My friend Jana is a sock knitter for the most part.  She’s knit baby stuff, hats and some shawls, but she always has socks on the needles.  She’s even participating in the Tour de Sock over on Ravelry.  Here’s a couple pair she just finished.

Her first pair is a pattern called Prairie Socks by Kay F Jones.  It’s a paid pattern available over on Ravelry.  Jana used Hedgehog Fibers purchased at Loopy Ewe online.

Jana’s second pair is just perfect for summertime.  Also a nice personal quick gift, if you need one.  The pattern is called Rose City Rollers by Mara Catherine Bryner also a paid pattern available on Ravelry.  Jana used Manos Alegria purchased at Churchmouse Yarns & Teas!

Thanks Jana for allowing me to post your lovely work.  You can always click on these pictures to see their larger form.

2017 Seattle Mariner Stitch ‘n Pitch

Every year, I attend the Stitch ‘n Pitch event with the Seattle Mariners.  I love to go, and always feel like it’s the perfect summer evening.  It’s always on a Thursday night, so of course I have to work the next day.  It totally cramps my style, as I have to leave early to go and catch a ferry home.

Every year, it’s a little different, in who we play, and who I go with.  This year, we played the New York Yankees, and I went with my daughter in law, her best friend, and a good knitting friend of mine.  We had the pleasure of meeting another knitter, blogger, that I met on Instagram, Evin O’Keefe of Evin OK!

Summer in the Pacific Northwest is amazing in that’s it’s never too hot and sticky, but always blue skies.  Our Stitch ‘n Pitch event is amazing with all the yarn vendors.  It’s hosted and organized by Pacific Fabrics.  The doors open a couple of hours early so you can shop, and eat and have a great time.

So, all of us had to work that day, except Evin, being on vacation.  Yep, that’s how we were able to meet up.  She was visiting our fair city, and contacted me.  ANYWAY, we took off early, and all met up in front of the stadium.  Jana, my knitting friend works in Seattle…actually, not far from the stadium, Dionne, works in Kirkland for Microsoft, my daughter in law Kim & I had to catch the ferry.

We all met up at 5, when the doors open and enjoyed happy hour down in the Pen where the pitchers warm up.  Safeco Field has really turned into a foodie stadium and we all chose different things for eats!  We looked at all the yarn, found our seats and had fun knitting, talking and watching some baseball as the sun went down.

All of a sudden, it’s time to evaluate the ferry system and make a judgement call as to when to leave, and get back to the ferry for our journey home.  The Yankees beat the Mariners, but we still had a great evening.  Until next time Seattle, and it was a pleasure to meet you Evin~

*you can always click on any picture to see it’s larger form

Golden Sand

Here is our beloved moderator over in our Ravelry group, Diana!  She takes lots of photos this way, but the shawl is lovely!  The project is Golden Sand by Joji Locatelli.  The yarn is Knit One Crochet Too Ty-Dy Socks #2587 and Knit One Crochet Too Cozette in 489.  Joji is an amazing designer and this makes me want to cast on.  Let’s do another photo shoot Diana~