Friday, April 25, 2008


I have been knitting mom's socks for Mother's Day. I'm using J. Knits AC-130. I've used J. Knits before with great success. Remember my Loopy sock swap for Pam? Those were knit on 1's and mom tried them on and said they were perfect. Good to know.

I am making the chevron pattern from Sensational Socks. I started with a 0 needle because it had more stitches (66) and it was too tight. So a frogging it went. Started again with a 1. Too small still.... Frogged....Added another repeat which is eleven stitches..... HUGE....Frogged......again.....UGH! So.....Now I'm trying 0's with 77 stitches.

By now, surely, I've knit this sock enough to have finish the damn pair! If this doesn't work......I'm burning the yarn......Well it's wool so maybe I (can't) won't burn it.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Ready and waiting on summer

Hooray! Let's have a party. Under our new pergola of course!

Everyone helped by following Uncle's direction

It turned out fabulous and I am looking forward to all the days and nights we will be spending under the shade watching the kids playing. Now all we have left is to add some flowers and invite the fairies for tea. Nice job every one. Especially Rick and Drew.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Start your day out right

I got up a little early today so I could work on the afghan. I'm hoping to finish this last square in row two and get it blocked for class tomorrow. This is what I saw in the kitchen....

Who doesn't love the comic section?!?

Now that my day has started out right I'm confident I'll reach my knitting goal. And it's supposed to be 75 degrees today! Woohooo!!!!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Swaps and such

I am ready and running for The Loopy Swap 2. I am going to be checking my sources for info on my down stream partner and planning on projects and goodies. I'm excited to get to know new people.

I'm almost finished with my Loopy club socks for March. I am currently on the toe decreases of sock 2! I'm on the second row on the Afghan. And I've frogged a big chunk of my Noro sock because I thought the stockinette would be too uncomfortable.

We have a very busy weekend planned. Starting with the girl having a half day and we plan to go to LYS and checking out their big spring sale. Tomorrow two kids are going with Gma for the Saturday early movie special. One kid will be going to State to visit his girl, one will be helping a fellow scout on their Eagle project and another will be working. ML and I are going shopping for ingredients and such to make Orzo salad, Potato casserole and a veggie salad for my friend whom is having a 1st Communion party [we will be attending on Sunday.] Hopefully the farmer's market will be helpful in this. We also are planning to go order the flooring for our big Kitchen remo. Then my brother and his wife will be coming for dinner and cards. And, because I'm a procrastinator, I will have to work in order to get out the Robotics team shirts in time. I don't think there will be much knitting time.

My weekend goal for knitting is to finish my Loopy club sock. I said it out load so now I am committed to that, right?

Here's the Afghan's first row.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

I have three projects going right now. 1. Swirls, Loopy sock club-75% 2. Noro stockinette sock-40% 3. Calender Afghan-10%.

This is Swirls

I want at least three more projects started. 1. Mom's mother's day socks 2. Socks with tomato chutney Numma Numma 3. Scarf with hand maiden sea silk.

I'm in danger of becoming a starter. I'm trying hard to be a FO-er!
I participated in the Wee tiny sock swap hosted by yarnmiracle. I haven't received mine yet today but have high hopes for today.

This is the sock I sent to Margaret in N.C.

I think I'd like to make a million of these and hang them on a "clothesline" with little clothes pins.