Friday, December 12, 2008

Knit In public, the Winter Edition

Hello all!

I was thinking we need anotherKnit in public day now that the weather has cooled off. So after talking to fellow Ravelers I have finalized the info.

Day, time and location: Sunday, January 25, 2009, noon till duskish, Memorial Park in Jacksonville, Florida.

Check out this video of the park!

If you google Memorial Park Jacksonville, Florida it will be able to give you directions there.

Memorial Park is along the St. John's River and has stunning views and would be great for pictures of your finished projects!

Knitters, Crocheters, and spinners are welcome. Please tell all your friends. I am hoping to have at least one if not more raffles going on that afternoon. Who knows what could be up for raffles, project bags, needles, maybe a gift certificate for a LYS, fiber, sock yarn, hat patterns, etc.

Concerned are you about food and bathrooms? Right across the street is a Publix, Starbucks, and some food joints. (I planned ahead)

There are some benches, but you will definitely need to bring some extra chairs.

I hope you can make it!

Let's show Jax that knitters are NOTHING like the stereotype they think we are!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Best colors ever

For Daniele who asked, the team is the Florida Gators!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The awesomeness of Lorna's Laces

I love Lorna's laces yarn. I horde my skeins of Bullfrogs and Butterflies like a squirrel does his acorns & nuts. I have their sock yarn in tons of colors, but not my most favorite color combination in the world, Orange and Blue.

I was shocked to see someone on Ravelry who had Orange and Blue Lorna's Laces!!! I never knew they had that colorway. I begged the person for two skeins or even just 1 from their stash. No go. She wouldn't give it up. I called the store where she bought it from and they were all out and didn't know when they would get more in.

I asked my most favorite yarn stores, Hanks in Gainesville, Fl to ask around for me, still a no go.

Then I got an email from the Loopy Ewe. They had Team Colors in stock. "Team Colors," I thought I had better check it out.

And there sat the yarn. There was a golden halo around it as it called to me. Then i was signed in buying and paying for it within,oh, 2 nano-seconds. I don't even recall sending the send payment button.

The colors are great but what else can you expect from Lorna's Laces??

I lurve it so.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Howdy Friends!

my pupper dog
Originally uploaded by knitkimberknit

Snoopy and I would like to wish our American Friends a warm and Happy Thanksgiving!

For our non American friends or those who do not celebrate the day like Chandler Bing we hope ya'll have a sweet weekend!

I hope everyone has a good week, and let's hope I have more to blog about soon!

Monday, November 10, 2008

I love Etsy!!

I love Etsy
Originally uploaded by knitkimberknit
As some of ya'll know I am a huge fan of Etsy. I really believe in supporting the small indie artist. I has seen this bag on Friday and saved it to my favorites and on Saturday I had to have it before my morning caffeine!

It arrived today ( less then 48 hours later ) and I ripped into the box. The bag is so super cute and way big enough for a sock on the needles and a cake of yarn.

I smelled something lovely as well and there was a Lavender Sachet as a goody!! And a lovely handwritten note.

Faye's store name is The Silver Pumpkin, and here is a link,

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Kinnearing Kelley

Kinnearing Kelley
Originally uploaded by knitkimberknit
I happened to Kinnear my lovely friend Kelley at the Harlot's talk and she never knew!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Kinnearing the Harlot

Everyone is Kinnearing these days, so here is my shot!

Yarns going to SAFF

Yarns going to SAFF
Originally uploaded by knitkimberknit
I am so stoked to let my fibery friends know that Palm Valley Fiber will have some yarns at SAFF this weekend. My dear friend, Sugarbeestudios is kind enough to host them.

Please keep an eye out for her booth full of her goodies and my yarns!

Thanks ya'll.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Originally uploaded by knitkimberknit
Here are the posters I made for the Harlot event. My artistic skills are not very good when it comes to drawing/coloring/painting... etc. She made my day when she didn't make fun of that one.

The Welcome Yarn Harlow poster was a boatload of fun. I walked around the room and had tons of people sign it. It was great for me as I am somewhat shy most of the time, but I was definitely not at this event. I met some wonderful new friends.

Friends at the Yarn Harlot

Last week I had a wonderful opportunity at seeing the Yan Harlot, live in person. She was everything I hoped for and so much more.

I had made posters for the event, Trisha was kind enough to hold up the one that all my old and new fiber friends signed. I held up the poorly colored one. She was very kind and even kept the signed poster.

After meeting her in person and having her sign my book a group of us went out for dinner and had a great time!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Nole Yarn

Nole Yarn
Originally uploaded by chvy8laady
Shop update, for you Nole fans, here is some handspun yarn for you!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Suprise for Jackie

Suprise for Jackie
Originally uploaded by chvy8laady
Here is the actual yarn that was a suprise for Jackie. sorry for the suspense!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

For you Nole Fans

There will be a skein of two ply Seminole yarn up in the shop by Thursday. It is still drying so as soon as it's done I will let ya'll know!

Look what I have done!

I made an Etsy store. It can be found at here. I plan on offering handspuns, hand dyed and eventually project bags as well.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Teaser for Jackie

Teaser for Jackie
Originally uploaded by chvy8laady
Oh Jackie, Your suprise is ready~!~
More Photos for you to enjoy on Flickr.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

whats what

I should tell you what the patterns are for the socks.
Going from left to right from the top

Row 1.
Basic Toe up Pattern, Toe up Pattern with a Faux Cable, Toe up Patttern with a Faux Cable

Row 2.
Monkey Socks, Embossed Leaves, Toe up Pattern

Row 3.
Harlot's Basic Pattern, Spring Foward, and 56 stitch something pattern.

Summer of Socks

Summer of Socks
Originally uploaded by chvy8laady
Here are the completed Pairs for the Summer of socks. I am missing a photo of one pair ( but we won't tell will we?)

Thanks for letting me share!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Go Gators

Go Gators
Originally uploaded by chvy8laady
The First game of the season will be starting this Saturday which meant I needed to finish up my Gator Yarn. Now all I need is the perfect pattern for it!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Gator Yarn!

Gator Yarn!
Originally uploaded by chvy8laady
It almost Gator Football Season kids. Now I Know many of my friends, ( Teresa and Jackie ) will root for that other team, the Noles I am a Gator Girl. My gal pal, dyed up this roving for me earlier this year and it has been patiently waiting for me to be inspired.

Last night I plied it up, completely filling up one bobbin and will have to empty that one today and fill it up again!! The colors are gorgeous and I think this is how I set up my Kate. Like my favorite blogger and the queen of us lowly knitters says, "I do not call it a lazy kate" I can not seem to find any instructions on how to set it up. it seemed to work ok like this last night.

Pics within a few days of the finished yarn.

But first a weather report.. .... .....
Tropical storm/ Hurricane / what ever it is FAY, at the moment looks like it is going to hit Florida a 3rd time right around my house. Updates as they happen.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Are you still checking your boobs?

Aunt Lisa's High School graduation photo.

today is never an easy day for me.

I normally take off today to spend it quietly reflecting on life. However I worked a half day today and that seemed to make the day got a little better , perhaps because it wasn't on the fore-front of my mind.
I am keeping this a short post. Please check your boobs, have a loved one feel you up (this means boys get felt up too) do what it takes to get checked.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

One night Stand with " Mike Rowe"


Trust me, you would have heard about it sooner.

Anywho, this is Mike Rowe, a One Night stand from She was kind enough to let 10+ knitters & fiber enthusiasts over to her house this past Sunday. Mike Rowe here, decided to come home with me. I love hot pinks and black, so I was instantly attracted to this batt. SInce he didn't have a name, I was able to name him...

Thanks for letting me share my newest Fiber!

On the socks front. I updated over -------------> today, check it out!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Hey ooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I went to a wedding a two weeks ago, so here is the token awkward wedding photo, my friend Jenn is the blond, I am in the middle O course and the dude is Jenn's bro in law Mike.

It was a great wedding save the fact that I was the only loner girl there. Nothing like a pity dance for the girl without a date.

On to sock news. I have 1 pair completed for the Summer of Socks,. I have four completed single socks, and 4 socks on the needles. There are 5 pairs completed for the 52 Pair plunge.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. If you are near me and have a pool, let me know!! I need somewhere to go on Sunday!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Peek a boo

Peek a boo
Originally uploaded by chvy8laady
Snoopy decided to make a nest on my bed yesterday afternoon. Here he is, looking longingly outside the window for a cat.

We did find one too! Snoopy got so excited he was howling which I think was the 3rd time I have ever heard him howl.

To any knitters on Facebook, you must add the Pieces of Flair application! It is a total time suck but it is fun and there are knitting pieces!

Fiber Tuesday you say? the past few days I have been setting the twist in stuff and experimenting, pics on Flickr.

Later taters

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Step up and Vote!

I have joined a Summer Knit A long called the, summer of socks. The goal is to knit as many socks as possible from June 21 through September 1, 08.

I have decided to attempt to complete 14 pairs of socks. That is a little over a pair a week but dag gummit I am going to do it.

Please note the poll in the upper right and place your vote! Thanks so much,

Yes it is still Tuesdays are for spinning so I will be doing that when I get home. I will be spinning up some, Throat Punch roving I scored on Etsy, from the KnitFrontandBack shop.

Peace out

Monday, June 16, 2008


Ohh I just found this ^ " Sweet Dreams Yarn"

I thought it was perty and that it needed a home.. He shall soon be a pair of socks. Pattern to be determined upon its arrival. It was bought here,
Go take a moment and look around.

( ps it had free shipping)

Dear Etsy Sellers

I love Etsy. I love being able to search for specific items and being able to find them quickly. I like to buy from Indie Dyers there of sock yarn and roving.

I like to randomly search a few times a week for color combinations that I like, add them to my favorites and check to see if they are sold on me.

and now begins my rant.

Dear Etsy Seller,

I will not name your name. I have not bought from you before nor will I be unless you drop your shipping price. I was curious as to why you sell a skein of dyed sock that that is over 430 yards for a measly $10.50. The colors where very beautiful and I had it added to my favorites list quickly.

Then I checked the price of shipping. at $6.50 I was a little flabbergasted. I understand why you priced your yarn so low for you to jack your shipping so high. Will you be giving me a tracking number and have it insured? Will it be encased in a bubble of air from the Arctic? I don't understand how your shipping could be so high. Yes you are in the United States as am I.
Explain yourself.
Or You could simply tack on the price of shipping to your total and be done with it. I wouldn't questions that at all.

Your Truly,

Avid Etsy buyer/ stalker

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Thanks Jill!

Thanks Jill for letting me know.

I soooo meant, what Yarn from my stash should I use! I have well enough to keep me satisfied for a while.

Now what I also forgot to mention is that if you leave a sock/pattern suggestion you score bonus points. Sometimes people on the out side can visualize a specific yarn in a pattern, if thats you, let me know!

( and you can leave your foot measurements as well, I can't gaurantee anything but one never knows!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Tuesdays are for Spinning

or so says the Goddess of all things knitterly.

<---- So this is Bentley, he wanted to come home with me and begged and pleaded. So he is now at home waiting to be used and abused appropriately.( You can find a Link to where I got this on the right ----------------> Sugar Bee Studios.

Thanks for letting me share my fiber pron.

What else is up.

Mom got some test results back and she is officially Cancer Free! We will find out on I think Thursday her radiation schedule finally.

And for a last bit of knitting news. I am participating in something called, 52 Pair Plunge II. The goal is to make 52 pairs of socks from June1, o8 through June 1,09. In the upper right will be a running tally of pairs completed.

If you are on Ravelry I need help picking out some yarn for my next pair of socks. I can't guarantee who they will be for, but help a gal out eh?

Leave the suggestions here!

Thanks much!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Tag Alert

I was just tagged by Jill so here goes!

1. What was I doing 10 years ago? I was still in high school, a sophmore maybe? who knows I was sarcastic and I had a job.
2. What are five things on my to do list for today. See Indiana Jones, work on Monkey Socks, mail out a swap package, kiss my puppy then take him to get his nails did.
3. Snacks I enjoy... Cheez-its, popcorn, Hershey Bars
4.Things I would do if I were a billionaire... Quit my job, and travel.
5 . Places I have lived... Palm Valley, and two hellholes in Jacksonville
6. What jobs have I had... Ace Hardware cashier then a head cashier and also at a small market, then now at my current job as an admin assistant at a church.

copy the above paste to your blog take out my answer and put in your own. Tag at least 3is people to do the same.


haha yea i said it.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Good Grief

Hi my name is Kimber and I have a problem.

I can not stop buying sock yarn. In this picture you see what I believe added up to 56 skeins/ hanks of sock yarn.

And I have more sock yarn put away.. More pics to come soon.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Monkey sock swap package!! Love it~

Wednesday night I got home after working and spending some much needed time at my LYS (I did finish a sock wee!)
Anywho I got home to see a package had arrived for me!! All kinds of treats were inside!

a Super Cute Stuffed Monkey, snackies oh Yum!, a Barrel Full of monkey games/candy,a Monkey wallet (which couldnt have come at a better time a need a little wallet for this weekend), monkey tissues, the Red Thread Socks Pattern which I have been coveting for a LONG time, beautiful Sock Yarn and the socks. Monkeys socks in the most awesome blue/ purpley Wollmeise yarn. Which I couldnt stop petting.
They fit perfectly too!!!

Thank you so much KitchKnits, I love love LOVE it all!!!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Snoopy Treats

Snoopy Treats
Originally uploaded by chvy8laady
Enjoy today's Video!

Monday, April 14, 2008

snoopy movie!

snoopy movie!
Originally uploaded by chvy8laady
Enjoy today's Snoopy movie.

Thursday, March 27, 2008


Originally uploaded by chvy8laady
I am in the 6th International Scarf Echange and this is my 6th attempt at this pattern, It is just not coming out right for me. I like the yarn enough but I think I might have to pick something else out. Le sigh.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

hmm.. a bright pillow to be for Snoopy

Snoopy wants to wish everyone a Hello. He growled at me this morning so I suppose that was his way of wishing his mom a Happy Birthday.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

well well

It's the eve of my 27th birthday. I sit alone here in my room listening to some podcasts and hoping that Chris Meloni will be shirtless in tongihts episode of OZ. Never seen OZ? It's a great show on HBO that is only in reruns on HBO Zone. and Chris is.. hot.. not as hot as Mike Rowe but still hot.

I was thinking today of Birthdays past. Parties I had at Pizza Hut when I was 8, when I turned 16 and had a horrible sleepover at my house. when I was married and had non exsistant birthdays.. and now.

Always I have had wonderfuls friends to share it with be in person and going bowling, or sharing laughs over the phone hundreds of miles away.

Last year I met new friends at my LYS. Friends that make me laugh, lift me up when times are hard, that invite me over for ymmy guac, teach me new things and are supportive and so valuable to me.

To close up I would like to leave you with a poem by the poet, Willam Stafford.


How far friends are! They forget you, most days. They have to, I know; but still
its lonely just being far and a friend. I put my hand out- this chair- this table-
so near: that's how to live.
Call up a friend? all right, but the phone itself is waht loves you, warm on your ear, on your hand. Or, lift a pen to write- it's not that far person but this familier pen that comforts.
Near things, Friend, here's my hand.

Good night my friends, see you soon!!!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Monkey Sock time!

First off, we have the completed Zombie socks for SockMadness. I think I finished them just under the wire there.

and Now,
Its time for Monkey sock swap!!

I am thrilled that this swap is back and I cant wait to cast on and meet some new friends!

here is my questionaire!
The Measurements
Shoe size: US 7
Foot length in inches: 9
Circumference: 8 inches

Yarn Preferences
What are your favorite colors? greens blues, HOT PINK& purple..

What color clashes with your wardrobe? Yellow even if its on my feet it makes me look like I need to barf

Do you prefer solids or variegated yarns? to wear any, to knit varigated

What are your favorite brand sock yarns? Lorna's Laces and Jitterbug
Is there a new sock yarn you really would like to try? as long as it a sport weight I am not picky! Fingering kinds kills my hands but if its cool looking, I will knit up.

Cookie A. Patterns
List the patterns you do not have but would like to receive: Pomatomas, Red Thread socks

Do you have any allergies that your pal needs to know about? (animals, fiber, sensitivity to smoke etc.) I am allergic to Cat Hair and to smoke.

Will you knitting be exposed to animals? Yes a one eared Beagle who loves to inspect my knitting

Will you knitting be exposed to cigarette smoke? Never ever

What country do you live in? USA
Are you willing to ship outside your country? sure

I am on ravelry as Knitkimberknit, are you on there?

Monday, March 17, 2008

I'm It!

I was tagged by Chris so here we go,

Firstly, here are the rules:
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog
2. Share seven facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird
3. Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Seven facts
1.I know all the words to the Kill Bill movies, quote them randomly and watch them all the time.
2. I am highly allergic to all berries and cherries.
3. I love to play games at
4. I prefer to fall asleep watching the Golden Girls TV show
5. I like watching trashy celeb gossip shows like: the Soup and TMZ
6. I can't go a day without having sweet tea
7. I <3 Mike rowe

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

wipe that nose!

wipe that nose!
Originally uploaded by chvy8laady
Snoopy insisted that his picture was to be taken very close up!

Goof ball dog o mine

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Alpaca Expo

A few weeks ago some friends and I met up for some fun over at an Alpaca Expo. They were all super nice, letting ups pet then and take thier pictures. The handlers, owners, whatever they call themselves were nice as well, answering all of our questions.

More pictures on my Flickr account.

I bought a blanket from a baby alpaca ( which means that they shaved him nekkid) And I started spinning it up last night. I like it a lot.

That's all for now, see ya'll later!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Devil Woman Socks

Devil Woman Socks
Originally uploaded by chvy8laady
There is nice and fresh Jitterbug in at KNIT WITZ and I managed to take home two balls of it on Saturday. I casted on for some simple socks, using the pattern on the BallBand.

My dear friend Kathe, wanted to name them Tiger at twilight which is a fantastic name. However Devil Woman was playing on the old iPod Sunday night and thus, that is the new name of the socks. I am at toe stage on sock one. I hope to finish it up this Saturday, cast on for #2, and also pick up some more yarn for a new sweater.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Who me?

pissy dog
Originally uploaded by chvy8laady
Snoopy wishes everyone a warm Hello!

A few notes:

Mom is recovering quite nicely esp when she is on her pain medicene. I had a wee bit of a nasty cold, and am left with a cough and lots of nose blowing on my end.

As I am getting my strength back I have been spinning up a secret this week. Shhh, Pics to come after the person gets it!

What else? I think that is about it.

oh, one last thing, Let's all remind the Yarn Harlot about how wonderful it is here in sunny and warm Florida! WHo needs her snow when she can be at the beach super fast?

Peace out peeps!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

An update

Mom had her lumpectomy today and the results were very good. The surgeon removed one lymphnode that had the cancer in it, and they didnt see cancer in any others!! She is on her way home to recover.

Thanks to all, we are out of the dangerous woods but still have some fighting to go.


( ps. new Dirty Jobs is on tonight)

Monday, January 21, 2008


Originally uploaded by chvy8laady
I was spinning last Thursday night and Snoopy decided he wanted to help out by nipping and rolling all over the roving. As soon as he was still, I made a turban with it around his wee head.

Its no wonder he nips at it with all I put him through.
Have a good Monday all!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Goofball and her wheel.

Goofball and her wheel.
Originally uploaded by chvy8laady
Here I am with my wheel, who has since been name, Woodstock. Thanks Kelley! Awesome suggestion!

Pictures to come soon of finished first yarn and a Snoopy pic of him being tortured.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Quick post

The pattern for the sock in the post below is from the 25 Favorite socks book from Interweave.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

New socks

Just a quick note and a picture to show off some new socks I am working on.

Pattern: Embossed Leaves
Yarn: Jitterbug in Lagoon.
Unhappy with the start of decreases for toe. But whateva

Monday, January 14, 2008

Look what I can do mom!

the folks bought me half of a spinning wheel for Christmas!! It arrived the 3rd of January at the shop and I was able to pick it up this past Friday. It is a beautiful Majacraft Little Gem, and I love her so.

So I spun this up this evening. I need to spin up another bobbin later this week so I can get help plying this yarn.

I need a name for her ( the wheel not the yarn) ... or it could be a him who knows, any suggestions?

Hope to see everyone who spins this Sat, for Spinning Saturday at KnitWitz.

Sunday, January 13, 2008


I hope everyone has had a decent weekend!
Enjoy a random Snoopy picture. I apologise for not posting more of him.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Finished Object Alert!

Here are my first official pair of completed socks for 2008! As many of you know, my current new love it for the No Purl Monkey pattern. Just. Do. It.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

F*** Cancer

That's right. F*** It. My mom was diagnosed with Breast Cancer last week. She had an appointment with a surgeon today and had more tests run. She will be having a lumpectomy on Jan 22 and will begin chemo as soon as she is healed from that.

So what I ask from you are three things.

1. If you pray, please do so for her, or send some good mojo her way
2. To join me in October for the Breast Cancer walk.
3. I need a few Chemo caps. in anything but yellow. ( not a good color for her)

Thanks peeps. See you soon.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008


This is not a good week.

On another note. DO any of you Ravelers out here think it is kinda cocky ( in a not good way) to be in a group that is based on your first name?

Whats next a group for people who fart and burp?

Get over it.