Sunday, July 1, 2007

Happy July!!

I just know its going to be a good month! Its already off to a good start. Look, I finished one of these!

Hermione's Dream Sock! Well, technically, the pattern is Priscilla's Dream Socks from Favorite Socks, but you know what I mean. Not sure I needed to do such a nice pattern for the self-striping yarn, but I've learned lots of things with this pattern (new cast on, short-row heel and toes!). The yarn, well, its really thin. Luckily I have a deadline (and Rowan!) so SSS won't kick in.

Oh, and I also finished book five! I'm now on Book Six (shh! don't tell me anything!). And, my Harry Potter Swap Pal got her package and she started a blog! Go check out Heathermione's fabulous blog!

Since its 4th of July week, I'm taking a bit of time off. Knitting! Yeah!! Get to see Pashyknits this week! And Hot Mama! And Little Guy (lots of Little Guy!!).

And since its the beginning of the month, I thought I'd announce the first of a little contest! We're getting close to our 100th post!!! I'm fairly certain that will be this month! For every comment posted this month (well, up until post 100, I guess), your name will be put in a drawing for some fabulous prizes! Seriously, my stash has quite accumulated since we've started this blog! There will probably be another contest, but this one will be for the "regulars" if you know what I mean :)

Oh, and if you have any fun blog contest ideas that you'd want to share, I'd love some ideas!

Happy Knitting! xoxox Irishgirlieknit

13 comments:

Zonda said...

Awesome!! Nice looking sock there! Gah, looks like we both are trying to finish ours this month! Good luck! Have a super week!

Batty said...

I love that sock! The stripes came out great.

Have a great week and enjoy the knitting time!

Stacey said...

That sock is purty! :) I also love Hedwig looking over it. :)

Heathermione said...

That sock looks so great, and I can't wait to make mine now! (I love the wizardly artistic arrangement too, lol)

And thanks for pimping my new blog, too! (And for all the comments, so now it doesn't look quite so empty!)

Calling Kahlo said...

That was a nice package you sent her. I am waiting one thing to arrive for my HP SP. I picked up the HP yarn from Woolgirl thanks to your site. The sock looks nice.

Jessica said...

Nice socks woman! Glad you're having fun with the HP swap. Enjoy the holiday week!

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

Such happy socks! Love little Hedwig keeping watch over them so it doesn't end up w/a house elf. :D

cpurl17 said...

I love the arrangement! The socks came out great.

I just finished my HP socks for my sister on Saturday.

cbknits80 said...

Yay to no second sock syndrom, that sock looks great!

Nell said...

Great sock! I'm just waiting and waiting until I get that book in the mail. I can't wait!

Wool Girl said...

Love, love, love your sock! Great striping! Have a great week off and enjoy some knitting time!

The Curly Knitter said...

Isn't it great when you feel that momentum continue avoiding SSS! I love that when I can eagerly get through a pair without pausing.
The socks look great. Love the striping!

Rebecca said...

I am using this very pattern for my Slytherin Hogwarts Sock Swap Pal! The short-row heel is really difficult for me after years of knitting heel flaps. I'm determined to persevere! Love yours!

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