Friday, September 29, 2006

Dead Girl walking (in GREAT socks)

Well the inevitible has happened, I was killed and the post man only rang once. My blood ran cold as I saw the special van in front of the house. I opened the door to recieve a squishy package with the simple "stinky socks" (my war name) above the address. My hands shook as I gently RIPPED open the package to find *gasp* DEATH in the most gorgeous, soft baby blue socks you could ever hope to wear and WOW are they FABULOUS!! BUT WAIT!! They smelled great too. Muthaknitter had included a candle the scent of "Peace" (Betcha didn't know peace had a smell huh? But let me tell you, it smells divine!) To make the journey sweeter, she also included two yummy gourmet chocolate bars (had to smack my hubby's hands away from the lime macadamia nut one) and a pedicure kit to keep my feet in great shape while wearing these baby blue beauties!!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

updated sock of doom

Hey!! Its really a sock!! Now to hurry and make the other one *sigh*

Monday, September 25, 2006

Sock of DOOM!!

I think I must be REALLY slow because I have worked most of the day and this is all I've got. I guess its something, one victim never even got cast on before biting the dust

Sunday, September 24, 2006

I have seen my doom and she's a Mutha!!

Well, I found my assassin and dang it, she's a good knitter. She's Muthaknitter!! I'm gonna die and maybe soon!! Ugh!! I'm at least moving along on my own sock. Uh, ya, the FIRST one. *sigh* Back to the needles I go

I think I suck

Okay, so now we have our victims and the pattern, some have even said that SOMEHOW they are done and even have mailed their socks. I think they are lying stinkers, but I saw pictures!! SEE?!?
I have the first inch (look at me go!) and decided to start over because my k1,p1 is off on one needle. I might get "knocked off" but I'm not going on down with bad knitting on my needles!!! That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Got my sock war yarn and a victim

Went to my LYS and found some great Regia in DK weight asper the pattern requirements. I need to do a swatch, I think that might have been the problem on my other pattern. Had to be the pattern, couldn't have been me. No WAY!!

Yarn monkey is doing a great job with keeping things under control with sock wars. She was hampered by Hurrincand Gordon, but is keeping us moving along with our "victim" assignments. Better get rolling or someone will get me before I even get in a stitch.

Friday, September 22, 2006


I worked and worked to try out knitting my first pair of socks using Regia self striping yarn. I kept thinking the sock sure looked big, but kept trudging along. Slipped it over my foot with double points still sticking out and it was HUGE!!! I pulled the whole thing apart and am now going to just jump into my sock war victim's socks. Some "assassins" are saying they have finished a sock even though we just got the pattern TODAY!! EEK!

Self Portrait

I thought this was a fun place to visit. My husband and I did our whole family, Robert Smith (The Cure) and Bono. We have a lot of spare time on our hands, yup yup
Even lets me have my cuppa cocoa, yum!!

Thursday, September 21, 2006

This is my first blog site!

I've seen so many fun sites, I wanted to try my own. (So give me a break if it sucks) My name is Melissa and I live in Kansas. I have recently discovered knitting and am now an addict and I don't ever want to recover!! I also do silk ribbon embroidery and smocking among other things. Okay, I sound totally boring, WOW!

This is a pic of my dog "Nut" (Not the best pic ever, I'll have to take another)We rescued her from the Rocky Mtn German Shorthair Pointer Rescue. I think it is a wonderful way to find a fabulous friend. She is a welcome addition to our home and you will not find a more loyal friend. Check out some others that could use a friend- (I have no affiliation with them, they are non-profit)

Recently I have joined the International Tote Exchange 2. I have made a great friend named Dawn from England who has a great blog site.