THANK YOU A MILLION TIMES OVER!!!!

I GOT MY SOCK PAL PACKAGE TODAY!!!  I bet everyone says this about their sock pal but i mean it-My pal totally rocks and she made me the most awesome socks ever!!!!!! i am so madly in love with the socks!!!! i wish it wasn’t 90 degrees so i could wear them.  They are so me and so perfect and i just can’t say enough about how great they are-so i will let the pictures speak for themselves!!!  Thank You so much, Karen!!!!

First the before picture-did you think you would get to see the goods right away?

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Then the unwrapped picture-

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( little man is in mid-cheese-i was trying to avoid a funny face and instead i got a face that looks like he is crying)

Now as far as i know i never mentioned candy in any email or post and yet she managed to get me my favorite suckers-Tootsie Roll Pops and Jelly Belly’s, which i take from Little Man after Halloween 🙂 i know what a greedy mom i am.  🙂 I got a Memo Pad w/ a magnet and pen and some great stitch markers.  i like how one has lighter color accent beads and the other ones all have black accent beads-so you can use the lighter one to show beginning of the row 🙂 There was also some wool wash for my socks. She even included 2 gifts for Little Man that her son helped pick out 🙂 That was so incredibly sweet and he loved them. Little Man wasted no time in naming the bear Freddy and he is sitting next to me coloring in his Cars coloring book.  Funny thing-He watched that movie this morning(not his first time either). Please thank N from Little Man! He did a great job helping you.  And do you see that green and purple in the middle left=

THOSE ARE:

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My Totally awesome socks-that are in my favorite colors and fit PERFECTLY!

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I really like the touch of lace on the side 🙂

Thank You so much Karen! i am so glad i did join Sockapalooza 4 and i am the luckiest Sock Pal  🙂 I love everything! Especially the socks! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You a Million times over!!

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Saturday Update with some bad pics

On Thursday i said i would post a picture of my sock pal’s package. Here it is:

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Her socks inside one of those plastic chinese takeout style boxes, some Zinneas, a magnet and a memopad with her initial on it and a storage case with some stitch markers.  I also added a leather bookmark that has a spot for a picture after taking this shot. 

I have one of those storage cases and it is super handy-i have stitch markers, measuring tape, darning needles, fold-up scissors, stitch counter and a crochet hook for dropped stitches in mine. It is so much neater than my makeup case that i was using before so i thought maybe my pal might like it too for this or some other storage 🙂  I hope she likes her package, most of all her socks and that they fit properly!

Today has been a pretty laid back day. I even slept in a little, that was nice.  Before lunch i finally(!!!) started a friendship bracelet from the Japanese Book i ordered a few weeks ago, Misanga Promise Ring.  It was a bit tricky at first and i am still getting used to the knotting that they do.  It’s basically backwards to what i learned when i was a little girl but it makes a beautiful pattern on the front and back so it doesn’t matter which way you wear it and i really like that.  I also love learning something new and it has been fun so far. I had a bit of trouble photographing my progress but i hope you can kinda get the idea.

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I also worked on my Stole last night an today during Little Man’s nap. I finished up chart G and only had to back track one time because i forgot a yarn-over on row 47. So thing’s are going along pretty well.

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You really can’t see much detail-i didn’t put a lot of effort into taking the picture but i felt like taking one to post 🙂

It’s almost ice cream time-Yum 🙂 Hope you all are having a good Saturday!

p.s. If you have a Meijer grocery store in your area you should try the Meijer brand Strawberry Cheesecake ice cream-It’s really yummy 😉

I have been really wanting to bake something lately. I don’t bake as much in the summer because with the oven on my kitchen is 100 degrees but tomorrow i am going to make my grandma’s apple cake but with pears. Hope it’s good with pears i have mostly made it with  apples and one time I tried necterines but hubby didn’t like that one as much as i did.  I’ll let you all know how it turned out and take a picture too!

clue 4 completed

clue 4 completed, originally uploaded by Craftydiddl.

HELLO!!
Well as you can see i finshed Clue 4 on Sunday night. I am glad i was able to finish it earlier because i wanted a few days where i didn’t have to worry about it and the freedom to work on other things. I can’t believe it is almost done-This Friday we get clue 5, find out what the theme is and why we had to put in the lifeline-All super mysterious-I have no clue what’s going on LOL-i suck at guessing things.

This is also the week we start mailing our Sockapalooza socks. Eeeee! i am nervous about sending my package. But i picked up a couple little things for my pal-just general things that i guess i would think anybody would like because aside from what she wrote about her socks i really didn’t find out that much about her. I really hope she likes her socks and that they fit. Eeeeeee! 🙂 🙂 🙂
AND of course i am super excited about finding out who my sock pal has been. My pal has been so nice and left comments on my almost all my entries-it feels good when before i only got comments from my mom or my friend Andrea but i made them look at my blog lol i never made my pal. 🙂 So i am excited.
Since i do have a few days until clue 5 comes out-i am going to work on my Pinwheel Purse and finally try a bracelet from my book that i got a couple weeks ago. i also have to finish winding my second skein of yarn for the Stole. 

I have decided to end this post by sending you over to fellow blogger, Joanna. She made some Cat Drawings that i just love and want you all to see too. The colors in them are great and she had some fun with the word Cat- So go check them out- Friendsheep!

Enjoy and i hope you are all having a good week so far and keeping cool-it looks like it is Hot all over the States-i know it is here-Heat=sluggish me!  And fellow readers in other countries- CNN did not tell me your weather but i hope you are comfortable too!

Finished!!

Sock Pal socks are DONE, originally uploaded by Craftydiddl.

Sock Pal socks ar done! yay!!
I just finished them about 5 mins ago! I am very happy with the way they came out! I hope my Pal likes them as much as i do. This is my first Sockapalooza so i am nervous lol.

But here is a recap of the details:
Pattern: Child’s French Sock from Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush
Yarn: 2 skeins of Louet Gems in Crabapple Blossom-i have a small ball of yarn leftover from each skein
Needles-Size 2 dpns instead of the size 1 the pattern asked for.
Notes-I stuck to the pattern except for doing less pattern repeats on leg-Mainly because i was worried that i would not have enough yarn and now that the socks are done i am also glad i did because they are at the perfect length.
It was a great pattern-fun to make-it never got boring and the pattern repeat was easy to memorize. I will make these socks again but not for awhile 🙂

In other news-i have started working on a cardigan from the top down. I had some Rowan Scottish Tweed 4 ply that i bought on a whim because the bag of 10 was cheap and at the time i didn’t realize how hard it would be to find something to knit with it. Anyway i saw a Knitty Gritty about a month ago called Knits that fit and it was a formula that you enter your guage and measurements in and start knitting-So lets hope it is successful. So far i have the 2×2 ribbing for the collar and i am on the increasing. I also decided to knit the button band as i work so i don’t have to worry about how much yarn. i really just want it to be and easy first “kind of my own design’ cardigan. The sleeves will be 3/4 length with picot edge and i think the waistband will also have the picot edge but i am not sure yet-I’ll figure that out when i get closer to the end. I have a long way to go with my dk yarn and size 3 needles 🙂 🙂
Tonight-start clue 3 on my Mystery Stole 🙂
I don’t want to jinx anything but there may be some knitting for a friend in the future-Some baby knitting YAY finally a reason do knit all those EZ baby sweaters i have wanted to make. but it’s not for sure yet.
Weekend went really well. Saturday i went to the bookstore and got Little Man 2 games for 5 bucks each. One was The Very Hungry Caterpillar and the other was a Cranium game called Hullaballu DVD Game and he LOVES that one and i have to admit i do too. You act like animals and jump, walk backwards,crawl and just lots of fun and action and we can play with him or he can even play by himself so i am really glad i got it-i almost didn’t.
Yesterday we went to a lake that was about an hour away with friends and had a really great time. Little Man got a insect bite right by his lip so he has a huge red bump-he is very sensitive to bites they double in size and get really red-Hubby says he was the same way when he was younger. But Little Man isnt bothered by it at all so that’s all that matters.
Well-Mommy’s break time is over-Naptime and laundry are both finished at the same time. Hopefully i will have some blog worthy progress to show of on the cardigan next time.

socks and a washcloth

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I finished one of my sock pal’s socks!! Just a half more to go. I am so glad that i decided to “work them both at the same time” i would be kinda dreading having to start a whole sock right now.

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 I love how the socks are turning out. A long time from now i will want some of these for my feet 🙂 I will be really happy when these are done. Not that i haven’t enjoyed working on them but i have so many things i am working on and these are the one thing that HAVE to get done and i am so used to being able to just let something st if i don’t feel like working on it.  At the same time its nice having the deadline. 

I think i am going to work on Clue 2 for Mystery Stole 3 this weekend but by the end of the weekend i would like to have the gussets on the second sock started.

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Well i was supposed to have a picture of Little Man’s socks there but i deleted the picture off my computer but luckily i already have it on Flickr so i included a link to that if you want to take a peek.  i need to put them on his feet to see how much longer i need to make them. Little socks go so much faster.  Can you imagine Grown-Ups with little toddler feet.  What a laugh. It’s after 10 i start to get giddy thoughts. 🙂

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Last but not least my washcloth. Omi got her package today and she LOVED her washcloth.  I sent her the one like mine and then the Argosy Washcloth.

I did some shopping on Etsy today-i was checking to see if anyone sold Friendship Bracelets and for how much and i founs this book that i am still pondering BUT there are some things in it I can already do and the shipping is almost as much as the book.  So i think i will just visit it and hope someone else buys it soon so it doesn’t taunt me anymore.  But i still had some money on my giftcard left so i bought this Bracelet!  I can’t wait for it to come!! And i already want more.  

Well off to bed for me…Good Night and have a great weekend!