Tuesday, November 30, 2010

We Have Pictures!


This was my to knit pile on Sunday. The afghan and sock were finished by Sunday evening. The purple dishcloth was started and the black scarf was started Monday morning.


Finished items!



A finished shawl!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Quick Update

Yesterday's knitting went quite well I think.

The pink socks are completed, the blue afghan is totally finished (ends wove in and all!), another dishcloth almost half knit and I am ready to start the black scarf. It would have been cast on last night but I couldn't find the circular needle that I needed; but I found it this morning.

If I can find a couple of minutes this morning to cast on then I will be back on track. (Sorry, still no pictures)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Loose Ends

This weekend has been all about finishing up the many projects that I have had on the needles for a couple of weeks.

The shawl that I knit way back in September has been just waiting to have the ends wove in. That job which took me all of three minutes has been finished and the shawl delivered to its new owner. My husband's birthday socks are finished and I have three dishcloths finished for Christmas gifts.

So, what is left for me to work on today are my daughter's pink sock - it needs a foot, the blue afghan is still waiting for its boarder, another dishcloth needs to be knit and a Christmas scarf needs to be started.

Sorry for the lack of pictures once again but it seems that the computer does not want to download anything at the moment. Maybe later today...

Friday, November 26, 2010

Birthday Socks


This pair of socks seems to have been taking forever to knit. They were my husbands birthday present. Yesterday was his birthday. This picture was taken earlier in the week when I had high hopes that the second sock would be finished in time. It ended up being close.

The first sock was finished but I didn't sew the toe closed. That turned out to be a good thing because they are just a bit too long. I am going to pull them back so they will fit perfectly. The second sock only has a couple of inches to go before the toe shaping. My goal is to have them finished for tonight so he can have warm feet when he is curling.

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Other Afghan



Finally, I have a picture to show you! This is the blue afghan that I am putting together.

The sock knitting is continuing. I will have three pairs finished very soon!

The next projects are some Christmas decorations with beads. The beads are strung on the wool just waiting...

Friday, November 12, 2010

Afghans

Afghans seem to be consuming my knitting time this week. While neither of them are a part of my Christmas knitting I have felt the need to get them both finished up quickly and send them on to their new homes.

This has put my Christmas knitting WAY behind schedule but that is ok. If some people gets half finished projects Christmas day it will give me something to knit on for the rest of the day! And really, when have I ever got all of my Christmas knitting finished on time anyways! At least this year I have a better excuse.

The green lap blanket from a couple of posts ago is now finished. The man it is going to will be home from the hospital soon and hopefully it will bring him some comfort knowing that all his friends from the knitting group he belongs to knit a part of the blanket for him.

The blue afghan was dropped off at Carrie's Quilting and Knitting store to see if someone would finish it. A grandmother was knitting this afghan for her granddaughter for Christmas. Sadly, the grandmother passed away in the summer. The mother would still like for her daughter to get the afghan at Christmas as a last present from her grandmother. How can you say no to that? So I brought it home. All of the strips are knit so it just needs to be put together and an edging added around it. It is almost put together and it isn't too big so the boarder won't take too long.

I am off to an appointment this morning so my sock is coming with me.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Computers

Computers. I have been working on the post since Saturday night and I am still not sure if it is going to work.

As I have been logging in and out and trying to download pictures for what seems like a million times it seems that I still can't download pictures, I was thinking that knitting is so much less complicated than computers. Needles and wool. How much can go wrong with that? Then I caught myself, lol, and realized a lot (dropped stitches, mistakes in patterns, cables twisting the wrong way, etc etc)! But at least I can fix those problems.

So for now this will be a post without a picture. The afghan picture and its story will have to wait.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Tonight's Project


Work is finished for the day, we have eaten and cleaned up the kitchen and I have done all the housework I am going to do for the evening. It is knitting time!

This is what I have chosen to work on tonight. The afghan is a group project that a few of us are working on. It is a lap afghan version of a prayer shawl. One of the fellows at work is sick and we thought this would help to make him feel better as he is recovering. I will have this project with me for the weekend so I am hoping to get a lot knit on it in between working on the socks.

The socks are progressing well. Both the pink and brown sock are ready for their heels to be turned. That may be tomorrow night's knitting. Right now I feel like curling up on the couch with my book and the afghan and work on mindless garter stitch and seed stitch.

Happy knitting!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Socks, Socks, Socks


November is officially sock month at Carrie's Quilting and Knitting Store! I have started 3 pairs.

The brown sock will be a birthday present for my husband. It is knit out of good old Kroy sock yarn. The colour is Buckthorn Stripes and they are being knit on a set of 2.75mm 4 dpns. This sock yarn is washable and dryable so that equals non felting. A good choice for a man who some times does his own laundry.

The pink sock will be a Christmas present for my daughter. It is knit out of Regia Softy Color. It is so soft. This sock is being knit on a 3.5mm circular sock needle. Again this yarn is washable. Also a good choice for a teenager who does her own laundry.

The green and white sock is a sample sock. I am trying out knitting two socks together, one inside the other. This is so much fun to knit!! The sample sock is being knit on worsted weight yarn with 4.5mm dpns until I feel comfortable switching to sock yarn. If all goes well the actual socks will be a gift for someone as well.

Happy sock knitting!