Saturday, February 23, 2013


WIP's - "Works In Progress." I have *mumble-mumble* .... OKAY OKAY, I'll say it out loud. I have TEN WIP's going at the moment. Hey, that's not as bad as one time I had FOURTEEN.

By the way, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND two magazines if you're a yarn-aholic like me. "Knit 1-2-3" and "Crochet 1-2-3." They are chock-full of fun and doable projects, and inexpensive to boot. I can thank the issue I got in the mail Wednesday for the middle 3 projects shown here - the pillow, skirt and shawl. I HAD TO DO THEM OR ELSE. So started they got, and knitting I am. Lovin' it. Can you say, "I love variety?" ha ha

So here are 5 of the projects I've got on needles right now - all knitting. The crocheting seems to have taken a back burner over the knitting fervor.

Short Row Scarf - Lion Brand Amazing yarn in "Pink Sands."

Mitered Pillow - Red Heart Super Saver yarn in "Sage Green" (I think. Lost the label.).

Girlie Skirt - Caron Simply Soft yarn in blue.

Soft Shoulder Shawl - Lion Brand Homespun yarn in "Tudor." The pattern called for "Mimosa," which is very pretty colors, but wallyworld didn't have that color, so I got "Tudor," which also has very pretty colors.

Zig-Zag Scarf - Lion Brand Amazing yarn in "Mauna Loa."

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Sock Stress

I have wanted to learn to knit socks.

A lady is teaching me how.

I have had several fits and starts trying to accomplish this.

I've lost track of how many times I've started this sock.

Yesterday, my sock was going good, and looked like this:

I had a good inch of ribbing accomplished. I sat down and was happily knitting-and-purling-and-knitting-and-purling.

Then it happened.


No matter how hard I tried and worked with it, I couldn't recover them. So then it looked like this:

Now, today, I am in the process of ONCE AGAIN starting this sock.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Baby Booties

In January, a local, weekly "handwork" session started meeting at the library. It's for learning knitting and/or crocheting or whatever, for just sitting and working on projects, or even just dropping in and enjoying a visit. Most ladies are learning to knit. It's been a blast, and I look forward to it every week. One thing I'm wanting to learn is how to knit a sock. I am working on that, and I'll make another post soon. But in the meanwhile, I've perhaps taken a "baby step" (appropriate term!) towards knitting footwear. At one of our meetings, we all got a pattern to make "easy baby booties." So I gave it a whirl, and I'm addicted! According to the number of stitches and rows, there are five different sizes you can make. Here are two sets of the "preemie" size ... I nearly fainted from cuteness when they were done. They are easy and fun, and can be used for gifts or donations. Be ready to go "Awwww!!!"