Thursday, July 31, 2008

I have another set of 2.75mm needles courtesy of some shopping I have been doing lately. So the Orange Zoom socks are done finally. I love them very much, little faults and all. Excellent turn out for my first adult pair for myself.

More progress on the deck staining is taking place, so this picture was taken on my front step instead of out back as per usual. Staining an old deck with a good hundred spindly rails is NOT my idea of a good time. But it's looking nice.

Monday, July 28, 2008

I have completed my baby ribs sock in a red/orange shade of Trekking for fellow LSG'er lickmysticks new son. They turned out so very cute.

Now I have to finish some things up and get my yarns and needles ready for the ravelympics. If LSG finish anything I'll be impressed.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The orange socks are on the back burner as I snapped a needle working on the gusset of the second sock. *grumble*

This week what I have finished are Corbin's paintbox socks, and a cotton broken rib tea cozy for my husband (the only thing he has ever asked me to make since I learned how to knit a few years ago now)

With the weather cooperating I now like to take a drink outside and knit on the deck. We haven't finished staining it yet, or put in our fence, but at least the furniture is purchased and is quite comfortable for hours of knitting.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Adventures of the Orange sock

Sock number one was getting lonely, so sock number two has been started. It did not feel like sitting home on a nice Sunday so we went to the beach. Macdonald beach is on a lake on 12 Wing Shearwater property, so it only cost me 4 dollars to get in, and another 4 dollars for the paddle boat for my husband and daughter to take a spin. They had a good time, and sock #2 grew a few inches in the shade.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Whose hobby cost us more?

This is why I can't afford yarn at the present. It would be the main body of a 1938 Bren Gun Carrier. I tried to show off my finished sock to the husband and even knit most of it in the garage with him, his response was to pose with his track. *snort* It does however keep him and his little pink clad helper busy rebuilding the engine in the evenings so I can knit. I predict a spinning wheel in my future and A LOT of sock yarn to offset the cost of shipping something the size of a baby tank from British Columbia.

Doesn't everyone have one of these in the garage? :)