Sunday, March 27, 2011

One pair done

One pair of socks complete:

the second pair is coming along rather slowly....Link

I've had a wonderful little distraction this past week:
Monkey Bread Scarf pattern by Anne Hanson

Aunt Charlotte gave me some wonderful 100% Cashmere
yarn that she has had in her stash for a long time - and since
she does not knit anymore, she gave it to me.

Wonderfully soft to work with. I have about 28" done already.

Tiffany finished up her final Encore Chunky black
scarf. This one is for her friend Meg.

She used a K2P2 Pattern. It turned out really soft and

Ruth just returned from a trip out west, and was working
on a Classic Elite sock during her travels:

Have a knitful, playful week dear blog readers.....

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sock Stuff

Working right along on socks this week.

The Swirls socks is so's been a long time since
I have done a pattern in which I need to keep track of
rows down the top of the foot. The yarn is nice and I
love it.

The brown/gray/black brainless sock got some attention
this week also. About 1" to go before I decrease for the toe.

Ruth is also working on socks.

She is done with her "Socks that Rock" socks for
her cousin - and just in time since she is traveling
this week to Oaklahoma and Colorado to deliver them.

Very very nice!!!!

I thought I'd attach a photo of what my counter looks
like when I wash socks....the red/black hat is hanging
out blocking with the socks.....

Martha is working on a vest:

It is the Garter Rib
Vest by Donna Kay-Tree of Life Designs, made with the Harrisville Silk
and Wool yarn.

Spring ??

Sunset earlier this marvelous!

West view from the backyard.

The spring birds are driving Mickey crazy. He can
actually balance on the top of the chair and tries to
crawl up the window to chase them.

I have a feeling the crocuses will be popping up soon

Happy sock knitting this week dear blog readers.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Abra Cadabra

the hat is done!

Pattern starts at the top and swirls downward. I chose
black for Color A, and Red for Color B. I thought Color
A would be dominant - I really wanted the black dominant,
but I like how it turned out.

The pattern calls for switching the dominant color for the
bottom inch, that's why the black stands out more there.
Hat is not blocked yet, bet it will look even better then.

Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash
Pattern: Swirl Striped Hat, purchased on Ravelry.

This was fun! I have some more yarn to make a red/blue one.
Stay tuned!

I've been working a little bit on some socks from the yarn
Martha gave me for Christmas - such pretty yarn from
Kangaroo Dyer.

These brown/gray/black socks are the brainless project I have going.
Pattern is k3, p1. The yarn is Berocco Sox, which is not
that wonderful. Too much nylon. They will be for
Joe for Christmas.

Ruth has been working on a pair of Cookie A socks, in
Malabrigo sock yarn. She also has a picture of some
socks that she darned......

No pictures from Martha in a while, but she continues
to knit!

I worked a lot of hours this week so not much going on.
Awaiting spring! in spite of the snowstorm again today.

Happy knitting dear blog readers!