Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sister Post

Ruth and Martha have been knitting way more than me so this post is mainly
about them!

I did manage to get the heel turned on Joe's sock. I really love the yarn from
Spindle city. The colors are better this week, black, red, gray. So nice.
Notice that I used a gray nylon yarn to reinforce the heel. Purchased at
PatternWorks on line.

Hopefully I can finish this up this week. I did a lot of cooking this weekend...
so LOVE the nice new kitchen.

Ruth's her own words:
The finished green socks. Also the sock I knit last week. Yarn is Metaphor Yarn dyed by Gail Callahan, the Kangaroo Dyer, who lives near Martha in Greenfield. Called bronze surprise. Nice and fallish. Pattern is Goldengrove Socks from Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarn.

Martha's stuff, in her own words:

TaDa!!! Here are the outfits for Susie's grandchildren. Connie, for the blog, and yarn was Hayfield Natural wool dk. Machine washable and not too processed, not too soft but not scratchy. The pants are Schaeter Yarn company Miss Priss Diaper Pants pattern The jumper pattern I can't find, but it was out of one of the books we shared at our last visit. The little sweater is Origami Baby Kimono designed by Bonnie Franz, modified by Martha Parker, out of Interweave Knits, summer 2003. I bought both outfits turtle necks and tights and leggings to go under the outfits. The big outfit is about 3T and smaller one 18 months size.

Here is my latest and greatest. It is for Chris who has a very big head. I sure hope it fits!! It is made out of Moonshine design yarn, which is 65% Kid and yearling Moahir, and 35% Wool. it is 5.5sts/" and was very easy to knit up. I did'n t think it would spiril when I knit it, but I really can't tell with the hand dyed stuff. I knit it on size 7 needles. It is the pattern called Cap Karma bu S. M. Kahh October 2006 (, and then I used Brooklyntweeds modified top to maintain the cables ( It was a very quick knit.

Nice girls! Love your knitting and sharing our blog readers.

Sunday, September 19, 2010


September is half way over already! I've made up my mind that there
will probably be no substantial knitting this year. I will knit as my brain sees fit
which means there may be days without any.

I was able to start and finish another Baby Surprise jacket. This is
for my friend at work, Zac, who just had a baby boy named Alex.
I was able to use all stash yarn. In fact, its the same colors as the
one I made for Gwen at work. I even purchased the same buttons,
because they were just so perfect.

I really like the collar, and the cuff.

I am ready to turn the heel on the socks I'm making for Joe.
Yarn is Spindle City yarn, purchased at Loopy Ewe over a
year ago. Not sure if they are even dying yarn anymore.
It is very nice to work with. Just plain vanilla pattern since
the yarn is busy. The picture looks like its blues and purples
but its really red and black and gray.

Some random family pictures:

Joey's 22nd birthday:



Joel and Bryan


We grilled steaks for everyone on the barbque yummy

Joe and I went to Oneida Lake over labor day. We stayed at
Hidden harbor. Weather was not good - fishing sucked.
Relaxing was fabulous. I won $20 on lottery ticket, and
$18 at the casino...yippee!!

The lake view from the harbor:

I knit most of the Baby Surprise jacket here. We met some lovely
folks staying there. One couple from PA and one from FL.

Until next week....Martha has finished up a baby sweater and
pictures are forthcoming. Ruth has been away for a week and
has lots to share for next week's blog I'm sure....