Sunday, November 27, 2016

Push is on...Holiday Knitting

The push is on for Holiday Knitting....I am
so bored with these socks...keep thinking I should
start something else, but the smart thing is to carry
on and get them done. The 2nd one has a good start.

Ruth's Picard sweater is coming along.  Rowan
felted tweed.  So nice!!

She needed a little distraction so is making
this hat.  Lacinato. Yarn is Anne Hanson's and Spirit Trail's.
Really nice...I love it!

Martha is zooming along on her sweater.
I think it is so cohesive..don't you?

In other news:

We hosted Thanksgiving this year.  My cousin
teases that the drive is so far she has to pack a lunch
for the trip.  She showed up with this bag:

The family had fun'

Got my sleigh filled with foilage on Small Business Saturday.
I love this....

KeeLe and I are going to watch Hallmark movies
and knit on the damn socks!

Have a great week!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Blustery in Nov

It is blustery here today. Friday, my car thermometer
said 73 and today it is 32...burrrrr... but a great day to knit!
Got the ends woven in and the socks blocked today.
This is two socks perfectly sized one on top of the other..

I love the way these turned out.

Turned the heel on the 1st sock, same pattern as above...
I love these colors....

Ruth is zooming along on her sweater:
soooo pretty!

Martha is also zooming along on her sweater.
She loves the colors this too!

She went to Webs and got some of her favorite yarn...

In other news....
yesteteday was very nice here.
What's important to note about these leaves is....
Joe/Joey had the yard cleaned 7 hour prior to this picture.
They have spent every night this week for 2-3 hours taking
care of this may leaves every night!

I think after today the last tree is almost done....

Joe went fishing yesterday and caught some nice perch.

What a difference a day makes, huh?
Can't even see the tress in the white out!

We are hosting Thanksgiving for the first time...wish me luck!
I'm quite nervous about the whole thing.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I'm thankful every day that
I have knitting to help me thru the stressful times....

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Another Week Gone By

Another November week gone fast!
I did not get as much knitting done as I wanted to.
I guess that is pretty typical these days.

Finished up the 2nd gray sock. I still have to
weave in ends...  Love how it turned out.

 Started another pair in same pattern since my brain/fingers
are used to it.
Freza Sock yarn. Really nice...

Martha is moving along with her sweater.
She is ready to change the colors on the grey and yellow side.
needs to decide the next color change there.  On the yellow/green side
she has  to do another stipe of green then  change that color panel too.
It's much smaller on the smaller needles.
That wraps up another week....
Happy knitting.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Feels like November

It's November already..and it
feels like it. Though pretty warm...52 here today.
My week was very tiring at work so not as much
knitting as I'd like.I'm anxious to move on to something


Ruth started a sweater in Rowan felted tweed yarn.
Pattern is  Picard.....barely started, but oh so pretty!

Martha started her sock yarn sweater over on size 2 needle.
She is going to make colors   more solid or monochromatic, and
go from lighter shades to darker as I knit down. 

Joe, KeeLee and I took a ride to Silver  Lake today.
Pretty ride. The trees are mostly past peak, but it
was beautiful with the sun.

 Happy Knitting Season!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Fast Week

This week seemed fast !

I knit a whole sock...very fast for me.  Started Sat and finished
up Sat.  I have a small start on the 2nd one. 
Yarn is Fiber Optics Pewter Color
Pattern is Wildflower Purl St...

7 rows between pattern rather than 3 as pattern calls for.
Ruth whipped up a quick cowl this week -fast

She chose not to block because she loved the way
it looks....I do too!
Crooked Ewe Cowl by Paula Emons-Fuessle.

 She is going to make a sweater with Rowan
Felted Tweed is the swatch. I made a sweater
with that yarn years ago and love it.

Martha, had a fast night last night, though not
too fun. She ripped her sock yarn sweater. It took
her all night.  When
she tried it on it was much too big so she
is starting over. I give her so much credit.
If it was me I would have to let it hibernate for a while
and make something else...

In other news today:

KeeLee is sad its so crummy so she can't go outside to play
Mickey wishes KeeLee was outside too!

I made sauce today, and my noodles are
zucchini noodles.
Also made bread..the house smells amazing!

These flowers are still looking good
from Tiffany's rehearsal party, 3.5 weeks ago!
Have a great knitting week...hoping Martha
a fast recovery on the sweater!

Sunday, October 23, 2016


I am still all aglow from the yarn-high at
Rhinebeck...Hard to believe it was a week
ago already...

Finished up the Plain socks for Betty.
Socks that  Rock yarn.

The second one went pretty fast for me.
Started last Thursday and finished up this Friday.
I had a lot of car knitting time to and from Rhinebeck....
And of course talking to the girls at Rhinebeck...
where we just talked about wonderful.

Started a new pair of socks with Rhinebeck yarn.
Fiber Optics. My personal FAVORITE!
Color is Pewter.  Wanted a little pop of color
so used some leftover Socks that Rock.  I will do
a pink toe also.
Wanted a pretty basic pattern, with no holes (lots of lace).
I settled on the Wildflower socks, by fpea.
Pretty easy to make bumps.  Supposed to do the
bumps with 3 plain rows in between, but that was too much.
5 was too much, so I decided on 7 plain rows in between and
so far so good.
Actually got another repeat done on
Cup of Tea socks.  

Ruth has finished up her Hanami stole !!!!
It is so so beautiful.....look at it all blocked out!
A lot of work and it is stunning!

She started   Stephen West's Dotted Rays shawl. 
Using Jill Drapers Rifton 600 gradient yarn.
So far so good!!!

Martha finished knitting Kelmscott, and got buttons
at Rhinebeck...all ready to wear. It is truly a classic piece.
She showed us at  Rhinebeck.

She is at the bottom band of her sock yarn sweater.
It is really really nice and FUN in person...a lot of work.

 Have a wonderful, knitful week dear blog readers.
Cold enough that I had to get all of the handmade socks
out.  brrrrrr