Monday, March 24, 2008

Pogues, Thurdsay, March 20, 2008

Here is: Thousands Are Sailing

Here is: A Rainy Night In Soho

Here is: Repeal of the Licensing Laws

Monday, March 17, 2008

Heads - Shortie Socks - Aprons My Son works retail. When he went to work last Thursday, March 13th these beautiful heads were in the garbage. Being the thoughful person he is they were rescued and brought home to live with us. Guess I will need to knit more hats.

These socks were knit from left over yarn from 2 different pair of socks. The yarn is OnLine Summer Color, colors 787 & 788. I used the Fiber Trends - "Toe Jazz" pattern but did not make the toe.

Used the left overs from 3 different pair here.

This Apron was found all cut up along with the apron below up in the attic (w/the unfinished afghans). Just needed to be sewed. When were sunflowers popular. I think I cut this out in 1995. Yikes!

Tropical print - Guess this was cut out sometime in 1995 also.

The reason I went looking for the apron pattern was to make this apron. It is a birthday (belated) gift for my Aunt Gaby. I bought the cloth December 2006 at the "Portsmouth Fabric Company"112 Penhallow Street, Portsmouth, NH. It was supposed to be a 2007 b-day gift. Better this year with Easter so close.

Colors are right on here.
I am leaving on Wednesday to deliver the gift to my Aunt in Sanford, Maine.
Husband and I are stopping in Boston for 2 nights with the "Pogues". Something we started in 2006 - our 25th anniversary. Luckily the Pogues have played 3 years in a row. 26th anniversary and now 27th anniversary.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Moving Into March or Boy Am I Glad February Is OverI had enough yarn leftover from the Dashings to make this:
Pattern: Saving Grace by Dawn Pietzsch
Yarn: Plymouth Tweed
Needle: Size 5
A quick and fun knit.

I was looking through the books that I have on Sunday. I found this Bernat Handicrafter, Book No 46. The copyright date is 1955. There are a few fun knits in here. I picked this:
Pattern: Style 5681
Yarn: Queensland Llama Seta 80% Alpaca 20% Silk
Needle: Size 5
This odd shaped hat was made with short rows. I completed this on Sunday evening while watching television. My daughter liked the idea of this hat thing as it will not give one hat head.
The picture on the left shows hat worn as pictured in Bernat Handicrafter. Picture on right is with hat thing tied behind, less hair to mess up this way.

I have started a pair of "Fetching" to match my new Hat Thing.
Pattern: Fetching by Cheryl Niamath
Yarn: Queensland Llama Seta 80% Alpaca 20% Silk
Needle: Size 5
I am still knitting away on "Twinings" I have completed the 16 row pattern 4 times, 8 inches. This is a real fun knit. Although at night I have a difficult time. The Addi Lace needles have quite a glare under light and the stitches are very small. Sometimes my eyes feel like they are going to pop out. That is when I put Twinings down and work on somehting else. I am in no hurry to complete this.
On a recent trip to the attic I found a bag with 4 afghans in it. All are in an unfinished state. I chose this one to finish first, it needed the least amount of work. This was supposed to be a shower gift for a co-worker. I say supposed because obviously I never gave it as a gift. I had purchased 3 skeins of Red Heart Super Saver in Brick Red. The lable always states -NO DYE LOT - well LIAR! That is not the sunshine in the middle. I think I will use this in the spring and fall evenings while sitting by the camp fire.