Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Well today I opened the front door to this marvelous sight.
The snow started around 6:30am and continued until sometime after 12:30pm. The weatherman predicted somewhere between 3-5 inches of snow. So I had a little bit of a snow day for myself.

The was Lynn's first real snow day. There was a day back in December when we got some flurries that didn't last, but she was asleep during that 15 minute fall. So around noon I bundled Lynn and myself up for a trip out to the snow.
As you can see from the picture she was not sure what to make of the white things falling from the sky.
Our neighbor let us borrow a sled, and his daughter Charlotte pulled Lynn around on the snow covered sidewalk.
We ended up going in when Lynn's hands started to turn pink, before anybody gets any ideas I did have mitts for my lovely daughter. She, as I found out recently, has outgrown them. I am now digging up a mitt pattern for me to knit up for next time we go out.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Mulit-colored Bamboo Socks Update


About time too. Ok they were actually finished on Jan 8th, but it took me a few days to get pictures and then there was an issue with the internet..well they are done.
I have learned a thing or two from this pair. I should have used size 1 needles, toe first seems to leave boxy toes, when doing picot edging don't do 4 rows of Stockinette Stitch then the picot edging.
(it tends to roll downwards)
For some reason it seems that cuff down seems to go faster than toe up. Granted that is was only my second pair of socks. I am now on to the third pair and the first sock is half way done (cuff down).
OK time to go back to knitting.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Finish line in sight

OK I have only 4 1/2 " left on the second sock then I do the picot edging and I am all done. I have been busting my fingers to get it done ever since my husband mentioned "hey didn't you start the
other one this past summer". He was right, I looked up my start date and I began this pair in June.

There is a joke between us because I promised him the next pair would be his. I will be making them from scratch rather than a pattern per say, because well his feet are longer than mine. I just hope I have enough yarn. My math made sense at the time but I have not double checked it since I bought the yarn. They will be made from KnitPicks Essential Sock Yarn in colorway# 24028 Carbon Twist.
I will be using the Basic Sock Recipe from Knitting Rules by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. I don't think that would be technically a pattern. If I am wrong then Stephanie please forgive my knitting impudence. Just don't take away my sock yarn, please just not that.