Saturday, October 24, 2009

What your socks say about you

It is finally late October and it was coolish for about 6 days. In honor of a temperature lower than 90 degrees I pulled out some hand knitted socks and my current favorite pair of Doc Marten's

The yarn is my first skein of Yarn Pirate in the colorway of Algae and the pattern is the Yarn Harlot's Basic vanilla sock pattern, my first go to pattern for socks. I love how the pooling is different in each sock.

I also want to wish my momma a Happy Birthday!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Snoopy o Fatty!

Snoopy o Fatty!
Originally uploaded by knitkimberknit
Today's blog is brought to you by Snoopy, or the fattiest Beagle ever. Snoopy has a tenancy to move and kick my pillows around my bed to they are where he wants to be. This pillow he moved in front of my window to where he laid his fat body down. When he stands up he doesn't look this fat I swear!

On the needles: Mom's birthday present, maybe I will get it finished before her birthday this Friday! Here's hoping.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

My bro

My bro
Originally uploaded by knitkimberknit
Here is all of him, Happy Birthday Matt!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

in my world

Triumph and dad
Originally uploaded by knitkimberknit
in my mind I blog everyday. Perhaps because I use so many social networking places I assume people just know what I am up to. My fault.

So my brother turned the big 31 this week. See the giant gun in a blue shirt? That's him.Next to him, dad is holding my bro's dog, Triumph a Min Pin that is full of piss (literally) and vinegar.

I have been knitting and spinning a lot. I am working on my Barn Raising Quilt and socks as always.

And of course, the search continues for the perfect cardigan pattern. it is out there, somewhere.

That's all I have for now. Later Taters!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Good Lord!

Where does the time go??

Summer seems to have flown by yet again. My real job and Palm Valley Fiber keeps me busy and I am constantly thinking of ideas and color combinations.

In knitting news off the needles:
Baby Blankey for a fellow Raveler. A baby sweater for a friend.

On the needles: Embossed Leaves socks for my friend Carrie, and the Swallowtail Shawl. Yes I said Shawl kids. I am breaking into lace territory. I have literally frogged it 8 times and am on my 4th yarn, I seem to have hit a decent stride ( knock on wood ).

Today's picture was taken at the local Costco. Sweet Baby Ray's is my favorite BBQ sauce and I put it on top of almost everything I eat. I do draw the line at ice cream however.

View more pictures of finished projects, my old man fishing and other randomness in my Flickr photostream. Click the Flickr button on the right side of my blog to get there!

All for now, more later!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

My life

required sock photo
Originally uploaded by knitkimberknit
So it has been forever since I have blogged. I had been working insane hours in April and May and was finally able to get out of town for a mini long weekend.

I went to my first golf game, did a little knitting, visited a yarn store and had a great time away. I found out a few things on my trip. Sam Sneads is an amazing place to eat in Port St. Lucie. Some yarn stores still are pushing the novelty yarn. HELLO, it is 2009! Lose the eyelash please.

I have been dyeing and spinning stuff up for the store and I really enjoy that, it's neat seeing the color combinations.

On the knitting front, socks are back on the needles. They are my favorite thing to knit and I have to do something with all the yarn I am hording.

I am also trying to take more pictures these days. I would love to take a class on photography so I could learn how to better my skillz.... one day kids.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Attack of the Grits

Attack of the Grits
Originally uploaded by knitkimberknit
Snoopy and I entered Grits and Sticks Day and we won!! This contest was held by Kris of Sonny and Shear and Snoopy was a great helper in protecting the grits. I was able to take several photos before he started snacking on the grits.

What else has been going on?... Dad was in the hospital for about a week then we got him home. What did he have? An infection. They couldn't tell us waht kind or what caused it. So I will keep my rant about that to myself.

Then mom went in the hopsital last week. For those that don't know we work together. She was walking down some steps at work and fell. As she was falling she turned so she wouldnt land on her face and landed very hard on her right arm, breaking her elbow and another bone in her arm. She also hit her head very hard. I was across the room and heard her microphone snap off her shirt, I turned around and she was already on the floor. I got to her side and called for an ambulance, lucky for us the firestation is literally across the street.

it was scary but we got her taken care of.

So moms arm is in a sling and her head is healing up after getting staples out it.

With all that happening the past month has been very crazy.

Does anyone know where I can buy bubbles to put my family into?

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

18.25 miles of sock yarn

Today is flash your stash day. I will not be able to take a current picture due to work and family obligations so I found the most recent stash picture. Here is 18.25 miles of sock yarn. It has gone up to 20 miles since then.

I can't say NO to sock yarn. So Sad.

Oh, this is only 1/3 of my entire yarn stash :)

Don't you love the sheet its on? Snoopy tried to snuggle down in the middle of all the fibery goodness and make a nest out of Lorna's Laces. Silly Puppers.

On a personal note, my dad is ill and is currently residing in a local hospital with hopefully pneumonia. It's either that or he needs a new heart valve. So we are hoping for Pneumonia. More as I know it.

I hope everyone has a good week and stays safe and healthy!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

It's my Birthday!

Town Info Board
Originally uploaded by knitkimberknit
Today is my birthday and when I couldn't sleep at 2am this morning I started playing my favorite game on the Wii, Animal Crossing.

My town remembered it is my birthday and the characters sent me cards and one even made me a cake! And they posted a message on the town message board!

I am doing a series of photos today which I am titling, My B-day in picutures ( very original ) And I hope to share them with you all soon!

Have a good day!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Still Kicking

The blog has been silent for way too long.
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I really think that Ravelry has become my new blog. I update projects and add friends and stalk friends pages.... I have also been out and about a lot in the past two months. I have gotten over the need to hide in the cell of my room and now I want to smell the sweet spring air and do fun things.

Earlier this month my dear friend Tricia and I went to an event called Guns and Hoses where local police officers box local firemen. Proceeds go to local charities and a good time is almost had by all.

The next day another friend of mine and I drove down to Palatka to visit the Ravine Garden State Park and then went over to the Azalea Festival. Palatka is a small town and one can clearly see how much they look forward to this time every year.

Off the needles are dads Christmas socks. It took over three months to get them finished, I had no idea he has size 13 EEE feet when I started them. He had better treasure them too!I would like to try and make the 2ND socks that I have avoided making for near a year. I have some Embossed leaves, Monkeys, and others needing a mate. Yet the urge to cast on something brand new and shiny is so, so strong.

Please check out my Flickr page, I take pics a lot more with my nice and shiny new camera and whether the pics turn out good or bad they end up there.

Peace out!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

I'm Alive!

What have I been up to lately?

Knit in Public Day was a wonderful success. We raised $320.00 for Hubbard House, a local Domestic Violence Shelter. Picnicknits aka Corrina and I delivered the money last week to them. I was so amazed at all they do for everyone who stays there. I was thrilled that we selected the right people to support.

That being said, if you are coming to the next Jax Ravelers get together on the 28, bring some canned food if you don't mind. All food Hubbard House receives comes from local donations and I think everyone has some green beans in their cupboard. Corrina and I are ready to make another trip over there with some goodies.

I have been spinning a lot. Seaglass is I think the best I have ever spun. It is a two ply sport weight. I took my time during the plying and it really shows. It came out to be 320 yarns of lovely yarn that Someone loved so it is now hers.

On the needles are still Dad's Christmas socks, a sock pattern I am test knitting, and squares for my Barn Raising quilt. I do have several other things on the needles but we won't speak of them now will we? No we won't.

Last weekend I went to the Alpaca Expo at the Equestrian Center here in town. Alpacas from all over the USA were in down being judged. It was more of a breeder thing as almost no one had any fiber for sale but I still scored some very beautiful black Alpaca from Crystal Springs Alpacas. I am going to hide it and wait till I become a wee better spinner before I spin that up. So Soft and lovely.

That is all I have for you kids today, Till next time!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Scarf Exchange!

Scarf Exchange!
Originally uploaded by knitkimberknit
I have joined the International Scarf Exchange 7. I have done this swap several times now and I enjoy it more each go around.

I have a wonder upstream and down stream partner. The scarf for me is already complete while I flounder around on mine.

I had spun up some wonderfully beautiful yarn, greens and blues that was immediately loved upon by Sugarbee Studios so it is now hers. And I am totally ok with that.

I had to start all over with a new pattern and find new yarns. This is one of the yarns I am using. I am alternating this tropic colored yarns with a solid blue for a chevrony scarf that I need to start working on!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Starry Night

Starry Night
Originally uploaded by knitkimberknit
Hello Everyone!

Things in my world have been ho hum. My dad is needing some good thoughts sent his way as he will be going into the hospital for two procedures within the next few weeks. Any sent his way I would love and thank you in advance.

My mom went to the doctor a few weeks back and got an all clear that the Breast Cancer has not returned, so Hooray there!!

In my world I have been battling insomnia which it a total drag because nothing good is on TV at 3:17 am. And I am trying to move forward in my life. Same story, different day, and all that jazz.

The picture for today's post is from my current favorite game for my Wii, Animal Crossing: City Folk. You are a little person who lives in a town with animals and you can decorate your house and go fishing, plant flowers dig up fossils. At nighttime the sky is really pretty so this is my little person, Kimber posing in front of my house with my gold shovel. If you have a Wii I so recommend this game. Plus If your Wii is hooked up to the Internets you can visits friends towns and play with them. I threw down for the Wii speak so I can chat with my friends.

On Woodstock the spinning wheel I have a special order for some Florida Gator Yarn.

On the needles I have two Blanket squares for the Barn Raising Quilt I am working on, and have around 4 socks on the needles.

Snoopy says hi and that he will pose for a new picture soon.

If you are local don't forget this Sunday Is Knit in Public day!! From Noon till dusk at Memorial Park! Leave a comment if you need more info.

Hope to chatter at everyone sooner then later!