Sunday, April 13, 2014

socks socks and more socks A finished pair, and 3 more started

Sunday, April 6, 2014

This little sweater is for a gifting the senior center knitting group is giving to one of the kitchen workers. We are making a layette for her. My pink sock. It fits perfectly. The second sock is half finished. I also have 2 more socks started...I am going sock crazy

Friday, April 4, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

They are all done. very nice to keep my feet warm in the house. A bit too thick for shoes, though I did wear them in shoes today, because I finished them this

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

My first pair of socks that fit me. I had made 2 other pair, and the first pair was too small, so gave them away. The second pair was too big all over. So took them apart, and will remake them. But this pair is just right. I used the 56 stitch 56 row sock from Ravelry. Also can get it on Stitching with Violets blog. The yellow sock, is made using worsted weight yarn and 1 skein of sock wool. Used a pattern from Stitches with Violets blog. I have been reading all the archives on her blog, and found this pattern. Worked perfectly. Now I need to start the second yellow sock. I am calling them butterscotch, because the yellows are each a different color, and when knit together, they remind me of the hard butterscotch candies wrapped in gold paper with a twist tie at each end...

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

I still don't have anything to show you yarny wise. I have lots of projects started, nothing finished. I did finish a 6 month sweater vest in crochet, but as soon as I was finished with it, I gave it to someone in the knitting group we have at the senior center. So no pics of that either. It was crocheted, with offwhite, lavender and pink stripes and a shell pattern. I am still working on socks. I am on my second sock to match the one is a previous post, but I am at a place at the instep, that I really need to concentrate, so haven't found the time that I wanted to work on it in complete silence. Then I started a solid color yellow sock. It has a pattern in the leg part. It is knit 2 purl 2 for 1 inch. Then knit 2, purl 1, knit5 4, purl 1 around. On the 6th row, do a cable in the knit 4. Then repeat these 2 rows. I had the ribbing of 10 rows done, plus 6 cables of 24 rows, so a total of 34 rows done. Tried it on, and could not get my foot into it...bah So I had to take it out. I checked with the yarn that I am using for the first sock, and thought it looked about the same, so could use the same size needles. Not so. I had to go up 2 sizes, to a 3. This yarn isn't much thicker than thread I Anyway, I have finished the ribbing and 2 cable rows so far, so 22 rows. I am getting there. I fell the other day. I was bringing in wood with the wheelbarrow. I fell onto the right side handle of the wheelbarrow, fell down and brought all that wood on top of me. I have a bump on the back of my head where a log hit me, and a cut on my nose, between my eyes where another log hit me, a bruise on my shoulder and one on my tummy. whew. I was really blessed that that one log didn't hit one of my eyes. My eyes didn't even turn black and blue... I think I was knocked out for a bit, cause my clothes were all wet, so I must have lain there for a bit...oh my. This getting old and doing household chores is for the have a good day, and I will get something finished soon.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

These pictures were taken yesterday, 3/8/14. As you can see, we still have a lot of snow.