"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman


FO's for Friday

Taa-Daa! My Opal Petticoat socks turned out so purty! I'm gonna love wearing them. I have several shirts and blouses these will go with very nicely.

Pattern: My own.

Opal Petticoat in #1295 colorway.

Size 2 Addi Turbo Lace Circular.

Cast On:
June 12, 2008

July 18, 2008

I made this pattern up myself. I really like the way garter rib patterns look with self striping yarn. I am writing this pattern up to post on my pattern blog (for free) so check in once in awhile to see if it's up. I hope to have it up in about a week. (Maybe sooner.)

Here's a close up of the stitch pattern detail.

This is the cabochon I finished.

I used size 11, 8, and 6 beads in various shades of red and copper. The cab is made of dichroic glass. It's one of those cabs I got a few years ago from a glass artist who sold it for a dollar cos it didn't turn out the way he wanted. There's a bit of gold in the center, but it looks like copper at most angles, so I tried bringing that out with copper beads in the surround and yes, there's pink in this cab too. I chose to let it speak for itself.

On the kennel front: I have found a kennel for the boys while we're in Mexico. It's pretty expensive, but the care is premium. They were a referral from my first choice. Hayden Pet Medical Center is the name of the place. They're a combo boarding kennel and vet clinic. That's a plus to me. If something happens, there's a vet right there. I'm going to visit them for a tour, just to be on the safe side, but their reputation is quite good.

I don't have to cook dinner tonight. We're going to Sarah and Franks instead of them coming here. I'm looking forward to it. Maybe we'll get to play Farkle. Farkle is a dice game that I've developed a bit of an addiction for. It's a lot of fun.

We may play the sheep game though. That's a fun one too. Shear Panic is a perfect game for fiber enthusiasts. I gave it to Sarah and Frank for Christmas, having no idea what it was about. I was pleasantly surprised the first time we played it. Definitely a good one!

Have a good day.


  1. Your socks are wonderful and your wrote the pattern too! Love it~!
    Sandra Singh

  2. I love the socks - great yarn, wonderful pattern. And the Cab is just gorgeous - very nice work!

  3. Both your socks and beading are gorgeous! Good work!

  4. I enjoy your blog and thought it is time to let you know. We are on some of the same yahoo groups. I absolutely love your red cab and lots of other beading you have done. (not a knitter, but I do crochet) Lots to see and enjoy here.