Sunday, November 23, 2014

It's the little things

I continue to work on little projects, that knit up quick.
Finished up the 1st fingerless mitt. Can you tell the stripes
get smaller? 

The Louet Gems yarn is nice 100% merino, but
has the feel of cotton when knitting it. (The light color)
Maybe that is because its superwash.

I did a picot bind off. Curling right now, but I will
put a book on it while its blocking and hopefully it
will straighten out. 

Started a pair of socks on Friday, just to have something
portable.The yarn is Saki Bamboo.  50% Merino supewash
25% bamboo, and 25% nylon.  It is very soft. 

Ruth is starting shoulder decreases on her sweater. It is so pretty!
The cables really POP when you see it in person.

Martha is almost done with her Inky Dinky baby sweater.
I love the yarn with the pattern--it will look great on a baby.

In other news...I have been wearing my sweater A LOT.  The boys have been
deer -  Joey 1 doe / Joe 1 doe. I'm glad to have some meat in
the freezer. 

Have a wonderful week and Happy Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Its' been two weeks...(:

Two weeks since I've worked on knitting a sock.
I've never gone that long before...LOLOLOL

Finished up the fingerless mitts. Added the buttons today.
Churchmouse Welted Fingerless Gloves pattern.

6 welts, and 3 buttons.
I started another pair.  Churchmouse used to have a free pattern fingerless
gloves, now they charge for them. Awfully cute.  So I am making my own
up using their pictures.  They start out with wide stripes and go to skinny ones.
I am doing ribbing rather than welts for these. The colors did not show up
well in the pic.  The tan color is Louet Gems color linen. It has pink undertones.
The cranberry is Shibui.  Both are very similar, fingering weight.
I started out with 72 stitches, way too big. Went down to 64, still too much.
Now I am using 60 and its seems perfect. I'm almost ready to start
the thumb gusset.

Also worked on a hat this week, but not that special to show.

Ruth is busy working on her sweater. It is beautiful !
She washed and blocked this section.  I saw it in person this week,
it is a lovely shade of gray. Just lovely.

Martha is putting her Cookie A sock aside, and working on baby stuff.
her is the first sock done. Love the colors:

Here are sleeves of the Inky Dinky baby sweater she is working on.   and about 1.5 " of the body. The hat was knitted with the yarn she bought last year at Rhinebeck.  She will knit more hats. 

Thw sweater yarn is Blue Ridge Tango. Apple Rose Colorway.
Wont it be adorable on that new little girl!

Check out the baby sleep sack she made.

One lucky baby with great Aunts like Ruth and Martha..
don't you agree !
Knit on !

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Full Speed Ahead

I am in full holiday knitting mode right now. I feel
like making a few smaller projects.
This week I finished up Kristen's socks. Size 10 !
 They actually look much more proportioned in person.
Yarn is Mountain Colors from Rhinebeck last year.  Very nice to work with.
The pink is Loopy  Ewe Solids. Super nice and squooshy.

 This weekend I started and finished a pair of Welted Fingerless
Gloves. This will be a secret santa present for work. Quick knit.
I added an extra welt, and need to get buttons yet.
Size 6 needles.

Yarn is Peru DK Luxury, purchased at Little Knits several years ago.
It feels good to use stash, and have it look so nice.

I have a hat started, and have been playing around with a scarf. I'm
still on the fence about the scarf. If it works out, I'll share with you.

Ruth and Martha are having a sister weekend so no updates.
I bet Martha is done with her socks, and I know Ruth has a lot done
on her sweater...stay tuned for those updates next week....

I feel like November is going soooo fast !

Sunday, November 2, 2014


It rained all day Saturday and snowed at night.
Perfect perfect knitting weather.  I thought if I had tons
of time today, I would get the 2nd sock done, but alas,
that did not happen...yet, anyway.

So done and blocked for next week's blog..for sure!

Ruth is working away on her sweater ( I do not know name) it is an
Amy Herzog sweater. Yarn is from Finger Lakes Fiber Fest.
Going to be so lovely.

Martha is working on socks...

Joe took me on a tour of the Holley Falls yesterday.
Well, a tour, not really; It's about 2 minutes from our house.
Lovely! Even with the rain

He has been doing leaves all day ... again! 
I hope I have more exciting knitting to share next week.
I am in full Christmas knitting mode. So glad I started early this year.

Have a wonderful week.

Sunday, October 26, 2014


This week will be reflections from Rhinebeck. It was
awesome this year, as usual.

Regular knitting update first. I finished the first sock, and have
a small start on the 2nd one. I am totally bored. I do not
usually knit one thing exclusively, but want to get these done.

The pink yarn is from Loopy Ewe Solid series, and it is totally awesome.
Soft and squishy. 100% merino.

Ruth finished up her friend's socks, reminder the pattern is Monkey.

Saw them in person last weekend and they are really cool.

Martha finished up the socks in Plymouth Diversity yarn for
her daughter. Plain pattern with short row heel. Love the colors.

Now for Rhinebeck update.  We took a boat tour on the Hudson  River
Friday. It was so so beautiful. Not totally cold, kind of windy.
I did not take many pictures there, no I wish I had.  Here are a few
of the animals.

The weather was nice.  Cooler, and we got sprinkled on a little but not
totally awful.
Here is a picture of Ruth and Martha when we were leaving

my stash:
the purple blob will eventually be a sweater.

Ruth's stash:
the fluffy thing is a fleece she got. very nice.

Martha's stash:
She and Ruth each got one of those cool mugs.

Saturday night we went to the Culinary Institute -  French Restaurant.
Here is our best attempt at a selfie:

We ate French and it was not so good.

Martha gave me this teal blue yarn - Valley Yarns. it is beautiful.
Ruth gave me the rainbow yarn - comfort yarn - so nice.  They
each gave really really wonderful presents this year. 

 We had such a good time, it can't be described in words on a blog.  LOL

In between winding all my yarn, I made cookies today.
It's cold here. Until next week...stay warm and knit on.

Sunday, October 12, 2014


I finished up the sweater!  With brown yarn to spare!  I have enough
cream color for a pair of mittens, or socks for Joe.  He does not mind
wool, so he would love the socks.  I finished up the knitting on Wednesday...
blocked on Friday.  Put 3 fans on the sweater...yes 3, so it would be dry
enough for buttons today.  I'm really glad it's done.  It took a long time and
I was getting really sick of it.  Started on July 30th...
but did finish 1.5 pairs of socks also during that time.

Mrs Garter by Annestrick
Size 8 needle garter part
Size 6 needle stockinette part

Bartlett Fisherman yarn

Short version
 but I'm short so it looks longer on me
It's super warm
and wool, so a tad bit itchy
the collar is big, but since I'll wear it for a sweater coat, nice to
keep the  cold wind out

it can be worn down, also

I had an extra button, so I sewed it in by the pocket, in case I lose one.

This week I also finished up mom's socks. Notice the toe yarn is different.
Can't believe I ran out. The yardage was really misrepresented.
I had them outside today drying after I blocked them. Joe was so cute, he kept
moving the chair I had them on into the sun....

Got our old friends out today.  Notice Joe's pile:
and my pile:
I would have more, if I didn't blow thru the heels. I need to
darn them. but that takes time away from knitting@#

Started a new pair of socks. Joey wanted me to make some for
his friend, and he wanted them tall.  He picked the dark purple
color, and asked that I make an accent color so there was enough
yarn. He picked the lipstick pink, and it looks great....

Ruth finished up her first sock, and is working on the 2nd one.

She is vacationing this week, and look at this pretty tree outside of her door

Joe worked on tomatoes all day. Made chili and froze a bunch.
No update next week. We will be at in two weeks.
Mickey is waiting for me to sit and knit...he wants to sit on my lap

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Interestingly Enough, I did not mess up

So, I really did not mess up the yarn. I bought extra of light color
because that had the most knitting.  Im really scared though.
The first sleeve took 21g of yarn, and I only have 22g left for
the 2nd sleeve...that is not  much. I will have to rip the swatch
apart.  I have one sleeve done, and one 2/3 done.  I did the
garter cuff per instructions, but did not like it. At all. So I
ripped back and did a 2x2 rib, with icord bind off, which
I like much better.

Ruth is working on socks for a friend who lives in
Arizona.  Pattern is Monkey Socks by Cookie A.
Two different yarns. Lornas laces and Smooshy.
Totally cool!  Totally !

Martha is working on two pair of socks

This yarn is from Rhinebeck. Meida's socks by
Ann Budd from the Favorite Socks book.

 The purple socks are Plymouth  Diversity yarn. Her own

Till next week....