Sunday, September 25, 2016

I wore socks this week!

It sure feels like fall this weekend. Beautiful, but chilly.
I wore socks!'

The Marduta shawl continues to grow. I will have
enough yarn to finish this repeat, and maybe do 1/2
more. Which is great, but I'm running out of time.
 I hardly knit at all this week.  Yikes !

Got the heel turned on the sock.  Did the
heel in the light gray yarn.....which I had intended to do
the first time, but forgot.
Ruth is coming along on the Hanami Shawl
with the Knitpicks Alpaca Cloud Oyster Color.

Once she gets done with this complex part, the
rest will be easier. .Soooooo lovely!

Martha has made great progress in her color sweater
this week.
There are a lot of stitches, and she is excited to
be almost ready to split the sleeves off.
So nice, huh!

In other news.....
I got some fall decorations for the front of the house today.
Mums and pumpkins....

they make me happy

Joe went fishing and caught a mess of bluegills.
he had a wonderful day on the water. Said it
was very fun.

I have to go work on the stole...people wish me a lot
of knitting time this week. 

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Another week gone by

Another week gone by, only three weeks till Tiffany's
wedding!  Yikes!  I need to get my shawl done.

 I have 8 repeats done.  Reminder there was a provisional cast on.
I love the pattern so much, I am not going to put the different
pattern on each end.  Instead of wondering if I had enough
yarn to go back and do the 3 rows of garter and bind off...I cut
the yarn and picked up the provisional stitches and finished it

 Now I think I have enough  yarn to do 1/2 repeat, and the 3 garter
rows/bind off.  I will be very glad to get this done.

I tried the sock on today, and there seemed to be
extreme bunching at the ankle.  Yuck. So I ripped back to
5.5" on the foot and decreased 4 stitches...I think it will
be much better.  Though I was getting excited to be
nearing the end of this sock.

Here is a picture of Ruth's finished cowl!
Stunning !!!!

She started a wedding shawl for her future
Knitpicks yarn
Hanami Stole by Melaine Gibbons.

Martha is working away on her sweater, and ready
to switch colors. She included a picture of the pattern
so we can see what it will look like.
Very nice!!!

In other news
Joe went fishing this morning, just on the dock of
the Erie  Canal.  He was happy.
I love this picture !!!

I made eggs and ham with tomatoes from our
tomato tree, and fresh delish!

Joe cooked chicken on the grill tonight.
Seems we have that every Sunday, which I love.
Those are peppers he is roasting.

Have a wonderful knitful week.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Summer ???

Summer seems to have come to and end here in Western
New York, as of today.  Yesterday it was,
barely 70.  I must admit I am liking the cooler weather.
Though I will miss the pool.

Knitting:  I have finished 7 repeats of the Marduta Shawl, plus
1/3 of another.  Not sure if I will have enough yarn for one more.
It will be fine if it is just this long.

 Managed to turn the toe of the sock. Done with
foot decreases.

 Martha totally started her sweater over. She is loving
the new color scheme. I love it too. Way to carry on,
Martha.  I get to see her soon at Rhinebeck...
can't wait!!
Ruth is on vacation this week. She finished up her
lovely cowl and I will send pictures when she is back.
She said it is so soft and warm, I told her I hope she does
not need it at Rhinebeck, meaning I hope its way too warm
to wear it!!!

It's been two weeks since the last post....
some things have happened.:

KeeLee and I took a walk today. She walked for 10 minutes
before she wanted to ride in her stroller. That is
very good for her.

 Yesterday, went on Bachelorette party with Tiffany
and her friends. It was sooo fun.
Wine tour at Seneca Lake.  Sooo fun...did I say that already?

Last weekend Joe and I went to Oneida Lake.
He "Keenered" the sock for me.
I did get quite a lot done on the boat.
 The weather was so amazing.
The water was calm all weekend.
 This year, the sunsets were spectacular.
I don't know how they can get better, but they do.

 Joey caught some nice sunfish.
They are fun to catch.
I think its ironic that he put them on the
Obit section for the photo op!!!!

 He caught this tiny fish...I made him take a picture.
It actually gave him a good fight.

There were sailboat races....
 and a final panoramic pic of the sunset:

 Have a nice week dear blog readers.

I always say once September 1st hits,  you blink and it's
Christmas.!  Tiffany's wedding is on 4 weeks...YIKES! 

Sunday, August 28, 2016

The Knitting Whisperer

I saw Ruth at dinner last week and showed her my shawl.
She tol me it was very pretty and I had to get it done for
the wedding. She is my knitting whisperer. I keep hearing
her voice when I'm working on the shawl...
Thanks, Ruth!!!!
Only one repeat done this week for a total of 5.

Ruth finished up her beautiful beautiful shawl!
I think it looks amazing all blocked. (see last week for details).

Martha is working away on her sweater.  Nautical Stripe Cardigan
from sock scraps.
She is not sure if she is liking the colors. I bet it will look great when
she gets a bit further along.

We had a picnic Saturday for Joey's birthday.
Beautiful day.

 KeeLee was loving all of the
food that dropped on the ground.

No post next week - Labor Day. See you in 2 weeks with
more shawl progress....

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Another Summer Week Gone

Summer is Fleeting.  Sigh.
I managed to get two repeats done on the shawl.

15".  Slow going for sure. I stop and count in between each
marker to make sure I have 23 stitches. If not, I know there is a
problem.  Saves a lot of tinking back later on for sure.

I keep thinking that the more I knit, the more inches per repeat
I will get...but NO. Still the same.  LOL

Worked on the brainless socks during a long drive this
week. Socks that rock yarn - gifted to me from Ruth.
Started picking up stitches around sweater.
Slow going.  Not my thing for sure.
Ruth and Martha are having a girls weekend
so no updates from them. 

In other news:

A picture of veggies from Joe's garden

He made fried zucchini for dinner, and we put some
of my homemade salsa on it. Delish!

Last night we went for a quick dinner near the
canal and afterward he wanted to feed the ducks.

It was such a nice peacful night, after a big rain.
The ducks were happy.
So pretty out.
I love summer!

Have a great week!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sloooooow Going

 I have started a shawl that I hope to have done
for Tiffany's wedding, but I don't think I will
I'm loving the blue sparkly yarn.
 This is a truer color.
This is 8" with two repeats done.
It took me all of this week to do the one repeat.
Seven weeks till the wedding.
Not gonna happen.

Marduta Shawl

Also started a pair of vanilla socks in Socks that Rock
Just for brainless work when I need it.
 Ruth is working on a nice shawl.
Schaeffer Anne yarn which she said is a little itchy.
Pattern is Ginko Shoulderette Shawl.

So pretty!!

Martha finished up a pair of vanilla sock...very colorful$

She is also working on a colorful sweater....

In her own words since she can explain
better than me:
This sweater I'm making from sock ends. It's kind of wild colors.
 I'm trying not to get too worried about the color clashing,
 because I'm channeling my sister, Anna, who loved color.
 Also if you'll look at the pattern the first color combo is
 bright. This sweater is called Nautical Striped Cardigan
 by the blog Knit a Bit, Crochet Away. No name on the blog! 
I'm going for a colorful lighter weight sweater. I have one 
that's getting pretty ratty so I'm hoping this is my substitute 
and it'll go with jeans and any other colored shirt. BIK Martha

It's been so hot here. So very very hot.  Hard to knit.
Hard to sleep.  We don't have any air conditioning in
our house.  Just a pool to jump into to get cool.

In other news.

Joe went fishing last week and caught
a nice meal.
KeeLee continues to be cute!

 I mentioned that Tiffany got me a cheese board
for my bday. It's the perfect size for Happy Hour.

Have a good week.
Stay cool!