Tuesday, March 27, 2007

New Blog Update

I know there's been confusion with the blog move....so I thought I'd drop by here to announce an update there.

First, the URL is www.mycruiseplanner.net/seasocks

Second, to login in, you must register first -- there is a link on the right side that says register.

Finally, read up -- folks we are just about a month out...time to start counting down.

(Anyone think I'll get to sleep before the cruise?)

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Seas Sock - Sock Swap

Hello gals,

I just sent out the matches for the Sock Swap. Check your email and contact your pal asap.

If you did not get your match let me know. Lately yahoo and I have not been getting along to well and it's making me a little tense. I do hope they fix the problem soon.

Happy Sock knitting,

Abigail - 1870 pearl


Sunday, February 11, 2007

Seas Sock - Sock Swap

Hi all,

Please forgive me for being so late in this posting. The last 2 weeks have been less than pleasant. Sickness has taken it's toll on me but I'm on the mend with a new course of antibiotics.

Here's the scoop on the Sea Sock Sock Swap:

I have about five of you ready to knit some socks for the upcoming cruise. Yeah!

I will close the swap on this coming Friday and matches will be sent out the next day. Remember this is not a secret swap. You will know your pal and she will know you:D

Happy sock knitting,

Abigail 1870 pearl

Saturday, February 10, 2007

We are Moving....

I don't know if you noticed, but my main business website has been completely upgraded and has a great new look and feel. So, with that move now complete, I'm slowly moving all my group blogs to new URLs. Combine that with the latest moves in blogger and I think we need a new neighborhood to play in.

If you read this through an RSS reader, you will need to update the link, and I'm sorry. However, we are now updating the new blog (with an wonderful new look) at www.mycruiseplanner.net/seasocks

Now, for all of those coming on the cruise, you need only register (click login in in the sidebar) and you will be approved to be a contributor on the site. I am working on getting everyone's blog in the sidebar --- so when you register, shoot me a link if you don't see yours.

Thank you and I hope you enjoy the new home.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Neener Neener Neener

I just had to brag, as I've been handed three of the most beautiful hanks of yarn you could ever hope to lay eyes on!

You guessed, it! It's the SEA SOCKS Exclusive Colorways, and if they don't take the wind out of your sails, you're just broken.

I can't show you pictures yet, but what I can do is tell you a little bit more about the patterns you'll be getting.

Sea Weed - a traditional cuff-down sock, with a weedy looking ribbed pattern and done in the colors of the deep sea - you can practically see the weeds waving in the current, and maybe glipse an inky little octopus or other timid creature of the deep hiding in there.

Sea Sick - everything about this is topsy turvy. You'll wave back and forth working two different types of short rows, work a fun and unusual lace, you can even do one from the toe, the other from the cuff, and if all those directional changes don't make you a little green with sea sickness, everyone around you will be green with envy of these gorgeous colors!
(this is one of your class options)

Sea Breeze - drop anchor and relax! In shallow water and sandy colors, this toe-up sock echos waves splashing on the side of the ship and lapping against the shore, and has a cruise-themed cable on the heel flap, perfect for showing off with a pair of clogs.
(this is one of your class options)

The yarn has far surpassed my expectations (and I know Erin, my expectations were pretty high to begin with!!!) and I'm sure it will yours as well. Y'all are in for some big treats!

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Did you get mail??

I've gotten a few calls and an e-mail that seem to say that the BIG packages that I sent out at the beginning of January may not have reached everyone. So, I'm sending this out to let you know, if you have NOT gotten a large, WHITE envelope from me in the actual mail (not an e-mail, but real live mail), please call me as soon as you can.

Please forgive me if you didn't get the package, I'll resend after confirming your address.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Anyone up for a Sock Swap?

One of our fellow Sea Sockers has graciously offered to run a small swap -- just in case you like to get presents when you get on a ship -- presents from Knitters!

Here's the plan and I want to mention it is completely optional! If you don't wish to participate or don't have the time, it is ok.

Now on to the plan:
Abigail has offered to run this swap. I mention this only because I'm up to my little eyeballs in details (and final payments) that I can not. (If you happen to e-mail me, I will forward it on to Miss Abigail.)

The idea is to make a pair of socks for another person in the group. Your pal will not be secret, and the swap will happen sometime early in the cruise (so, hint, you need to be able to finish the pair prior to the cruise).

Anyway, if you are interested, kindly send your name, blog address (if you have one), and e-mail address to Abigail. Also include: fiber allergies, color preference and hated colors, shoe size, foot length, and ball of foot measurements.

Participation is optional and will not reflect on your workshop grades (as if we were giving grades for workshops). Please sign-up only if you can complete the item before the cruise, as I'd hate anyone to be disappointed -- and since this isn't secret (and you will meet face to face everyone in the group) you don't want be the person who showed up with one sock ---- leave that joy to me, please.