Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Fall socks update

Working residents in the Midwest are accustomed to the concept of  "dark when you leave for work, dark when you get home from work".

Thus I have resorted to taking all of my knitting photos over the weekends when I am home during daylight hours. Merp.

I finished these self striping sock on SSYC's Poste yarn. I knit them on size 1 circulars in my preferred size of 56sts with an afterthought heel.

Although not exactly perfect. I love them.

I started these cotton socks some time over a year ago and in a bit of a FINISH SOMETHING! moment, I knit the second sock. They were knit on size 2 circulars in Cascade Ultra Pima Paints, which is one of my favorite yarns to knit with.

My Christmas cactus has bloomed without any effort. I didn't have to move it to the cooler basement or back off on watering it. Squee!

I haven't worked on this shawl AT ALL. I'm thinking about frogging it. The longer I stare at it, the less I like it.

I am looking so forward to the Thanksgiving holiday. My son is flying to Phoenix for the week to visit family, and my daughter is come home for a week to hang with us. Days full of coffee, cooking, cocktails, cards, and tamale making!

Linking up with Ginny's Yarn Along and Nicole's KCCO this morning!

Happy Thanksgiving Friends!


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Fun Fall Socks

Good Morning!

After FINALLY getting the Autumn Knitting Bug I started these socks.

The yarn was a gift from my Mom about a year ago. I believe it is SSYC's House brand.

They seem to be working up quickly even though I'm knitting them two at a time.

Althoug I don't actually READ much, I do listen to several audio books per month. I have a lengthy commute back & forth to work, so get most of my listening in while driving.

I shamelessly bought a skein of yarn from SSYC last week, JUST so I could get this bag. Awesome!

Did I mention how much I LOVE AUTUMN?

When a 5 year old boy calls and asks you to make him a pumpkin hat...

You make him a pumpkin hat.

And then you make his Dad a hat too.

Boy do my countertops make photographs look barfy. Ew. This hat is much more fun than it appears in this picture. The orange is the same yarn as in the photo above.


A slight bit of progress was made on this Ashburn shawl.

I though this would make a lovely Holiday item to wear. The colors are a bit bold for me to wear, so this may turn out to be a gift or something for sale.

The middle section of the shawl is a textured pattern in the light green color. I'm loving it.

I'm excited to have a bit of a date tonight with Big Daddy tonight. He has the day off for Veteran's Day. We plan to go see Spectre (the new James Bond movie) as soon as I get home from work. YAY!

Looking forward to seeing everyone's project progress today. Linking up with Ginny's Yarn Along and Nicole's KCCO.

Have a great week!