Archive for May, 2015

Blue Denim Socks

May 31, 2015

silver blue socks 014  Since I own about a dozen pair of blue jeans, knitting these made sense.  The yarn is Crystal Palace Panda Soy.  I would have liked to have made a more elaborate pattern, but the yarn said “No”.  It consists of four very loosely spun threads that were definitely out to get me.  I finally gave in and did a simple three one rib.  The socks feel great on my feet and they are machine washable.

I dragged out some yarn that must be at least ten years old a couple of weeks ago.  So far, I’ve taken my work apart twice.  It wasn’t right.  I didn’t like it.  It was boring.  Today, I am going a completely different route.  If I am still dissatisfied, I’m going to get rid of the yarn.  Because it is out to get me.

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Taking A Picture of My Cat

May 17, 2015

Sheena, Warrior Princess was sitting on her new throne looking happy and content.  I got out my camera.

flo 005  And she gives me ‘The Look’.

flo 006   “Stupid Human”

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Green Socks for Summer

May 14, 2015

I was thinking about knitting some socks with my pretty Knitcircus yarns, but then I remembered that Summer is coming.  I really shouldn’t use wool, so I went with the Panda Silk I bought off the yarn truck last month.  I found a pattern I liked in a recent copy of Vogue Knitting.

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It has a Channel Island cast-on that is made with some metallic variegated leftover yarn.

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The four wavy lines were fiddly, but worth the work.

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Recuperating After MD Sheep &Wool

May 12, 2015

The older I get, the longer it takes to do anything.  I’ve been home for a week and I still haven’t finished  unpacking.  I also need to send some pictures and show you my purchases.  To make matters worse,  just when the bursitis was getting better, I got the worse migraine headache ever and I’m still in a bit of a fog.

My classes with Beth Brown-Reinsel were absolutely fabulous.  I like her teaching methods and the history lesson that accommodates every class.  Knowing the origins of  the many types of knitting is very enjoyable for me.

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Of course the tiny sweaters are great, too.

Any of you get Beth’s newsletter?  When I opened it this morning,  I was very surprised to see…..me.  That’s me next to the mitts/gloves.  Her site is http://www.KnittingTraditions.com.