February 26, 2008
February 25, 2008
February 19, 2008
with a free pattern. Well, it's supposed to come with a free pattern. They forgot to ship it to me, but said they would when I called. I'm anxious to try this stuff out, but I'll wait until the pattern gets here.
Here's a pair of finished socks. I love finished knitting! I used my same old sock pattern found in the Yarn Harlot's book 'Knitting Rules'. I love the pattern because it's almost mindless. The sock yarn is from Knit Picks and was a Christmas gift from my family. This was some of the yarn I was told to knit into socks for myself. So far I've knit two pairs and I really like them. I did these a little different than usual because I knit the cuff on one and then the cuff on the other. The leg on one and the leg on the other and so on. I like to do it that way because when I'm finished, I'm finished...no second sock syndrome here! It does tend to get monotonous when you are just knitting and knitting the legs and the feet, but, like I said, when they're finished, they're finished! (Oops, I started to say 'done' instead of finished, but my sixth grade teacher came back to haunt me. Mrs. Bryson used to say, "Cakes are done. Your work is finished." Somehow you just don't forget things like that!) I could have worn them today, but I wanted to take a picture before they got on the feet!
I really, really wish you could see this picture all blown up. R decided that she needed to shake Ginger's hand. I don't know why she felt the need. I don't know why she feels the need to do half of what she does, but it's not up to me to make sense of it all. Sometimes we just let her do whatever it is and then it makes sense to all of us. However, this didn't make sense at the time....doesn't make sense now....probably never will. Ginger however, enjoyed it as much as she could - which, as you can see, was not much! That poor, long suffering cat!
First of all, I think it's cool that they are all different colors. But look at the egg on the bottom left. Wow! She said it was HUGE! She asked the lady if she was raising ostriches now! Can you imagine the squawking in the henhouse when that egg was delivered? Unbelievable.
So, thank you, Kelly, for providing us with our blog today. 'K' is for Kelly. This blog was brought to you by the letter "K" and the number 'four' and the colors 'brown, white and green' and by one poor, sore chicken!
February 16, 2008
Three skeins of organic yarn, 400 meters each.
It smells wonderfully sheepy and I can't wait to work with it, but now I have to find just the right project for it. Three pairs of socks, I know already. But what pattern(s)? I can't wait! I'll wait until my current project is off the needles and then start thinking really, really seriously about it. It came on Valentine's Day, so it made my day very special! Gee, I guess some things are better than chocolate!
R got a huge order from Knit Picks today. If you haven't been there to check out there yarn sale, you really need to - unless of course you would rather by groceries!
Thank you Jo!!!!!!
February 15, 2008
February 14, 2008
The snow is melting very fast this morning because the sun is out and the sky is about a blue as it can get. I hate to see the snow leave because it is beautiful.
February 13, 2008
February 11, 2008
February 9, 2008
As for RLs Dad...well, we're not sure what to think. RLs Mom called on Wednesday and said that he had gone for tests - which were necessary since he had surgery due to the aneurysm. He has had one of the most remarkable recoveries they've ever seen, according to his doctor. However, before the surgery, an x-ray of his lungs was made and a spot was found. During the recent tests and x-rays of his lungs this past week, the spot has grown and is now referred to as a 'mass'. Although he hasn't smoked in years he started when he was about six (yes, six) and quit in his 60's. That's a heck of a long time to smoke. So we sit and wait until the end of this month for more results from a PET scan, I believe. So, once again, I ask for prayers on his behalf.
The stress level is a wee bit high around these parts, so I'm off to knit some socks and maybe do some laundry. Somehow I bet the socks win out!
February 2, 2008
It looks a little ragged in this above picture. Mainly because R has put it on the cat, tied it in every possible way, worn it every possible minute of every possible day or put it on me to wear when she is bathing. I didn't realize how ratty it looked until I starting taking pictures of it. Might have to wash and block this baby after all.
When I finished this project, I moved on to a project I already had the yarn for in my stash since last summer, at least, and the pattern. I needed something a wee bit more than garter stitch, but not too wild. This pattern came from my pattern a day knitting calendar. Shoot! I can't find the pattern to tell you the name. Oh well, I can tell you it's a ten cable baby hat and was a breeze to make. A little more complicated than garter stitch, but still easy enough to make it a 'take along' project. It's made from Debbie Bliss cashmerino aran - less than one skein too! That's a great deal! I started in the evening of January 31st, worked on it a little while RL was at the doctor and then finished it last night! I don't really have a specific baby in mind for this project, but our neighbors are trying to adopt and I figured maybe I should get prepared just in case this is the year they get a baby!
Knitting's not the only thing going on around here. R found this pattern in the same magazine she found the notebook cover from the previous entry. She's more daring when it comes to sewing than I am and jumped in with both feet. She did a beautiful job too. She told me she had the fabric to make mine, so I'm waiting.....and waiting....and waiting.....hopefully it won't be too long. Hopefully she's not wanting me to make it myself! That has been known to happen around here.
Believe me, this picture does not do this little bag justice. She did a great job on it!
Happy Groundhog Day!