This is the longest time I've ever needed to knit a pair of socks! Eighteen days! @#$%%^&^&*
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
After knitting my Mom's fisherman sweater, and then knitting the size three child sweater, I STILL had enough yarn left to knit this doll sweater! I will keep this one! There are plenty of dolls in my sewing room that can fight over this sweater!
Thirty-four years ago, Mom sent me so many skeins of this Irish fisherman yarn that after I knit her request, an adult cardigan for her, she asked me to keep the leftovers. Oh yeah! I love this yarn and have not seen it in any yarn shops for more than thirty years. It's treated so that it is waterproof, is sort of between DK and worsted weight, and 100 percent wool. It must be dry cleaned. I love it!
With the leftover, I knit my infant son a cardigan in size three. He was five months old at the time but I knew he would grow!! He wore the sweater from age 2 1/2 to age 3 1/2 and then his little sister wore it for a couple of years.
Here is a picture, minus one button that was lost sometime during the last 34 years!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
The video was probably taken in May 2010. Scout waited for Sean and Yohaira to arrive and for me and Jeff to return from Nova Southeastern University Commencement 2010. Then she quickly became unable to walk, lift her head, or even drink water. We said our goodbyes for two days and now she is romping in heaven. What a wonderful companion she was to our family for more than 14 years. We so miss her!!
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Thanks to all your efforts to attend the Commencement 2010 in Florida, the fast paced weekend was a most memorable one. Pictures try to do justice to all the fun but alas, they don't come close. Thank you so much, Jerome, Kristine, Brooklyn (currently incognito under the floral sundress!) and John Jeffrey!
When cute grandson is nearby, knitting is sporatic. Can you see the yarn to my left? John Jeffrey is even more fun than yarn and needles! First he had to have some pizza for a late lunch after the Commencement. Then we played with his cars and dinosaurs. And THEN, Dr. Grampa (Dampa) made a tunnel with his legs! Tunnels are really fun right now and Dampa's legs work even better than blankie or the package of yogurt treats.
I took two sock projects after all since Father's Day this Sunday means there is a deadline quickly approaching.
I finished Hubby's socks; he's also known as Dr. Dad per special daughter. He loves his new socks!! The pic is taken outside on the patio table to get more natural color.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
When special daughter and her toddler left two weeks ago after a few really fun days, suffering from withdrawal symptoms could only be treated successfully with the purchase of yarn.
Did I overdo it??
For those who know me, you know that I knit a LOT and go through a LOT of yarn!
I can rationalize anything!!
Little Grandson at 20 months is so happy to be in the Atlantic Ocean that he will NOT come out of the water!
This afternoon, we fly to join the family in Florida. I'm packing my little Pommel to take as a bribe. Maybe a new toy will coax him out of the ocean long enough for more sunscreen! On ravelry (nomacustom), Pommel has a royal blue ribbon bow but that is not toddler friendly so it is now forever gone.
Pommel is propped by Grandson's "tumble" blocks that he accidentally left at our house two weeks ago. He's a sturdy and floppy little toy and goes well with plastic blocks.
I'm hoping to knit Dr. Hubby and fav son-in-law wool socks for Father's Day. With 1/2 of the Dr.'s done, I think I'll take sock yarn and teeny dpns for plane projects. Of course, I change my mind a lot and have lots of projects started and already on needles.
The pics are taken outside on the patio table to get the true colors of this yarn. Love it!
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
It's mid-afternoon and with the index at 104, I'm surfing ravelry, reading blogs, and knitting. Yes, I always knit socks and cloths while at the computer.
We'll have lots of visitors this month so am ready with new cloths to avoid sabotaging our "go green" goal of no more paper towels. For knitters, all of these patterns are free via the internet.
It was 83 degrees and 101degrees with the heat index at 7:00 AM when we walked our old dog! Already 101!!! So today we're staying mostly inside. I'm flitting from project to project; back of Christmas sweater is done and in the center. It is surrounded by hubby's Father's Day sock (first sock of the pair) on the right, dishcloth on upper left, and two doll sweaters on the lower left of the picture.
Stay cool, everyone!!
Saturday, June 5, 2010
This small critter is a free pattern on Ravelry.com called Pommel. I cheated and avoided losing all the limbs buy picking up stitches on the torso and knitting the i-cord right from the body. That meant a lot less seaming and no worries about losing a leg or arm. I stuffed critter with pellets that are safe and secure in serged pillowcases. I posted more "how-to" pictures on my ravelry finished objects. My name is nomacustom.