Proof I’ve been knitting! 🙂
Mom’s birthday socks….
Secret of the Stole 2 – mid clue 2….
Our daytime knit group is going well! It certainly makes the week go quicker! I love waking up on Tuesday morning and knowing that it’s Knit Night and then Wednesday morning we get to do it again!
I finished Baby Susannah’s Dress….I need to ship it to Tennessee still. Have I already said that? Well, this week! I promise.
I’m still working on my boxers. It’s the perfect mindless knitting! 🙂
And, I started some socks for my mom – her birthday is at the end of this month.
Did you all hear that KnitPicks has longer circular needles now? I will be ordering some for Magic Loop very soon! Yeah!!!
While I did join Secret of the Stole 2 – I’ve decided I’m not going to knit along. I want to make sure it will be a pattern I’ll be happy with when completed. Too much work to find out you don’t like it. I guess I’m too practical to enjoy the mystery part of it!
Truly, not much is going on in my knitting life. But I’m thankful for the steadiness of it! Knitting has gotten me through some rough patches of my life and continues too!
If you can visit me in Ravelry – you need to do that – because I’ve finally taken photos of all of my stash! Well, the stash I’m going to admit to, anyway! I have tons more cotton and older project yarn…but I’m not going to worry about them right now! I’m Knitnmom on Ravelry if you haven’t added me as a friend yet!
In addition to buying new yarn, I’ve been knitting! I’ve just been bad about taking pictures! 🙂 So, hold onto your socks….here’s a firehose of projects! (Click on picture to make them bigger)
Works in Progress….
J1’s Socks are done!! And, they are my November socks too! Still looking for sun and time to get pictures taken…hopefully tomorrow!
Now if I can just get the boxers done – I’d be delirious!! 😉
Life has been very much “yes, wait, no, wait, maybe, wait, wait, wait, wait” which has been making me, well, crazy. When I got through the first mind-numbing weeks, I started knitting again. 🙂
And, I finished my Big Shrug (sorry non-ravelers for linking where you can’t go – soon I hope!) I’m just finishing some socks for J1. And, I’m determined to finish my boxers! So, I’ll restart them as soon as I get J1’s socks ready.
I hope to take pictures tomorrow of my Big Shrug, socks in progress, and boxers back on the needles. Let’s hope I get some sun tomorrow so I can! 🙂
Happy Knitting all!
Sadly it took me two days to Kitchner the toes! LOL
But they are done!
Done cuff down, 2 at a time, Magic Loop
Pattern: Baby Cable Rib, from Charlene Schurch’s “Sensational Knitted Socks”
Yarn: Regia Plus Cotton Color
So, here’s an update in the photography department!
First, here is my September Socks…starting to turn the heel! I work two at a time…but I’m a chicken…when I start the heel flaps I move to two needles and work them independently…only moving both back to one needle when the heels are completely done!
Will you all read a post without pictures? It’s just TOO hot and my head is hurting too much to go outside and take pictures right now. If I remember I’ll take a few tomorrow morning before church while it’s cool.
Tuesday night at Knit Night one of the gals brought in 3 bags of yarn! Ribbons and novelty yarn – but also some nice wool. I took a bit of wool for gloves or hats but also some Berroco Quest Color yarn. I knit up a quick Dropped Stitch scarf for my secret pal at church. I hope she’ll enjoy it. I love those super quick projects…don’t you?!?
I cast on and finished the initial ribbing for some socks for J2. I think I’m going to do the Baby cable rib pattern out of Charlene Schurch’s Sensational Knitted Socks. I’m using some Regia Cotton Plus that I got from Ruth awhile back. J2 is pretty sensitive about textures, so I hope he’ll like it.
Also on the needles…
- Boxers – I’m about 95% done with the first side. I’m also about 1/2 through the red yarn..hope I make it!!
- Beth’s Fetching…I’m about 1/3 done with the 2nd one. Once I finish it her birthday present is done!
- I want to make about 20 miniature Christmas stocking ornaments for Christmas – but I’m having trouble getting started.
- Big Shrug. Almost time to take it out of storage and finish it!
That boy! He loved those socks so much he wore them all day long…even though it was 104 outside!! And, today he insisted on wearing them again because it’s picture day! LOL I started to protest because (1) he wore them all day yesterday and (2) pictures are of your FACE – not your feet. And then I remember you are only in first grade once…let it go Momma….let it go! (sigh)
So, this is the only picture he and his socks would hold still for!
Pattern: Garter Rib from Charlene Schurch’s “Sensational Knitted Socks” book
Yarn: “Night Lights”, Superwash Merino sock yarn from CavyShops
Needles: Lace Addis #2, Magic Loop, 2 at once, Cuff down
The August socks – aka J3’s Garter Rib Socks – for the “Sock A Month KAL” are DONE!!!
I finished them at Knit Night last night but when I got home, J3 was in bed already…so I showed them to him first thing this morning. They fit great! So great in fact, he never took them off! So, no photos until tonight – I hope. I want to photograph them outdoors so you all can see the great colors!
PHEW – glad they are done!! I’ll post details on the socks when I post the pictures!