Happy Memorial Day! It is nice to have an extra long weekend!
Saturday I had a lot of time to sit and knit on the sock I am making
for my friend Betty.
Pattern: Dad's Easy Cable Socks
from Socks Socks Socks book. Pattern calls for size 5 needles,
and larger yarn. But! It is a repeat of 8 stitches so it was easy
to size down. I did the ribbing in size 1 needles, and the pattern
is in size 2 since it is not very stretchy.
more defined look. Wish it showed better.
Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Select / Color Serengeti
I am loving both the yarn and pattern together.
Yesterday I started the 3rd color on Color Affection Shawl/Scarf for Tiffany.
It is soooo addictive once that 3rd color is worked in....She wants more of a
scarf than a shawl, so I'm trying to size it down without losing the flavor of
Oh, and the reason I had so much time to knit on Saturday?
I had a little lawn sale. I got up at 5:30 am, got laundry going,
got my stuff together and washed it all before taking it to the road.
It was all ready to go by 8:00 am.
I was selling birdhouse collection that I have had for 15 years or so....
since we redid the house, I want a change. I sat there from 8-2:30 and had
4 customers. Note I did not have "junk" - no clothes, etc.
Two of the customers were my neighbors. I did not expect everything to sell,
or everyone that stopped to buy something, but I did think people would stop!
Yesterday Joe and I packed it all up and took it to VOA. It is out of my house
and that was the main goal. Oh the total take was $44.
Ruth finished up her latest socks.
The are K3P1 pattern. She used the strong heel.
Yarn is Madelinetosh Light - color: Nebula.
They are really nice. Yarn is nice. We got the yarn when we went to Ithaca.
I still have mine in the stash. It is really nice. Yes, I know I just said that but
want to emphasize! LOL
Martha is working on some new socks:
for summer!!! Cute!!!!!!!!!!!!
In other news, Joe is staining the pool deck this weekend. It needed it
3 years ago, but we never got it done before we opened the pool. I'm so
glad it is getting done this year...way past due!
My hand continues to heal slowly. I asked the therapist if knitting was ok
and he said not really, just do it in short intervals of time if I do it at all. ugh! So I asked
the 2nd therapist, and he said it wouldn't hurt if I took breaks....guess which
one I listened to?????????????????????????????????