Thursday, March 27, 2008

My Mood - My Knitting

I've got the flu and this is the view from my sofa. It's been raining, snowing and sleeting off and on for days with more to come tomorrow.

My Mood

Lying around though is conducive to knitting though, between the snoozing so I did get one sock finished and the second one started.

I did have the whole sock leg done in a pattern, the name of which escapes me for the moment but it didn't lend itself to the colors of the yarn. So I frogged it and started again in a plain stockinette stitch.

My New Socks (1)

I've also done some work on my Central Park Hoodie and about 12 inches of the back are knit. I hope to finish the back this weekend and take some pictures.

Gosh that tired me out, time for another snooze...


Saturday, March 22, 2008

A Little Update

A few months ago I won a contest given by another blogger and won this wonderful sock yarn along with some other goodies, thank you Helena, I'm finally knitting up this yarn.

New Hobby 008

New Hobby 009

I have been waiting to find a special sock pattern and have tried a couple and promptly frogged them. This yarn is just best worked in stockinette stitch. So that's what I'm doing. We all know I can't not have a pair of socks on needles in spite of all the other projects.

New Hobby 018

These will be the most colorful socks I've ever knit but it's making me smile and that's really important right now. This is a sad time of the year for me since it was this time last year that my Mom got ill and the downhill spiral ending with her death in May began.

This yarn was calling me, now...


Monday, March 17, 2008

Finished Socks - Time For A New Project

There, I finally finished Steve's socks and he's quite happy to have them since he has a lot of snow left to shovel. It's only March and I'm sure there will be at least one more snowstorm. It's also still cold out, about -2c today with colder weather still forecast for the rest of the week.

I did these from some left over yarn I had, hence the stripes. I had just a little left over after finishing these socks. I did them in a 2 x 2 rib so they will stay up nicely.

Since I have now finished my "secret" project, which I can't show to anyone until it's safely on it's way to the destination I've run out of projects for the moment. I decided to make something for myself and my new project is the Central Park Hoodie in a lovely wool bought from Webs Yarn and is the Northampton wool in the Chestnut colorway. I think it will look nice on me and can hardly wait to start it.

And then of course, there are new socks to start with the lovely yarn I got for my birthday.


Wednesday, March 5, 2008

A New Book

Last week in spite of the freezing weather I went to a book launch. I met the Joanne Yordanou, the author and bought the book. This is one of the nicest books in my knitting library, there are many great things to projects in it. Now I just have to find time to knit some of these things.
Joanne also has a blog, check it out.

The first thing I want to knit from this book is the bikini. Not to wear in public of course but on the deck of our cabin where no one but the bears can see me...

The party was at a trendy little yarn shop/cafe in the west end of town with lots of yummy yarn. I stuck to my resolution though and didn't buy any. I have too much in my stash that needs to get used up first.

There has been some progress on the striped socks I'm doing from leftover yarn for Steve. One is finished and the second is cast on. Hopefully I will get the stripes on the second sock to match, if not too bad...

Nothing much else new in this neck of the woods other than our usual weekly blizzard. There's 15 cm of snow as I type this with more to come later in the week.