Sunday, July 30, 2006
... but at least it is knitting!! I have restarted the sock I'm knitting for my sister. That extra repeat is going to work just fine (I'm knitting the Chevron pattern from SKS). Another inch or so I'll be to the heel flap. The second sock in the picture is some new Trekking I have. I'm knitting Miriam Felton's Razor Shell pattern. I really like the effect the design has on this yarn, all scallopy. It's so funny, I introduced my Amazing Lace team as a shawl but all I'm knitting is lacy (holey) socks. Go figure. Ah well, I'm going to work on Monica's sock. I want to get the heel turned today. More later!
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
This is the second post with no pictures. Sorry. I'll try to do better next post.
Saturday, July 22, 2006
I also wanted to tell you, if you listen to books on tapes, you must listen to Anne of Green Gables. I have been listening to it in the car whenever I go someplace. I laugh so much, people must wonder what's going on. I adored the show and I have read the book, but it is so wonderful to listen to.
Well, I must put some more inches on the sock. More later!
Thursday, July 20, 2006
I have just finished my 4th pair of socks for July. And my 15th for the year (but who's counting? Oh, I am). These were fun to knit and look so cool. The colors in the yarn make me very happy. I can't wait for suitable weather to wear them. Here are the particulars:
Yarn: Sisu Fantasy
US 1 dpn's
Pattern: 3-1 Rib for the leg and down the foot.
My daughter is upset that they match perfectly. She actually threw them down on the couch when she saw how well the stripes match and said, "you and your matching socks".
WELL! Nothing to get your knickers in a bunch about. IMHO. They are exactly how I like them.
I think I will work on the socks I'm knitting for my sister now (and the stripes will match on those too, BTW). It's hard to concentrate on anything right now. Mandy and a friend (it's a sleepover, which means "no sleep") are upstairs baking chocolate chip cookies and they smell wonderful.
More knitting and sewing soon.
Monday, July 17, 2006
I've been doing some sewing along with the sock knitting. My niece (Lauren) loves for me to sew for her and her birthday is coming up next month, so I don't want to disappoint her. This first doll outfit matches one I made her last year for her birthday (unfortunately the capris don't fit her anymore, I'm not sure about the peasant top). I may have enough of the white material left to make her a new pair. The peasant top is from Simplicity 8451, and the capris from the Nancy Ziemann book Girls n Dolls.
I used the capri pattern again for these strawberry pants. I have a pair cut out for Lauren from Butterick 6615 to match. I have more outfits planned and I will post them as I get them done (because Monica said it would be safe and Lauren wouldn't see them).
PS: I didn't make the white top Samantha is wearing, that is part of an American Girl outfit.
PSS: The nice thing about dressing dolls is they don't grow and they don't complain about the style or color.
Saturday, July 15, 2006
I'm knitting my Sisu Fantasy in a 3-1 rib pattern and I'm carrying it down the foot. I have 2 more gusset decreases to do and then it's down the home stretch to the toe. I think it helps that the colors are so bright in this yarn, I'm enjoying knitting it. I'm back in the swing of things, and I might even cut out some things to sew for my niece's upcoming birthday (I know the pattern pieces are around here somewhere).
Friday, July 14, 2006
Monday, July 10, 2006
Cuz I. Am. Smokin..... I finished Mandy's Opal Petticoat socks (that's pair #3 for July). And look, they are identical, even the toes!!!! Mandy says she doesn't like her socks to match (she says I have issues). But is she knitting them? NO, she isn't. Mom is. So if the stripes can match, Honey, they will. I hope I don't get "sock burn-out" or reach critical mass or something. I have 4 empty sets of size 1's and more yarn to knit. My Sensi (Monica) will be tsk, tsking me for being so sinful as to have (so many) empty needles. I will find a way to remedy that situation. It's back to work for me tomorrow, I mean today. My hot streak may be over. Stay tuned.
Saturday, July 08, 2006
My Orange Marmalade Waffle socks are done!! They are so nice.
Kool-aid dyed with Lemonade (Monica added some yellow food coloring too, to intensify the color) and then Orange
US 1 DPN's
So I'm back to another set of empty needles and none of my previously started socks are getting done. I think my startitis is getting out of hand. I don't think I need intervention yet, I'll yell if it comes to that. I think I'll look through my books and see if anything catches my eye.
If you click on Monica's name (above) you can see the wonderful baby dress she knit and entered in the county fair. It is covered with ribbons!!! I couldn't be more proud of or happy for her. She is a wonderful sister, knitter, teacher, mother, wife.... I know I'm a little biased but there you have it.
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
I got started right away on another pair of socks (I just couldn't leave those needles empty). I'm knitting the yarn Monica and I dyed last month. It is so pretty, I'm using the Blueberry Waffles pattern. But considering the color of my yarn maybe I should call them Orange Marmalade Waffles. I should have this first one done tomorrow. Mandy thinks I should be working on some socks for her, but she will have to wait. I think I will use this pattern for a pair of socks for my son too. That will be a good stocking stuffer. Yes, I'm thinking Christmas already. It will be here before we know it. Back to knitting!
Monday, July 03, 2006
...the sock knitting voodoo powers I possess. Here is exhibit 1: Fortissima 1776. Started 6/25/06. Finished 7/03/06. I stated at the start date that I wouldn't get these done in time for the 4th, it seems I was wrong. I also stated that it would be too hot to wear them anyway, well, I was right about that. 90 degrees and wool socks don't mix. It does seem though that my powers don't extend to being able to match those darn toes. They are identical until I start the toe decreases!! Why is that? It is mind boggling. Ah well, I guess that will always be the imperfection in my sock knitting.
Now it seems I have another set of empty size 1's.... so much yarn to choose from. What will I knit next? Stay tuned.