Slogging along

It’s raining right now. Rather than sit and knit while I watch the rain I decided to write about coming home. On Saturday we drove back home. on the five-hour drive I knitted on and off. I increasedby eight inches. I also increased Men’s Socks as well.

 Here’s a picture of the cuff. Knit 2 purl 1 ribbing that is.

We stopped at a thrift store on the way back. While I could not find any yarn or needles I did find some nice books. I found a copy of “Robin Hood” and a copy of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” from 1889. All in all it was a very nice day albeit it was spent driving.

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To Give Thanks

Today is thanksgiving. At least it is for us in the U.S. Most of us are spending time with family and friends. I hope you all have had a lot of stuffing, turkey, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie, lots and lots of pumpkin pie. I had chocolate pie. The family’s all together, the T.V’s on, and we’re all 1/2 asleep from the turkey. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. Good luck to any of you brave souls who plan to go shopping tomorrow. I think I’ll go work on Men’s Socks.

A Note From The Past

Today when I got home the adjective that could best describe the afternoon was “soggy”. The yard, the trees, everything. Perfect knitting weather. When I got inside I started the spaghetti sauce. By that time it was about 5:00, my yard looked like this:

 and this . Note the dear on the left. 😉 I sat down on the couch and keeping an eye on the clock I got down to business on the O.S.W. At 8:00 it looked like this:

  

Here it is at 9:00: I’m about to start the collar…

Here it is at 10:21 when it went from W.I.P to F.O:

 Here’s some pictures of it afterwards. This was the closest I had to an actual baby.   

               

*Note* this post was written on 11/14/11 but due to technical errors I was unable to post it until now. Thanks for being so patient.

I also finished Tychus. I’ll have some pictures of that next time.

Techincal Difficulties

Ok today I had planned to write this great post about how I had finished the O.S.W but due to technical difficulties I am unable to insert any new pictures… I will post said post soon, when I figure out what changed. I promise. I just wanted to say I didn’t forget about Spinayarn. Sorry again. I am not the most technically inclined person. I hope I will be able to post on sunday but it might be longer than that.

Um a post…

Today was a good day. I did knit quite a bit on. I sat around all day while I knitted. The Steelers won. Yep today was a good day. It looked like it was going to snow but it didn’t. Yes I like days like this. Days where things are so slow. I feel like I’m in a bubble. A quite peaceful bubble where there is no drama or stress. Just knitting. Lots and lots of knitting. 😉

 

Grandma’s Yarn?

As I blog I’m watching the Cmas. I was also knitting on <surpriseproject#1>. I restarted it I think twice tonight and six times total. I am just finding the lace so difficult. I was so excited when Luke Bryan sang “Shake it for me girl” because of one line: Tangle me up like grandma’s yarn, yeah, yeah, yeah. I want to scream “KNITTING!” whenever I hear it.

Here’s knitting’s moment in the spotlight

Here’s my lace pattern at the restart.  Anyway I hope if any of you are country fans you are watching too. If you all aren’t country music fans I hope you like my lace pattern.
By the way:  I just realized the is my twelfth post

A Knitting Safari

Yesterday I had written I dinky little post about how I was so insane, but because my laptop was spazzing out it didn’t post it. In a way I’m glad. I t was rather pathetic. I am now ashamed of said post. I just didn’t have anything to write about. Today I do.

I just love seeing knitted goodies out in the wild. Now keep that in mind and it will make sense. I was working this afternoon and I was waiting on a nice lady who was wearing a wonderful red sweater. I asked her (because that’s the kind of person I am) if she had knitted the sweater herself. She told me she hadn’t knitted in a couple of years because her arthritis in her back was bad. She said it  was calming. Such a sweet lady. The sweater was pretty sweet too. I had bobbles and a basket weave pattern. There was some k1 p1 ribbing. The yarn was fire engine red and it looked so so soft. I wish I had a picture.

Today I was sketching out a new design. This one is called FrankenSkein I’m not sure where or if I’ve heard the term before but It stuck. It’s a child’s toy or decoration. I figure it won’t be out for a while seeing as I still have many gifts to knit. I think this post is better than the one that wasn’t meant to be.

Ps. I just realized that post was saved as a page, go figure