Socks And More Socks

I finally finished this pair of socks around 4 pm today and put them in to soak in Eucalan. They are drying on the sock blockers and will be added to my sock drawer when dry. This is the pair I’m enjoying working on at the moment, another skein of Jo Dee’s BFL/Nylon base andContinue reading “Socks And More Socks”

Time For A Staycation

We’ve both had about all the housecleaning we, or our sinuses, can stand for the time being so we’re taking the weekend off from Fall Cleaning. I’m on the verge of a sinus/ear infection and taking homeopathics to keep it under control. Time to enjoy what we’ve accomplished around the house and get some restContinue reading “Time For A Staycation”

Lost Track of Time

I’ve been doing a little more work in my studio the past several days, can’t believe it’s been three days since I wrote something. I reversed the position of the yarn winder and the swift so it’s more comfortable when I wind off a skein of yarn. I can leave the table out away fromContinue reading “Lost Track of Time”

I’m Done Now. Really.

So, Brad asked me earlier if I wanted to get rid of that brown recliner and I thought about it, realized I am not using it. It’s not that comfortable for me because the seat is not firm enough. The chair is now out of the studio and I’ve moved things around yet again! IContinue reading “I’m Done Now. Really.”

The Morning After

I got a LOT done yesterday and my aging body is telling me about it. I don’t have to look around the house at the lack of dust and clutter and piles of laundry to know what I accomplished. I saved one last load of laundry for this morning so I could wash the clothesContinue reading “The Morning After”

Blessings of a Mundane Life

There is something satisfying about clean laundry. Fresh sheets on the beds, clean, fluffy towels on the towel racks, drawers and closets full of clean clothes, empty laundry hamper. Ditto a clean kitchen. Dishwasher running, counters wiped down and disinfected, floor swept and mopped. Occasionally over the years I’ve encountered other women who think thatContinue reading “Blessings of a Mundane Life”

There Went Another Month!

I got busy yesterday and totally forgot to post something. Today will be even busier because I got behind with the laundry while doing other things around the house, including some excavations in my studio. It’s amazing what I find lurking in those big plastic bins now that everything is all sorted and organized…and IContinue reading “There Went Another Month!”

Interesting Development

I’m very definitely NOT going to use ribbing on the top of these socks. I gave it a try and it’s too difficult to see the purl stitches. So. Plain stocking stitch it is for the feet on this pair and I’ll just knit a couple of inches of ribbing at the top of theContinue reading “Interesting Development”

Sock Yarns: What Wears Best

The heel flaps are finished and I’ve started the cuffs which will continue in Clover Leaf Lace. This is the last skein of semi-solid Fishknits Yarn in my stash that isn’t set aside for another project. I have several skeins set aside for socks for Brad that require more than one skein for his sizeContinue reading “Sock Yarns: What Wears Best”

Some Adjustments Necessary

Knitting up one garter ridge on the diagonal side of the throw per pattern ridge for the lace does not allow for enough ‘give’ or stretch so I started over with the edging. Somewhere along the way I noticed that I’d started knitting on the other end of the picked up stitches. Hmmm. Not sureContinue reading “Some Adjustments Necessary”