And so ends a beautiful weekend. It took a little while for the beach clouds to blow over, but when they did, what a day! It’s been a pretty good month, and I can’t believe it’s almost May.
I always feel a little blue when my hubby leaves for the big city (Seattle) on Sunday. His new job is in Seattle and soon he’ll be telecommuting, but for a few weeks he’ll just be coming home on the weekends. The dogs go crazy after he leaves, they run after him, and then sit and stare out the window waiting for him to come back. They make me laugh, and I love them to death, so I’m glad they are here with me.
Knitting… yes, we had some knitting going on over the weekend in-between home projects.
I first want to show you the cuties little socks ever. I picked up a sock blocker key chain (w/pattern) at The Yarn Corner this week.
This is a great sock to knit if you need to have some instant gratification for finishing a project. And who doesn’t need to get that feeling once in a while. I have it double this week, as I’ve knit up two… I guess I have a mis-matched pair of socks done!
The teal yarn (I know it looks blue, but it’s not) is from my very first pair of socks. And the second brown/pink and blue yarn is from my RPM socks. It only takes a little bit of sock yarn and about an hour. I’ll be making more of these down the road… you know, when I need to get that feeling that I’ve finished something! You really should get in to buy one of these cute kits before they are all gone.
My shawl had a little set back early in the week. I had the wrong number of sts after one row and then I tried to correct it and it got worse and worse and worse. Totally Frogged it all!
I started again on Wednesday and I’m very happy now.
I really love this pattern, I think it’s great for a first time shawl. I totally love the fact that you have to concentrate on the pattern and it feels soooo good when I have the right number of sts at the end of the row. Yes, I now count at the end of each row before continuing on to make sure I have the correct number. Lessons learned. I know I’ll need to get some pins for blocking too, but I have a while before that day comes!
While sitting at my desk in our home office yesterday, I picked up my dpn’s and my Lucy STR yarn (picked this up at the Canby, OR Flock and Fiber Festival last summer). I was organizing piles of papers and putting stuff away and ran across this sock pattern that I printed so that I would remember where this great yarn came from. Anyway, I went out to the website, and once again there is no more of this yarn. I will need to watch closer or email them to ask if I can get on a list or something for the next time they make it up. The yarn is from Freshisle Fibers in Canada. It’s self-striping watermelon! If anyone knows where else I might find this yarn I would love to hear from you. OK, back the sock pattern and the lovely Lucy yarn, I decided to start on this simple pattern with Lucy and so now I have one more project going. These are my Office Lucy Socks – because they will stay in the office, and I will work on them in here while downloading etc.
I’m having some issues with downloading photos right now, so that’s why some are very large. It seems I’ve used all my space at Flickr for this month, so I’m using my Photobucket. Whatever it takes to get the job done, right!
Speaking of getting the job done, I’m off to finish up the laundry before settling in to some knitting!