Monday, October 26, 2009

Small progress

Knitting the CTH Java socks on teeny tiny needles (1.5mm) that are SHARP! Needed a break so started the 2nd sock of the red Berroco Sox pair for a break.

2.0mm needles are HUGE!

Proving once again that everything is relative.

Overdosing on Cake Boss while knitting socks. It's a good thing.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sock 7

Sock #7 - pair #6

Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Merino in colour Java - deep and rich

Knitting it in mistake stitch rib - seemed to need a more formal approach than the feather and fan

About 1/2 into the ankle


Friday, October 23, 2009

Blissfully Friday

And the weather is lousy so lots of knitting.

Almost done sock six - ever onwards!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sock Six

This will be sock six - Berroco Sox Metallic

Am about halfway into the foot and may finish tonight

Don't know yet what sock seven will be knitted in - I found a skein of Cherry Tree Hill Supersock in Java in my stash and may do that.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sock progress

Two of these are done:

One of these:

One of these:

And this is done to the heel turn:

That makes 5 of 12 - pretty good sock drawer filling progress is being made I think!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Not reading blogs!

I am refusing to read any blogs this week - no reports of Rhinebeck will be viewed or consumed!

I am knitting!

That is all!

Friday, October 16, 2009

No Rhinebeck for YOU!

Ainslie and I both decided it wasn't a great time to do Rhinebeck again this year and I am a little sad that I am not sitting in my hotel room planning our Rhine-attack.

I will instead be knitting socks - almost finished the 2nd of 12 now and will start on #3 either tonight or tomorrow

And watch Stargate Universe. I sure hope this episode is better that Air 1-3!

Need to get out and walk in this gorgeous weather too!

Have a great weekend

Thursday, October 15, 2009

11 more to go

The 1st of 12

Next is a green one - same yarn and pattern

So 1 1/2 down, 10 1/2 to go

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Six socks

Actually 6 pairs of socks!

I have a shocking lack of socks in my sock drawer and have decided that I need to knit 6 pairs in quick time in order to keep my feet happy as the weather cools (frost warning last night although things look fine this morning - although the air does feel frosty)

I finished the first of 12 socks last night and will be casting on the 2nd tonight.

This is the colour (warm isn't it!) of Berroco Sox that was once part of a double knitted hat that was knitting up big enough for 2 of my heads:

And this is the pattern - my Feather and Fan:


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

October Sock - this makes year 8

I can hardly believe it but this October sock for my sock of the Month Club makes it the beginning of year 8 of the club!

That means I have designed nearly 7 x 12 or 84 socks!

This one is knitted in Berroco Sox Metallic and has some sparkle to it - can't see it in the scan but it is going to brighten up your knitting day.

The darker one is Lang Aktion and was my 1st test of the patterns.

I think both work - what do you think?

Monday, October 12, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

The fam (most of it - the parts that weren't otherwise involved or on another continent) helped me celebrate Thanksgiving yesterday.

Partly by accident I discovered that you CAN successfully cook a frozen turkey and that it helps a lot if you have a convection oven and a meat thermometer just to make sure. 8+Kg of a largely solid lump of ice actually tasted quite delicious after 6 1/2 hours of slightly nail biting roasting.

Today is a veg day. I might knit but I am head to toe in fleece to keep warm and have no plans other than to watch Dollhouse later when my DS comes over. There will be turkey-lurkey (mine is mashed potatoes, cranberry stuffing, cranberry and of course turkey - all heated up in a bowl - YUMM)

Peace, joy and love to all (and on to Christmas decorations - starting with evergreen boughs in a week or 2 and coloured lights (but not until Nov 1 or so))