Friday, March 30, 2007
Friday, March 23, 2007
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Sunday, March 11, 2007
My great-nephew came to visit this afternoon. He is nine weeks old and quite happy. DD even got him to smile and then laugh. He laughed, burped, had a couple good slurps off the bottle, and was sleeping before he left. We're hoping to see him again in two weeks.Here is a finished sock that is no more. DH really liked it, but it was too big through the instep. So, I made another, that was smaller. 64 stitches to start with was better. Worsted weight yarn with size 3 needles. And when the second one was finished and found to fit. This baby was frogged back to two balls of yarn. I have cast on this evening and hope to have a finished pair by this time next week. A couple of March Madness games and I'll be well on my way. If this all goes well and DH is comfortable with them, I'll be looking for some superwash worsted wool to get him a few more pairs ready for winter.
Saturday, March 03, 2007
Well, I finally capitulated and knit up a gnome. The pattern is simple. I can see that because the parts are small, even knitting and no mistakes is important. I used Lion's Wool and Elann's Highland wool and Size 3 double points. Although for the hat seen to the left, I used a Size 3 circular because of the number of stitches.
I thought the hat needed to be blocked before sewing. The bottom edge was curling and it's to be folded up in the end.
Here's a web site that I ran across and just love. It's called Daily Lit. By subscribing, you can read a variety of classic books, that are now in the public domain. They get sent to your e-mail daily. And you read a bit each day. Currently, I'm working on "Little Women" it's an old favorite of mine. You'll be surprised at the number and variety of book available. Even "War and Peace"!