Wednesday, May 28, 2008

socks in progress and finished

There is one pair of socks I am making in the Vinca that is problematic; the toe doesn't look right on the one that the colors are looking good, and the other sock is *blech* in it's color shading. That will be ripped back, probably to the end of the toe, the color in the skein is a mint green with a light pink, but the muddiness of the coloration in the toe is like, dirty mauve. Ick.

My Step mom got her socks, and is trying them on and laughing so I guess my plan about those bright colors worked. My step-sister says the cuff is a bit snug so the lornas' laces socks will be made looser.

I went ahead and took more in progress pictures of the Trekking 106 pastel socks even though I am barely creeping along on them. I love knitting, I love that color, I am just sort of "mojo-less" I guess.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Hootie handling the Heat

Life is hard in the summer time, it is easy just to lay whereever you can for as long as you can. I forgot to celebrate her 12th birthday; will do that when my husband comes home and we can celebrate the kittens 2nd birthday too. Oh, and the 22nd anniversary of the date he joined the Navy.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Home Brew Stash (Is there such a term?)

I just received a BIG ol' box from Home Brew Heaven and it was all kinds of hop pellets and grains and stuff for my hubby to make after he gets home (heck, I am a wuss about even trying to connect the propane tank to the burner outside) and I had ordered hop rhizomes, and some of these are HUGE and full of buds sprouting. I am totally impressed. You will have to take my word for it, they ain't pretty to others so I didn't take pictures. I mean, the grain looks like grain, etc.
There is also a present for my husbands' birthday gift in that box. Nuff said in case he sees my blog.

Friday, May 9, 2008

updates and Bleu

I am working on my socks too, see?
Meanwhile Bleu has taken to sleeping on paper plates in the kitchen every night; he is there as I type.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

a sock my friend is working on, will be trying next

I like the layout of the sock done the Crazy Toes and Heels way, I have had the book for years and haven't tried that heel but my friend was working on it during lunch at Chilies' and I like that gussett and the padded bottom. Look

at the back of the heel and it is pretty clear, I think.