Thursday, July 30, 2009

Whew ! ! ! Finally have a finished pair of Rick

The pattern is by Cookie A and is from her book Sock Innovation.
Not an easy pattern to like. Though the stitches are relatively sstraightforward the combo was not an easy knit for me. Am not real happy with this pair. We'll see if the end up frogged.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Another Look

Topper Closeup Hedera WIP

I thought that the Fruit Compote Topper deserves a better look.  So here it is as it resembles the shapes and colors of my new teapot.  I love them both. 


My second pair of Hedera is coming along.  Not certain I’ll use the Noro Kureyon Sock yarn again – not too much stretch to this yarn – but love the color and they’ll showoff the pattern just right.


Sunday, July 19, 2009

Two More Pair Added to The Sock Drawer ! !

sox 008

I began this pair more than three months ago when we first started our Knit & Crochet night on the 4th Tuesday Nite of each month.  Have finished several pair in between, especially those Raverly Cookie A’s KALs.  Now here these are really for wearing this Fall.

Diamond Lace

Now is pair began its life as Coquette by Melissa Morgan-Oakes.  By the way, it’s TOFUtsies 50% Superwash wool, 25% Soysilk Fibers, 22.5% cotton and 2.5% Chitin [which is, btw, made from shrimp and crab shells and is naturally antibacterial!]. After being frogged they were going to be Spiraling Coreolsis by Cat Bordhi but didn’t make it past the toe and foot sections, only to be abandoned for a period.  Then they became Lace Diamond from The Ultimate Sock book in the leg section only. 
So add two more pair to the list.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Crocheting is Fun !

Crocheted tabletopper

Yet another Lucy-Style crocheted item.  This cute little tabletopper made with granny squares was joined as I went along.  A great way to connect the squares as they are made so there aren’t a large, loose pile of squares toppling all over the place.

Another beautiful day with cool temps and clear sky.  Not like our typical summer at all.  We’re enjoying it while we can knowing the weather can turn to hot and humid anytime in July and August.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Tea Cozy

Suppose I should give you a look at my finished tea cozy.  I thought there was another piece to knit, however, all I had to do was make the six leaves and knit the I-cord.

teapot cozy 009-1

Now it’s time for a cuppa .  .  .  .

Saturday, July 11, 2009

A Little Crocheting

Crochet pillowcase 004

Took time last evening and this afternoon to do a little crochet edging on a new pillowcase.  It’s been a very long time since I’ve done anything like this.  A great break from knitting socks, especially since I’m attempting to put some time between me and my latest pair of Cookie A designed socks.  As you may have guessed, the pattern is not working for me right now.  Had to frog four or so rounds and have begun picking up sts.  Ugh ! ! ! ! .

Friday, July 10, 2009

A Great Surprize

Surprize tabletopper w teapot

Imagine my surprize when I opened a pkg from my brother yesterday ! ! ! ! !   Just look at this tabletopper  with it’s lovely compote of beautiful fruit.  Pears, cherries and tomato.  Doesn’t go well with my newest tea set?  All matchy-matchy! ! ! !   So lovely to look at and dream .  .  .

hedera with Noro yarn 003

As promised - - the progress I’ve made on Hedera by Cookie A.  This is the Noro Kureyon Sock yarn from the two swatches.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

A Little Catch Up

Making progress on this pair that I cast on in March.  Doesn’t look like much considering the amount of time they’ve been on the needle.  But, you must remember, I keep these in the car and knit while on the way to our daily walk, mail check, lunch out and any other running around we need to do.  My knitting time is allotted out in 5 to 13 minutes slots.  Just time for a round or two a trip.

stash 001

Here’s a skein of Noro Kureyon Sock Wool that once it was wound into two balls I couldn’t find the color repeat that would allow each sock to look identical in color wave.  The did the only thing I could think of, I knit the entire two balls into long swatches so that I could identify where to begin each sock.  Since I knit 2-at-a-time socks it looks pretty good as far as the ribbing goes.  I’ll post a pic of my progress tomorrow.

Noro Yarn Hedra 004