Sunday, September 24, 2017

Summer weather continues!

 Summer weather continues here in Western NY. 90's today
tomorrow and Tuesday. Phew. Joe got the pool motor running...
for a short time but we can swim today....

I've been thinking about the  Brookings sweater, and maybe I
can finish before Rhinebeck? Maybe not. I'm going to
try to work on it exclusively this week and see how far
I get. Sleeves take a while so not sure but...

Started Reyna shawl out of the Longmeadow yarn
from last week.  It is fun...I think I'll have to have  Joe
hide it someplace so I'm not tempted to knit a few rows...
It is totally brainless....

Martha is continuing on with her pretty  hourglass socks 
from Knitty fall 2008.  
yarn from Ruth, kind unknown

In other news:
Ruth was away this week so no knitting to share, but
she does have some beautiful vaca pictures.

Canoeing on the Bog River
a buck that came to visit....

hawk in their backyard

The boat launch near our house is going to
be renamed the boat and camper launch after this
happened today.  I'm making a joke but those poor
Look close you will see a big boat on the left of the
camper...they must have been trying to launch it and went
back too far.  The little red boat must be over the top of
the trailer...  All I can think of when I look at this picture
is the Brothers Osborne song "it ain't my fault"  !!

Joe and his friend Nick went fishing yesterday to Lake Erie.
This is a horrible night picture, but they did good, and he had
Have a great knitting week...

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Summer is here ??? !!!

Well, summer has made it's way to Western New York...
80's all weekend, and projected for this week.
Of course, the pool filter broke...sigh.

I have made a little progress on the sweater after ripping
it out. It sits just below the "girls" now. I should try it on
again to see how it fits.

 Finished up dad's hat  (see last weeks post for details).

Thank you to Joey for modeling in this 80 degree heat!
Joe thinks dad will like it.  Joe would not...he would get too hot.
Really nice pattern!
Not much knitting other than that....

In other news:
Ruth and I went to the Finger Lakes Fiber Festival
yesterday ... we needed to practice before
Rhinebeck!  Here is my stash.....

The Tidal yarn is amazing....
She will be at  Rhinebeck, booth 30...just sayin!

Ruth got some lovely yarn also:
The lambs wool is for a sweater she wants to make.
It's quite lovely.  Looks like her Lucy approves!
(Lucy is lovely too!)

Martha is moving along on her 2nd sock!

In other news:
Mickey has taken over the desk must feel cool...

and for whatever reason, we won't move him if we want to
use the computer...we wait till he's done....
who has trained who here????!!!

 I'm really dreading tonight....dreading it....
It's really hot in our house, no pool, and we have no
air conditioning....Mickey will want to sit on my lap while I
knit, and he will want the blanket on my lap....I will start
to sweat and he will coo and meow and cuddle in deeper...
yep....who has who trained here!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

It's gonna be a looonnnnggg fall!

I think it's going to be a long fall if this weather keeps up.
Low 60's during the day and 40's at night. October weather
for sure and not must my opinion...the weather guys too.
I feel so bad for the folks from Florida and Texas, as well
as Georgia and the Carolinas now. 

The cooler temps keep knitting on my mind- non stop.
I think its an affliction....

Finished the silverleaf shawl yesterday. I really
love it.  This is blocking. I will post better pics next
week when it's dry.

Reminder it's for my friend Maryann....I can't believe I'm
giving it away!  I will need one for myself. 
Yarn is Wonderland Yarn, Cheshire  Cat, sock fingering
512 yards. I have a bit of yarn left.  Color Shillings & Pence.
The pattern calls for Sport weight, but I wanted it a bit smaller.
Size 5 needle.   I love the size.  Lucked out that I had the same
color yarn as pattern...

I will probably finish up the Constellate hat tonight.  The pattern
is written for a few sizes, and I chose worsted weight.
Cascade 220, size 7 needle, 104 stitches. 

 The hat is very dense, and will be warm. It's for my
dad for Christmas.  The loopy stitch row uses a lot of yarn.
I ran out. sigh. Had to order more from the Loopy Ewe.
I used a crochet hook to draw the yarn thru...much easier
than using the needles.  the point was to use up I
have almost a  whole skein left. If I have time, I will make dad
a neckwarmer to go with it...he loves them.

Finally ripped the sweater back....5" or so.  I have about 12 new rows done.
I'm kind of sad now that I didn't work on it more to get it done
for  Rhinebeck...oh well...It is really pretty brainless as long as
I keep careful track of what row I'm on.

Ruth finished up her shawl. She is also working on
sleeves of a sweater she was making a while back, and
a baby boy sweater.  I think the shawl is just lovely!

Martha finished up her first sock. She is busy back teaching
school now.

 Hourglass pattern from Knitty

She got this pretty yarn from Ruth.
She's going to start the 2nd one tonight.

Joe bought me these pretty  mums today...
they are a pretty purple not pink like
the picture shows.

Have a great week dear blog readers, and keep our friends
to the south in your prayers....