Jean Murdoch

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Westport, CT, United States

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Knit Pick Yarns

Got some really interesting yarn from Knit Picks...called Bare Superwash/Nylon fingering. Price was6.29 for 462 yards (100 grams). Really amazing feel and texture. Machine Washable and tumble dry low, looks like a yarn that might be great for sport socks but decided to try a pattern from Interweave Knits, Summer 2005 that I wanted to do. Called go with the flow socks, nice lace pattern (I do love to do lace socks). Hope to get these on Etsy for sale. Really pretty.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Hand made Sports socks

Socks worked fine but now know that they should be much tighter knit...maybe by using #1 needles and a lace weight yarn. Cotton or a cotton blend would work well but it was a bit of a chilly day and actually the wool blends that I made these socks with worked really well.
I will try another pair when I get a chance...oh and I was in a "ladder" for a tournament at my local course...I won so it is on to the next round next week. Click here to view my etsy shop!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Testing some Socks

I had knitted a pair of active  sport short ankle socks and today I am golfing and thought I would see how they hold up. These particular socks are a wool blend and are very cushy and soft. I am interested to see if they literally hold up and don't slide down while golfing. If they work out I may investigate cotton blends and patterns. Click here to view my etsy shop!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sandalwood Socks

Really nice to get an order for my socks. Sandalwood sold today and really love the pattern on it. Got it from Interweave Knit and will do another as soon as I can...and another beautiful day on the east coast. That is 3 days in a row! Click here to view my etsy shop!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Cross Socks Pattern

Clearly it is interesting to see crafter's wanting a copy of the Cross Pattern Sock (Pattern). I am anxious to see if the instructions were written clearly and that they could be followed. And anyone interested can just contact me.
On another is a beautiful day on the East Coast...finally and hope I can get out into the garden and plant a few things.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Handmade socks for sale!

So I decided to put some of my socks in a sale on Actually might be interesting to sell some really nice items. Click here to view my etsy shop!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cross socks Pattern

Amy K (pyropagan) from Ravelry requested my pattern for the Cross socks! First time request and hope that it is sucessful. I'm off to golf this morning in the rain but need a break! Click here to view my etsy shop!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Long shot wins and Socks are Finished!

Saw the stretch run of the Kentucky Derby and was awesome! Quite a finish and what a longshot.
Also finished socks using Lorna's Laces Sock Yarn. Will take pictures and post them. Very nice rib socks, casual. Love this yarn for it's weight (lace, fine) and washability. Easy care and the more you wash the softer the feel of the garment. Really exceptional...the price of the yarn is too. Always looking for sales on this yarn. Click here to view my etsy shop!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Rain Rain Rain

Today looks like more mist and rain...saw a robin this morning that seemed very upset. Wonder if it was the robin I have been watching. Great day to finish up that pair of socks and get it on etsy. I posted some sale items on my site and probably will work a little on the site today after I do my cleaning chores. And got to get my picks on the Derby and Nascar! Click here to view my etsy shop!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Robin's Nest

Today checked on the Robin who was sitting on her nest and she abandoned it leaving one egg. I think that the other 2 eggs were taken and she decided to just leave the nest. Sad but it does happen and the egg left may be unfertile. I'll take another look later but the statistics on Robins hatching eggs and the survival of the fledglings is below it goes. Robin's live up to 14 years and nest a couple of times a year. We will hope that she can do it again and have a family!


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