Friday, February 12, 2016
Thursday, February 11, 2016
On needles now, but fast approaching the finish. It's a hat! Easy-Peasy!
A repair job on my favorite sweater. I wear this ALL the time, especially since we've had a cold snap with freezing temperatures for weeks. It needed a wash, and I was appalled to see how long the sleeves were when I stretched it out to dry. So, snip-snip, I removed 5" of cuff and bound off. Wearing it now...
And remember my carry-around socks? Finished at last...Started October 8, with left-over yarn from two other sock projects. They are truly fraternal twins, but I love the frugality. Finished January 26.
And immediately (January 27) started these socks called Angee by Cookie A. The pattern is super; interesting but memorable. The yarn is to die for!! It's Caper Sock yarn by String Theory! I'm zipping through it because I just want it in my hands. The cashmere/merino combination is scrumptious! SCRUMPTIOUS, I say!!
This first sock was done in 5 days. Number two is almost to the heel...slowed in progress only because I have startitis and now have several other things to hold my attention, along with numerous piano/organ gigs coming up.
Mid-January, I saw a friend with an interesting looking hat, and she pointed out that it was a "pony-tail" hat! What? Two days later... You can't see the back, but it's open with a button closure to allow for the ponytail! Brilliant! Two days later, my granddaughter's ponytail was cut off... but I made a bigger one for mommy. No buttons, yet. (Low priority.)
January, and so far, February, are just perfectly cold for knitting!
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Monday, February 8, 2016
On Saturday: (St, Maarten)
On Monday: (Norway)
Very excited that these turned out so well! Papa's sweater is 2-1/2 years old... and since they hike together, I thought she needed a matching pullover.
The Pattern: "Single Stranded Tunic by Susie Bonell from the Cascade Yarns website. However, I used the pattern for Raglan Sleeves from The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns by Ann Budd.
The Yarn: Ecological Wool by Cascade Yarns
Friday, January 1, 2016
However, it was rusted, and we couldn't open it.
Happy New Year! Found a cache today, first in 2016, while visiting El Yunque National Forest...went early in the day, and no lines, few people. Everyone resting after the night of activity! Hiked a trail to a waterfalls and swimming area. Water seemed too cold, so Mick was the only one of our group to take the plunge. It was a great morning for a rain forest hike, with no rain.