Sunday, April 29, 2012

Just another manic Sunday

Lots happening here at Knitatation this week, just not a lot of knitting!
Joe is working hard to get our family room done. He worked like
a dog getting the tile in this week, and carpet came on Friday. After
having NO carpet in that room for 2 years, it is a real treat.

I did knit a little on the scarf I mentioned last week. I still cannot add
pictures...ugh x 100000000000000
My hand has been quite sore the last couple of days, so that is why
I have not done much knitting.....

Here is the sock Ruth just made for her granddaughter:

Ruth's description:
 It fits nicely. The after thought heel was very interesting. No short rows!!
Pattern is Crystal In the latest Knitty by Lynn DT hershberger. Yarn is Cascade Heritage sock yarn. Super wash merino and nylon. Nice vibrant colors for an almost 12 year old. Oops it's upside down.

I think it is adorable!!!!!!Love the colors!!!!

Martha finished up her 2nd sock mentioned in last week's post.

Grilling barbque chicken for dinner....YUMM

I am hoping these blog posts can get more exciting as my hand feels better.

Have a nice week....

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Here we are...back to Winter it seems.....

Blogger changed its look so bare with me while I experiment with my look.....

It's been a month since I last posted to the blog....does not seem that long ago.
Hand surgery went well, still a lot of pain and numbness, but not all the time...
making progress.  My computer is messed up so I cannot share pictures.  I
have knit a little on large needles. Made a cowl which is nice. But yellow.
If you can wear yellow let me know and I'll send to you. 

Ruth and I had a nice adventure a week or so ago. We went to Ithaca so she
could take some fleeces to get washed at the Finger Lakes Fiber Mill.
Cute little one person operation in a big barn.  We found a little yarn
shop in Ithaca that was having a sale (we giggled like school girls when
we found it....) and then drove on to Schaefer Yarn.  What a nice little
operation that is. They have a tiny little outlet store in their house.  Ruth
and I both got some terrific deals.  I got some Schaefer Elaine, which is
a bulky thick/thin yarn.  Colors are fab...but I really don't like thick/thin
yarn. I made a shawl, then ripped it out and started a BORING
K2 P2 rib scarf. It looks really nice.

Blue sock from last post - ripped it out. It was going to be too tight
in the leg.I will start over in a size 2 needle for the leg. I tried to
knit socks but too painful just yet.

I really wish I could show you my pictures. Thank goodness I was able to
get Ruth and Martha's pictures.....

 This is my latest sock. It a simple pattern. K3, P1 all the way. Yarn is ON lite with aloe vera and jojoba. Color is flower. Nice basic sock yarn.

 Very fun!!!

 Here is my latest sock. This is a Blattwerk sock
pattern by Stephanie van der Linden made out of Koigu KPPPM wool.
Merino 100%. the heel, as you know, has been changed from the pattern
one. I knitted the heel from the Sock Knitter's Handbook, pg. 58-59
Strong Heel. As you know I liked that heel allot, only decreases and
no short heels. I also used the toe technique called the Turkish toe,
which I followed from the instructions from the blog FluffyKnitterDeb.
From 2/3/2009. I liked the instructions, procedure and look. I
highly recommend both heel and toe. 

 Very nice!!!!