My New Camera

April 19, 2014

After much hemming and hawing and to-ing and fro-ing, I got a new camera.  It just came, so I went outside and checked the zoom.

goose 003  Before.

goose 001  Zoom.  Zoom.

I’m happy.

I’ve Been Sick

April 18, 2014

Better today. Still tired. I think I scared Sweetums. He’s never seen me that sick. Poor Sweetums.  And poor me.

I’ve been making good progress on my ‘Chausettes de Dentelle’.   I love the way the color changes.  They’ll be so much fun to wear this summer.

sock 003

Back To Socks

April 14, 2014

I decided to remove the grey section of the scarf.  I should still have about a six-foot scarf.  I’ll probably use the grey in gloves. I ‘ve got plenty of leftovers that I can stripe with the grey.  It’ll look good—-when I get around to it.

scarf  socks 003

In the meantime, I’m making some cotton socks.  I’ve been wanting to make this pattern.  I had the needles(000) and yarn.  And right now, I just don’t feel like messing with the scarf.  Have no fear.  I will be getting back it.  I always do.

Miss Babs Club

April 12, 2014

I was disappointed with my old sock club, so I decided to try something different.   I joined Miss Babs tour.  When the first kit came, I thought, ‘Pretty’.  I started the scarf pattern that came with it and soon realized that it wasn’t for me.  I tried two other patterns with like results.  I finally settled on this one.

scarf  socks 002

It’s ‘Fleece’ from Knitty Winter 2011.  This suits me.  But see that light grey on the left.  I can’t be certain if I like that color or not.  I could leave it out and still have a good length.  I think I’ll knit some socks pondering this predicament.

The Iced Eucalyptus Beret

April 11, 2014

I bought this kit from Craftsy.  I liked the pattern and the yarn and it was on sale.  So why not.    The headband is doubled and it is big enough to cover my ears.  I changed the turning row.   The pattern called for a purl row, but I did a knit two together, yarn over.  I think it’s much prettier.  I followed the pattern until I got to the last five stitches.  I left them on one needle and made a short I-cord.  I do this with just about every hat I make.  It just looks tidy.  And you know I like tidy knitting.

lilac hat 004

March. Where Did It Go?

March 31, 2014

Who really cares.  It contained entirely too much snow.  Sweetums was not happy.  I was ready to shoot him and put him out of my misery.  I haven’t seen my children since Christmas.  Every time I make plans, there’s snow.  I do not like snow.  It is very difficult for me to get around.  My son lives in a row house on a narrow side street.  There isn’t any room for piling snow.  I  really need to see him.  He has a mortgage  now and panics just like his Father.  He wants my help with his taxes.  I just hope he finds a calm wife before I turn senile.  He’s going to need someone.  For now, barring any snow, I’m going on Wednesday.  The only time that I can remember snow in April was my fifth birthday party.  And I am older than dirt, don’t you know.

003  Nesting goose

Leftover Yarn

March 15, 2014

I had about 65 grams left from the sweater I just finished.  The yarn felt so good against my skin that I decided to make an infinity scarf.  I used the same cable pattern.  I started with the scarf, but soon realized that I had enough for wristlets also.  Once the scarf was plenty long, I took the other end of the yarn and made wristlets.  Then I finished the scarf and knitted the ends together.  The scarf can go easily around my neck twice which is just what I wanted.

knitting projects 002  Surrounded in softness.

My Pretty Red Flower

March 12, 2014

My old amaryllis has finally bloomed.  And it’s prettier than last year.


I Am An Imperfectionist!

March 10, 2014

I’m not perfect.  Really.  Who wants to be?  I like my knitting to be tidy.  But it doesn’t have to be perfect.  Tidy is not another meaning for perfect.  Take this sweater.

001  It is tidy, but it’s not perfect.

Look at this.

001  For some reason, I did not make all the decreases called for at the left front neck.  Did I  fix it? Obviously not.  I sewed the shoulder seams together taking in the consideration that I had those extra stitches.  And when I picked up stitches for the ribbed collar, I just picked up along where the edge should have been.  Did it matter?

002  Even with the front open, the excess stitches cannot be seen.

I may be a tidyist, but it doesn’t mean I am a perfectionist.

Sweetums and the Computer

March 9, 2014

OK.  I know that it’s been while.  But there’s been a lot of  hand holding going on here.  It all started when Sweetums’ desktop got sick.  What to do?  What to do?  After a bunch of to-ing and fro-ing, he decided a new unit was in order.  So he ordered one.  It came.  He set it up.  It did strange things.  He sent it back. (It’s a good thing there’s an UPS store in town.)  Now what?  He found instructions to completely clear a computer.  So he did that.  But he still doesn’t trust it.  He’s thinking about a new one, but he doesn’t want a touch screen.  ARG!

And what did I do?  Why I made him a new hat.  What else is a knitter to do?




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