Thursday, July 09, 2009

I'm Back
It has been awhile. In February I started a training program at the local Community College. It pretty much sucked the life out of me I attended school M-F from 8-3. Three of the days were spent learning Microsoft Office Suite 2007 and the other two days were spent learning QuickBooks Pro 2007. The classes were fun. I met new people, no knitters. I did some knitting as you will see but most of the time I spent learning and trying to get my knee healthy. As of this writing I still do not have a knee I can depend on. I do still have hope for this knee and will continue with the healing. I then took a 5 week Customer Service and Sales training course. I still need to take the test for this, I think it is July 20, 2009. The garden is also doing well. We have been eating peas for quite some time. The first cucumber was picked yesterday and the softneck garlic was picked today.
I knit this hat for my husband for Valentile's Day/Presidents Weekend. We were traveling to Maine for a visit with my mother and I thought this would keep his head warm
Yarn:, Peruvian Pure Alpaca, color 2124 Oxblood, 2 skeins
Needles: Size 7 Circular
I knit these for my husband for our annual Happy Anniversary trip to Boston in March. They were perfect for the occasion.
Pattern taken from Nomis - Gloves and Mittens To Knit For The Entire Family
Pattern: Classic Gloves, I made them fingerless
Yarn: Patons, Kroy Socks 4 ply, Color 54013, Hickory
Needle: Size 2 dp
These socks were knit from Opal 6-fach. Not sure what the color is.
There are two pair of socks here, both from the one skein. The taller pair are womens. The pattern is knit one and purl one all the way down tothe toe. The shorter pair, yes there are two socks on the one foot, are a men's shortie sock. My husband like to wear them with sandles in cooler weather.
The Afghan is from "Brunswick Yarns Leaflet" Volume 9520
Cables and Lace Afghan
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver, Color - Cafe, 12 skeins
This afghan is super big. It measured 90"x70"

Tipsy Knitter Socks
From the book "Socks Socks Socks"
Yarn: Fleece Artist, Somoko, Color - Burgandy
Needle: Size 2
These socks were fun to knit. Lace and cables all mixed up and tippy. The mohair in the yarn made it a little itch to knit with but feels fine on the foot. The silk makes the socks a little heavy but soft and warm.

I have another pair of socks (Guitar Man Socks) on the needles and I am working on a couple pairs of "Glorious Gloves". I will return soon.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy moly, you have been busy! I love that you got 2 pair of socks out of one ball of yarn.

7/9/09, 3:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad you're back! Just look at all that lovely knitting, you're amazing. :)

7/9/09, 6:16 PM  
Anonymous freshisle said...

I missed you! Welcome back. Gorgeous knits - especially the afghan. Wow!
School takes a lot of time and I hope it went well. Also, hoping your knee improves.

7/10/09, 2:57 PM  
Anonymous twilight news said...

holy god !!! at last you come back and posted a valuable experience from the last couple of days.

7/11/09, 5:29 AM  
Anonymous Jeanne said...

Welcome back! Great projects - all so pretty - love the socks!

7/11/09, 8:19 AM  

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