Sunday, February 18, 2018

Springy

 Very springy out today. This week sounds very warm...yea!
I finished up the 2nd sock today and very happy with the
results.  This picture is when they were just blocked.




 I leave 16 stitches on each needle before I kitchner. And this
past year have started using a rounded toe decrease which
I like a lot. This pic is pre-blocking so will look nicer
after that.

I like the after thought heel with the colorful yarn.
 This is a pattern I made up.
Bobble every 4 stitches, then knit 6 rows and do a slip
stitch every 4 stitches. It kept my interest....


 Martha gave me the yarn at Rhinebeck. I love the vibrant
colors!  Knitpicks Stroll. I still have quite a bit left.

 I did manage to do a little work on the sweater sleeve. 

 Started a par of socks for Joey.  Panda silk yarn.
His feet love yarn with bamboo, it helps wick the mositure
away.  I'm not sure what the pattern will be yet. Something
simple.  The color is a nice chocolate brown.  Good
for guy socks.
 My main focus will be the sweater, but sometimes it's too
bulky or I'm too tired to work on it.



 Ruth is almost done with her baby blanket.
Love the colors. I can't wait to see a little baby
on it!

 Martha is traveling today, so no updates from her.

In other news:

We had a party for Tiffany's birthday today.  Joe told me he
was excited people were coming so the blog would not be
so dull.  Huh?????????

I made lasagna, bread, and salad. I made the big pot of sauce
yesterday.

 Some family pictures





 I made cheesecake yesterday too.



Mickey was very social while the company was here..
which is VERY unusual. Usually he hides.  He was out and about
all day.

In this picture he was preening for Tiffany...he loves
when she comes over.

Have a great week dear blog readers....
enjoy the warmth.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Dullsville

Things have been pretty quiet here in Dullsville
this week.  We had snow, snow and oh, some snow.
Today it's supposed to rain.

Worked a little on the second sock....probably
half way down the foot.

 Worked on the sweater.
Put it on a string 2x during the week to try it on.  I decided I didn't like
the bottom...so I tinked back the 1.5" of ribbing, and  3 regular rows
which took a while. Then I added 3 short rows in the back, so
it would go over my butt. Hard to see...which is the point!

 Put on a string again, and got a length I like.
finally!

Now ready to start the sleeves....I just put the
sleeve stitches on double points, so not
much to show.
This sweater is really easy..it should not have taken
me this long, but hopefully, I'll be happy with the finished
product.

Remember way back last summer when I made a the
silverleaf shawl for my bosses wife?  She sent me a picture this week.
She loves it!



Ruth is working away on her baby blanket. She was trying to
figure out how large to make it, and now she has a plan.
I love the colors!  It's so happy!

Martha finished up her socks, now she is working
on a pink sweater...the gradient is fun!
In other news....
well, there isn't any other news this week.
Hopefully, a more exciting blog post next week!


Sunday, February 4, 2018

Super Bowl Sunday....

 I finished up the chocolate & mint
scarf this week.

 Moorehouse Merino Yarn.  Lace.
 It was on a size 13 needle, so kinda like
working with cobwebs!
 I love how it turned out.
It is very "sticky".  Was hard to block.

 The mint had large "tufts" in it that I had to
cut out....three times!

 Going to add waste yarn for afterthought heel on
2nd sock.  I actually have not knit much this week.
I'm hoping for lots of knitting while we watch
the superbowl.
 Ruth started a blanket for her new grandbaby...
gender still unknown, due end of summer.          
Mason Dixon nine patch pattern. It will be very colorful and
Is brainless knitting.
 She finished up her granddaughters mittens this week.
Soooooo nice!
Tallulahs Heart from Big Book of Knitted Mittens. Yarn is Socks that Rock.
 Martha is on the heel of her 2nd sock, and
going to start her pink sweater soon.

Joe and I were very domestic this weekend.  We got a giant
tv for Christmas, and needed a giant stand.  I looked all over,
knew what I wanted but could not find it.  He found it on
Craigs List this week.  I had also got a new rug. Amazing how
just changing a couple of things makes a difference in the room.

He helped me wash the walls, windows, floors, and the furniture.
Very unusual for him but we both felt a great sense of accomplishment
when done.

Then today he hung the pictures I had gotten for the kitchen.
They use LED lights and a battery. 
So fun!
The lights will show up more when it's dark out.

Not sure if I ever mentioned this, but Martha lives in
Massachussets.  She wants the Patriots to win.
I do not.
LOLOL.  Just hope it's a good game.

We are having wings, taco dip and fruit.

Joe is out in the rain getting ready to cook....
Have a great week dear blog readers....Happy Knitting

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Short and Sweet

Just a short and sweet post from me today.
I'm beyond tired...LOL

I knit a little on the Brookings sweater, put it on
yarn ONCE AGAIN and tried it on. I think it will
be ok. My fear is after all of this ripping, it won't fit
right when done....

Almost done with the two color garter shawl
with Moorehouse Merino yarn.  The pattern is so
stinking easy....knit one color increasing every row
then knit the 2nd color decreasing every row.  Though
it is beyond dull, the yarn is wonderfully soft. I'm at
54 stitches, so I may finish up tonight.



Ruth has finished up the adorable baby sweater...
I love her color selection...for baby Jack.
She is working away on her granddaughter's 2nd
mitten.  Such and intricate pattern.
Martha finished up her first sock in yarn
that Ruth gave her, K3, P1 pattern.


I hope to have more to show next week.

In other news:

Ruth just redid her kitchen, here is a pic of the crown molding.
I think it's soooo pretty!




Mickey loves boxes...just like any kitty.




Here is a close up. He is so stinkin cute!
Thinks he's hiding.... LOL
 
This was the sky at 7:00am yesterday morning.
 
 So beautiful
Have a great week dear blog knitters.

















Sunday, January 21, 2018

Happy

As I get older, I'm all about what makes me happy...why not
right? 

 I finished up the first sock.
Knitpicks Stroll yarn from Martha.
I love the colors...soooo happy!
 Did my first ever afterthought heel.
Since I wanted to make sure it fit right, I knit until I thought
I should start decreasing for the toe, and broke the yarn, and
started the heel.
Pattern directions from Year of Techniques book.

I love how it turned out.
I would make this again, with stripey yarn, and yarns
of a different color heel.

Heel instructions from a year of techniques.

They say to get down to last 6 stitches, and  then pull yarn thru
all stitches. That seemed weird to me, so I kitchnered the
last 6.  (3 on each needle).
Looks weird, but a super nice fit on the foot.

I wound some yarn for Mark's giant size 13 foot.
Knitpicks Hawthorne yarn. I love this yarn for Mark because,
it's a heavy fingering, and I can use size 2 needle.  I need 2 skeins,
but still can do a pair for approx $22. And, its really really nice
yarn!

I like the soft brown...makes me happy.
Ruth is making an adorable baby sweater for a new
baby in their family, Jack.
He will be one happy baby wearing this cute sweater !
Pattern is Sweet Baby Sweater by Caroline Wiens. Yarns are from her stash. The blue is WYS Signature and the multi is a ball of Regia.  Sooooooo cute!!!!!

Martha is modeling her sweater. What an intricate pattern, and perfect fit!
She is sooo happy with it.


She started a pair of socks with yarn from  Ruth...it gets darker as
it goes along
Nice happy colors

In other news. Not much going on this week.
My elbow is still very sore.
I did finish up Joey's hat, he has it, and I forgot to take
a picture...boo..  Hopefully he can send me one soon.

Mickey and Joe continue to be happy
hanging out together.
I got some new music this week.
Camilia Cabello
 This really makes me happy.  Sooo fun.
I love to listen when I'm making dinner, walking, cleaning...


That is all of my news this week dear blog readers...
happy knitting!