Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Things to do at Camp KnittyHaHa

1. Look at rainbows.

Gorgeous. Beautiful.  Wish you were here.

2. Make a cute project bag. A seriously cute (and easy!) project bag!


3. You hug your BFF. Hey, Ms. S's 3rd graders!! This is THE monkey creator. Say hi!


4. You buy pretties. Oh, and you drink Blue Moon beer.

New Pretties

5. You beg Tina to recreate this Rare Gem. Pretty pretty please. Consider this post a petition...let your voices be heard.

Please Tina.

6. You find knitters in the bar.


7. You are quiet when these fabulous teachers talk. Seriously.


8. You play Knitting Jeopardy.

Knitting Jeopardy!

9. You win prizes. Well, everyone won prizes.

10. You stop blogging and go to bed. Early wake-up call.

Happy Camping!!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits

Monday, March 30, 2009

Before I went to Sock Camp...

I must say spending a few days in Seattle before sock camp was fabulous. I've never been there and I just loved the city! Sunday we had a gorgeous day!

Another view from our room.

CheekyAttitude and Chariel joined Cupcakefaerie and I for the day!

We had a fabulous lunch!

We ventured to Hilltop Yarns, a perfectly lovely yarn store. Seriously loved it. I might have bought one little skein of HazelKnits sock yarn.

Loved their merchandising!

And Chariel had to test out the patio knitting!

Spring Forward meet Space Needle.
Then we walked down the very, very big hill to the Space Needle. I showed my spring forward sock to the Space Needle.

Then on Monday we began our journey to camp. First we took the ferry to Bainbridge Island.



Had to stop at Churchmouse Yarns & Tea too. Another fabulous yarn store.


And they had cashmere. Of the Plucky Knitter kind. Swoon. Yes, some hopped in my bag!

Tomorrow, the first full day of sock camp!!! Squeeeeeee!! Oh, and yes, tonight I did buy some Meet Brown, Joe! Love!

Happy Camping!!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits

Hi Dad!

A quick few pictures....IrishDad wants to see where I'm at!

The view from where we ate lunch on Bainbridge Island!

The View.
The view from our patio at here at camp!

Sorry for the quick post....we're at camp now. There's a schedule to follow. Oh, and something about "Store Open" tonight.

Happy Camping!!!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Hi Seattle!

A quick hi! Cupcakefaerie and I are enjoying the cold and rainy day here in Seattle. Here's what we've been up to so far...

a room with a view.
Our view from our hotel room.


I think dinner is going to be good tonight, wherever we go!

my new favorite lotion.
Just discovered a new favorite lotion bar!!

spring! but its raining.
Don't be fooled by this gorgeous sign of spring...its raining!

So nice to have a day or two to relax before all the camp antics begin! Oh, and did you see the updated Sock Summit website!??!? Can't wait!

Happy Weekend!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits

Friday, March 27, 2009

Am I Bringing Too Many Socks?

almost packed.

I mean it is sock camp afterall?!

Happy Packing!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Lists.

I've got way too many lists going. Only way I can juggle right now with everything on my plate are the lists.

There's the...

1. Work list. Well, that one isn't fun. Its long. Let's move on.

2. What I did this weekend list. Okay, actually there is also the what didn't get accomplished list too. But the what I did list at least has some pictures!

the little reader.
I love this little guy. Seriously. We sat on the stairs and read books for a good 30 minutes!

Can you believe he will be 2 next week!!!

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE!!! I know, I'm the biased auntie.

Sunday morning view of the bay from Berkeley.

breakfast with my honey. and a sock. and hot chocolate. perfect.
Snowboarder knew it would be one of those weeks so he met me on my way home from Sacramento in Berkeley for a delicious brunch. Anyone recognize this sock?! I figured easy would get me through the week.

Chicken and Barley Chili to get me through the week too. I read about the recipe in the Plucky Knitter Group on Ravelry. It is healthy and delicious! I did double the salsa, added a chopped onion, and more of the chili powder....definitely will make again!

a lot of love.
Our SnB finished something special to bring to Tina next week!

3. What I need to catch up on list. Quite a few things on that list, but one is catching up on blog reading. Way way way behind!! Sorry everyone! Camp color homework posts too. But I think I can catch up on those tomorrow and Friday! Let's not discuss our other homework. Thanks.

4. What to pack list. I actually have the knits to pack list done...well, let's just say I have 11 projects on that list.....probably need to unpack some of those, right?!

5. To do list. This is the stuff that has to get done before I leave for camp (e.g., mend my monkey kaw kaw socks, laundry, get a pedicure, date night with Snowboarder to compensate for going to have tons of fun without him next week).

3 more sleeps until I leave for Sock Camp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy almost sock camp!!!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits

Saturday, March 21, 2009


We had a gorgeous couple of days this past week. On Thursday, my last meeting was on the coast and I took a few minutes to soak in the ocean air. I couldn't help but think of all the blue around me.

How many shades of blue can you find?

Puffin blue. Perfect.



Wait. Where's the blue?!

Although this will end my blue series, I really have three favorite colors. The blues. The pinks and burgundies. And the autumn colors. One week until I leave for camp, so you'll be seeing a lot more color for the next week or so!

Well, except tomorrow I may post some of the achingly (is that a word?!) cute pictures of Lil' Guy that I took today! I love that kid to bits... Can you believe he is almost two!!!! He's asleep now, so I better go knit (and a shout out to all you moms today, Kudos! I'm exhausted just from six hours of non-stop two-year-old!). Oh, and I'm going to watch this...

Happy Weekend!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits

Friday, March 20, 2009

Fall in Love Fridays: The Blue Edition!

A blue boquet.
A little sample of my blue sock yarn stash..... it is my favorite color after all.

How many blues do you see?
How many different blues do you see?

When I love a color, I sure can justify that this one is just a bit different from this shade, etc. Hence, the stash grows.

I must say, this camp homework is working out well in regards to me learning how to play with my new camera! And I've been taking my camera with me everywhere..just wait until you see the pictures I share tomorrow!

Happy Friday!!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits

Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Favorite Color

Can you take a guess?


Here. Take a peek at the color I surround myself with in my room.

The "I want to cast on now" basket

Or at the majority of the colors in my "I want to cast on now" basket.

The prettiest socks I've ever knit!
Trickle, by Nathania Apple for Blue Moon Fiber Arts
The prettiest pair of socks I've ever knit I think!

Can you tell from my new favorite socks that I've finished?

You guessed it. Blue. My favorite color.

Now that we've got that established, let my color journal begin.

Happy happy!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Phew! What a crazy few days its been! This is going to be a bit of a jumbled post, but here you go!

1. Things every Irishgirlie should have!

irishgirlie's stuff!

A few months ago I did a custom order from KaratStix! Look at what a fabulous job she did! And then, sneaky Disco went and completed my set!! Thanks so much Disco!!

happy st patty's day!
STR County Clare..... well, its not Knocknagree, County Cork where my grandfather was born (I'd settle for County Kerry, just one mile away), but you know...it works!

2. Some pictures from my new camera!

not bad new camera :)

one toe
Not too bad, huh?! Yay for new camera...now find me some time and some good light so I can play!

3. Sometimes it is scary/interesting/quick to knit from your stash.

oh yeah. big sticks.
A gorgeous handdyed yarn that has been in my stash for well over FOUR YEARS! A big huge 225 yards! I can't find the tag at the moment....oops...

seriously love this kid!
It turned into this! Seriously easy scarf that made one cutie 9-year-old quite happy! I'm a good auntie because of this sweetie! My BFF's daughter who is not camera shy!! I was working in Sacramento today and sacrificed some sleep for hanging out with three of my favorite little ones! They weren't too happy that Auntie Irishgirlie was not spending the night...but at least I got lots of hugs tonight!!

4. Have a pint to celebrate today!

5. Next up...camp homework... our color assignment is going to be filling up my blog for the next two weeks!!

Happy St. Patty's Day!!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits