Friday, August 22, 2014

More Socks

Summer has flown by way too fast.  Hard to believe that less than two weeks til the kids go to school again. Ugh. 

More socks to show.  I whipped up a pair of ankle socks for my friend, M, out of leftover cherry sours Patons Stretch Sock.  Ravelry details here.

And two more pairs of Stretch Sock socks, both are pumpkin spice.  Ravelry details here.

Tomorrow we are off to pick the boys up some back to school sneakers and a few other things we need.  I think I will start some Christmas (gasp!) shopping, too.  Lots of gift cards happening this year.  Then we are off to a friend's camp for the night, pitching our tent for the first time this year.  There are several of us going out with our kids.  The Oldest One is staying home, though.   He's a big Nascar fan, and heaven forbid he miss a race even though we have Fibre Op now and tv boxes we can record on.  So he is going to his grandparents' place for the night.  I will have to pack some knitting to take.  I'm itching to cast on that baby blanket I want to knit, but I may just stick with socks and take a hat that I've been working on that keeps getting put on the back burner.

Happy knitting!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Flying By

Summer is, that is.  I hate the fact that it is almost the middle of August, and it will soon be time for the kids to go back to school.  That means getting up early mornings, lunchboxes, and the worst part -- cold weather will soon be upon us.  But alas, there's nothing I can do about it, so life goes on.

All of my FOs to show today are -- SURPRISE! -- socks!  I do have a couple of projects on the needles that aren't socks, but there are socks on the go as well.  First up are a pair of socks for me, plain old 60st vanilla socks knit with Mary Maxim Twinkle Toes in blue ice.  Ravelry details here.

A pair of 2x2 ribbed cuff vanilla socks knit with Patons Stretch Sock in fruit slices.  I really, really liked this color.  First time I'd used it.  Ravelry details here.

I also got a pair of 60st vanilla ankle socks out of the yarn. Ravelry details here.

And another pair of ribbed cuff vanilla socks out of Patons Stretch Sock in cherry sours.  I would have liked this one better had it had a bit more lime green.  Ravelry details here.

A few weeks ago I ordered some yarn from Mary Maxim along with two friends.  I bought this to make a baby blanket.  Not that I need a baby blanket for any reason. I just like to knit one once in awhile.  Seems like I usually get to make one once a year.  Right now I don't have anyone to give one to, but once the fall hits I'll start one, and I'll have a use for it some day, I'm sure.  The yarn is Mary Maxim Woodlands, 90% acrylic, 10% alpaca.  It's really, really soft.  The color is denim.  I really liked the heathered plum (think that's what it was called), but it was backordered.  Maybe I'll get it another time.  I think I will use the Sunny Baby Blanket pattern.

Lastly, a knitting friend who just moved up the road from me (like seriously, a one minute walk, I can stand at the end of the driveway and wave to her, lol) went on a road trip with another knitting friend the weekend before last.  She brought me back some Koigu KPPPM for going up and looking after her kitty while she was gone.  Very pretty, I think I will make myself Show Off Stranded Socks.  I made those a long time ago for BFF, I really liked the pattern.  Great for variagated yarn.

Had Bell Fibre Op installed today.  Switched phone, internet, television, the whole package.  So far so good.  Can't get one of the bedroom tvs to connect, so an installer has to come by some morning soon to fix it.  I tried everything the call centre tech told me to try, no go.  The television is MUCH clearer, and so far the internet hasn't kicked me off.  Normally by this time of night I would have been kicked off a dozen or more times already.

Happy knitting!