Sunday, December 18, 2016

Twas the Week Before

Twas the Week Before
Christmas, and the knitting needles
are flying, trying to get last minute gifts

Betty's socks are the first to go...
we are having lunch tomorrow and
she will get them...

 I'm working on the Just for you 3
mystery KAL.
The yarn is sheperds wool, in plum.
Darker yarn so harder to photo.
Very nice  yarn!

It's a relaxing knit, but quite dull.
I'm working on some boot socks. Almost
done with the 2nd one.  Making the pattern up.
Yarn is acrylic....It's an experiment, so I didn't
use good I'm sorry.  but I can always
make more. Size 6 needles, so they are
going fast.  Go to the knee...
I may get a hat in before next week....not sure
since it's colorwork, but I'll try.

Ruth is making dishrags for a Christmas
present...She has pumped out 4 so far in
a short time!

Martha is done with body of her sweater,
and has a small start on the sleeves.

 She has been working on this hat/scarf for
her son. It's alpaca because he is alergic to
wool.  She will knit till she runs out of white.

I was telling Joe today that sometimes I have to get
yarn for a project, because even though I have tons of
yarn, sometimes I don't have the right stuff.  He said
"Martha is doing a good job of using up her bits of yarn.
That must be a lot of work".
I think it's great that he figured that out!  and he apparently
reads the blog, and does not just look at pictures.
He also told me the blog was very lame last week.  He's should get better after Christmas...

Happy Knitting...Merry blog post next
week since it's Christmas.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!

We had a Christmas party last night and I feel like a
truck ran over me today.  Finished up the socks...
started a project, not enough to show. More next
week from me.....

Ruth is working on little projects...having so
much fun...
The hat pattern is Felicity by Wanett Clyde. Yarn is from her stash. The mitten is from Big Book of Knitted Mittens by Jorid Linvik. Pattern is dancing frogs. Yarn is West Yorkshire Spinners Signature.
Notice her snowflake dishrag too.

Martha has about 3" left to knit on body of sweater....
 sooo nice....

Have a great week, here's wishing you lots of
knitting time...

Sunday, December 4, 2016

December - Countdown to Holiday Knittnig

December is here...I have been knitting Christmas
presents since January.  I want to knit a hat and some socks
yet, but I think I will not make it ...sigh.

I am ready to decrease the toe for these socks:

 I will be glad when done, but...really love the yarn!'

I will be joining this MKAL

Ruth and I did it last year. Knit for one hour or so, 12 days before
Christmas...a relaxing knit.  Last year I was disappointed with my
yarn choice, but this year decided to pick a recommended yarn...

Color is Plum...a dark purple...
Shepard's Wool, purchased from Loopy Ewe.
I can't wait to get started!

Martha is really really zooming along on her sweater...she will
be done in no time.

Ruth and her husband visited Cuba this week.
Yes, that is not a typo....can't wait to hear all about
her trip.

I need to really ramp up my knitting time, but first a Christmas
tree to decorate.......

Happy Knitting!