Sunday, November 18, 2012


I seem to have accomplished a lot of knitting this week!

Finished up mom's first sock....

Pattern is on the cover of Favorite Socks book. It looks scrunchy, but when
on the foot, the pattern spreads out nicely.  Only 2 rows of 2nd sock done
at this time.

Started a pair of Baby Moc's for a friend who just had a little boy.

Using some Organic Cotton Yarn, which is sooo splitty. Have to concentrate on
every stitch and make sure all of the "threads" that make up the yarn are attached.

I have made these before and using leftover yarn from stash.

The pattern is pretty fiddly. Lots of mattress stitch - yuck!.  LOL
I will have enough yarn left over for a couple more pairs.

On Friday, I decided I needed to make dad a hat for his birthday (Saturday).
I knew I wanted a K3, P2 pattern, so cast on 95 stitches...a little too tight,
so after 1", recast on 100.  I knit the middle knit stitch TBL, but I don't think
it makes that much difference for the extra time it takes. It is a smidgen
noticeable on the head.... Knit for 6" and started binding off.

Yarn is Green Mt Spinnery, that I got with Ruth and Martha several years ago now.
It is quite soft for wool.   Starting on Friday afternoon, and finishing on Saturday
afternoon, is quite an accomplishment for me,especially with everything else I had to do.

Now, all of a sudden, Joe wants one.  Yes,I have yarn left.

Feeling pretty good about using stash yarn....Joey told me I should just knit
stuff, then when I had an occasion, just pull a hat or pair of socks out of a drawer...
if only..right?

I also finished up another  hat this week that can't be blogged about for a month
or so...

Tiffany finished up my scarf this week. She bought 2 skeins of a wonderfully
soft superwash merino at Hemlock Fiber Fair.  Pattern is K2, P1.

Her knitting is so methodical. She concentrates on every stitch.  I love to watch
her.  Her finished projects are so much more even than mine!

This T-shirt color is awful with the scarf, but oh well....

Thank you, Tiffany...I love it!

Ruth finished up Moriya's socks this week. She sent me a pic earlier in the week
but I can't find in email...ugh.

She also started a new pair which is very nice.

Pattern from Little purls of wisdom pattern. Madeline tosh wine. Used the Strong heel instead of standard flap and gussets.

She also started a pair for her father in law. She is a sock machine these days!

Martha is making a pair of Monkey socks that are heavenly, according to both
Ruth and Martha. I can't wait to see them.  She is also working on two shawls.
She ran out of yarn for the multicolored one, and is currently searching for either
more yarn, or a compatible solid color.....

On to other news:

check out mom's Christmas cactus, that always blooms at Thanksgiving.
Don't you love those vibrant colors? Awesome !

We celebrated Dad's 79th birthday yesterday.
He has been telling everyone he's 80 for a couple of years now, I guess that's
so people tell him he does not look his age ????? LOL

I have been very domestic today, cleaning, cooking, etc...I hope to carve out some
time to knit later.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving my dear blog readers.

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