Thursday, October 25, 2007

......................Lets Go Red Sox..................
A couple weekends ago we went camping. High Point State Park
Very cold and we needed lots of wood. Tired arms and no knitting.Finished the afghan
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver 100% acrylic
Color: 0378 Claret
Needle: size 17 circular
Pattern: #12 Graceful
from The Big Book of Quick Knit Afghans
Finished Size: 47" x 62"
And another pair of socks
Yarn: Ella Rae Classic 100% wool
Color: 37 Admiral Blue
Pattern: 48 stitches size 5 needle

Thursday, October 11, 2007

A Few More GiftsBoot Socks
Ladies size 8
Yarn: Cascade "Cloud 9" 50%merino/50% angoria - 2 skeins
Color 114 - Lilac
Basic 40 stitch sock, knit on size 5 dp's

Purple Hat
To fit 4 year old
Yarn: The Leader - 100% Acrylic, from Webs, 1 skein for hat & mittens
Color 063 - Bright Orchid
Seaman Hat Pattern, size medium, size 5 circular

Purple Mittens
To fit same 4 year old, knit with same yarn as purple hat, on size 4 dp's
Pattern from Gloves And Mittens, by Nomis

Blue Hat
To fit 2 year old
Yarn: The Leader - 100% Acrylic
Color 001 - Sky Blue
Seaman Hat pattern size small, size 5 circular

Blue Mittens
To fit same 2 year old, knit with same yarn as blue hat, size 4 straight needle
Pattern from Jack Frost 2 Needle Mittens
These 2 pair of mittens are made with scrap yarn using the 2 needle-Jack Frost pattern and knit during MLB playoff games. I love watching these games but have to knit mindlessly.
Works in Progress
Very slow progress on the "Peace Fleece" Aran sweater.
"I Love Gansey Socks" are also progressing slowly, not worth a picture.
Most time spent on this Afghan
Big Book of Quick Knit Afghans
Pattern: #12 Graceful
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver, Color Claret

Sunday, October 07, 2007

What A Long 2 Weeks
Work has actually sucked the life out of me. This weekend was our premier event. Long months of planning but the last 2 weeks are always the worse. The event is a festival; 3 stages of music, craft vendors, non-profit vendors, Guiness Book Of World Records Ribbon Cutting, banks, food, businesses, and only 6ish volunteers. Stages and vendors spaces need to be set up and broken down, food needs to be donated for performers and folks that would like to pay to be in the VIP tent. The weather was perfect. in the 80's and NO rain, this is an out door event. My legs feel as though they climbed Mt Washington.
And beside all of this it is MLB playoff time. October is my favorite. The weather is pleasant, great baseball, my team is in "GO RED SOX", and it is time for camping.
I have been knitting. Mindless knitting, knitting mittens and hats. Keeps the skill up and some little ones somewhere will be warm. No pictures. Soon. The mornings are foggy and by the time I come home at night it has been dark.