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


Neuroknitter said...

Look at that snow! Amazing!!!

Your Cedar Creek socks are lovely!! Is the sock monkey settling in to it's new home? Great new stash!!!

Welcome home IGK!!! We missed you!!

Unknown said...

That yarn is SO GORGEOUS! I really love Eggplant and Knitters without Borders.

I love hearing about all your camp adventures!

Scrabblequeen said...

Love your monkey. So glad I didn't have snow to deal with for my drive! Your Rockin' Sock yarn collection gets ever more fantastic.

Yvonne said...

The socks are gorgeous. But snow? At the end of April? What's that about???

Stacey said...

You are the queen of STR. :)

kasiaiscarly said...

Yuk to snow. .. I mean it's nearly MAY! Eggplanted is gorgeous, and I'm not even much of a purple person!

sgeddes said...

The Cedar Creeks look great!

I love some of those new colors; I hope they get to the site soon so I can place an order.

I'm glad you had such a great time. It sound slike a lot of fun and that monkey is so cute!

Anonymous said...

I want to see more yarn that you brought home!! They're gorgeous and the socks, too!

Anonymous said...

That was me... sorry, pressed the button too quickly without identifying myself... I really want to see more yarn that you brought home!

cockeyed said...

Your Cedar Creeks are awesome! Miss you already!!!!!

Discoknits said...

Never mind the Sockateers, you're blogging public missed you. mwah, mwah, mwah missie.

I totally approve of ALL of those new colours. I'm especially in love with prove it all night. And the camp colour. And Eggplanted.

I love the cedar creeks. And I hadn't realised they were faulty dyer. That knits up so nice. You know, I have no imagination to see the colours from skein to knit, so seeing other FOs helps me decide what I might like :0)

And look at you, hobnobbing with the stars. Cat Bordhi is AWESOME.

Can't wait for more pics

Oh, and I love those sock blockers - I still don't have any!

Bezzie said...

I dig those blockers!!!

And you bought STR? Wow, was it your first time buying this? Dontcha just love it? ;-) (that was a poor attempt at internet sarcasm)

Jill L said...

Love the Monkeys and your new stash!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a great time!

Rani said...

Oh! The pictures are such eye candy! ANd CAT B!!!! WOW!

What is this camp!?!?!? I wanna go (whiney voice)!!!

Those monkey creatures are a riot! I love the idea of taking blog pics with the monkey in the shots!

I"M off to enter your contest!!!

weezalana said...

Great job on the Cedar Creek socks! Now show us the rest of the STR! ;)

Zonda said...

What a wild week for sure! Gorgeous yarns there too!

Anonymous said...

Love the socks! I finally picked up the pattern at camp.

I really wish I could join the KAL, but no more projects until I finish a couple.