Knitting and random thoughts that roll around my brain
I am: Janet wife and mother to 3
Owned by: 2 cats,1 dog, fish
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COFFEE Hobbies: Knitting, beading, spinning, reading
Passsion: Knitting, Libraries, Books
My other site: Blue Angel email me Just like Mama Kate,
I really love this woman's work! She has designed some beautiful bead knitted bags. I have purchased several of the patterns, and was fortunate to be able to buy 3 of her bags on Ebay! They really are lovely! I have intentions of making the Canadian flag bag before July 1st this year. I have the wee needles (0000) and the pearl cotton and the beads. I know that once I knit it, my 2.25 mm needles will seem like tree trunks and I will have a fabulous little bag. I just need to get moving. I wonder where I can steal a few more hours from?
I did make a trek to a not so local yarn store today. It is about 40 minutes away, but has a great selection. I limited myself to two balls of Fortissima cotton colori, and some Bryspun 3.25 mm dpns. I need the larger needles to knit the socks out of the wool I dyed, and since I don't like metal needles all that much (especially the really thin ones, LOL!) I thought I would try these ones. I wonder if they are as wonderful as the reviews have said? They sure were cheaper than the Brittanys, although I love the wooden needles, but the break way too easily!
Visit Marian's site and have a good look around. These are easy to knit, and I am sure she would love to help someone choose the right project for their skill level.
I have the heels done on both of my clown socks, and have finished the gusset decreases on one. The other I have just started doing the gussets. I made the heel flap longer on this pair since I have a fairly high instep, and I have been finding that my socks are generally tight at the instep when I put them on. Once they are on, they are fine. They look a little strange, but I will see if this helps, or if it is too much.
I am up to 5 finished pairs of socks for myself, and a 6th pair half done. Just a tip of the pile of sock yarns I have been collecting, but I have been starting to dream about knitting a sleeveless shell for summer. I am not sure if summer will ever arrive here, but if it does, I hope to be ready. I guess I should list my future projects and start looking at them. Unfortunately, that might mean admitting just how much yarn I have stashed around this place.
To the dog's utter delight and joy, I have started going for a walk after I drop Maryssa off at the bus stop. I had noticed just how much my backside was fitting into this chair, and figured it was time to get some more exercise. Bentley is 13+ years, but he still loves a morning walk, and since I walk quickly, he spends the rest of the day resting up. Both of us need this exercise though, and since I am really hoping we will be able to shed the parkas and jackets soon, I want to have a body that still fits into my summer clothes. Yikes!
I am experimenting with changing the name of this blog. Once I settle on it, I'll let you know it is permanent.