Posts Tagged ‘Heritage Booties’

I’ve Been Thinking

January 3, 2010

Another year has started.  Should I make resolutions?  I don’t normally get off on this sort of thing.  But I’ve been thinking.  Maybe this year I should give it a try.  

  1. I shouldn’t buy any fabric this year.   A couple of weeks ago, I bought a lot of fabric at 50%.  I probably have enough to last a few years.
  2. I shouldn’t buy any more yarn.  This may be extremely difficult when I go to Sheep & Wool.  This does not include my sock club.  And, this does not include knitting accessories.  Right now, I have about half a dozen books on my wish list.
  3. Next, I thought about unfinished projects.  I have two sweaters that need to be completed.  I could use these sweaters.  Two of my favorites are really starting to look bad. 
  4. I also have a vest to finish.  It is knit in the round on 2.5mm needles and I’m carrying two colors on every row.  One round takes about an hour.  I’m about half way up to the armpits.  The patterns are beautiful.  I can’t work on it for a long time.  It can make me crazy.  I am not certain that I should be putting this on the list. 
  5. Then I thought about my weight.  Maybe I can lose twenty pounds this year instead of the ten pounds a year I have been losing.  It might work.  But, I’m lazy.

I even thought about taking off from blogging.  I certainly haven’t been doing a very good job of it lately.  I have also gotten away from trying to concentrate on one subject .  I should keep to knitting.  But let’s be real here.  I am not a single-minded person.  I have other interests.  I also like to know about other people’s interests.  I need to read more. 

I made a cap to go with the Heritage Booties in IK Holiday Gifts.  I cast on 27 stitches and followed rows 2-9 until it was 16 inches long, then sewed it into a tube.  I picked up 116 stitches along the side and knit in the round for about two inches.  Then I started to decrease.

 R1- k2, k2tog.  R2- knit.  R3- k1, k2tog. R4- knit.  R5-  k2tog.  Continue to knit two together until there are three or four stitches left, then I-cord for about one inch.  Cut a four-inch tail and run through the last stitches, then down through the cord. 

I’m sitting here looking at it and I’m thinking that I need to put a tie on it.  I hope I have enough yarn left to do it.  I’d prefer it to ribbon.

I thought I would show you my gadget.  it has what I use the most.  Very handy.

Well, It Snowed

December 20, 2009

Then it rained, and then it snowed again.  Cora was the only one who ventured out this afternoon.  She didn’t stay out long.  Even though it had snowed several inches, her feet didn’t make much of a dent in the snow. 

I am making good progress on the booties.  I should have them finished tomorrow.    Knitting group is tomorrow afternoon,but I don’t know if I will be able to go.  I don’t do snow or ice so we’ll see.

Olive has been enjoying the Christmas tree.  She prefers it to going out in the snow.

High High Tide

December 10, 2009

It rained all night.  The geese love it.  They can stand on the bulkhead and still be in the water.  Everything is sodden.  I didn’t get much of a walk because of it.  The weather was mild so Doug put out the Christmas lights on the deck.  I had been out shopping this afternoon and they were so pretty when I came over the bridge.  Of course, I forgot to stop at the bank so I have to run out again tomorrow.   It’s supposed to be a lot colder.

I have the kimono blocked.  Maybe tomorrow I can start putting it together.  I found some snaps and buttons.  Wal-Mart doesn’t have much at all anymore.  They only had one kind of snaps and they were black.  At least I have plenty of buttons.  In the meantime, I’ve started Heritage Booties with the same yarn.  I thought about making a hat to go with the kimono, but I really liked the booties.

I don’t understand why anyone would send an “Edible Arrangements”.  You have to eat that stuff right away.  You don’t know how long they were sitting around either.  You know, I don’t think I could eat it.  I’d probably sit it out back and let the birds eat.