Sunday, June 22, 2008

SOS 2008

Now my sock knitting obsession has hit full swing. Summer of Socks 2008 has started. I cast on a pair of last night, and am almost done the first one. Granted I'm only doing the minium cuff lenght for this pair, 2 inches. I love the yarn as well, SWTC Tofutsies (too-foot-sies is how it's said). It's in a nice blue white combo that is flashing beautifully. (Colours running around in a style).

Ok, I'm going back to knitting now, everyone have a good Sunday.

Crocheted Monkey

aka Carol

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Am I really that weird...

Ok, I have found a new knitting obsession. I LOVE TO KNIT SOCKS!!! My only problem is I hate wearing socks. I don't mean I just don't like wearing them when I have too, I'll find ways not to wear them.

My dad used to say when I was younger that he knew I was home because right by the front door would be my shoes and my socks. lol

Now it's almost summer, so sandal season. So ok, no socks. But a great time to knit them. Hopefully this will give me the motivation to wear socks this fall/winter.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

I'm not admitting to anything...

Ok, time for the annual holy crap I'm another year older post.

So this year, I'm so totally not ready to admit that I'm another year older. I mean, besides finally finding a half decent job here in BC, and becoming a knitwear/crochet designer on Raverly, I haven't done much this year.

Ok, I did move out finally into my own appartment. Although for about 4 months of that my oldest brother (aka SG Rake) lived with me. The appartment though is a crappy place. The floor is falling apart, the hot water tap on the bath tub is broken, and the patio door isn't even. (And the heat is still on full blast, although my thermostat is set at 0). But still it's my place. It isn't a share accomidation, it isn't living with my SO, and it isn't a family members house/apartment. It's mine, and only my name is on the lease.

Granted that still doesn't mean that I'm not pineing on moving back to Alberta. I seriously don't think I can do another winter of rain. Winter is susposed to be about that lovely white stuff falling from the sky, not wondering which room is going to leak because of the excess rain.

Granted there has been alot of fun times this past year as well. Art came out here this past Feb. The 3 of us went to Vancouver Island to visit with Grandma, and two of our aunts. (Sad side note though, Murphy, the dog which belongs to one of my aunts has passed on). I had lots of fun, but my visit was cut short since I had to come back to the hotel and work.

So for any of my readers, what are your favorite memories of me in the last 26 years? What do you think I'll be doing 26 years from now? Leave a comment here, or email me at or

Oh and "Rain, Rain go away come back another day"

Crocheted Monkey aka Carol

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

I am...

Now a designer of For those of you that don't know Ravelry is a community of fiber lovers (primarly knitters and crocheters, although there are spinners, quilters, and needlework artists on there as well). And of course besides working and sleeping knitting and crocheting sums up a large part of my life.

I noticed last week that some on had linked my Fulled Cell Phone Cozie from my pattern blog to Ravelry. Even had my name on it. However, the pattern wasn't connected to my profile, so I emailed the amazing Jess/Casey/Mary-Heather (they are the wonderful owners operators of the site) and asked them to link my profile to my patterns. And boy were they quick, I sent the email last night, and by tonight I was properly linked to all 3 of my patterns.

So now in short I can call my self, Carol, knitwear and crochet designer. Yipeee!!!


Crocheted Monkey

Monday, April 14, 2008

I should put down the pointy sticks for a moment

So yes, I'm still alive and kicking. (Although not doing so well in the sleep department most weeks).

Lately I've been spending much of my free time with the knitting needles, and some time with the crochet hooks. Just cause I'm excited about the things I've made lately I thought I'd share them with you my readers (which I suspect is just my family).

The clapotis from I used some Orangic Cotton for this. So soft, so comfy, sheads so much. (Hey it's the first project I ever made that included purposely droping stitches.)

Mock Smock Socks. These were susposed to be for my Mom's birthday, however time ran out, so now they are for Mother's Day. (And yes they are done, my first pair of socks)

Beth's Little Star Afghan. I didn't realize how cool the colours turned out until I took this pic. Any takers for this project, not like I have any babies directly in my life.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Nothing rhymes with...

So, like I said before I'm know going to post patterns on this blog instead of my pattern blog (more like I wasn't using either blog enough to make it worth having two.) So today's (very very early in the morning post) is going to be another pattern.

So back to the title; we all know nothing rhymes with...



Bernat Camouglage 1 Skien Hunter Orange (Actually it takes about half a skien)

Size 4.5mm dpns

Needle to weave in ends

Gauge: One of these days I might actually get around to that


Cast on 80, evenly divide between the needles

Row 1: (K3, P2) repeat around

Knit in pattern for 7 inches

Next row: (K1, K2tog, P2) repeat around

Newt row: (K2, P2) repeat around

Next row: (K2, P2tog), repeat around

Next row (K2, P1), repeat around

Next row: (K2tog, P1) repeat around

Cut the yarn with a long tail, string the yarn through the last row of stitches. Pull tight.

Weave in ends. Done!!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

I'm having a day

Please, please, please make this day go away. It's a horriable day.

If it wasn't for the fact I'm trying to keep this blog rated "G", I'd be swearing up a storm. And trust me, I am in my mind.

Why is it, that as soon as life start going good, something stops you dead in your tracks? I mean it's not like some one died or anything (yes I realise that tomorrow is the second anniversary of my Grandpa V's death), but it seems like I can't do any right today. I don't want to put a full effort in at work, cause it feels like I can't do anything right. I was just getting used to my space at home again, and now my brother is back. ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!