Bare Bottom Gear

…gear for your rear!

Sock Knitting 101 & A New Yarn Shop November 5, 2007

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I got some sock yarn from a mama on my Yahoo Group.  It’s “Thank Ewe!” sock yarn in the Sand Dune and Picnic colorways!  Check my Flickr photos to the right of this page for pics of them yarns I got!

I went to a yarn store in Old Town Arvada after our indoor soccer game and purchased “Getting Started Knitting Socks” by Ann Budd.  LOVE IT!  I also got some Sockotta sock yarn to knit my MIL some socks for Christmas.

Since that shop is right by the indoor soccer place I’ll be able to go visit them every Saturday if I want to!

They had some merino/alpaca worsted weight yarn there that was about $8/skein that I wanted so bad but didn’t really LOVE the solid colors it came in.  I’m thinking I just might buy undyed and dye some up for myself!  It’s so yummy!

My daughter is making washcloths for Christmas presents now and she found some cotton yarn there she liked.  I think I might let her pick some out for some more washcloths.  She wants to learn to make hats too so hopefully my new Surina needles will come soon and I can teach her how to use DPN’s.

Life is good….one more thing to be addicted to.  SOCKS!


Trying to post more….Life is crazy… October 30, 2007

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I’m trying to post a bit more about life and work but am having a hard time finding time.

Just when you think you are getting ahead something else hits you and your bogged down once again. Like recently. I have a huge customs list to do and began working on it in August thinking I’d have most done by end of Sept. Nope. Due to the yarn and dye co-ops I’ve been running I’ve been really slow at working on my customs. I am going to stop running co-ops for a while I think. This is the only way to cater to my customers.

With co-ops and customers I have little time for cleaning and doing things with my children and it’s beginning to bother me. Not to mention I have yet to knit my son or anyone else anything since I began taking customs this past March. Christmas is coming and I really want to be able to knit gifts for everyone but I won’t be able to do that if I keep this up.

Anyway, the main soccer season is almost over. 1 more game this weekend and that’s it. However, the indoor season begins that day. Thankfully, with indoor there is no practices, just one game a week on Saturdays until Spring. Then the next season of outdoor begins along w/ all the practices, goalie practices and so on.

Life is crazy……


Welcome to the Bare Bottom Gear blog! July 17, 2007

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Hello and welcome!

I am starting this blog to share my love for yarn, dying and knitting!  This is a place for me to write about my dying and knitting experiences, track my customs list and show it all off!

I hope you enjoy your stay here!