Posts Tagged ‘Amy Butler’s raincoat pattern’

Apple Pie and Hallowe’en Socks

October 17, 2015

Last week, I crossed the bridge to visit my children.  It was also an opportunity to buy apples for pie and shop.

I have decided to use Velcro rather than buttons for my raincoat.  I seem to have every color but yellow.   Well, so did the stores.  After three stores, I decided to go with pink with white hearts.  If it’s going to show, it might as well stand out, n’est pas?  The raincoat is coming along nicely.  The pattern is whole written with lots of  diagrams.  I can’t wait to show it.  Of course, now we’ll probably have a drought.

My first pie of the season is in the oven.  I can hardly wait.  Do I have pie with supper or for supper?

hpie socks 014

No. I did not cheat!  I knit mostly at night and trying to pick up stitches along the sides in black was giving me a headache.  So, I decided, one was enough.  It’s not the first time my socks haven’t matched.  It’s more like the tenth or twelfth time.  When knitting the second sock, I purled the black whenever there was two rows to help it stand out.  I did Partridge stitch heels using both yarns.  It’s a great look.

 

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Time for a New Raincoat

August 24, 2015

My old one went ‘somewhere’ when we moved.  I thought, I really don’t need one anymore.  Then, last week, while getting my hair done, the rain came down in buckets.  Even though I was parked right outside the door, I didn’t want to chance it.  A hooded raincoat would have been nice.  My favorite quilt shop was having a sale.  I bought Amy Butler’s raincoat pattern, but I didn’t like any of their laminated fabric.  I started looking elsewhere.  I had no idea there were so many.  I spent about two hours looking yesterday and another hour today and I still haven’t made up my mind.  You know it can’t be ordinary.  Totally bizarre is probably my best bet—less likely to get run over.  I don’t know.  I don’t know.  I think I’ll go knit.

cardi 003  Out on the deck, of course.