Friday, June 27, 2008

Happy Weekend!

I got an early jump on the weekend today by taking the day off and heading up to Reno to visit my Great-Aunt for the weekend. I did take a little detour through the Sacramento area to visit a yarn store I love, Knitique. I'd planned on stopping there even before I knew it was their anniversary sale. They have a great selection of yarns, particularly sock yarns (e.g., they carry Duet Sock Yarns and Yarntini, when they are both in stock....there actually was a skein of bright lime green yarntini I passed up too). So I treated myself to the pretty Duet Sock Yarns (the pink one is Skinny Duet and the Blue one is Middy Duet) you see below (at 15% off I should add, but the sale was based on how much you spent....very dangerous....the more you spend, the higher the percentage!!). Oh, and the other smooshy, sproingy, pretty yarn. Miss Babs Yummy fingering in Pookie.....from Woolgirl! Another little purchase I made this week (see what an unexpected summer bonus from work does!).

New Socks

Also in Sacramento, I was able to visit with my friend Christy aka Hearthead (you know, the best friend who guards the pile of yarn at barn sales and such!) who was down from Portland visiting family. It was great to see her (hi honey!!). Quick hi, but I'll see her in two weeks when I head up to Portland for a nice long long weekend. Yay!!

So, as far as my weekend here in Reno, well, my great-aunt and I had a nice relaxing evening (you know, we watched Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, Murder She Wrote, some Hallmark movie, I kid you not.....hehehehe....likely no gambling, but maybe dinner out tomorrow!). I have my knitting though so we have the best time just hanging out! My great-aunt and my grandma and other great-aunt (three sisters, but it is just my great-aunt now) moved to Reno from SF seven years ago, so most of my life they have been very close by and I was blessed with practically three grandmas :) So really, anytime I'm up here, it doesn't matter what we do, I always have a nice relaxing weekend and I'm so glad for the time I get to spend with my great-aunt Mimi. And she loves giving me a hard time about the yarn (you know, Jimmy Beans Wool is about 3 miles away!). I didn't quite know how to explain to her that I was going to the backyard to take pictures of my yarn, so I just said, "I'm taking pictures of yarn in the backyard." She just laughed. I love her!

Let's hope I finish my Spring Forward socks before I leave- I'm still on sock #1 with about 4 inches left to knit. This is the first month in awhile where I'm down to the wire for my Sock-A-Month KAL!! So the Lady is resting until I finish those!

Hope you all have a great weekend! If you want a chance to win some yarn, go tell Woolgirl what you are up to for the weekend. You can tell me too, of course.

Happy Weekend!

xoxo Irishgirlieknits

Sunday, June 22, 2008

A Little about Me...

In Pictures.....


1. Carrie, 2. cheese enchiladas, 3. Mercy, 4. Blue, 5. Brad Pitt - Actor, 6. Pink Champagne, 7. Ireland, 8. Cake, 9. Knitter, 10. Family and Friends, 11. Caring, 12. Carrie Knits

Created with
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The rules:

a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker.

The questions:

1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One Word to describe you.
12. Your flickr name.

I have to say it was hard to pick just one celebrity crush (Vince Vaughn, Jesse L. Martin, McDreamy, Chris Brown (I tease Snowboarder that my new guy is quite young but he's so cute when he sings!)). And hard to pick a dream vacation. I've been to Ireland twice and can't wait to go back. Of course, I'd love to go to Italy and back to France and explore more of Europe, but if I could only pick one, it would be Ireland. Or sock camp.

xoxo Irishgirlieknits

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Happy 1st Day of Summer!

Do you know what that means?

76 more days until Notre Dame's opening game against San Diego St.


please excuse gratuitous Lil' Guy football photo, its one of my faves!

Summer of Socks '08 officially begins!

Spring Forward

I cast on a pair of Spring Forward socks! Its been 41 days since I last cast on a new sock....I was getting antsy! I'm using STR lightweight in Mist.

February Rocks

No worries. I have not abandoned my Lady. She's Rockin'!

What did the first day of summer mean for you?

Happy Summer

xoxo IrishgirlieKnits

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

WIP Wednesday: The February Edition

February Rocks!

I've been faithful to her all week and this is the only project that has my attention right now! I love it! Its moving right along now that I'm just working on the body! The Socks that Rock heavyweight in Ravenscroft is absolutely perfect for this too. I don't think I'll finish it by next week, but you never know. I'd love to finish this before I start knitting all those socks again!

Of course, Saturday kicks off Summer of Socks!


I can't decide which socks I'll knit first, although I'm leaning towards the new Spring Forward pattern. I also want to cast on one of my Woolgirl Sock Club socks! Speaking of, here is the new shipment!



Jen's packages are absolutely perfect!! And I love this yarn, despite it not being my typical colors, it screams summer to me! I'm thinking Rowan will love these socks!!

Happy Almost Friday?!?!

xoxo Irishgirlieknits

Sunday, June 15, 2008

World Wide Knit in Public Day

We had fabulous weather and a great turn out in Redwood City on Saturday for WWKIP.


I brought coconut cupcakes...yum yum.

Coconut Cupcakes

Recipe here.

BMFA Charity blanket

We made some good progress on the BMFA Charity Blanket too!

BMFA Charity Blanket

Four people knitting on the same blanket at once. Perfect for KIP! Tricia took some great video so you can see what it looks like here.

Where did you all knit in public Saturday?

And a big happy happy Father's Day to all the Dad's out there!!!!

xoxo Irishgirlieknits

Friday, June 13, 2008

So Far So Good

February Lady WIP

My February Lady Sweater is moving right along! I'm using Socks that Rock heavyweight in the Ravenscroft colorway (which I love love love!!).


Can you see my two pretty buttonholes (well, the bottom one is right by the needle)? I love when trying new techniques work!

Oh, and Disco just updated her etsy shop with some cute onesies similar to the one I posted here. Too cute!!

Happy Friday!

xoxo IrishgirlieKnits

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

I Was Going to Say Blue


...when Neuroknitter asked what colors were in my colorbox this summer.

Tickled Pink WIP

Or at least pink.

Tomato WIP

But now. I'm sorry Pickle. There shall be no Tomato this summer (or at least the near future summer). Hmmm...maybe Turtlegirl won't read today's post.


Because now I'm jumping right in. Wish me luck. I'm sure to need it!

Somedays, I love my stash yarn!!!

Happy February!! oops...I mean Happy Summer!!

xoxo Irishgirlieknits

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

She puts the "we"... "We do not have a knitting problem."

Pashy's Beret

Yes, Pashyknits does exist and still knits!! Here she is rockin' her jaunty beret.

Since I think this is the closest she shall ever get to blogging any time in the near future, here are the deets:

Last Minute Purled Beret (by Wendy Bernard) (rav link)
Posh Yarn from Woolgirl (now do you see why we are friends!!)
Love ya Pashy!!

Happy Knitting!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Cuteness Alert!

It was a busy week at work this past week so there wasn't too much knitting happening around here. I was able to finish these cute itty bitty baby booties! I love these "Stay on Baby Booties" from Knitting for Baby by Melanie Falick. I used some STR mill ends (color is maybe jade or mossay....I wanted something to match the cute onesie!). I love the onesie! Disco was selling them in her etsy store (and I'm hoping she will list some more soon as I have a few more babies I need to knit for!).

Sweet Baby Booties

My weekend was quite busy (more on that tomorrow too!), but the highlight was having Little Guy and his mom and dad down for a visit!! At 14 months, he sure is all over the place, the little walker!! And such a boy...he quickly grabbed one of the doggies favorite balls and had a new favorite toy!




"Who needs toys?" and "Thank God that kid is finally sitting!" hehehe



Happy Weekend!

xoxo Irishgirlieknits

Friday, June 6, 2008

YPF: The Plucky Edition

This very plucky edition of yarn pron Friday is dedicated to one very plucky Turtlegirl! We rockin' sockers love you this week sweetie!


plucky adj. Having or showing courage and spirit in trying circumstances.

The Plucky Knitter

I've been resisting buying some of this yarn for a very very long time. I finely gave in. And bought one single pretty skein. I love it!

The Plucky Knitter.2

Yarn: The Plucky Knitter Superwash Merino Cashmere Nylon Blend 80/10/10; 250 yards
Colorway: Sensibility

Just lovely!

And after you are done browsing the Plucky Knitter's shop, go wish Cockeyed the Sockateer a fabulous happy birthday!

Happy Friday!

xoxo Irishgirlieknits

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Just an hour away...


Capitola, CA

A perfect weekend escape with the girls for some drinks, knitting (squee! that scarf is all done!), blue skies, more drinks, new flip flops, and some incredible views! We also did a mini Sex in the City marathon of the last season to get us ready for the movie! Haven't seen it yet though. Did any of you (okay don't tell me what happened if you did, but was it good?!)?? Hope your weekend was fabulous too!

Oh, and for your reading enjoyment.... things that were said over the weekend, but we will not say by whom...

"That's cheatin' on Jesus!"

"I'm the mold queen."

"Why does hers say forever and mine says one-nighter."

"Eww, the old guy sex."


"I can't believe you just said Monkey KawKaw out loud in public at a restaurant!"

"Damn it! You're gonna have a souvenir."

xoxo Irishgirlieknits