Saturday, January 24, 2015

Warmer ears

A couple of years ago I made a hat. Remember it?

I remember it because it has been my only successful hat...ever. I must have a bowling ball shaped head because this round beret is the only hat I've made that will stay on my head. As good as I am making socks I am horrible making hats. Well not making hats they look nice, they just fit me horribly. I was so proud of that hat that I gave it to my Mom. 

My thought at the time was I can always make another. Yeah I could've but I didn't. Socks must just hold all my fascination. I kept on knitting sock after sock and even a few sweaters. Oh heck I even tried another hat. Not that I've taken a picture of it or told you anything about it.

Finally the other day I thought to head is cold! I should probably make another hat that I know has decent odds of being worn. So I did.

Modeled here by His Royal Cattiness Gustav the Magnificent.

Woman, you're trying my patience!
You know I prefer shawls to hats.

I made this one even a bit longer so it is even less tempted to pop up off my ears. Yeah I am pretty happy with it even if Gus is not.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Coming soon

I have some leg warmers ready to be washed and shipped off to South Dakota. No not the real leg warmers, the formerly a pair of socks leg warmers.

See proof of knitting. They came back together rather quickly. I know I spent more time thinking and worrying about them than actual reknitting time. Here is hoping they will help.

I even bought the yarn for the "real" leg warmers. I went with Valley Yarns Superwash DK. Steel grey told me it wanted to go live in South Dakota.

Now I just need to wash the brown pair, take measurements and ship them off. They may need to live in the laundry room for a while. I've done a couple of loads of sweaters but always forget to toss them in the load. That is what you do when they live in the place of honor for finished objects. Yeah, that would be the arm of the couch. It is where all my knitting lives for some time of its life.

Then I'll need to find a pattern, knit a swatch and have all the fun knitting them. I have big plans...still.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Should have

Oh this weekend the light was nice and I thought to myself I should take some pictures for the blog. But then I looked down at the two furry bodies snuggled against me and thought maybe I should just enjoy the moment.

Yeah that moment lasted all afternoon. The light was going and dinner needed planning before they released me from captivity.

Tonight I am glad we spent that afternoon together. Gus had a tough barfing evening. Which means Mom had a worried evening. Dad had a cleaning up evening and Jack had a dinner-is-way-late evening.

In that snippet of time when Gus was resting I finished a pair of socks. I could not resist my Tea and Alchemy yarn any longer. (the top skein)

That is one less yarn in my stash from my 2014 Rhinebeck haul. Don't worry there are a few more skeins around here. 

I am knitting on a second sock for D and the other sock yarn I wound up is for him too. The other day I told him he may need a bigger sock drawer, even with my poor put-away-the-laundry skills his sock drawer is rarely empty. Granted sometimes he has to wear the early socks, you know the socks that don't fit just right.

He came home the other day from a winter fest, a guy told him alpaca makes the warmest socks. He was surprised when I said yeah I know, but I can not wear it, it felts on my feet. The felted socks look like really big ornaments or tiny socks. I may have used a felted alpaca sock as an oddly shaped oven mitt while camping. Hey when life gives you too small felted socks you make wonky oven mitts. It may have even been one of the few times I did not burn myself while cooking. 

Anyways we should all be off to bed while we can.