Saturday, December 29, 2007

Finished DH sweater

Finally finished knitting DH sweater that I started May 2004 while on the trip to Bosnia. Now onto sewing seams and blocking. We both think the sweater is now too small for him. If so, it will go to Uncle Gray and if it's too small for him then it will go to afghans for Afghanistan. I'll post photos later.

I've finished 45% of the Wildfoote Ragtime sock since returning from the beach. Today I spent most of my time on Ravelry posting enough sock yarn for 31 socks - that doesn't include the stash I bought at the beach. I'm glad I've joined a knit down the stash group. Between my two part-time jobs, classes and life at home, I'll be hard pressed to knit 31 socks but I'm going to try.

Recently finished this Herringbone Lace sock in Cascade Fixation Solid. Pattern from Ann Budd's Getting Started: Knitting Socks. Size 8

Pattern was easy to memorize. The yarn is yummy. I have two skeins of this colorway left as well as 4 in Hokie colors.

We're enjoying watching football games - me with my knitting and DH and his Weavette.
He is using his grandmother's Weavette to make a blanket for us.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

I'm back

Once again, I can't believe how many months it has been since I last blogged, but here I am again. We just returned from Christmas at Nags Head, NC. DH and I spent the past few days in Duck, NC where we rested, ate, slept and watched the ocean change from rough and rolling to calm and serene.

I got caught up on my sock knitting and started a new pair. I finished this pair of Cascade Fixation - Herringbone Lace pattern.

I started this basic sock in Wildfoote Ragtime. I love this yarn. From the time we left the beach, I knitted about 4 inches on the sock. Here is a view, while I sat in the car and DH put air in one of the tires before we left Duck.

As we crossed the bridge before entering the tunnel at Hampton .....

And another from Pierce's - the best barbecue spot in Central Virginia.

More later, time to love on the kitties!