Archive for July, 2015

A Happy Boy

July 24, 2015

Last evening, we shut off the air conditioning and opened windows.  I love real air and I slept very well.  The humidity has remained low so we’ve enjoyed 24 hours of fresh air.  Sweet Baby Rue spent the night out.  He loves the cool breezes on his fur.  And what did he do all day?  He got to sleep all day on the porch.  He was a happy boy.

baby sock 002

All Done

July 19, 2015

finished 002

I think I m going to get good use from this sweater.  Even though it is too hot, I tried it on.  And, it’s just right!  You’d think that after all the years that I have been knitting, I’d have the confidence that should go with those years.  But, I don’t.  I still agonize over every thing I make.  Is this good or bad?  Many times, I have taken things apart and re-worked them.  I have literally worn out both yarn and fabric with this craziness.  For the most part, it’s been worth it.  I usually finish what I begin.  There are a few exceptions.  I have a robe made from an old bedspread, a sweater and a vest.  The sweater and vest will be completed ‘some day’.  I’m still not certain about that robe.

Getting There

July 11, 2015

sweater 001

My sweater is almost finished.  I weaved in most of the ends.  One sleeve and side seam are finished.  The neckband  and sleeve cuff look like a different color, but they were made with one color rather than two like the rest.  I only had five hanks of the blue and seven of the multi so I improvised.  It’ll be nice on chilly days with the long sleeve tee or turtleneck.  And, well, it’s been fun to knit.

I was hanging up the last two skirts that needed fixing when I found another skirt that I was planning to shorten YEARS AGO.  I think I put it back because it is going to be quite a pain.  The hem is asymmetric and there’s embroider.  I told myself that I didn’t like the waistband anyway.  But, it has set-in pockets.  So, now it’s hanging on the wall behind my sewing cabinet.  It may be there a while.

Trying to Get Things Accomplished

July 8, 2015

Last night I finished the main pieces for my pullover.  Tonight, I ‘ll put the shoulders together using the three needle bind-off.  I also hope to finish the neckband.  Then, I need to blanket stitch the side seams and, lastly, rib around the bottom.

sweater 003  It’s a simple two stitch, one row pattern with a knit at the beginning and end of each row.  Yarn over, slip slip knit-a no-brainer.  If you must knit when you have a roaring headache, this is a great pattern.  The yarn I used is mostly silk which has very little give.  I went up a needle size in order to get the right ‘look’.

I’m really happy to be finally completing this top.  It should have been finished weeks ago.  I had no idea headaches could be so debilitating.


July 4, 2015

I have had several whoopers the past month so I dragged myself to the doctor.  He sent me off to get an MRI and now I have to see a neurologist.  Needless to say, I am not happy.