Saturday, May 28, 2005

Life goes on...

This has been a roller coaster month. I finally got my new knee brace. It fits well, but it doesn't help much with the pain. It does seem to help keep my knee from buckling under me, which is a big accomplishment.

The Boy has moved into an apartment with his buddies. I have mixed feelings about this...I am happy he is out living his own life, but I miss my boy!!! He keeps telling Hubby and me that he wants to show us he has learned all the things we have tried to teach him. I just think he should have waited and gone to collage first. Maybe he just needs to find his own path. I wish you health, luck, and happiness my son.

Thank You to everyone who has wished me a Happy Birthday. I had a nice quiet day with no surprise, just like I wanted. I never did get a chance to place my birthday yarn order with knit picks. I am hoping I can do so in a few weeks.

On to knitting...I have finished my first pair of socks!!! I don't know why I waited so long to learn to make them.

My first pair of socks


Here is my sock yarn stash so far. The purple lion brand is almost a completed pair of socks. In the next few days I am hoping to have the second pair done. I only have the toes left to finish. For my third pair I will use the pink, green,blue and white yarn called "Sweet Tarts". I just love the colors in this yarn!!! This yarn looks just a little thinner than the Lion Brand. I may have to do "the dreaded swatch" before making socks #3.

Sock yarn stash



A few months ago I think I mentioned my bright blue felted hat...Well, here it is. I just love this hat. I made one like it, only taller for the girl last Christmas along with a neck warmer. I will try to get her to let me get a picture to show you. In the mean time, here's my hat.

Knitted felted hat


I will try to post as many pictures as I can while I still have this borrowed camera. Maybe this year I can buy one of my own...Maybe when I grow up. :)

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Socks...

I have been working on socks lately. I started my second sock. After about 4 inches I realized that the first was a bit larger. I found my tension was not consistent. So, I made a visit to the frog pond. I started the sock over again and am happy to report that so far they match. I have now reached the point where I am starting the heel.

Have you heard about the new cotton sock yarn at www.knitpicks.com ? My birthday is next week, and I always try to do a little something special for myself...So I will be placing an order for some. I can't wait. I just love their stuff!!! A few weeks ago I got some of their simple stripes sock yarn. I haven't tried it yet but the colors are wonderful . It's a wool blend yarn. I also bought the book "Knit Socks Whatever the Yarn!" from eBay. It has patterns for super fine, sports weight and worsted weight. The way it reads to me, you can make socks from Sugar and Cream yarn. I always thought that would be kind of thick but maybe not. The book has patterns for ankle socks for the summer. So you can guess what my next sock adventure will be. :)


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