Sunday, October 4, 2015

Reunited and it feesl so good

Reunited and it feels so good
Remember that song from the 80's...

 That song was going thru my head when I
put on Mrs Garter this weekend.  Some ladies were
standing behind me in a store and asked If I made it
and said how nice it was.  My head swelled so big
I could hardly get it out of the store!
This is a weeping cheery tree Joe just planted
where we took some shrubs out.

 Just turned the heel on the 2nd sock....I should hopefully be able to
zip down the foot this week. I have not been knitting as much after
work - trying to get a walk in at night.

 Here are my color choices for Lilli Pilli shawl
(which Im making scarf size...)
Probably enough yarn here for two.
Madelinetosh...the blue is actually a nice green color...

 Ruth is done knitting her sweater and just has to
put the pieces together..she is unexpectedly traveling
this weekend. Here is a picture of her current sock:
Briar Rose sock blank...pattern is her own design.
the colors are beautiful!

Martha is working away on her Lilli Pilli wrap.
She is hoping to get done by Rhinebeck. She has not been
knitting much after work either.  She is not thrilled with
knitting the garter stitch section....I think its lovely

I can see how it would get tiresome knitting (I will find out when I
start mine!) but I like the effect....

Since my knitting is so dull I'll share weekend cooking..

Veggie pizza on Wegman's wheat crust
It was very good. Onions, orange peppers, broccoli,
tomatoes and fresh basil. I like that I can control the amount
of cheese, so it's not so fattening.
Of course I made one for Joe that was extra cheese and
extra pepperoni!

Today I have made sausage soup

that I think will go great with the soup.

I have to thoughtfully think of what I will bring
to Rhinebeck to knit.  Needs to be kind of brainless.
Martha always brings complex patterns and has no trouble
knitting/talking..I'm not that talented!

Till next week....

Sunday, September 27, 2015

September - Almost Over!

 Hard to believe September is almost over...wahhhhh
We have had unbelievably wonderful weather this month. yaaaaa
I finished up the first Lorna's Laces sock this week (today).

I tried to stripe the toe with same yarn as heel...

Had a lot of yarn left over...
These are for my friend Betty who has size 8 foot.
I have the 2nd one started...just barely.

Ruth is working on her Amy Herzog custom pattern sweater again...
Lion Brand yarn. so nice ....

Martha is starting the 2nd stripe pattern of Lilli Pilli shawl...
Very nice ! 
Those girls sure knit nice stuff...

We are gearing up for Rhinebeck...can't wait.  I told them don't let
me  buy sweater yarn!  I'm thinking this year I will be really choosey...

Till next week....

Sunday, September 20, 2015

This and that

Well this weekend was sure nice here in Western NY.  I have a good start
on a new sock. Tesserae Pattern, which I've done a few times before.
It is basically ribbing.  My favorite...NOT... but I like the effect.

Yarn is Lorna Laces  80% Merino / 20 % nylon.

I have a thing for different colored heels and/or toes lately.

When I did this heel, I left a long string and worked back thru
the purl stitches on the inside of the  heel.  usually I do this
when I'm all done...I can't believe I thought of it now.  LOL

Ruth and I went to the Finger Lakes Fiber Fest yesterday.
It was nice. they added a nice new bldg, so some of the vendors
were inside now, and the aisles were larger.
I got this nice sunny yellow yarn for the Through The Loops
Mystery Sock this winter. I always use this yarn. It is so soft.
70% merino/30% nylon.  At 5.50 a skein you can't go wrong!

And some other merino for a shawl at some point.

Ruth finished up her first sock, and I'm so sorry but don't have
details. I know she sent some point. I even looked back
thru older posts and could not find info. It is a different heel.
I think it looks really nice, don't you!  I love the stripes!

Martha is working away on her Lilli Pilli shawl.  She was a little
hesitant about using the varigated yarn, but now that she's further
along she likes it. I like it too!  She is going to do a little more lace
than the pattern calls for to use up the yarn.

I have some yarn selected for my Lilli Pilli, but I'm going to make scarf size
I think.

In other news...well there is not much to report.
Our friend George went goose hunting today and caught
quite a few.  He gave them ALL to Joe to clean and cook and
Have a great week!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Fall Begins Now

Fall is here dear blog knitters. I'm not sure whether to be
happy or sad. I'm happy about more knitting time, and better
sleeping temperatures. I'm sad that the pool weather is over.
It has rained all weekend here.  So cold that I have handmade
socks on. For  me that is when Fall Begins.

Since last blog post I have finished up mom's Christmas
socks. (as in just finished today!).

Reminder pattern is:

Row 1:  K3, Slip 1
Row 2:  Knit

Very easy and believe it or not, I did not get sick of it.
They are blocking now.

Notice the pink toe.  That is Loopy Ewe solids 100%
merino wool. The varigated pinky yarn is Opal.

I was afraid I would run out of yarn, hence the pink toe. But I
would have had enough.  I like the pink toe anyway.

I'm starting a new pair of socks tonight for something brainless,
and I still have the business casual socks going.  2.5 pair left before
I'm done with Christmas knitting....yea!

Joe and I went to Oneida Lake last weekend and had a spectacular
time.  Here are a few pictures.

This is a sea plane landing:

These are sunsets...I was practicing with panoramic opti9on
on my phone....



Have a nice week....till next time...

Sunday, August 30, 2015


 I switched to Firefox something or other on my computer
last week and now having major trouble getting my pics.
I could do it last week but not today...huh?
I got this one. Made little progress this week on business
casual sock.  

I had a super busy week and not much knitting time. Little progress
on mom's sock.

Ruth finished up her little vest for baby Evelyn.
Super cute.
Martha made more than a little progess on her
Lilli Pilli  shawl. She is almost ready to start
first lace section.

A friend at work made had this little stone made for us
to remember Abbey. We put it on the back step by the
door, because she was always there waiting to come in.
We had a little bday party for Joey and Mark today.
This is Joey's girlfriend Kristen and Joey and dad
 Steamed clams.
 Mark's is Tuesday

It turned out to be a great day!

Hard to believe Labor day is next week.
Joe and I are taking a little vacation so no blog next week.

See you in September....

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Spare Parts

 I did not get much knitting done this week....where did the time go?
As I sit here at 7:33 on a Sunday, I have not knit one stitch...
I have about 3.5 " of the 2nd pink sock done.

 And managed to turn the heel on the Business Casual socks.
 Still decreasing....
 I am quite bored with both.  HELP!
But I have to get them done so I can move on. The pink one
is actually more appealing to knit right  now than the blue one.

I've been thinking a lot lately about spare parts......
in knitters terms this means stash.

Ruth can explain spare parts a lot better than I can because
when we worked at Kodak she dealt with them everyday.

There came a time in the manufacturing industry where they
decided to cut way down on spare parts. Because even though
they were handy, it was money out the door.

I've been thinking a lot about that in terms of stash lately.
I have passed up some damn good deals the last couple of weeks....
but what good is a  good deal, if you can't use it? or another better
deal comes along. I have decided its actually cheaper
to pay full price for something I need right now, than to put
something really nice in the "maybe someday" pile.
I have a huge stash, a lot of "maybe someday" yarn...and I am so grateful and lucky.
Not that I won't be  buying yarn, because I will. But I have decided to
look and think and NOT ACT impulsively.  Martha is really good
about this. She uses up stash all of the time.  Mine is embarrassingly

 Anyway....the girls have been knitting this week....

Ruth is continuing to work on her baby vest...which
is done except for a little icord edging...

Martha's socks are done.  They are mirror image...nice job!
She has started the Lilli Pilli shawl with these colors:

My porch flowers are so pretty right now...
Have a nice week...and cross your knitting needles that I can
get some knitting time in this week!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

"Sock" it to me....

Yes, socks and sock yarn are the main topic of our knitting this week.
I finished mom's first sock using the Opal yarn.  I was a little afraid
I would not have enough so I added in a different color toe using
Loopy Solids yarn.  I think it is very pretty.  
2nd socks is just barely started.
 Made a little more progress on Kristen's Business Casual sock.
have the heel flap done, and ready to do the heel. I love this
yarn so much I can't believe I'm giving it away!

I added in some sewing thread for stability since that was all I
had of the right color.
I have to finish these two pair, and do socks for two more people
for Christmas before I'm done. Then I want to make  Tiffany
something nice. she does not need socks.

Ruth is workign on her baby vest.
ON line Supersocke 100 Flower-Color. 
Pattern is Sigge by Filcolana. Free on Ravelry.

 This is totally adorable. For new little baby Evelyn.

Martha is plugging away on her socks. She has a little more free
time now.
 Well worth it when done!

In other today. Joe and I went fishing.
he caught some blue gills, silver bass and perch.
I knit and told him he was my hero (which he was).
It was hard fishing on Lake Alice with all of the jet skis and
party boats.

We had them for dinner.

I guess that's all folks...till next week.
happy knitting.
hard to believe August is almost over...wahhhhhh