Archive for the ‘Knitting’ Category

Not A Good Week

January 23, 2020

When it’s freezing outside for several days, I just want to hibernate.  I must have been a grizzly bear in my last life.  Sweetums almost had to drag me out of the house to walk the dog.

I finally knitted a nice bow for Mrs. Tittlemouse that I like, but I don’t feel like sewing it up and stuffing it.  I got out my dinosaur mittens pattern and found some good little boy yarn.  And there’s enough for a hat, too.  I felt a lot better after making (and finishing) this hat! I still have to make those mittens!

48 hrs Post Surgery

January 18, 2020

Due to my “fragile” skin, I had to leave the bandages on for 48 hours rather than the standard 24. I decided 48 hours meant when I entered hospital.  Sweetums thought after surgery, but his arm wasn’t going insane.  He let me use his eczema cream.  My skin feels so much better now. There is no bleeding and no warmer than the rest of me.  My hand still looks fat, but one knuckle is starting to show.

By the way, what happened to the snow?

 

 

Tiny Basket

January 6, 2020

I am trying to knit Mrs. Tittlemouse from Beatrix Potter.  I think Alan Dart has made every character except her.  Unfortunately she is my daughter’s favorite, so I am trying to use others like Hunka Punka to make her.  I couldn’t find a basket I liked so I came up with this one.  It seemed to need something so I knitted a little napkin.  It is leaning against my laptop glasses for size.

Alan Dart’s The Owl and The Pussy Cat

January 5, 2020

I was going to take pictures of my new hats out on the deck, but it is too cold and windy today.  There’s not much happening outside.  I’ve only seen a few vultures circle high above the  creek so the little birds are hiding in my bushes.  I can see a few white caps where the creek meets the river.

I had a great time making these.  It was definitely a labor of love.  I gave it to my daughter and son-in-law for their first anniversary.  And I already know what I’m going to knit next year.

 

Open Windows

August 24, 2019

It is so lovely to be able to turn off the air conditioning and let real air into my home.  I believe the weather has helped relieve the fog and pressure in my head.  I don’t like to be constantly taking prescription drugs for my headaches.  I love to sit outside and knit or sew.  There have been several hummingbirds at my flowers and herons in the creek.  Love it.

I thought I should catch you up on my knitting.  I had three wonderful days of classes with Beth Brown-Reinsel at Maryland Sheep & Wool n May.

I didn’t buy much.  I’m certain I have enough yarn to last the rest of my life, but I picked up a few things anyway.

Chilly Rainy Mothers Day

May 12, 2019

Yesterday I received the loveliest card from my daughter.  It made me cry.  How is it that this wonderful person is my daughter? All right.  Enough of this.  I’m going to do it again.

Last Sunday, we went to MD Sheep & Wool.  It was raining then, too.  New son-in-law actually asked if we were still going.  We laughed.  I don’t go on Saturday anymore.  I have enough yarn, but I still love to look.  And I always buy a few things.

There was a great exhibit in barn 7-8.  It consisted of 71 sheep breed samples of roving, yarn and swatches. I felt every single one of them.  And I have no idea how many times my daughter rolled her eyes.

More Gloves

April 28, 2019

I haven’t decided what to make next.  It has been a while since I’ve had this situation.  It’s a little strange to be able to pick out a project only because I feel like it.

For the past four months, I have been carrying around these gloves.  Now, I can get them finished along with a matching cap.  I don’t know whether to go with cute or practical.  They should look nice with the shawl I made months ago.

I spent the afternoon getting my supplies together for Sheep & Wool.  I’m taking three workshops with Beth Brown-Reinsel.  I’m so happy!

Shrug/Sweater

April 27, 2019

I am so glad this is finally finished.  I spent 3-5 hours a day for 6 weeks,  Somehow, I lost a skein of yarn, but I think the substitution works.  Now I hope that the weather will co-operate and I can wear it to MD Sheep & Wool next week.

Is this picture any better?  You can see the hot pink I-cord bind-off and the contrast on the flap.  This is the biggest article I have made in Brioche.  There are several mistakes that I just left.  The biggest being one flap is 6 stitches wider than the other and one sleeve is 4 stitches bigger.  Oh, well.

Shusui Shrug

April 14, 2019

With all the pleasant weather, I have been spending a lot of time outside, mostly knitting.  My shrug is finally starting to look like something.  I want to finish it by the end of the month.  Knitting sock yarn on US6 needles is bothering me.  I think it is because it isn’t tidy at all.  My brain says sock yarn means tidy stitches.  You just can’t do that on big needles.  I’m planning a sock yarn pullover on US3’s.  Maybe my brain will be happier with that.

A Little Bummed

April 6, 2019

My laptop has been acting strangely lately, so this post is a bit out of date.

I had to put my coat on this morning.  Yesterday, I only needed a light sweater. And my feet are cold. I started the day with cotton socks, but I gave up and changed to wool.  I bought some cotton for socks a week ago, but I can’t start knitting them until it gets warmer.  It’s just me.

  The kids seem to be waiting for warm weather, too.

A squirrel has discovered the suet feeder, so we need to get the trap.  We haven’t had to use it for a few years. I have no idea where it is.  When we do manage to catch him, we will take him on a little trip across the river.

My old friend, Joyce, is in the hospital again.  She fell and broke her hip.  Now she has pins in both hips.  She has osteoporosis.  She’s shaky and uses a walker.  I try to visit her when I go to my son’s, but often she is too sick or has medical appointments. I worry that I will one day get ‘the call’.  We have been friends for nearly seventy years.