Wednesday, November 28, 2007

On schedule

So here's the progress that I made over the Thanksgiving weekend. So sorry for the poor picture quality. The shading effect of the yarn is really nice. Different shades of grey and blue.... These socks are for a man, so I expect them to take me a little longer, but I'm hoping to stay on schedule and start the second one by the weekend. I'm actually farther along into the foot now, as this pic was taken 2 days ago.
The weekend was blessedly low key. In fact I didn't move farther from the couch than the bathroom for two days!! My husband did all the cooking and it was delicious!! My Pops went into the hospital for pnuemonia on Saturday but he was released yesterday and is much better.
A little back ground: I grew up mainly with my father's parents and my grandmother passed away 20 years ago. My Pops is kinda like a father to me...... he's getting older and his health is not so I'm very concerned about the time we have left with him.
Anyways, 3 1/2 weeks till the next vacation (sitting on my couch with knitting!!) I'm hoping for at least 3 days of couch time in the 11 days I have off.
Tah, Tah for now!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!! I will be spending tomorrow with my dear husband, nephew B, and my beautiful daughter A. It will be quiet and cozy with some knitting to be sure!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Some older FO's

I thought I would post some older socks that I have knit for relatives. These were birthday gifts. The socks on the left were for my brother, knit on#3 circs with Lana Grassa boot socks. The socks on the right were for my Aunt P, knit on #2 circs with Lang Jawoll.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Monday, Monday...

Thank goodness for a three day week!! Lots of knitting over the weekend on the 2nd sock from my last post. Turned the heel this morning. I figure I will be able to start some boot socks (the third and final sock project for Christmas) while on the Thanksgiving holiday. I actually sat down and wrote out a projects list this weekend also. Lots to do!! I'm hoping it will keep my spending down on yarn. I really enjoy spending $$ on yarn, but I needed a reality check on what I've got already!!! Know what I mean?

After the boot socks, it will be on to a hat for my Pops, who is 82 and possibly a scarf for his lady....

Thursday, November 15, 2007

A pic!!!

Yea!!!! I figured out how to post a pic!! This is 1 of a pair of socks that I am knitting as a Christmas gift. The yarn is black purl from Lorna's Laces and the pattern is the Elongated Corded Rib from Sensational Socks. My nephew made the sock blockers for me. Thank you B!!

Coming soon....

Since I actually write this blog from work (shhhhh!) and not from home, I have not yet figured out how I'm going to put pics in my post. As I said before I'm blog-uneducated and as you are figuring out, not very educated on how to use a computer. So please forgive....

I recently finished a pair of socks for self!! I'm wearing them today. I used Trekking in a magenta color (sorry, I don't have the label here at work!) The pattern is from the "Sensational Socks" book by Charlene Schurch. I'm so sorry if I spelled her last name incorrectly. I'm almost finished with a pair of short socks made with handspun from Maple Creek farms that I picked up at the Pennsylvania Fiber Festival in Hartford, Pa two months ago. It's a lt. blue/brown color called "Pond Rocks". I made the pattern myself with some help from the "Harmony Guide to stiches" book. These socks will be a Christmas gift. I am knitting 3 pairs of socks for Christmas and I have 1 1/2 pairs to go before December 25th. Not worried!!!

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Hello Blog World!

I love reading other knitting blogs. I i've been wanting to start my own, so here I am. I knit ALOT! In fact, if i'm not working or doing other things that I don't really want to do, I'm knitting!! My favorite thing to knit is socks and I have more stash than i'll ever be able to knit.

So this will be a work in progress as I'm not really blog educated.....

Tah Tah for now.