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August 2, 2013


The pattern is in Summer 2013 of Sockupied.  You will note that there is very little yarn left.   I had made a premmie cap.  There was only 75 grams left.  Out of curiosity, I weighed another skein of Tofutsies that was supposedly full.   It only weighed 95 grams.  A little food for thought. 

So. Can you see the mistake?  It’s on the leg of the left sock.  It comes from knitting late at night when I would normally be sleeping. 

I’ve already started another pair of socks.  I thought about going back to the anniversary shawl, but it seems I’m still in sock mode.  I found a nice pattern from Socks That Rock and the yarn is Sockcotta in shades of tan.  Yes.  Tan.  It happens.  


This is going to be my next purse.  And, of course, I had to make a matching change purse.  Is that too cute?  Sometimes I make myself sick.

Tanis Gray’s Mulligan Stole

October 27, 2012

I wasn’t very happy with the latest sock club kit.  Knitting tan socks and then embroidering them was not something I cared to do.  I liked the sock pattern and will probably make it some day, just not in that color.  This was definitely one of those times when I wish that Red Bird Knits was still making sock kits.  And I didn’t like the hat pattern either.  I have decided that I will not be renewing in 2014.  Socks That Rock can call it, “It’s not about me Brown”, but it’s just plain old boring flat tan.  They really need to get there act together.

Along came The Knitter Lace Collection.  I could happily knit about half of the designs so buying it was a no-brainer.  I know my scarf won’t look anything like the one on the cover, but it has been so much fun to knit that I could easily make another.  And in a great yarn of course.  I didn’t have enough of the multi-colored yarn to make twenty repeats of the leaf edging, but I did manage eighteen.  Close enough.  It was easy to see where to pick up for the main lace pattern.  The pattern called for two hundred stitches and I had 180.  I did have to squeeze in four extra stitches, but they are not noticeable. 

I Washed my Socks

June 12, 2011

All twenty-nine pairs.  Olive was not impressed.

 I also felted my vest and it fits again.  It’s a Lucy Neatbby pattern.  I used a heavier yarn than was called.  It order to judge the size, I swatched a triangle or two and made it two sizes smaller.  I am so glad that I made it with wool so I could shrink it.  I never thought I would lose weight.  Retiring and living better certainly helped.

I finished my Social Network socks and started another pair, but I have yet to take a picture.  They’re all ready 3/4 along. 

The yarn is Socks That Rock medium weight(dk).  They were a lot of fun to make and knit up quickly.  I won’t be wearing them until Winter as they are quite heavy.  The next pair is fun too.  Wait ’til you see them!

Since it has been so hot, I’ve been working indoors on my little quilt.  I thought the top was finished until I laid it on my dining room table.  It dawned on me that if I added one more row of blocks, it would look good on the table.  Since it is Cora’s favorite napping place, I like to keep it covered.  I managed to find enough scraps to make them, but now I think I’ll have to patch the back.  Oh well.


Almost Time for Maryland Sheep and Wool

May 3, 2011

I’m taking Komi knitting patterns class on Thursday and fancy heels on Friday morning.  I have found suitable yarn and needles for my classes without having to buy anything.  I have very few needles in the sizes indicated, but what I found will do.  Most of my needles are smaller(for socks and gloves) or bigger(for sweaters). The same goes for my yarn— a lot of fine and heavy with little in between.  Also, finding white or beige was impossible.  Yellow will have to do.  I’m just not a white or beige person.

Here’s the blue sock.  Not bad for two days.  I’m almost to the hell.  I’ll have to play around with it a bit since there are an odd number of repeats.  The swirls can get confusing.  Next, it’s on to Sock That Rock kits or maybe not.  I need more cotton socks for summer.

I finally remembered to reply to the comment I received on Rue last week.  Have a look.  I really liked it.

Like Father, like son. 

Out all night AGAIN!  No wonder she can’t keep her eyes open.  She has only spent the night inside twice in the last ten.

We Ordered a New Desktop

April 1, 2011

It’s been five years, so it’s about time.  Luckily, most of my knitting designs are on my blog.  The thing thar scares me is all those embroidery designs.  Most are on CDs, but I have several that are strictly downloads.  And, of course, they are really nice ones.  ARRGGHH!!!

On to something happy. My next sock club came.  And, again, I love it.  And, again, I can’t decide which pattern to make.  There is only enough yarn for one pair.  Of course, I could make one of each. 

I have figured out the design for the Mermaid Scarf.  It’s not perfect, but it will do. 

 Here’s the back.

And here’s the front.

Happy Birthday, Anne.

Well I Have Died and Gone to Heaven

February 14, 2011

My first Socks That Rock kit came today.  I have been looking around for a few months for a new sock club.  I belonged to Red Bird Knits for years and I really miss getting the little surprises in the mail.  I never checked the site to see what was coming.  It was more fun not knowing.  I tried two other clubs, but I found myself giving away more socks than keeping.  I was afraid that I would never find another club as good as Red Bird.  And you know what?  I think I have.

The big skein is actually two–one is purple, the other orange, yellow, green, blue. And two patterns from designers that I know and like.  What’s not to love?  I had better finish that hat.

Tupperware Lid

August 26, 2009

Olive was walking on top of my Tupperware canisters when she fell into the rice container.  Needless to say, she was surprised.  We all were.  She only weighs nine pounds.  It cracked into three pieces.  So I called them.  I know they are about thirty years old, but what the helll.  I had to pay for shipping.  My set consists of seven canisters.  They’re my  kitchen.  082209 013

I’ve been making the lace panel gloves from the Fall 2009 Vogue Knitting.  I made a few changes.  I stared the panel in the ribbing and the little finger starts two rows before the other fingers.  It’s a better fit.   Yarn used is from Socks that Rock in color Seastone.  I’m hoping to make a beret to go with them.082409 002082409 003

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I managed to take a picture of the purple gloves before Flora made off with one.  I was able to distract her with Skunky.