Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Blog Year - 2017 Here we Come !!!

Happy New Year! Hard to believe the blog will
be 10 years old in a week or so...

 I finished up the Just For You Three cowl. I just
have to sew on the buttons.  Love the Yarn!
Shepards Wool worsted weight

 Color is plum. Looks like grape
purple. Hard to photograph.

 Had a whole skein of yarn left so started the
mittens from the Knitworthy 3 collection.
Called Aoibhinn.
I really have to pay attention!  Not at
all brainless. Noticed a mistake and had
to tink back 10 rows or so....zooming along again.

 Started a pair of socks on Christmas day.
Manos del Uruguay yarn.
This is an unusual color choice for me...but
I'm liking it.  Lime green, brown, and bits of blue.
Notice the pooling on the ribbing.
This is the back:

This is the front

I started on pattern and the pooling was awful.
So using this pattern.
K3, Slip 1
Knit next round

Really like it now

 My socks tend to be slouchy, so I started
with 72, went down to 68 after ribbing,
and down to 64 at heel. 
German Short row heel
I should be starting to decrease for toe soon.

 Christmas giving was all socks this year.
Didn't have time for much else with the wedding
shawls I knit over the summer.

 The family all loved them...truly.

Tiff's boot socks

From left to right:
Mark, Tiffany, Joey and Joe.

 Mickey loves his tree...sits under it all of the time.

 My knitting goals for 2017 are:
Knit a sweater. I feel the urge to knit smaller projects,
mittens, hats, etc. But I want to get at least one sweater done.
Also, to post more notes in Project Pages on Ravelry.
This helps when trying to remember what I did!
and not buy yarn till Rhinebeck, if at all possible.

Ruth is still knitting hats, and said the current
work in progress is the last one for a while.
What a collection, huh!
All so stylish!
The current one is: The pattern is picot hem stranded snowflake hat by Kathleen Taylor. Free. The darker yarn is Dragon Brook Yarns I bought in MA near Martha's. The other yarn is my handspun. Shetland fiber I think.

Ruth's goals for this year, in her own words:
 I will finish the sweater I started before the hat marathon. I also have a pair of mittens that need to be finished. New projects? I have some other sweaters I'd like to knit. I can't really think about them now or I'll get distracted from the projects I need to finish.

 Martha finished up her son's hat and scarf.
Funky and fabulous!

She is taking a little break from the sweater...
She is making mittens for kids at school...
how sweet is that!  She has one more to make.

This is a pic of sweater she made last year...look
how cute the little boy is wearing it

Martha's 2017 goals in her own words:
My goal this year is to finish up this sweater, make a baby sweater for my knitting colleague, maybe a baby blanket, to increase my sock collection, which is getting old and splitting the heels. And make a few more shawls.....  and to keep buying yarn at a minimum since my stash is busting at the seams....!!  

Joe and I took a couple days and went to  Turning Stone casino.
I found a quiet place to  knit, listen to piano music, and have
a nice glass of wine.

 Have a wonderful 2017 and wonderful
productive knitting week !

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