Sunday, October 12, 2014


I finished up the sweater!  With brown yarn to spare!  I have enough
cream color for a pair of mittens, or socks for Joe.  He does not mind
wool, so he would love the socks.  I finished up the knitting on Wednesday...
blocked on Friday.  Put 3 fans on the sweater...yes 3, so it would be dry
enough for buttons today.  I'm really glad it's done.  It took a long time and
I was getting really sick of it.  Started on July 30th...
but did finish 1.5 pairs of socks also during that time.

Mrs Garter by Annestrick
Size 8 needle garter part
Size 6 needle stockinette part

Bartlett Fisherman yarn

Short version
 but I'm short so it looks longer on me
It's super warm
and wool, so a tad bit itchy
the collar is big, but since I'll wear it for a sweater coat, nice to
keep the  cold wind out

it can be worn down, also

I had an extra button, so I sewed it in by the pocket, in case I lose one.

This week I also finished up mom's socks. Notice the toe yarn is different.
Can't believe I ran out. The yardage was really misrepresented.
I had them outside today drying after I blocked them. Joe was so cute, he kept
moving the chair I had them on into the sun....

Got our old friends out today.  Notice Joe's pile:
and my pile:
I would have more, if I didn't blow thru the heels. I need to
darn them. but that takes time away from knitting@#

Started a new pair of socks. Joey wanted me to make some for
his friend, and he wanted them tall.  He picked the dark purple
color, and asked that I make an accent color so there was enough
yarn. He picked the lipstick pink, and it looks great....

Ruth finished up her first sock, and is working on the 2nd one.

She is vacationing this week, and look at this pretty tree outside of her door

Joe worked on tomatoes all day. Made chili and froze a bunch.
No update next week. We will be at in two weeks.
Mickey is waiting for me to sit and knit...he wants to sit on my lap

1 comment:

martha said...

The sweater looks grrrreat!