Category: knitting group

Just so you know…

I decided on a name for the blue and green roving from the last post. I decided on Toxic Mayhem…it just seemed to fit better than anything else.

Today is Saturday, and we have no plans other than going out to buy a birthday present for a little cousin turning 3. Other than that, it’s going to be a rare day filled with no obligations. My excitement is hard to contain, as yesterday I received my order of bare roving, and it’s all waiting to be dyed. It’s going to be a productive day! I look forward to showing you the fruits of my labor next week!

In knitting news, I’ve started yet another pair of socks. No, I haven’t finished the Lace and Cable socks yet. And no, I haven’t gotten very far on my shawl. And starting another pair of socks doesn’t really make any sense right now….but I have my knitting group to blame. We’ve decided to start a sock KAL, and our aim is to knit one pair every month, and we’re going to start with the first pair in Cookie A.’s Sock Innovation, Glynis. Then we’re going to move through the book and knit every single pair of socks in there. Now this all sounds good in theory, and I MIGHT be able to keep up if I had nothing else to knit, but that’s not the case. I have so many other projects I also want to work on, and if I did nothing but the socks, well, that would be it. It easily takes me a month for a pair of socks, and I don’t think I’ll be able to keep up with these knitting ninjas I hang out with. Even if I could keep up, I wouldn’t be able to work on anything else…so I didn’t commit myself, but I gave an honest, “I’ll try.” And so I already cast on and finished the cuff of the first sock, hoping to get a head start.

Have I mentioned that our fearless leader, Vicki, is also working on a sweater on SIZE 0 NEEDLES??? Look at this crazy thing:

I’m very lucky to have found such a talented group of knitters to play with.  Now I just have to try to keep up!


Our little knitting group

AAWWWW….what an adorable bunch of knitters. From right to left….me, Lucy, Paula and Dee. We all work together! Lucy and Paula are sisters and have been knitting since they were little kids, and we just taught Dee and she took to it like a fish to water! We knit a lot at work (yes, i love my job) and we are going to try to meet at least once a month to knit together….stitch and bitch if you will…and right now we are all working on making hats for cancer kids. Well, THEY are working on the cancer hats….I am procrastinating and making knitted Christmas presents as fast as my little hands will go. But i need to get my butt moving on that and make at least one special hat for someone who will really need it.