08 June 2009
05 June 2009
I will have drinks and snacks avail from12-4 for your enjoyment.
all are invited bring a chair, your needles and yarn and sit and knit with us!
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also there will be a 15% discount for all purchases. and a special door prize at 4pm.
KG Krafts 260 New Boston Rd Fall River, MA
01 June 2009
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26 May 2009
24 May 2009
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22 May 2009
21 May 2009
First, I ordered some needles... I have extremely loose hand, so I need sock needles that are smaller than 2mm to knit socks with right gauge... Yes, yes, I know, I haven't spoken of much else this month.
Anyway, I started knitting Dune grass socks. The gauge is up the walls, but I adjusted the pattern. Really, not rocket science. I made one mistake though... it should have been 7n+1 and I made 7n+1 for both needles (I knitted two at a time on circular needles). Then, after the heel I should loose the +1 and have 7n stitches... I had 44, so I went down to 42. In the forming of the nice, nifty triangle in the back of the socks, 7 stitches are decreased. So I ended up with a sock with 35 stitches... for a grown man. Not even I knit that loose! So I tried to add the stitches, up to 49. Well... I suppose that would have worked, but I kept making mistakes, knitting wrong, dropping stitches... it was as if the sock was cursed! I have used two days to try to knit one effing sock leg! This morning I decided to give it up, and just knit the sock in pattern, no fancy heels and such. It took me like 5 hours to knit the legs to both socks. :->
I also made my dearest husband Hubby House Socks of cotton. Cotton is not very nice thing to knit socks with, it's way too sloppy and so, but he likes them just the way they are... too loose to my liking, with the stranded pattern too tight. Wool would be more forgiving... But - he's happy, I'm happy :-)
Now off to next sock project :-)
25 April 2009
29 March 2009
20 March 2009
The Crocus are up and opening, the Hynaciths are peeking purple heads on dark green stems,the tulips are popping through.
Birds are flying here and there looking for nest building materials and the squirrels are running everyway!
I've seen the bugs beginning to stir and fly soon the worms will catch your eye.
It's been a long long winter but the sun is strong and the winds are blowing, the message is clear Springs' a coming!
this is the time of year where my creative juices start to flow and I find that I have so many projects and so many ideas and so little time that I start to overflow with emotions of never going to be able to get it all out!
I run the gamit of the joy of finishing projects, the anticipation of starting way more than I finish and the guilt of all that I still have to find time for!
May your first day of Spring be filled with the joys of sun,song, and great things.!
"Tommorow is a new adventure to expore when it becomes today!"
12 March 2009
slip stitch pattern
Morning Glory bed socks
Maple leaf socks - an exercise in tension, sadly failed. I just have to accept that I knit loose and get myself piano wire needles size 00000000000000.....
another crocheted pair
Then there should be a photo of two more pairs, but - I have deleted my One World One Heart giveaway sock photo, and I can't find the other pair with entrelac. Well, well...
I think these are pairs 4-11 or something like that... Not sure. These are from October to now.
07 February 2009
06 February 2009
the world appears to be falling apart around us, the news just tells of more layoffs, more wars, killings, and all the bad around us..........but yet the world keeps turning and the seasons are still changing. Soon Spring will be here and the world will be colorful and vibrant again. Despite a snowy winter here in New England, at least we can say other areas have had it much worse than we, the white refreshed snow fall at least adds a brightness we seem to need. As you continue to shovel and plow, take a moment to stop and look at the scene around you, the white freshly fallen snow, the birds singing in the trees getting ready to start nesting, the squirrels running to and fro looking for yet more food, bare in mind that below the snow the roots of the flowers are growing and strenghten waiting,waiting,waiting for Mother Nature to tell them it's time to bring their color into the world. The color of the new season will be here before we know it as each season seems to fly faster than the last! Enjoy today as you go through it and remember :: Tomorrow is a new adventure to be explored when it becomes today!
have a great day!
05 February 2009
31 January 2009
28 January 2009
27 January 2009
26 January 2009
Christmas Socks for my sister knit in STR Twisted, Hollyday colorway.
Leyburn socks in STR lightweight, Garnet Dreams colorway.
Charades in STR Mediumweight, Jubilation and
Forward and Back socks in STR lighweight, Roskstar colorway.
I think that's all. Whew! I've got a lot more knitting to do!
19 January 2009
Lacy Mock Cables
Originally uploaded by madmoon
Pair 22 finally done. That took forever...or at least it seemed to. I don't quire recall when I started these and of course I forgot to write it down. The pattern is Lacy Mock Cable Socks. I had started a pair of plain toe up socks when I fell in love with the pattern after finishing a pair of socks for a friend in this pattern. The yarn is KnitPicks Felici in the Hummingbird colorway. Onward to pair 23 :)
15 January 2009
10 January 2009
I think we are about halfway to 52 weeks and EEEKS!!! I am very far behind. I have some sock orphans...they have no mates. I am resolving to finish some of my UFO's. I have a sweater due to my LYS by Valentine's Day that is about long enough for a Barbie at this point. I have comitted to 20 minutes of knitting for Socks for Solciers. So here is my next pair for 52 PPII. I just gifted these to my friend, Cheryl. They are made with Galway on size 4 needles.
Back to knit a bit!
06 January 2009
While moving cross-country and since then I've knit a few pairs of socks - I'll post pictures of a couple but all of them are on my blog.
The socks that drove across the country with me:
The Kauni rainbow socks:
And some wedding socks for a friend: