Maddie Knits

My addiction to knitting and the life around it.

It’s Killing Me Right Now!

So, I’ve been drooling over the Options needles [ you know, these? ] and it’s killing me that I still don’t have them yet!  I’m not a big fan of the Harmony ones, though.  I’ve never been big on the wooden circular needles, just the straight ones.  Who doesn’t love Brittany and Lantern Moon straight needles?!  If you don’t, something is defniately wrong.

So, I have found a new love and appreciation for knitting socks and the only thing to do with a finding like that is to embrace it by buying mass amounts of yarn and knitting up a sock storm =)  So I obviously need patterns to do this, so I found this great one by the girl that designed the Irish Hiking Scarf [ this one ].  Well, anyways.  She made this great sock pattern called  Cable Twist Socks [ which can be found here ].  I think they’re downright adorable and I can’t wait to find the perfect yarn to knit them up with!  I mean, look at the detail of this cable stitch:

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Isn’t that just amazing?!  Anyways, just had to show that off.  Hopefully you guys will go by and check her stuff out, because it’s just amazing!

Well, I think that’s all for today.  I have to head over to work and play with the babies soon.  I know — it’s just not fair that I can call that doing work, but I can =)

October 20, 2007 Posted by | Patterns, Randomness, Socks, Stores | 6 Comments

God Bless America

First off, I’d just like to say that I’m so proud of all of the men and women that are fighting overseas so that we can keep the freedoms that we have come to know.  We wouldn’t be anywhere without them.  I will not take down my yellow ribbon in my car until all of you come home.  Just for some added support:

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Anywho.  Just wanted to say that, since Wade left last Saturday (don’t EVEN get me started, or I will start crying…) to go back to Iraq for the last 4 months of his 12 month tour.  I can’t wait till he’s home.  It’s going to be a very nice homecoming, if I do say so myself =)

So, since I’ve joined Ravelry, I have made some amazing new discoveries about some amazing yarn to check out!  The best one so far is definately Fiber Oasis.  They’re coming up with their own site, but it’s not up yet.  They’re still using their Etsy shop until then [ here it is ].  I got this great yarn and I can’t wait to think of something to knit up with it!

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But I think I’m going to end this post for now.  I’ve got a lot to get back to.  Hope everyone has a great night and I’ll post again soon, I promise!

October 16, 2007 Posted by | Ravelry, Troops, Wade, Yarn | Leave a comment

What’s My Deal, Anyways?

So, I am the worst blogger in history.  I have read this a few too many times in my blog and it’s starting to bother me.  Maybe I should try to realize that blogging just isn’t for me!  It’s getting frustrating knowing that I’m just letting something go like this.

Anyways,  I have to let EVERYONE know that I finally recieved the Traveling Teddy.  He’s absolutally adorable.  I can’t wait to decide what I’m going to put in his bag from his trip to the Nation’s Capital!  Well, for starters, here’s the amazing Traveling Teddy:

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On to other news — I got my SITM package today and it was just AMAZING.  I can’t even begin to tell everyone how amazing my pal is.  She deserves the biggest hug in the entire world.  Her name is Becky [ her blog ] and she’s just teriffic.  I had to put her blog on her because everyone needs to check it out.  Well, let me tell you what I got in my package!  Well, she made me the socks.  They’re the Raindrop Lace Socks by Fiber Trends and she used Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Yarn in teal.  She also sent me IK’s Favorite Socks book, Knit Picks Memories yarn in Redwood Forest and the needles to go with them to make a pair of socks!  It’s just great.  But wait!  That’s not all.  She also saw that I wanted to try my hand at entrelac so she found a scarf pattern for me as well as Patons SWS and the needles to make that.  And the list keeps going!  I have a yummy smelling candle as well as a $15 gift card to iTunes!!!  It was the best swap I’ve gotten and I love it!  Anyways, enough with the words, check out the pictures!

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Anyways.  That’s all for now!  Hope this is a good update for everyone.  I think I’m going to post my newly finished project tomorrow!  It will also count for my SP11 Contest — yay!  Well, as long as I post my first finished project with it.  Is it bad that my first finished project was a scarf and my most recent finished project was a scarf too??  I hope not.  Doesn’t matter though, right?  Anways, hope everyone has a bangin’ weekend and I’ll write tomorrow — hopefully!!!

October 12, 2007 Posted by | Books, Patterns, Socks, Swaps, Yarn | 5 Comments