Instead of Christmas knitting
A blog about opening A Swell Yarn Shop, knitting and the rest of the stuff that makes life fun :)
Next up was the October Lattice Pattern. It featured the 'Skinny' Duet Sock Yarn, so I new I wanted something with a bit of a lace look to really show off what the yarn could do, but I didn't want to have it too 'holey' with the chill of winter around the corner. The stitch is so simple...three little stitches make this cool lattice look!
Then, there was the November Sock...OMG, I love love love this one! It was actually my first knee high sock! I had, until this sock, only used the XXL for men's socks. When it was time to create the design for November, I really wanted to do something pretty and delicate, but still autumn feeling-a bit of a switch from my usual visions that I have for the XXL when I am knitting for Mr Ken :P And, once again, the pattern is so easy to do but looks so delicate!
So there is the last three months of Lucky Lurker Club....and I have to tell ya, it is soooooooo hard not to share the progress as I work on these designs! From cast on to finish there is lots of starts and start overs, lots of frogging and lots of stich pattern books flipped through. And all the ideas must be top secret! What's even more difficult in some of the Lucky Lurker members are in my weekly knitting group and great friends I see often, so I have to hide all evidence at all times! I have become a very 'stealth' knitter :)
So here is a picture of sweet Karma too...she (not so secretly) wishes she was a little lap dog, just like Guppy. (Yes, she does try to climb up on my lap when I sit to knit and Yes, she is VERY heavy) :)
And even more to my suprise, Mr Ken found my Amazon.com wish list (this is a really big shocker) and got me a knitting book, movies I love and a new CD....the adorable little camera I received from him and the suprise dinner and I LOVE IT!!!! My old camera was pooping out, but I still loved it, then came this one! Same brand, same style, but half the size and a fraction of the weight!!!! Get ready for some great yarn photos! :)
I also wanted to point out one of the movies above was from Joanne (a super great knitting friend)...It is the horror movie 'Black Sheep'. Now since my birthday falls right before Halloween, the timing couldn't have been better :)