Posts Tagged ‘Noro’

New Sweater

October 31, 2020
That’s me

I asked Sweetums to take a picture of my sweater. I showed him how to use the zoom, but was all I could get from him. And I thought I was lousy. As you can see, I’m wearing my good shoes.

The pattern is from a Noro magazine. The yard is a DK fade from Hedgehog Fibers. The yarn called for in the pattern was worsted, but I wanted a lighter sweater. I had to change some numbers and needle size to get the right size. I had to make a few gauge swatches. Yes, I swatch! I think it was worth it. It fits perfectly. That’s Don checking my hand for food.

My Little Girl

April 24, 2008

There are times when I wish that I really didn’t like animals. And last night was definitely one of them. Maude was gone from 1PM until 6AM. I didn’t get to sleep until after 1AM. We left the back door to the garage open a few inches and locked the door to the house. At 3:30, she still had not come home. Finally, at 6AM, she came bounding in from the garage and headed for the chow. I opened a fresh can of chicken for her. She was really hungry. I was so glad to see her and so mad at her. I told her she was a very bad girl in a very sweet voice. I didn’t want her to get the wrong idea, but I needed to say it. She does like to wander, but she always heads home when it gets dark. I bought her for her “A” personality. She does not let Zip run over her. She thinks she weights thirty pounds. I could never keep her in. She doesn’t like to be held, but she will get in your lap and she likes to petted and scratched. She’s a pistol.

Now she’s catching up on her sleep.

It was such a nice day that I sat out back and worked on my socks. I am starting the heel. I have done this heel before, but it has been a long time. Thanks to Lucy’s excellent instructions, the heel is now finished.

Here is how it looked this afternoon.

I also started sewing together my little squares and triangles.

And now, I think I’ll take my book and go to bed.

Spring

April 10, 2008

Spring came to my house today.  I spent the afternoon on the porch.  I finished my socks.  They are just right.  I do need to remember to tuck in the hang ties when I walk around in them.  I made a swatch with the Noro sock yarn and gave it a good wash.    After a good scrubbing, it feels and looks softer.  That’s it for today.  I’m going back outside.