Sunday, February 20, 2011

Second Mermaid's Perspective Sock

The Monkey socks from Grant Creek Yarn, Mermaid's Perspective, are done.

Monkey - Mermaid - Done a

Happy Knitting,
Lisa Kay

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Ready for Soccer

We signed Mitchell up for an instructional soccer class that starts in March. Last week, we took him to get some cleats. This week, it is just warm enough to get out and play, and Mitchell and Chris kicked the ball around a little bit.

Soccer 1

Soccer 2b

Soccer 3

Soccer 4

Isn't it funny how they look just the same in the last shot?

Happy Knitting,
Lisa Kay

Sunday, February 13, 2011

First Mermaid's Perspective Sock

Here's the first one...

Monkey - Grant Creek Yarns - first sock done
First Sock in the Pair

Monkey - Grant Creek Yarns - pattern sts
Close-up of Monkey Stitch Pattern

Monkey - Grant Creek Yarns - stockinette
Close-up of Sock Sole

Happy Knitting,
Lisa Kay

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Mermaid's Perspective Cast On

I cast on my second pair of Monkey socks for the February KAL, right after finishing the first pair on Sunday. These are going a bit slower, since I'm not snowed-in this week. (Alas!)

Monkey - Grant Creek Yarns - cast on

The yarn is from Grant Creek Yarns, colorway "Mermaid's Perspective."

Happy Knitting,
Lisa Kay

Sunday, February 6, 2011

I finished my first pair of Monkeys for the February KAL.

Monkey - Jingle Bell Rock - Done 1

Monkey - Jingle Bell Rock - Done 2

The colors pooled just a little bit around the gusset area, but the striping was pretty consistent, otherwise. I don't think it will show much, in shoes, anyway. I like them!

Happy Knitting,
Lisa Kay

"No Nap"

Yesterday, as we went out for our lunch outing and errands, Mitchell asked me how to spell, "No," and I told him. He seemed to move on, and I forgot all about it. As we got home, later, he asked me how to spell, "Nap," and I told him.

When we got into the house, he went to the table where he had been drawing and picked up the pen. I thought he was going to draw, and I went about putting away the groceries. Mitchell came up and handed me this note.

no nap

That is the first thing I've seen him write other than his name, without copying an example. The thing that impressed me the most was that he had apparently been planning it all day, and he seemed to be smart enough not to ask me the two words at the same time... I think I'm in for some seriously devious behavior when he's a teenager!

Happy Knitting,
Lisa Kay

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Ice Days

We got a lot more ice than we did snow. My work was closed, yesterday, and I took a leave day, today, so I've had two days holed up at home, knitting and watching, "Avatar: The Last Airbender" cartoons on DVD.

ice - 1

ice - 2

I used my time to get a good start on my February sock, Monkey in Socks That Rock Lightweight, colorway "Jingle Bell Rock," and I've gotten three repeats done on the Spanish Moss "Pins and Lace" club shawl.

kslkalfeb11 - cast on a
Monkey Sock Started

Spanish Moss - 3 repeats
Spanish Moss in JulieSpins Silky 435

Spanish Moss - 3 repeats-closeup
Spanish Moss, Three Repeats of Chart A

Happy Knitting,
Lisa Kay