Monday, February 27, 2012

Small Things

I continue to knit small things, so I can see a definitive end.

This weekend I did the short row on the 2nd gold sock. This
color is not good, last post is more accurate color. I am liking
the short row heel. My pickups actually look better on the purl
side than the knit side. It goes sooo fast.

Since the last post I have also finished up the 1st KAL
sock, but don't have a picture. I just knit a plain foot.
I'm not sure if I will ever get the 2nd one done. I did start,
but I'm just not at all interested in it.

A couple of weeks ago Ruth started playing around with
the Wingspan pattern from Ravelry.

She tried a few different yarns and didn't like the look so
she put it down for a while. I was quite intrigued when
looking at all of the different ones on Ravelry. A free pattern!
I found some yarn at the Village Yarn Shop 20% off sale and
thought it would be nice for Wingspan. Mine is sock yarn.
Jawoll Magic by Lang yarns.

I started 4 times and finally decided the last one was it.

Ruth showed me hers and said she was wrapping
turns, and it looked great. Mine will take a while
with sock yarn, and I really don't have much
time to knit anymore (which is sooo sad!)

Ruth used some stash yarn in worsted weight and
whipped hers off in a few days. I love hers. It is one
of my favorites ! The way the colors /strips turned
out is magic.

Ruth also finished up her socks (see last post).


Martha has been very busy knitting also.

These are Queen socks from Heritage yarn.

Martha continues to make great progress on her
pink sweater, and is now doing the plackett.

I think it is so pretty, don't you!

Martha came up with an idea that we should each
knit shawls for each other for Rhinebeck this year.
Surprise shawls. Great idea...but no blogging
till October!

Check this out! Tiffany finished Paetyn's baby blanket
and delivered this week. She said she is so sick of that
yarn she will never use it I so know what she
means. It washed beautifully.

Last weekend I did not blog because we were busy
celebrating Tiffany's birthday. She is 25.

Here are some random pics:
And finally, here is the view from the top.
It's hard to tell, but he is almost touching the

Have a good week!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Makin in Work

I am done with the gold sock, and I'm loving it.
I love the way it looks and the way it feels.

Reminder, it is Wendy Johnson's toe up, short
row heel. I used my own pattern "swirls".
In a better picture next week, I'll show you how
the swirl seemed to start from the short row - this
is total coincidence....I'm not that creative of a planner!
I had enough yarn that I could have made another
swirl pattern before starting the ribbing, but it looks
and works ok with 2.5 inches of ribbing. The 2nd sock
is started.

Yesterday morning, I was starting the heel of the
KAL sock and I was not having fun. Knitting is supposed
to be fun, right? So I thought to myself Self: why not just
throw a short row heel in there, and knit down the foot.
You can still have the leg patterning and it could be a win/
win ! Self: Go for it! That is the pic of the green sock
above, the short row heel. Up close it does not look as
neat as the gold one, but I'm hoping blocking will take
care of some of that.

Better pics of both next week.

Is making Embossed Leaves pattern sock from
Favorite socks book. I got to see it in person this week and
it's really nice:

She whipped it up pretty fast!

The blue sock that is dyed by Kangaroo. It has glitter, nice colors
huh? The brown is left over from a hat I made Tom. I am making
fingerless gloves.

The final is the sweater, the combination of pink
bouche and the soft gray with the sequins.

This was a perfect weekend to be domestic--
snow !!

I did a lot of baking, and of course the knitting.
I did not have much time to knit during the week,
so the bulk of my stuff was done on Saturday
and Sunday morning.....

Have a wonderful, knitful, week.

Sunday, February 5, 2012


I made some progress on the KnitAlongSock this week.
(Well, only because I finally got to an easy part).

I do like the look of it, and the pattern really pops.
I'm ready to start the heel.

The gold sock has actually been fun. I wanted to learn
(AGAIN) to do a short row heel - it is so quick!

Notice mine has a few bigger holes than the picture.
I think my yarn is bigger, and I need to practice.

This is the 3rd time I did it. The first time, I added
some nylon, but it was too thick for the double wraps.

The 2nd attempt, a stitch fell off the needle and I had
to tink back 12 rows or so to recover.

I'm pretty happy with the 3rd attempt - I will get better.
I am going to put some easy patterning on the top, I have
to figure that out yet. Also, there is not aton of yarn,
so I don't think it will be very tall.

Ruth is making a nice Anne Hanson shawl, called Licole.

Yarn is Isager.

Martha is just thinking about a new project. She
did not send any pictures today. She told me about
a sweater she wants to make that will be lovely when

Some how this week,Mickey learned to jump on top of
the gun cabinet. We have not figured out how he is getting
up there yet.

There is never a dull moment with him!!

I'm going to find a pattern for the gold socks,
and settle in to watch TV.

Go Giants!!