Thursday, May 07, 2009

Camo Vanillas

Saturday night gone by was the annual Firemen's Banquet. I did end up wearing my second choice sweater. Just didn't have enough time to do anything with the other one. While we were at the meal there apparently was a rainbow. I forgot about it til I transferred my pictures this morning, but the kids took some pictures of it.

Last night at Knit Nite I finished the Oldest One's socks. They were started April 29, finished May 6. I used Bernat Sox in camouflage, 2.25mm needles, 60sts, heel over 30sts, toe to 20sts. Standard vanillas. The yarn is a bit heavier than average sock yarn, so they are a smidge bigger than my usual vanillas. The yarn knits up quite cushy and soft for acrylic/nylon. For a cheap yarn it is quite nice. Can't go wrong for $5.95. Ravelry details here.

I started Boheme out of some James C Brett Marble yarn in denims. I hope to have this finished today. This yarn is really nice for acrylic, too. I do find it splitty, so you have to be careful. It's another soft and cushy yarn, though. I can handle splittiness if the yarn knits up nicely.

Y'know how just a couple of weeks ago Simba and Nala had a birthday, turned 13. Well, yesterday morning I was rubbing Simba's belly and noticed that he has a lump on one side. Sigh. It doesn't seem to bother him. I felt around it, and he didn't cry or do anything. He hasn't lost weight, he eats fine, he acts like he always did, so I guess I'll just keep an eye on him. It may be nothing serious, just old age. At his age I'd never put him through a bunch of tests and whatnot anyways. I'll also not let him suffer (or any of the other animals) either. So I have my fingers crossed that it's nothing serious and that he'll be around for several years yet. We met an old Duck Toller last summer at the campground who was full of lumps, but it was just his old age, they weren't cancerous.

Anyhoo, must go do some housework. Happy knitting!


Blogger Wanderingcatstudio said...

I have that same camo sock yarn (and several other colours) I was going crazy that my socks kept coming out too big because I couldn't find anyone else with the same problem... thank you so much!
Nice rainbow too

2:39 PM  
Blogger Donna M said...

Great rainbow!
The little Boheme is going to be sweet!

4:36 PM  
Blogger Charity said...

Boheme will be great! Love those vanilla socks, they're always my favourite. :o)

8:49 PM  
Blogger Frieda said...

Love the vanilla socks , I'm sure the Oldest One loves them , any boy would ! The Boheme will be just adorable . I'm really hoping that at least one of expectant mothers around here will have a girl . I'm just really anxious to do some girly-girl knitting .

11:21 AM  
Blogger Alisha said...

Love the socks....beautiful rainbow!

I hope the lump is nothing to worry about.

1:14 PM  

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