Sunday, June 26, 2016

Picture-Less Post

How dull, right?  Post with no pictures.
My knitting is at a stand still right least
the knitting I can talk about. Ready to turn heel on sock.
Started a sweater, but not enough done to write about.
Martha had an interesting thing happen with her
sweater collar...more about that next week.
Ruth was away so no pictures.

Very hot here. Hoping a jump in the icy pool
will help us sleep. A better post next week..promise!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Sweaters from the Girls

Ruth and Martha are dong great with their sweaters.

 Martha is working on the collar for Kelmscott Sweater.

 the collar is as complex as the body.

I think it looks heirloom quality!

Ruth is done decreasing for sweater sleeve.
Minetta by Kristen Kapur. Yarn is Valley Yarns Northfield.
It wont take her long to finish up the 2nd sleeve.

I might start a summer sweater soon....

believe it or not there is progess on the sock. 1/2" to go and
I can start the heel gussett.

It's very cold here today. 60's and sooo very windy. yuck.
The boys have been working outside ...they say its good
working weather.

Have a great week dear knitters.

Sunday, June 5, 2016


Well here we are in June already! Yikes!
Tiffany is getting married in four months.

 I have about 3 more inches on Joey's sock before
I start the heel flap. I have a few big projects going on
that are taking a lot of time. I wish they were
knitting projects!

Ruth is moving right along on her sweater.
Yarn is Valley Yarns Northfield. Merino, alpaca, and silk. Color is grape. Pattern is Minetta by Kristin Kapur. 
 I love how its turning. She is going to do a little waist shaping for
a feminine look.

Martha has the collar figured out on her sweater.
She will be done in no time.  Love the details in this sweater.

In other news:

We had a birthday party for mom and Joe on Friday.
I can't believe I didn't get any pictures.  Well one...
check this out. 
Tiffany made a cheese board that was the hit of the party!
Everyone loved it! 

I would make it again in a minute, but it was very pricey.
Well worth it!

Have a great knitting week !

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?