STILL ON MY NEEDLES
My Julie’s Sweater is coming along nicely after that small hitch in the cabling. Will I have it finished in time to wear it this winter? Who knows, anything is possible. 🙂
After much back and forth with yarn, needles – wood or metal, double points or circular, and technique – toe up or cuff down, two at a time or one at a time, magic loop or two circulars. After a couple of false starts, I settled down and got into the rhythm of Simple Skype socks. See?
Simple Skype Socks
Patons Kroy Socks Yarn
I’ve been spinning up a storm – ha! it’s been raining for the past three days with more on the way today – visit tomorrow to see what’s finished and what’s waiting in the wings! I can’t wait to get started!
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. © Buddha
ON THE WHEEL
This lovely is the October Top of the Month Club offering from Three Waters Farm. If I remember correctly, this is Polworth roving, in the Hickory and Maple colorway.
I think I’m going to leave it as a single instead of plying since I’ve fallen head over heels for this
Svetlana Gordon, designer
I think the singles will do this pattern proud, don’t you?
I plan to get right on it as soon as 1) I finish My Julie’s Sweater, which, by the way, suffered a HUGE setback when I noticed that I had completely screwed up one of the cables. 🤬😱🤭 So, after much soul searching, I frogged it and started over.
The sweater deets can be found here.
and 2) I finish the Simple Skype socks my son requested –
So, it might be a while. ⏳⏰
Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. © Ralph Emerson
OFF/ON THE NEEDLES
Mr. Iknead’s Simple Skype socks are finished and he loves them! I decided after finishing the first one cuff down that I would do the second toe up, which is how I usually knit socks. Like the toe up sock construction better, confirming once and for all that pretty much any sock can be done toe up, I usually just read the pattern from bottom to top instead of the regular way and use the Fleegle heel. You can see the difference in the picture, the one on the left is toe up.
IN/OUT OF THE OVEN
Another type of FO – I baked seven loaves of pumpkin bread yesterday and once again, my new KA mixer rocks! I doubled the recipe, bringing the total flour tally to seven cups, total sugar to six cups, with four cups of pumpkin and eight eggs. KA performed like a champ. I once tried to double the recipe in my old KA, a totally dumb idea, since I’m still scraping pumpkin off my kitchen ceiling. : p
These are earmarked for friends, I hope to get them delivered today. Must make list so I don’t miss anyone.
Here is the most recent pic of Babydiva and her mommy. How beautiful are these two??
Check out Tami Ami’s for more awesome FOs.
Joy shared is twice the joy. Sorrow shared is half the sorrow. Swedish proverb