Sunday, April 27, 2008



I did finish two socks this weekend.....

Monkey KawKaw

And started a third.


Happy Socks!

xoxo Irishgirlieknits

Friday, April 25, 2008

A Few Things I Still Miss......

San Juan Islands

The San Juan Islands (view from ferry)


The Tricksters Sisters!


Hanging out with my people :)


Seriously! How can you not love this awesome group!


Old and new friends! Yummy food! And check out the view!


Rosario through the trees


I think I need to go cast on now......

Happy Weekend!!

xoxo Irishgirlieknits

And the Winner is....


Congrats Tricia!! I'll contact you over on ravelry to let you know that you won the Funky Monkey Sock pattern! Thanks everyone for entering! Hopefully the pattern will be available at Blue Moon shortly! And, the cute new project bag is from Tapmouse! Thanks sweetie!

Hope to catch up on blog reading, sleep, and knitting this weekend!

Happy Friday!!

xoxo Irishgirlieknits

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Monkey Mayhem!


Rosie and her friends, both old and new. Seriously, who would have thought you could have this much fun making sock monkeys!


Well, I'm pretty sure Debbi knew we would have that much fun! It is her incredible pattern after all. This is her before.....


....and after we covered her with monkey love!! (see Rosie in her arm, how can you miss those botoxed red lips!)


Debbi certainly played a big role in me going to camp this year and I am so glad I got to hang out with her all week! I can not say enough about how wonderful she and all the sockateers are! I miss her already! Here's her original Funky Sock Monkey in the picture above. The pattern is written for a large monkey like this one and a small monkey (like the ones that you've been seeing around!).

The pattern should be available soon on the Blue Moon website, but I thought one of you lucky readers might not be able to wait so I bought an extra pattern at camp! Let me know if you are interested in the sock monkey pattern in the comments below and I'll pick a random winner this week!

Contest closes Thursday at 6pm PST.

Happy Knitting!!

xoxo Irishgirlieknits

Monday, April 21, 2008

Goodbye Orcas Island!

bye orcas

I guess our fabulous week at camp had to come to an end sometime. Saturday morning we said goodbye to Orcas Island. Of course, first we had a fantastic breakfast with Cat Bordhi. Yes, Terry and I were just eating breakfast at the buffet with everyone else. Cat was looking for a place to sit and asked if she could join us! Well, of course. For the next 40 minutes the three of us enjoy watching the snow fall outside, talked about the Bay Area (where we all are from), discussed monkey madness, etc. It was grand.

Snow on Orcas

There sure was snow.


But it cleared up by the time we got to Seattle.

Cedar Creeks

I did finally finish my Cedar Creeks....very late Friday night .. hiccup!

Cedar Creeks

I love this colorway! Thank goodness I have another skein in my stash!

cedar creeks

And look at the cute sock blockers that Pashyknits gave me as a belated birthday present! Super cute!! From Leggy Creations and its even personalized! Thanks Pashy!

Oh, and did you notice the pretty new floors and counters in the sock photos! Our condo is a disaster right now (e.g., half the house seems to be in either my room or my sister's!), but it is starting to look great!

Sock Pattern: Cedar Creek, KnitAlong going on over Here!

Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts, Socks that Rock, lightweight, colorway Faulty Dyer

Needles: 2.25mm and 2.75 mm

Notes: Love these socks!! They fit so nice and snug too!

Oh, did I show you some of the things I picked up on my trip?!

Camp Souvenirs

(l to r) Knitters without Borders (new color benefitting the charity, soon available on the Blue Moon website), Prove it all Night, Scaponia, Eggplanted, Kaw Kaw (special camp color!)

And before you all ask, no that's not all I brought home...but that's all you get to see for now :)

But be sure to stop by tomorrow for some more monkey photos and a chance to win the Funky Sock Monkey pattern (I bought an extra to bring home for you guys!).

Happy Knitting!

xoxo Irishgirlieknits

Friday, April 18, 2008

Meet Rosie


Rosie, obviously short for Rosaria, named after her birthplace, Rosario Resort


Still having a blast!! Perfect weather!



Having an awesome time with good friends and making lots of new friends.

And all this fun, might be Tina's fault!

Happy Camping!

xoxo Irishgirlieknits

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

My New Happiest Place on Earth :)


The view from our patio!!!!





The deer just hang out here! And since its a knitting blog, I thought I'd show him my sock :)


This is the harbor at the resort!

Seriously, the best two days ever! And we're here til Saturday!!

Well, except for the part of the cars being squished in the ferry boat, but I'm over that now!

Happy Vacation!

xoxo Irishgirlieknits

Friday, April 11, 2008


A good friend asked me today, "Where have you been? I miss you." All with affection, but I responded, "In my car." Its been that kind of week. I had an out of town consultation case that I commuted three days a week this week for and between that and some other work stuff, let's just say 13 hours of driving. Thank God for my ipod! Oh, and our condo is having some remodeling done, so as pretty as part of it looks, my room is a disaster as it has become the storage area and now we get to put our house back together and get ready for the next part.

But really, who cares. Because as of right now...I'm on vacation!!! Going here!

Oh, and I got some purty yarn in the mail for FREE! (well, a trade, but that doesn't count, right Disco, wink wink!).

PigeonRoof Studios

PigeonRoof Studios

PigeonRoof Studios

PigeonRoof Studios

PigeonRoofStudios, Sport, color Gunmetal

Quick, there is some listed in her Etsy shop. And Woolgirl is having a big sale this weekend, including more colors of PigeonRoofStudios. When Krista contacted me on ravelry about wanting to purchase one of my destash yarns I just couldn't resist asking about doing a trade since I absolutely love her yarns. She offered me a few different ones and I chose this one, sight unseen. And I love it!

Now, the problem with our under construction house is that there is a bit more yarn out and about then usual (I'm usually good about keeping in tucked away hidden). So when Snowboarder saw this on my desk he immediately wanted a Koolhaas in it. Ugh. How can I resist. He wears his hats constantly. But then he quickly saw some Raven Twisted yarn I had out for a project and he wanted that (he so could be a knitter....he's got a color thing!). Either way, I'm working on socks for me right now. He'll have to wait. Shh!

Hope to have a FO to show soon before I leave for vacation Monday!!

Miss you all too!

xoxo Irishgirlieknits

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Happy 1st Birthday Lil' Guy!

baseball cupcakes

Lil' Guy's mom made the cutest baseball cupcakes! He was born on opening day of baseball season last year!

1st sugar

And she made his cake! He had so much fun playing with his first sugar!


But Lil Guy wanted Daddy to eat the cake instead!


The cutest mess!


He is getting so big that the vest I made him just fits! Phew!!


And he's walking!!

Happy Birthday Lil' Guy!!

xoxo Auntie Irishgirlieknits

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

If only I could knit while I was sleeping...


... I would definately have a few more socks!

Happy Flash Your Stash Day!

xoxo Irishgirlieknits