating in the second and third periods was not good. How's that for tact? And I mean in general, not just against the Wild. Almost like they got a call between periods or something.


NO pictures because I'm working on the socks that will not end. I have finally made friends with the yarn (Panda Soy) and the pattern is memorized but they are taking forever. I want them to be done so I can start something new.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

My monthly post?

I finished two pairs of socks today. Both are from The lighter colored pair is called Margaritaville designed by Adrienne Fong. The other ones are Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Shadow socks designed by Judy Alexander. Now I can start some new ones with no guilt!
Sad note: Thing One went back to college today. The dog is acting a bit confused and her chinchilla is not too happy either.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

July post

I seem to be in a rut of posting monthly. I guess better than not at all. I must try to do better. I really haven't been getting much knitting done lately though. I seem to get sleepy when I knit. I sit down and after a few rounds my eyes start crossing and I have to put my sock down.

I did finally finish my May SoTM socks from

The color in the picture isn't true. They are more of a cornflower blue.

This is one of the other socks I have been working on. It is the first of the pair and the other is part way down the foot. I really, really want to start a new pair. It is much easier to finish up projects when they are getting finished faster.

Monday, June 30, 2008

I'm a slacker!

I haven't been getting things done. No blogging, not finishing up knitting projects-all the things that I would like to do. Life has a way of getting in the way of things one really wants to do.

Here is the progress I have made since the last time I made a post.

I finally finished the July 2002 socks-Yankee Doodle socks. I had to reknit the second sock because the gauge was all wrong. I was in denial and I paid for it. Although it doesn't show in this picture, the two socks are different colors. I don't know if this is because I knit one twice or is just a factor of different balls of yarn.

I have also been working on the May socks from

I really wanted to get these done before the next month's socks arrived, but I failed. Last night, I spent several hours trying to figure out if I made a mistake in turning the cables that run up the side of these socks. I haven't looked at them yet today-I'm being chicken or prudent depending on your point of view. Actually I am almost done with the leg-I just haven't gotten any newer pictures taken. My camera has been taking summer adventure pictures for my daughter.

Minnesota Wild-

Last night I found out that the Wild traded the negotiating rights for Brian Rolston to the Tampa Bay Lightening. Not too sad, as he isn't one of my favorites, but I'm beginning to get a bit nervous at wondering what the future holds for next season.