Monday, May 28, 2012

Holiday Weekend

Happy Memorial Day!  It is nice to have an extra long weekend!

Saturday I had a lot of time to sit and knit on the sock I am making
for my friend Betty.

Pattern:  Dad's Easy Cable Socks
from Socks Socks Socks book.  Pattern calls for size 5 needles,
and larger yarn. But! It is a repeat of 8 stitches so it was easy
to size down.  I did the ribbing in size 1 needles, and the pattern
is in size 2 since it is not very stretchy.

I did the knit stitches in the ribbing "through the back loop" and it gave it a much
more defined look.  Wish it showed better.
Yarn:  Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Select / Color Serengeti

I am loving both the yarn and pattern together.

Yesterday I started the 3rd color on Color Affection Shawl/Scarf for Tiffany.
 It is soooo addictive once that 3rd color is worked in....She wants more of a
scarf than a shawl, so I'm trying to size it down without losing the flavor of
the pattern.

Oh, and the reason I had so much time to knit on Saturday?
I had a little lawn sale.  I got up at 5:30 am, got laundry going,
got my stuff together and washed it all before taking it to the road.
It was all ready to go by 8:00 am.

I was selling birdhouse collection that I have had for 15 years or so....
since we redid the house, I want a change.  I sat there from 8-2:30 and had
4 customers.  Note I did not have "junk"  - no clothes, etc.
Two of the customers were my neighbors.  I did not expect everything to sell,
or everyone that stopped to buy something, but I did think people would stop!
Yesterday Joe and I packed it all up and took it to VOA. It is out of my house
and that was the main goal.  Oh the total take was $44.

Ruth finished up her latest socks.

The are K3P1 pattern. She used the strong heel.
Yarn is Madelinetosh Light - color:  Nebula.

They are really nice. Yarn is nice. We got the yarn when we went to Ithaca.
I still have mine in the stash.  It is really nice.  Yes, I know I just said that but
want to emphasize!  LOL

Martha is working on some new socks:
This is Lindsey socks from Sock Innovation.  Yarn is  Tufutsie - yellow and pink
for summer!!!  Cute!!!!!!!!!!!!

In other news, Joe is staining the pool deck this weekend.  It needed it
3 years ago, but we never got it done before we opened the pool. I'm so
glad it is getting done this year...way past due!

My hand continues to heal slowly.  I asked the therapist if knitting was ok
and he said not really, just do it in short intervals of time if I do it at all. ugh! So I asked
the 2nd therapist, and he said it wouldn't hurt if I took breaks....guess which
one I listened to?????????????????????????????????

Monday, May 21, 2012


Everything is delightful this week!
Tiffany graudated last weekend from college...yea!  The ceremony was outside
and it was sunny and HOT (sunburn HOT). 

I have started the Color Affection for Tiffany and so far it is not much more
than a garter stitch blob, but coming along nicely and delightful.

Martha's shawl is cooking along at a slow but steady pace....and delightful.

I hope to have pictures next week, our computer is still a challenge.

Ruth finished up her first sock using the Smart Heel.  She is making a basic
sock in MadelineTosh light. It is very nice, I got to touch it (and try it on)
on Saturday.  and of course, delightful!

Martha finished up her baby set:
so cute, colorful and delightful!  It turned out great.

and she also sent along colorful pics of her chickens.....


The weather has been really nice here, and looks nice and semi-warm for Memorial
Day weekend next week.  

My hand continues at slow progress so not as much knitting as I would like. Started
therapy this week.  He told me Knit in Moderation.  LOL  I guess my pace
is moderation for me.

Have a great week.

Monday, May 7, 2012

so beautiful....

outside....nice warm weather, but not too warm. Still cool enough to knit on wooly
projects.  I finished up the Elaine scarf today.  It is really nice. Schaeffer Elaine yarn,
in an array of fall colors.  It is 6 or 7 feet long....

Tiffany is modeling for me.  I'm not a fan of thick/thin yarn, but when I finally
figured out to just do a ribbing pattern, it behaved.

Size 11 needles.  I started out with a smaller needle, but it was too constricting.

This is the estatically happy face of a person who is graduating college in 6 days.
Tiffany has worked so very hard. Changed majors a couple of times, worked
through anatomy (several times), and never gave up.  One year she never knew
how she would get to school each day. Broke car, undependable ride....ugh...
but she did it...all by herself.  I am so proud of her!

Ruth finished up Moriya's socks and they are sooo cute. Note they are not

Martha is working on baby outfit.  Her words:
Sweater pattern:Betty Lou Lace Cardigan out of this Vintage Baby knits
  I think this is a 40's pattern. I am just casting on the garter stitch body band.
 I will then knit the arms with the same cuff.

I am using the left over Creatively Dyed yarn for the yoke. I almost
go crazy with delight over the colors of this dyer. It is hard to
give up the item when I am done with it. Anyways, true to my stash
rule, I am finishing with the glittery yarn for the body. The glitter
in the body is silver and in the maroon is gold. Hope the baby can
work with the clashing.

So fun!

I have started working on Martha's shawl. I am doing the easy stuff right now,
so going pretty quick.

Reminder: Martha came up with the idea that we would knit shawls for each other,
and it would be a secret until Rhinebeck.  Ruth said she is working on mine.
So fun!

Martha: I hope you like it!!