Sunday, December 11, 2011

Men's socks take a long time

Men's socks by AlpacaEnvy
Men's socks, a photo by AlpacaEnvy on Flickr.

It took me nearly a year, but I finally finished the socks that were jason's valentine's present for Feb 2011.

We used my Groupon at Webs to get another ball of sock yarn for him. The next pair will have a more simple pattern so I can knit & still watch TV.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Blocking the octopus

Freezing cold, non stop rain, and then 85 degrees with 90% humidity has been what mother nature gave New England this spring. So the hemlock ring blankie has laid in a lump waiting for today...clear, breezy, 65 degrees and much lower humidity. The blankie was soaked in the washer with 2 handknit sweaters & all are drying now. Check back later for the finished pic of the HR blankie.

Monday, May 30, 2011

How I spent my holiday weekend

I've been considering getting a kindle for a long time & I picked one up this past Friday. I had started listening to The Hunger Games earlier in the day & by Sunday I had it finished & started the next book.

I like the kindle because I can listen & knit (if the publisher enabled the speech to text feature) and then I can pick up where I left off if I prefer to just read. The automated voice is strange --the female one less so than the male--and takes some getting used to, but now its easier for me to finish a book.

I spent the majority of the weekend in the hammock. I read. Napped. Knit. Read. Well, you get the idea.

I've made excellent progress on my project for the Sexy Knitter KAL--vests/sleeveless tops. I have another month before the cast off deadline & I think I'll make it. Probably would have been done by now if I hadn't knit & tinker the same inch 5x earlier in the month. Stitch markers saved my sanity.

May your Memorial Day be a day to give thanks, to celebrate/play & recharge.

Holiday weekend project before

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Hemlock Ring Progress

736 knit stitches in an hour. Time for a yoga break :)

Sunday, January 23, 2011


I recently noticed that each winter I have similar for furniture, planning to paint something in the house, and overcommitting to knitting projects.  I spent yesterday afternoon shopping for an end table for my living room & found nothing.  I would really like to paint the bathroom a fresh shade of white so it looks cleaner. I recently cast on for my 3rd knitting project this month.  First is the socks pictured on the left.  I'm actually beyond the heel at this point, but haven't worked on these for a week because I started Brooklyn Tweed's Hemlock Ring Blanket last week.
The photo below (I've been experiencing problems linking my photos from Flickr lately..anyone have any tips?) is Salta & the Hemlock Ring blanket just 3 days after casting on & the result of being home in the evening due to severe winter weather cancelling yoga class.  I've had the yarn for about 3 years & I always plan on starting this in the fall for an xmas gift.  So why now?  I saw that Spincerelyours was planning on starting this project as part of a knit along, I figured that I would join in & be more motivated to finish due to peer pressure.  I couldn't go to the knit group last Sunday due to not returning from snowshoeing in time.  And this week, I just plain forgot.  However, I do plan on spending the afternoon working on the hemlock ring blanket to todays football playoffs. 

Salta & Hemlock Ring

Saturday, January 15, 2011

2011 has to be better

2010 was a re-building year...I moved to a new town and have started over.  Yes, I hit the RESTART button on my life.

Not much knitting transpired in 2010.  I'm hopeful that 2011 is better so that I have something to blog about. 

So far I have the usual case of startitis...started a doily for a table top (now hibernating due to the addition of a psycho kitten), started & frogged & re-started my February Lady Sweater, started a pair of socks for a man with size 12 feet!!  I'm trying desperately NOT to start a mobius cowl,  another sweater that I bought yarn for at stitches, a dog bowl placemat (to use up stashed 'trailer trash' acrylic yarn), a sock blankie, a pair of fingerless mitts, and countless other random projects that catch my eye.