Monday, April 30, 2007

Slumber Party et al

I am finished knitting slippers (for a while at least).

I am finished knitting slippers.

The slippers are done.

I am in shock.

I started knitting for the first time around April 2006 and my second project was a pair of felted slippers and/or clogs. Those slippers, and the 3o or so pairs that followed it (no, I'm not kidding about the numbers), consumed me. It feels very strange not to have clogs on the needles and I'm kind of "punch drunk" at the thought of what's coming up next. I plan on jumping into....

a) Crazy little chickens for Christmas (I really liked the Camp Cockamamy chickens on the Harlot site and want to do them as doorstops), and ummmm....

b) socks on dpns.

Yes, the Sock Basher/Hanes Queen/ "I will run down Main St. naked before I ever knit another sock" is going to knit socks. Between Marianne's wonderful gift and watching the beautiful socks that Dianne and LW have worked up these last several months, I have to take the plunge on dpns.'

In the meantime, I've been knitting away on my Moderne Baby Blanket and here's where I am thus far:

I didn't get much knitting done this weekend because I had a "slumber party" of sorts. Emma and Isabelle spent Saturday night with me, but Emma refused to sleep until 4 a.m. Still, who could resist these girls?


Dianne said...

Awww...that's beyond precious!!
Dana, I am so thrilled to be the recipient of a pair of those clogs..Thank you!!They are awesome!! I was going to 'beg' for a pair eventually, you saved me from being a 'whinebutt'..hugs and much thanks!!

Anonymous said...

Awwww, nothing sweeter than a sleeping baby! They're adorable.

Over 30 pair?! Holy Moly Woman, that's a lot of slippers.

Yay - another sock knitter!

Dana said...

Dianne, the pair you received today were supposed to have been Xmas gifts! Between the holiday crunch, finding the right yarn (one that would actually shrink), assorted health issues et cetera, you FINALLY got your Christmas gift! I AM SO SORRY FOR THE DELAY. You, Linda & Marianne were actually my last three pairs, so the way I look at it is that I saved the best for last. XOXO

Dianne said...

I concur~~the best for last!!

mobishobel said...

Woo-Hoo! Taking the sock plunge!! I can't wait to see your first pair in action. Also, the colors on the baby blanket are fetching.

Are you going to Maryland Sheep & Wool this weekend? My mom and I are going to be there on Sunday, and I saw on The Sanguine Gryphon's blog ( that there's an informal blogger's lunch meet-up on one of the lawns both days from 1-2pm. Hope to see you!

Robin said...

Precious babies!!

Yeah..I think I need to knit a chicken too!

Dana said...


Wish I could do the festival, but not this year. I'll be there will bells on though next year!


Yes, you ought to do a chicken mascot! Ohhh..idea...make one with a little shawl. :) That'd be very cute.

angie Cox said...

Ah not sleeping until 4am ...hummmm takes me back 17 years ago ! I ended up sleeping on the floor , the couch , anywhere. It's a good job babies are so very cute.

Marianne said...

Those baby girls.....those SLEEPING baby girls....bliss.
Yes, Dana, you are the Queen of Clogs!