Tracey's Journal

This is just a place for me to post some pictures, write a few lines, and hopefully share some of my crafts.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Larger close up picture of toe

Here is a larger picture of my Kitchener stitched toe. I can now do this with every pair of socks. I discovered what I was doing wrong, so all my socks will now have perfectly stitched toes. :)


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Blue lacey sock finished

Here is the full picture of the latest sock. It is a pattern of my own creation. One thing I would do differently next time is to put a row of knit stitches before starting the short row toe. This was made on my Decor Accents EFG sock loom with Cherry Tree Hill sock yarn I won on e-bay.


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I finally was able to make an invisible toe closure with the Kitchener stitch. I've very proud of that. :) It moves seamlessly from the body of the sock to the toe. :)

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Here is a close up of the lace pattern. Yes, that is my very white pale leg under there. My legs haven't tanned in years. :)

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Sunday, July 23, 2006

More Pictures of my niece Sam

Joe and I went to visit my brother Tom, SIL Sarah, nephew Sean and newest niece Sam. We took lots of pics and I've posted some below to show her off. :) She is such a chunk, but she is the best baby. She isn't even a week old and she is sleeping for 4 hour stretches, which is unusual in a breastfed baby. Not that Sarah is complaining. :) Sam is so much easier than Sean was at the same age. Sarah is grateful she is so easy as she had a very rough pregnancy.

Ok, let's get to the pictures. Here is Sam being held by her Grammie (my Mom).


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Here is Sam being admired by both Grammies. Sean was thrilled that he had 2 Grammies at his house at the same time. :)


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Here we have Papa and Sam (can you say Princess?)


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Here we have Sam getting her first manicure by her Mom.


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Here we have 2 pictures of the Little Princess. Note the matching blanket and outfit. :)


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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Blue Lacey Sock

Here is a pic of the latest sock. I designed this pattern as well. It is knit with Cherry Tree Hill yarn on my Decor Accents EFG sock loom.


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My new niece is here!!!!!

My new niece Samantha(Sam) Kathleen made her appearance today at 9:57am. She weighed in at 10lbs. 10oz. and 21" (Sarah is very happy she delivered her by C-section). :) I have some pictures in no particular order.

This one is my Dad and Sam:

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This one is my nephew Sean who is 3 years old (the new big brother):) He got to see Sam, eat an ice cream and he was ready to go, poor kid was bored. We wouldn't let him poke Sam in the head, or bounce on Mom's bed, so he was ready to go to Papa's house. :)

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This is my Mom and Sam. Too bad she isn't a proud Grammie. :)

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This is a picture of me and Sam. I was the first one to hold her besides her Mom(Sarah) and Dad(Tom, my brother)! I was so excited. I wasn't able to be there for Sean's birth since he was born in West Virginia and I live in TN. So I was really excited to be there to hold Sam on her birth day. :)

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This is my brother Tom holding his new daughter. I think she has him wrapped around her little finger already.

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I didn't post any pictures of the new Mom as I didn't think she would appreciate it. I'll get pictures of her up in a couple of days when she isn't sooo exhausted from surgery. I didn't get a picture of Sam's other Grammie holding her on my camera. I did take one on her camera though, so at least we have it. :) I'm sure I'll post more pictures later. Right now I'm going to go cool off with a nice glass of iced homemade lemonade. :)

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Lacey sock finished


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Well, the lacey sock is finished. I actually finished everything last night except for closing the toe. I really like working with this Cherry Tree Hill yarn. I'll get the pattern written up soon and posted to Loom Knit Designs.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Close up of lacey sock

This is a close up of the lacey sock. Who would have thought that holes in your sock is a good thing? :) Of course I never thought when I set up this blog that I would be taking so many pictures of my feet and legs! :)

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Lacey sock progress update

This is a picture of my lacey sock so far. I'm really happy with the pattern, but it has more stretch that I realized. I could have omitted the ribbing on top and just started right away with the lace. I probably could have gone down a loom size as well. Just one more reason to look forward to Decor Accents EFG Wonderloom coming out soon. :)

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Thursday, July 13, 2006

Lacey sock leg portion complete


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Here is the latest pic of my lacey sock. I have finished the leg portion and will start on the heel next. I really like the way the purple is striping. You can't see the lace as well in this picture as I needed an extra hand to stretch the sock and DH is sleeping. :) I'm hoping to finish this sock on Friday and I'll get better pictures up then. :)

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Lacey sock progress


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Here is the start of my lacey sock. I have created my own pattern for the loom. I'm using Cherry Tree Hill sock yarn. I unfortunately don't know the name or number of the color as I won this from e-bay. I'm knitting it on my EFG sock loom from Decor Accents. I'll post updated pictures as I can.
 
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