Sunday, May 22, 2016

It Warmed Up!

Nice and summery this weekend...which explains the
lack of knitting progress to report.  I am super busy on
a project that is taking most of my spare time, and unfortunately,
it doesn't involve knitting.

Mom's Cup of Tea socks are coming along.  I have turned the
heel and turtling down the foot.

 I like the accent color.  I think I will use that for the toe, also,
to stretch the yarn.

 Martha has re-engineered her sweater collar a bit, and hopes
to get some time to knit on it tonight.  The color is a bit more
teal than the picture shows.   Klemscott pattern, published in Twist
collective, by Caroline Bergeron. The yarn is WEBs Stockbridge.
The actual color is more teal.  BIK!!

Ruth is traveling this week - no new updates.

Have a nice summery week!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Brrrr - It's really May?

We had snow, sleet and freezing rain here today. Is it really
May 15th?  I hope this is it for the cold weather!
I've done a little knitting since last post.

Finished Joey's first sock.
Panda SilkYarn
Size 0 needle.
Yarn Harlot round toe.
Second one barely started.
 Worked a bit on mom's My Cup of Tea socks.
Nice pattern, easy.
Heritage Sock Yarn

 I'm not sure what this contrast yarn is.
I'm sooo not sure I don't think I should use for the heel
in case its only merino, or I will add a lot of reinforcement.
I like the color though.

Ruth is moving along on her new sweater.
Minetta pattern by Kristen Kapur
Yarn is Valley Yarns Northfiled (merino, alpaca, silk) in grape Colorway.
 This color is better to actual color

 Really classy, don't you think!

Martha is almost done with her sweater...a real work of art:

 These girls are such good sweater knitters!

Have a nice week and stay warm...

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day.
Ruth and Martha had nothing blog worthy this week, and
neither do I. We will continue regular blog fodder next week.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Where's the Tiarra

 I worked a bit on Joey's sock this week. I am about 1/2" away from starting
toe decrease. I think I will do Yarn Harlot's round toe. That will be new for me.

I settled on a pattern for mom's sock.
My cup of tea...a free pattern on ravelry.
Heritage sock yarn.
Pattern is a 24 stitch repeat on the front.
I have 36 stitches, so I knit 4, P2, Pattern 24, P2, K4...
very easy and every other row is just knit.
I'm liking it a lot so far. I'm toying with the idea
of an afterthought heel...have you ever done one?

Ruth finished up her sock, and has started a new sweater.
I'm sure she will have progress pictures next week.
 She has to really concentrate....

Martha is ready to knit button band on her sweater Klemscott!
Valley Yarn Stockbridge

The rest of the post is written by KeeLee

Hi Dear blog readers...
I have to tell you some exciting news....I had a really
nice thing happen to me this week!

Monday night Joe had to work late, so Connie and Tiffany
took me for a walk. They took me for the long walk - 35 min.
Well, I get tired kinda easy these they had to take
turns carrying me for probably 25 of the 35 minutes.
Apparently, even though I'm only 13 lbs, I get heavy after
a couple of minutes.... They don't like to leave me home
alone since I'm alone all day, and I really do love walks.

Tiffany is the problem solver of the family.  She told mom
on Tuesday that she had it figured out. 
sooo mom's mothers day present arrived in the mail on
Friday and Tiffany brought it over ....

guess what it is?

wait for it..........

Pink polka dot doggie stroller!
It has a leash on the inside so I can't fall out.
Tiffany told mom she impulsively got the pink one
and tried to get black but it was too late. They
already shipped it.

Mom said Tiff it's's like when you dye your hair
from blonde to brown, people only notice the first time
they see you, after that its normal!

I love it...they took me for a spin on Friday.

My question is..if I look like a princess, ride like a princess, act like
a princess....then where is my tiarra?

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Spring Fever

I have spring fever...not much knitting fever these days.
I'm sorry I feel the last couple of posts have been so dull.
I have hardly knit all week. Walked almost every night
after work, which is important to me. Not much time after that.
My day starts at 4:00 am and by 8:00 I'm ready for bed.

I did get the heel turned on Joey's socks.

Still a few more rows to decrease.

Ruth finished up her first monkey sock.  It's sooo lovely.
She loves the yarn..and the colors. In person it's really amazing.

Joe cooked chicken tonight on the grill.

Every Sunday this is the conversation:

Me: what do you want for dinner?
Joe: I don't care what do you want?
Me:  Well, I figured you probably wanted to cook me chicken!
Joe:  ok...

Tonight we had fresh asparagus, pineapple cottage cheese and salad with it.

Yesterday we went to Niagara Falls.
It is sooo beautiful. And so powerful.

Such a beautiful sunny day.
Mickey is so precious, expect when he's stalking KeeLee...

I love the glow of a soft lamp, don't you?

Have a great week. Rain Monday and  Tuesday so maybe I'll get a
little knitting in.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

They prey on YA's

You know who they are...those pesky yarn companies that
send email after email day after day wanting you to
buy yarn...harassing YA's to no end. 
Webs, KnitPicks, Patternworks, Little Knits.

I'm sure they know that I have a problem....
I attend weekly Yarn Aholic's Anonymous meetings...

(Yarn Aholic Anonymous - I am currently the only
member, but I bet if I advertised...more would join
me).  I've been trying hard not to buy any yarn....I don't need
any...and have succeeded, so far.  Give me strength!!!

I have the leg part done on Joey's blue socks.
9" - started with 84  stitches because yarn is tiny and
using size 0 needles, then went down to 80 stitches
(see marker) to compensate for larger calf, and longer

I am doing the heel flap slit stitches "through the back loop"
for something different.  I kinda like it so far...though not enough
done to show in this picture.

Had breakfast with Ruth and Martha yesterday - so fun.
Martha is in town for a sister weekend. No updates from them
today...I suspect they are having too much fun.  Martha is zooming
down her 2nd sleeve, and Ruth is finishing up her Monkey socks.

In other news:

Took KeeLee for a walk today. She pooped out 1/2 way thru
and I had to carry her. At one point I looked at her and said
"come on KeeLee, show these  Redneck country dogs how
Park Avenue girls  go for a nice walk" .  she just looked at me
and stuck out her tongue.....sigh.

Joe made barbque chicken...yum
Had a green salad and margarita tomato salad...
such a nice fresh dinner.

KeeLee is quite the princess...

Have a great week, dear blog readers...

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Waddling Along

I feel like a duck..waddling along. Everything in my knitting
world seems to be taking forever.

 Joey's socks have about 4.5" done.  I did not get much done
this week.  I really like the Panda Silk yarn.

He was home a lot this weekend so I started a pair for mom
while he was hanging out.
Heritage yarn. Soft. Blue like she wanted.
Everyone wants blue this year.
I think I will knit Joe some RED socks...just to be different.

Ruth is zooming down the foot on her first monkey sock.
I love the colors.!!!

Martha is working on the second sleeve for her sweater.  Love
the details.

In other news...Joey is starting to warm up to
She really is a sweetie heart.

have a great knitting week....