Monday, August 31, 2009

3 STR Heavy Weights and 2 Pairs of Gloves
These two pairs are knit with STR heavy weignt and size 4 needles. Knit 2 Purl 2
Top pair is G-Rocks and the bottom pair is Lagoon
Glorious Gloves
Knit One Crochet Too, Soxx Appeal, green
Size 0 needles
Glorious Gloves
Elsebeth Levold Hempathy, Ink
Size 0 needles
BFF Socks
Followed pattern exactly. Great socks.
STR - Haidi
Size 4 needles

I have spent too much time in the garden and traveling to Maine to see my Mother. Got hit hard with Late Blight on the Brandywine tomatoes. The San Marzano and the grape tomatoes seem okay. String beans and cucumbers are still going strong as are the 4 different peppers.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

July Is Gone August Is Here
Where has the time gone? I sure as heck do not know. These are the "Guitar Man" socks. I knit them for my guitar playing husband.I followed the pattern exactly - 72 stitches on size 1 double point needles. The yarn is "Meilenweit, Mega Boot Stretch" color 713. I like them, the pattern was fun, and my husband likes them.
Then more rainy weather set in and I read a couple of books, or should I say that I napped alot. Then I remembered that I still had alot of fabric in a tote in the garage and decided to make some bags. These are made from "Simplicity" pattern 2830. I made another larger (the one on top) bag but gifted it to my Aunt for her birthday. The bags were fun and believe it or not quite easy. I use the smaller bag (carrots) for my knitting. I can fit a pair of socks that I am working on, the pattern, lip balm, extra skein of yarn , antibacterial wipes, and my wallet in the bag. There are also pockets of the outside for other things collected along the way.These are works in progress. A couple pair of "Glorious Gloves", the black ones are knit with "Hempathy" and the green ones are knit with "SoxxAppeal". I am having finger anxiety. Maybe the next rainy day will help.

Took a quick trip to Maine the end of July. My Mother was quite ill and needed surgery. She had a pacemaker installed at Maine Medical. A wonderful hospital with a lovely nursing staff. My husband and I had our birthday dinner at "DiMillo's", we both had the Seafood Scampi and I am happy to report that it was a dinner I will remember always. Delicious! I am happy to say that my Mother will be going home from the rehab center on Friday 8/7. God Blesss Her, 88 years old and just as stubborn as ever.