Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Easter !

How was yours ?  Mines was easy as Sunday morning.  I was invited to a couple of homes but chose to take it slow and rested.  My son and daughter-in-law called and sent these adorable photos of my grands.


This is Elisia who will be three this year and Josiah who will be turning two.



Baby Maya will be one this year.



Elisia and Josiah with their first cousin Selah


I'm hoping to see them soon.







Wednesday, April 17, 2019

WIP Wednesday

Sweater Drama ! 

I'm happy to say that my case of startitis seems to be over and done.  I had dedicated myself to this sweater and made pretty good progress on it.  I won't be completing it though.  It's okay.  I'm not upset about it.  I cannot remember which yarn this is or what year I purchased it.  The thing is it's an angora blend which my skin doesn't like.  I kept telling myself "I'll finish it and give the sweater away but my skin said no.  While working on it I had a blanket and towel in my lap just to keep the hairs from reaching my thighs.  It didn't matter.  My forearms were red, itchy and some days welted.  I'd done about nine inches of the body and had to force myself to put it away.  I'm actually going to throw the whole thing away.  I've given myself an A for effort.  I will have to choose another sweater pattern.


WIP

Another yarn from my stash is this Cherry Hill Silk Merino Dk.  It's about 325 yards and would make a lovely cowl.  


A cowl pattern will do until I figure out which sweater pattern to work on.


My Gardening World

Things are coming along slowly but surely for my patch of dirt.  I bought a Pincushion flower.  Up north we called them balloon Plants but whatever.  It's a pretty little thing and matches the color scheme.


I spent a lot of time in Atlanta helping my Aunt out then I went under the weather and laid up for almost a week.  I think I over exerted myself seeing as I haven't recuperated from my own illness.  I'm feeling better now.


Enjoy the rest of your week !

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Startitis

Why do we become afflicted with startitis ? It feels so good starting all those projects with the needles burning into the yarn like fire.  Zoommmm !  You think you're getting somewhere then poof !  The desire for that project is gone as quick as it came then It's onto the next beginning...


A Creature




April socks



The yoke to a sweater



There are even more projects...


Gardening News

Yesterday I was fortunate enough to pick up two Foxgloves at Walmart.  Never grown them but I've always been in awe of these exotic looking plants.  They grow to five feet plus !  Like delpheniams and hollyhock they are biannual bloomers though.  The prettiest plants are.


Clematis !  I'm not sure which one this is so I'll have to research a bit more.

So pretty.


Have a great week !




Friday, March 22, 2019

FO Friday

Another month another pair of socks. Is it me or doesn't the year seem to be moving fast ?  In less than 10 days April will be upon us.

My March Socks

A wild colorway coupled with a vanilla sock always makes sense.

 

The yarn is Studio Samples fingering. I'm gushing over the fact that I paid $1.00 for it !  I didn't use a pattern.  These were done on US 2s.

Question of the day.  What makes sock knitting so addictive ?  I can't figure it out but yes, I am addicted.  I'm making socks even when I don't want to !

Enjoy Your Weekend !


Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Small Stuff #2

This weekend I shopped for bulbs.  The stores had great colors and selections but these black lilies were my favorite.  I hope they do well in my garden. 


I'm probably the only person on Ravelry that hadn't made this.  The Earbud Pouch made with Patons Kroy on US 2s.



Why does a 1x1 rib stress me out but the seed stitch seems relaxing ? Go figure.





Enjoy Your Week !



Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Swatching and Fire !


Not much crafting has gone on for the past few days. Saturday I went through my Ravelry queue to look at cardigan and sweater patterns and to purchase a few.   The goal is to make at least one sweater this year. I never swatch for smaller items but this I needed to swatch for.  I'm not sure which pattern yet but I have chosen the yarns.  It's a good thing I swatched the Elsebeth lavold silky wool because I would need to either go up two needle sizes or to make a larger size with adjustments because of my tight knitting.  The Rowan wool would only need an upsize in needle.  Sometimes swatching feels like a waste of time but it paid off especially with the Silky Wool.


Elsebeth lavold silky wool 



  Rowan Super Fine DK.


What ate up most of  my weekend...



Borrowed from a friend who was gracious enough to let me read it before her.  This book is Fire🔥🔥🔥!!!  It was released this March 10, 2019.  Many of my Goodread friends were talking about it and waiting for it' realease.  I was going to preorder it but after reading Mr. Swanson' s review from his last book (which wasn't that good) I was going to pass.  So without guilt I put my Al Roker down for a bit and picked up Mr. Swanson.  The story drew me in and I couldn't stop reading.  It had me hook, line and sinker.  Sure it's only about 350 pages but I haven't finished a book in three days in decades.  Not since my 30s or 40s have I done this.   Getting back to the old me !

Happy Knitting,  Reading and Crafting to You!

Carry on !