Monday, February 28, 2011

Blue - like cheese?

Well, we're not sick anymore. That's a good thing. 

But we did have to cancel a family trip because all five of us were sick with influenza and right now, I'm having a hard time working up any more enthusiasm for winter. I want to see some bare ground. Maybe a bud on a branch somewhere. Just a wee sign of spring. Sigh.

With Youngest Child's last mite hockey game over with, I am transfering my Tangled Up in Blue socks back into regular knitting rotation.

They have an odd wrinkly toe - I probably increased incorrectly - but the rest of the pattern is just fine. This photo is right before the start of the gusset.

Row, row, row my wrinkly blue socks!

It was hard to get enthused for a Saturday Seven. Mostly, it was just pants I decided I could live without.
 I hate buying pants - I can never find what I want and it feels very wasteful to end up getting rid of a pair that you've hardly worn. Four pairs of pants, a nightgown and two tee shirts off to the rummage sale at St. John the Evangelist.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Knitting a weekend

So, this past week I've been knitting on my Artisan vest.

Knit, Knit, Knit. Knit.

Three family members go down sick and I'm doing the rest of the work.

Knit. Knit. Knit.

I start coming down with the influenza as well.

Knit. Knit.

While making dinner today, I cut the heck out of my hand and have to go find a germ ridden spouse to bandage it.


Heck - I'm giving up and taking a Knitting Pass! Netflix instant downloads and the couch for me.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Three projects - or are they UFOs?

My husband asked me the other day, "You do have more than one project, right?"

Well, yes.

 And, no.

Currently, I'm working mostly on this Artisan's Vest from The Green Mountain Spinnery Knitting Book.  Hopefully, this is my Vestuary project for 2011. I'm using the lovely Aisha Cecilia's Vivian yarn (50% alpaca, 50% wool) in a worsted weight.

I'm still working on my Tangled Up in Blue socks. These are mostly my "hockey game" or travel work socks so, not so much of a change here.

Hmm - what is project number three?

It should be the brown River Gansey Sweater!

But it is much more likely to become the Rosemary's Little Sweater from The Green Mountain Spinnery Knitting Book.

I'm thinking of using up my precious Jamieson's Soft Shetland in granny smith green. 

I think it's time to let it go - and I know a baby girl who needs a sweater. This sounds much more fun than  . . . brown. Sorry honey!

This week's Saturday Seven just jumped out of my children's drawers. Jeans, a sweater, a pair of shoes, a pair of socks and three small pairs of pants. Off to the rummage sale - farewell!

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Two mittens - lovely and warm!

Two Quo Vadis mittens finished. I tried to get a photo with the scarf I am planing to wear them with. The scarf is mostly blues, grays, blacks, gold and orange and my new puffy coat is black so I am set for winter.

 I wore them to another outside hockey game and they were toasty! 

The pattern designer, Spillyjane, also has a contest involving her latest free pattern, Camilla. If you knit a pair of her Camilla mittens and send her a photo of the finished mittens by February 28, she'll give you one of her patterns free! Free is always a good word and her knitting patterns are lovely.

For some reason, I didn't take another picture of the full set of bags. I think it was because the rest were in the back of my van. Seven duffle bags (seven totally unnecessary bags, by the way!) finally went to the rummage sale.

Hmm. Do I go back to my Tangled up in blue socks or do I start the Camilla Mittens? Or a Vest for Vestuary? HMM - I think I need help!