Saturday, February 24, 2018

Summer Sock Finish

And they're keepers.  The Hooligans agree!  We love this pattern.......well I do anyway.
Those faces might be saying " Make me my burger!" and not gee we love your new socks Mom.  But at any rate I love this pattern.  The "new to me" after thought heel technique was fun although
getting the rows of stitches above 
and below the marker was a bit tricky.  Having stripes would have made it easier to see or possibly new glasses and better lighting or all of the above.  LOL
In a couple places I was off a row and had to do some hair raising stitch saves but it all worked out in the end and I've already started another pair.  YEAH.........once I get hooked on something it's all hands in!  This time I'm going to make a more rounded toe.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

In the Fog

Just as soon as I can locate my barn I will go clean it.  Talk about foggy weather.  We have certainly had our share lately.  
Mean while....I have to correct a slight problem I'm having with my Summer Socks created by the fog occurring in my brain at the moment which is totally unrelated to what's occurring outside.  I least I hope it's not all connected.  LOL  It appears as though I have absent mindedly used the regular bind off in place of the preferred stretchy one for toe up socks.  So if I want the socks to actually go onto my feet I have to undo it and bind off properly.  
And as luck would have it the stretchy bind off takes more yarn than the regular one so I'm going to run out of yarn since I had already cut it before my brain clicked in.  Sigh  There was a time in my early knitting years when I would have just given up on the socks but I'm a much more mature knitter now so I will splice in more yarn and do it right.  Now if I could just get mature enough to not make these silly mistakes to begin with!!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Sock bug has bitten!

Summer Socks that is.....I need them and I like the looks of this pattern by Lisa Risager.  The rolled cuff was what drew me in.  
I'm not overly thrilled with this yarn though.  It looked much nicer in it's braided skein form.  LOL  But I'm to far into it now to turn back.  I'm going to try a new to me after thought heel technique.  You just knit the sock completely and then cut the heel stitches.  OMG!  How scary is that?!  I found it here on YouTube.  I have always used waste yarn up until now.  This looked like a pretty cool technique and other than the whole cut ones knitting aspect it doesn't look all that hard.  WE SHALL See!!!  If it works I have some much nicer looking sock yarn I'm going to cast right on for another pair but don't tell Tegna....I'm not even finished with the lace bottom on it.  I'm such a two timer!!😏

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Bundle up!

It's sweater knittin cold out!!  I've chosen Tegna from 
Ravelry to knit me through the rest of the winter. It's a lighter weight sweater so it should be nice for Spring and Fall as well.
                                            This is the tweedy yarn I spun from all that left over scraps of fleece I had & along with some really nice alpaca I'm working on now  there's enough spun for a darn good start on it.  I had a really hard time getting a good picture of it though.  It has so many pretty flecks of color in it but since it's doing this outside
I can't get them to show up in the photo.
The temperature is hovering right around freezing and it's been pouring rain (thankfully not snow) all day.  Fog is forming as we speak!
In other knit news....this years project for my knitting group is these nice warm head bands
and fingerless gloves along with similar hats and regular gloves for the homeless in the area.  Last year it was baby sweaters and hats for the hospitals to gift to the preemies.  Now that was fun knitting!!!  Well all knitting is fun but there's just something extra fun about baby knitting.😃