Posts Tagged ‘sock’

Needy Zippo

January 8, 2009

Olive went to the vet this morning to get tutored and Zippo is starting to miss her.  He is trying to lay on my chest right now so typing is difficult.  He started calling for her this afternoon and now he’s a real basket case.  Actually, Doug is being a real pain, too.  I can pick her up after 10AM tomorrow and he will probably be pushing me out the door at 945.


Perhaps, tomorrow, I’ll take a picture of the sock I’m working on.

Indian Summer

November 2, 2008

Sunny and 73 degrees today so I got my knitting and a chair and went outside. 

I finished the first sock.  It fits very well.  These are definitely keepers.

Here’s another keeper.  See how nicely he’s folding my fabric?  I washed and hung it out this morning and he brought it in for me. 

Maude enjoyed the day, too.   However, she was not happy when I took that tick off her.

And this is the last rose of summer.

Even Elvis enjoyed the sun.

Einstein Coat

October 13, 2008

I started pulling the coat apart last night while trying to find something to watch on TV.  There is never anything on Saturdays any more.  I don’t watch reality shows, game shows or sports.  Most comedies are so bad that I find myself grinding my teeth in under ten minutes.  Most dramas might as well be fantasy for all the sense they make and I usually figure out who did it by the second commercial.  Often, I pretend that the comedy is a drama and the drama is a comedy.  It’s much more believable that way.

Here, I have starting unraveling.  I didn’t get any done toady because Maude took a very long nap.

She was out until midnight last night.  She got up at 6 this morning and went out.  It was almost noon before she had breakfast.  She slept right through the boys’ supper.  We finally woke her up and pushed her out the door around 6PM without any supper.  If we had fed her, she probably would have stayed out until 2AM.

It was a nice afternoon so I worked on my sock. 

I normally use six needles at this point.  There is a lost less stress on the needles and there is no gap going down the bottom of the sock.

Elvis is Snotty

October 9, 2008

So I took him to the vet.  He got a shot and an antibiotic to take for a week.  His lungs and heart are good.  His teeth are not too good which may cause some of his problems, but, at his age, it would be too traumatic to do anything about them.  Excuse me while I pet this cat. 

OK.  Back to Elvis.  The vet gave him the same thing he got last year since it did the job.  He said to call if he wasn’t 100% better in a few days and he’d give him something else.  I like this guy.  He’s sensible.  I wish more were like him.  And that includes human ones.

Sleeping quietly in my lap

Here’s my sock.  I like this pattern.  I think I’d like it in a sweater.

Back to Normal

June 12, 2008

wavy sockIt’s just about 80 degrees with 55% humidity.  The air conditioner is off and the windows are open.  It’s June again.  I should have gone to the supermarket, but I didn’t. 

 I sat out back and worked on my socks.  I’m ready to decrease for my big toes.  Maybe tomorrow I’ll have a picture of a completed sock.   I kept forgetting where I was on this sock.  It doesn’t look very wavy to me.  I thought of taking it apart a few times, but I didn’t.  I kept hoping it would look better.  maybe I’ll make the other sock differently.  What do I like about it?  It feels wonderful–bot in the knitting and in the wearing.  The fit is right, too.  I could make little X’s and O’s.  I’d probably forget where I was there, too.  But, what the hey.chesire cat

Look at what my daughter gave me!  She found it on eBay.  She said one of her customers was wearing one just like it.  She got it at the resort so Jenn searched and found it on eBay.  It makes feel good when things like this happen.

Did I mention that I also sew hats?

Adventures of Maude and Zippo

May 29, 2008

ZippoI could have killed Maude and Zip last night.  They were both out until after midnight.  I could see Zip out by the bulkhead, but Maude was nowhere that I could see.  She blends in so well.  I told Zip he should take better care of his little girl.  Maude rolled her eyes and went to bed.  It was warm all evening so they were not coming in.  This evening, they are all ready home because it’s chilly.  Is this what I can expect all summer?  I guess I am just going to have to leave the garage door open.   



And another thing, she has been getting up at 6AM, wanting to go out.  Have I mentioned the mouth on this cat?  It’s unbelievable!  I think she could wake the dead.  How can such a little cat have such a big mouth?  And my big nosed, big red cat?  He sounds like he’s about to breathe his last breath.  His cry would bring a tear to a gargoyle.  Elvis has gotten a bit loud, but that has only been since he lost his hearing.


I got my fabric cut for Step #5 today.  I should be able to sew the blocks in the next day or two.  Once I get the required amount done, I’ll make some more blocks so that I can widen it.  That way it won’t be so much at once.  I also worked 20 rows on the sock.  I still don’t know if I like the pattern or not.  Sometimes it just takes a while.

Sleeve Done

April 25, 2008

I have finished the first sleeve. It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I haven’t decided whether to make a cardigan or pullover yet. I’ll make the other sleeve first. We’ll see how far I get with this one until it gets too hot to knit on it. There are plenty of other things that I can do.

At least you’ll see me coming in this one.

The sock is coming along. I like the way it spirals. I am not looking forward to making another cuff. Maybe I’ll make a different kind. These socks are so strange that nobody will notice anyway.

That’s it for now. I’ve got things to do.

A Few Sprinkles

April 13, 2008

It kept trying to rain, but we only got a few sprinkles from time to time. I went for two short dog walks today. My legs ached so badly last night that I had to take the heavy duty stuff in order to get some sleep. This morning I was sleepy and my knees weren’t functioning very well. I went for a longer walk this afternoon and felt better. I did some quilting this afternoon. I also got a fair amount of knitting done on my sock. I haven’t taken any pictures of it yet. Maude joined me out on the porch.