Sunday, June 25, 2017

There's No Crying in Baseball.....But It's Perfectly Acceptable in Knitting!

Have you ever heard that expression,
"There's no crying in baseball"?  Another words...
man up, get over it..move on.  I think it's perfectly
acceptable in knitting.  I have had that kind of week.
My experimental sweater is coming along nicely...already
on to the 2nd color. 

Somehow I got a twist...and I don't know how!  The most
logical explanation is when I joined in the round, but I
held it up several times and no twist..that I know of anyway.
So should I tink back, or totally rip? I can tink to where the sweater
joined, about 1" up from the light blue, but with this yarn, it
will take forever.  I can rip to that spot, but the markers will be
messed up. I'm not talented enough to figure that out.
What to do?  I'm going to have a real good cry...a really
good one, and let it sit for a day or two,..
I held it up a lot and not twist, so maybe if I keep tinking
I will come to that spot? or am I totally delusional?
the tears are flowing....:)

I have a small start on the 2nd sock...

Ruth is coming along on her mitten..I think it
will be stunning when done. So complex.

She has been doing a lot of laundry lately, so not
as much time to knit! 

Martha had a wicked crazy week, and weekend, so
no new knitting...

In other news:
The 2017 freezer strawberry jam is done.

Joe requested spaghetti today so I made a quick, simple sauce
he told me last week the blog has been
lame lately...I think he's right, but this is
all I've got for now! 

It is summer after all...

Happy knitting this week dear blog readers1

Sunday, June 18, 2017


I have been looking for a pattern for a vest, t-shirt, kind of thing.
I bought 5 skeins of Cumulus yarn earlier this year for the
Brambling shawl, that I decided I didn't want to make. As the
name suggests, its cloudlike. Think Kidsilk haze....
I know what I want, but can't find what I need.  Finally
purchased Xtatic pattern and I'm going to modify. I really
just need the correct  #'s.  Pattern uses a contiguous shoulder
which I like...Let's hope this experiment works. I'm using
a size 7 needle. My vision is oversized, see thru, to wear over
a button up white shirt with collar...stay tuned......

Fished up Betty's first sock.
My own pattern...
Mock cable pattern...
just barely started the 2nd one.
It's been much too hot to work on the big purple sweater this week.

Ruth has not done much knitting this week.  Martha managed to get
a good start on her 2nd sock, in spite of how busy she is with
end of school activities.

In other news...the flowers are pretty
If I ever get my little flower garden done, I will add this:

have a good week dear blog readers...
stay cool !

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Phew...Hot went from too cool to too hot in a matter of a day or two.
Nice, beautiful weather here in Western NY.  Good thing there is
a lot of wind.   
I finished up mom's Cup of Tea socks,

 Heritage sock yarn, it is really a teal color.

 Liked this pattern a lot. Easy. May make again
this year.

The Super Eyelet Shawl is blocked...and ready
for fall.
It is warm...and a nice shape...Win!!!!

Started a sock, of my own design, with
Three Irish Girls yarn.

Mock cable, two on each side.
Just ready to make heel gussett.
Worked a little on Brookings sweater.
got all of this done with one skein...time to switch
to skein 2.

Ruth was away last week and did not knit much.
Here is her mitten progress.

Martha is just ready to kitchner the toe on her sock.
Diagonal Cross-Rib Socks by Ann Budd. The yarn is Trekking XXL.
She is nearing the end of the school year so not
much knitting.

I'm so tired tonight I don't have much else to share.
Happy Knitting.

Sunday, June 4, 2017


Short post this week. Ruth is traveling, and I have not heard
from Martha.  I finished up the Super Eyelet Shawl by
the Woolly Brew. Quick, easy, and best part, used some
yarn from long ago.
It is sitting on an ugly towel, so will model it  next week
when it's done blocking.
I'm interseted to see how the angora yarn is when
its all dry.
Definitely a fall/winter shawl.
In other news, celebrated mom's 80th birthday yesterday.

Aunt Edie's 81st birthday
and Joe's 5xth birthday
his eyes are still such a bright blue....

family came - the twins.
sweetest girls ever

their mom
and step dad
cousin Denny
hubby Dave
dad ate too much, as usual
of course Tiffany was here
 and Joey but he would not let me take pictures...
I think I will concentrate on finishing up mom's 2nd sock
this week.....and work on the sweater.
cool again...will summer ever get here!
Happy knitting.