Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
This is what my sweater looked like after skyping! I frogged all but the first few rows! Ugh! Here's the story why frogging was necessary:
Early this morning, skyping with daughter and grandson, I happily showed the five inches of my sweater back. I want to wear the hooded cardigan this fall and it's going quickly!
Well...............after we "hung up", I looked closely at my sweater and realized that all my cables were in the same direction! They were supposed to alternate C4F and C4B with the C4B knit within the diamond design. I knit both sleeves and the design is gorgeous! The back was WRONG! I plan to wear this sweater forever, and want it right so............ the quickest way to fix was to frog the entire thing.
Yes I could have gone to each cable pattern, ripped it down the five inches and picked up the stitches again. But from my experience, the cables aren't as neat and even when you have to rip and pick up the stitches.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Using size 10 needles, I cast on twenty stitches and knit garter stitch while reading my book. After binding off, I seamed part of the ends to form fingerless mitts. The yarn is very interesting with strands of thick and thin and also some sparkle.
I went outside to photograph and my furry helper supervised this effort like he did in the prior post.
I knit a few rows on my sock while sipping coffee and reading blogs. Yup, the ultimate multi-tasker, that's me!! When I read daughter's blog, I also stole this picture of her newborn. This is the cutest granddaughter, ever!! Am I proud, biased, in Grammum heaven? Just a wee bit!
Monday, September 27, 2010
This is Tofutsies sock yarn and one of my favorites!
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Lunch/picnic was at Puma Park today and I'm not sure if it is in Littleton or Centennial. Regardless, it is perfectly serene and a lovely place for us to take a break. As always, I'm knitting (see the skein of sock yarn next to the Doc) and thinking of the cute grandson. The park equipment is designed for little toddlers!
Saturday, September 25, 2010
The fresh panne looked and smelled soooooooooooo good!
We love seeing mountains in the distance at nearly every place we visit.
Friday, September 24, 2010
A close up of the hats is under the title "Lost in Denver." Both girls are adorable and the hat on the living child seems a great fit. I used size 8 dpns and cast on 92 stitches, using ribbing at the band, then decreased to 90 stitches when knitting the head portion. I think I started decreasing after 4.5 inches.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
This is one idea presented for a first project for a class for new knitters between ages 8-17. I'm hoping the puppy will appeal to the boys too! One pup has no purls in it just in case casting on and knitting is overwhelming at first.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Since storage holds most of our life right now, including clothing, including warm hand knit hats, Jeff requested another hand knit hat. He also asked that he choose the yarn color. He said I could choose the pattern; it just had to have enough length to fold around the ears. Here's the start of his hat! Ravelry.com has this pattern listed as a free one. It's gorgeous!
It's not traumatic at all! We are constantly plugging in new locations and addresses and names of places into the GPS and sometimes we happen onto wonderful surprises. It's all been great! This week, we were on time for Mass at St. Thomas More!! We didn't get lost a bit!
Fall officially begins this week so to be prepared, we each bought a winter coat. Cold weather is on its way. I already am battling congestion since our hike into the Rocky Mountain National Park last Sunday. Had a wee bit of asthma and lots of rattling cough before I was smart enough to ask advice from the lovely pharmacist (she comes from Florida so understands my breathing adjustment problems!) at Albertson's. Yeah, I'm doing so much better!
After the coats, we thought we might look at boots. Well, that search took us to a huge mall with wonderful stores. Forget about boots!! Other stores called us!! My favorite, of course, was the American Girl store!! It was wonderful and totally overwhelming at the same time. Jeff and I promised ourselves we would return to this mall when we had fewer tasks on our list.
Speaking of American Girl, a matching hat set is in the mail, on its way to a special girl and her doll.
Monday, September 13, 2010
These are projects I knit yesterday while driving through the Rocky Mountains. Hubby drove, I knit. He swears he can see the stitches leaning in the same direction that I leaned due to fear of high elevations and no guard rails! I was a wee bit scared during parts of the drive!!
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Our belongings are in storage until we choose a house to buy. Today we both needed something from the storage shed! Imagine the balancing act Jeff preformed in retrieving important things: yarn and books, and a very long extension cord for weed eating a very large lot. Now that I have the Debbie Bliss book, I can continue knitting my hooded cardigan.