Friday, September 7, 2012

One stripe-y sock finished.
Am working on the second afterthought heel
and there'll be a pair
This is for Knitabulls Podcast Self-stripping Sock KAL
or it will be when they're a pair.

Bead assortment to pick from for my next shawl.
I'll be knitting with MadelineTosh Pashmina in Whitewash.
If you recall, it's the yarn used in the border of Sheldon and Leonard Shawl.
Since I'm not into making hard decisions,
I'm going to randomly pick from each of these  
bead dishes when adding them to the shawl.

X X X X X X X X X X X X X 

In the works:


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We use our local library to download audiobooks to my laptop so that we can enjoy listening to them in the evenings.  
I usually knit or do handwork while listening.

Sometimes our choice from the library is limited so we will pick 'unknown-to-us' authors.

We were in for a hoot-and-a-half when we 
happened across the Book #5 in a series.
Didn't know what to expect.

We nervously chuckled and couldn't decide whether 
to be horrified or not.
It's totally entertaining - I think.

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happy dance!  happy dance!
Rain, we got rain!
Since late Friday night
we've had at least 3.5" ! ! ! 
plus we'll be getting cooler temps next week !!!!



  1. Love the colors on your blog, but your socks are getting gaudy.

  2. Richard, I am gaudy ! ! ! LOL LOL

  3. That yarn worked up so beautiful!!!!!!
    I personally like the beads in the bowl that are all different colors. I can't imagine what you are working on, but know it will be gorgeous. Drove through nasty storm on way to Wichita; had to pull over once. temp dropped from 82 to 59!!!! Crisp fall weather in KS last night!!!!

    1. Hey, Paula, thanks for taking time to comment.
      How can we go wrong with yarn and beads :^)
      We've had the rain and today we're getting some cooler temps.
      Safe travels

  4. Just look at those pretty beads! It is fun to think of them knitted into such a beautiful yarn to create the perfect FO! Keep up the amazing work!

    1. Thanks, Ivy. These beads will be knit in the border so we'll have to wait 'til the end to see the results, but the Quaker Ridge Shawl by Susan B. Anderson is a pattern that I just know I'll be wearing a lot this winter.
      hope all is going well with you

  5. Clown socks? I just had to say that after Richard's comment. They sure are your colors (afterthought heel?) The assortment of beads will look wonderful with that yarn. Not even going to guess what the WIP's are. Thanks for the mini-book review. Might have to give this author a try.

    1. What would like be without some color ! ! ! ! !
      Yep, I think I'll always do the afterthought with self-stripes so I can continue the colors at my will. I evenly distributed the decreases over the entire number of stitch rather than at either side.
      I like the round-ness this gives the heel.
      The author, Jeff Lindsay, certain provides a different twist.

  6. I love the socks!! I have the same DVD colourway, so its next on the list! I'm not much for after thought heels, as socks are my mindless knitting and I have been doing them the same way for so long, I just don't feel the need to change. ;) Those beads are gorgeous with the yarn and I like the idea of random picking; it will make it more fun when you are knitting!

    Hugs veelau

    1. for self-striping socks I like to control the stripes at the heel
      otherwise, I like to change heels almost with every sock pair

      I'm looking forward to the beading so I can dip my fingers through those babies to feel the goodness ! !

      I ♥ knitting ♥ ♥ ♥


  7. Hi Gerry--I love your sock! After reading your message I had to go check it out on your blog. Love the whitewash Madelinetosh Pashima. I think picking random beads for the bind-off will work really well for the Quaker Ridge shawl.--Lori

    1. Looking forward to seeing the beaded shawl. I need to get up the guts for beading. Do you pre-string your beads or use a crochet hook?

      The socks are great, but you won't be able to sneak up on anybody, because those colors are so loud they'll hear you coming; -)

    2. I use SuperFloss to add each bead separately. I can load about four or five inches of beads onto the floss with no trouble.

      Ha Ha Ha I hadn't thought of just how loud these socks will be, Joanna. You crack me up ! !