Thursday, July 31, 2008
She slept in her crate all night, with me on my bed (not on the floor) so I'm feeling pretty good today.
Shortly after breakfast we go outside and "walk" the trails of our property. I walk, she runs and romps and bounces off trees and other obstacles. Our walks really burn her excess energy off, and gives me several HOURS to ... knit, read, surf the net. I stay close to the room she is in so I can keep one eye on her, as she will get up, check where I am and drift back off to sleep.
I've managed to get the cuff done on my "Girl's Best Friend Anklets." The sock pattern that caused me a lot of frogging. I will get the other cuff done and then will finish the pair knitting two at a time.
She has forced me to clean up my knitting corner. It sure was nice to find things I thought I'd lost!!!
Nap time is almost over, there are some things I'd like to get done before she awakes (like take a shower), until next time!
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
I am coveting the purple sock blank I dyed and have listed in my store. If it doesn't sell soon, it just may find itself on my needles for my 6th pair of socks!
Sunday, July 20, 2008
I finished my pink/orange/brown/red sock blank socks last night and then wanted to do a couple of rows on the Girl's Best Friend Anklets before I went to bed.
After casting on decided I'd do Just One More Row and go to bed.
I read the first couple rows on the pattern and thought, I'll do JOMR and go to bed. This kept up until Midnight. Those who know me best, know I'm in bed early! No matter what time I go to bed, I am awake by 5 am; sometimes 4 am! At midnight, I decided that was it, even if I wasn't tired, I had to go to bed.
True to form, I awoke early, I was unsuccessful at falling back to sleep, I knew sleep wouldn't return so I got up, grabbed a cup of coffee, sat in my chair, and picked up my knitting (first mistake!).
JOMR, then I'll get up and I'll do? I'll do JOMR and then I figure out what I'll do for the day.
Dryer buzzer went off; JOMR and then I'll get up and tend to the clothes in the dryer (I did two more rows).
I did manage to put it down to type this blog entry. I have so much to do, have lots of items I need to post in my store. That will be a big undertaking as first I have to take pictures of my items, my camera has no more memory, so I have to delete lots of pictures, and then I have to...
... okay, I'll do JOMR and then get going, I promise!
Saturday, July 19, 2008
We had a family reunion lunch to attend, and then were going to get some things done outside when we got home.
It's raining now - DH is doing some inside chores and me? Well I'm knitting!
I have just the cuff left of my socks and then I'll post them. I am in a sock blank swap on Ravelry and we will have a KAL (knit along) with the blanks we got from our swap partner. The one thing I don't like about knitting two socks at one time is that when I do a portion I'm unsure of and end up having to rip out, I've got to do it with two socks. For the KAL we will be doing the Two at Once, Toe up, Magic Loop Socks -- Hopefully I won't have to frog as much as I did with this first pair!
In the mean time, I think I'll start Girl's Best Friend Anklets, I'm going to do them one at a time. The pattern says they are a quick knit, so we'll see. They will be my first pair with "lace" this could be a long process!!!!
Now that I've started knitting socks, I've started acquiring different sock yarns and eye-balling different patterns. I am addictied to sock knitting.......
until next time,
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Maybe I'm just too much of a perfectionist!
Maybe I shouldn't look for errors!
Maybe I should take up a different hobby!
Things were progressing nicely on the toe up socks and I was ready to turn the heels. In counting and placing stitch markers I found an error. If I wasn't such a perfectionist, I'd have just figured out how to fix the error through increase or decrease, but no, I had to do some major frogging, first on only one sock, then on both!
Oh well, these socks will be perfect! Well, until I find another error!!! I guess when I'm tired and I want to do JOMR (just one more row), I should put the knitting down and go to bed because JOMR can mean several hours for me!
Until next time, knit happy!
Sunday, July 6, 2008
I have contacted Cascade to see what they will do about the latest issue.
I am hoping they will be willing to do more than the last time I contacted them in regards to the pattern I found had typos and missing information. They responsided more or less with -- "Sorry, not our problem! Go to your LYS."
Saturday, July 5, 2008
I am loving this knitting off a sock blank! It takes the JOMR (just one more row) to a new level, especially with this "pink" as I have no clue what color the individual yarns will be as I unravel my sock blank, don't know if I'll ever find any yarn that is orange as it appears on the blank or not!
Went with hubby to the hunting shack and brought my blank with me, a big improvement over a ball rolling around in my bag!
Friday, July 4, 2008
My sock blank - dyed, set, rinsed and dried.
Both sides - I love that the two different sides have different tones of "reds" the back side is lighter and more "pink" then the top side. The brown tended to stay more even on both side.
The very tip of one of the socks on my sticks.
I cannot wait to see how this will progress. I have a while before I hit the brown. I did "splash" brown all over the blank after adding the brown stripes.
I must go, I've got to knit "one more row" and then get some things done for our 4th of July! A quiet one here, DS decided to spend it with friends, DH and I decided to have a quiet day at home!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Well, the skein I'm working on now gets thin every once and a while. At first I thought I was pulling the yarn so tight I was "removing" the elasticity. Nope, a flaw with the skein. So, now what?
It's the back, do I just hope and pray that I won't have any more issues with the yarn and pattern? Or do I get the sock pattern for this yarn and make 4 pairs of socks? Or a ton of infant caps? Or put it in the deep dark depths of my closet?
I have another inch or so before I bind the back off, and begin work on the front above the arm pits; then the neck and arms.
I am beginning to resent every stitch I make as it could be spent on something else. I had such high hopes for this cute little sweater!
If I put it aside, either "for-ever" or until I'm no longer upset with it, I could spend my knitting time on socks. I ordered sock blanks and am going to give dying it a try; then I HAVE to knit socks out of it!
Think I'll go knit on my sock until I go to bed.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
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