Sunday, September 19, 2004

I finished the evolved baby sweater two days ago! I just got time to post about it, there is a pic in the gallery, in the Charity knitting album. I have a Surplice Baby Jacket on the needles now, it is cream, rose cream (a light dusty rose) and dark brown. If it fits my granddaughter and she likes it, I'm going to let her have it, as it is getting a bit cool in the mornings.

I started my MIL's hat and have 4" done and about 5" more to go! I am hoping to have it done by Friday. She will be here Saturday afternoon and I want to be able to give it to her then.

We have been working on weeding the yard. The area north from the front patio and drive to the mid-line of the lot, and from the front edge of the trailer out to the road is DONE! Now to start on the south side that matches that. Then will come the "bird garden" area. We have decided to put a 32' X 24' grass area there with a pond and fountian in it.

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

I started another Evolved Baby Sweater last night, got the body done, now to cast on and do the bodice. I did a band of colorwork in the body, the main color is a pinky cream with a dark rose pink for the contrasting color. The bodice will be the dark rose pink, as I ran out of the pinky cream.

I am now swatching for my MIL's hat. I spun the yarn 2 years ago and sent her a sample for Christmas. I told her to choose what she wanted me to knit out of it, she decided on a hat. So, now I need to get that done before she gets here to visit on the 25th of September. The yarn is real fine and I'm using a US size 2, I hope that is small enough. The yarn is a single ply of white BFL and a single ply of dusty rose silk.

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

I finished Jenny's second pair of socks and put pics of both pairs and my bluegrass socks in the gallery this morning. I also added new pics of the house.

We are adding a walkway out to the driveway, as that was 16 out from the patio. Still working on weeding the front yard and getting rid of trash. I have been putting in a few plants in the beds next to the house. There is still a lot to get done and my MIL will be here in less than 2 weeks for a 2 week visit! I was hoping to have the front all done by then, but I don't think that will happen.

Thursday, September 02, 2004

I decided not to make a blanket to match the sweater and hat, just can't seem to get one that look right. I also don't have enoungh of the yarn I realized. There might be enough to make something else, but not a blanket or another sweater. I am thinking about which yarn to use for the next sweater and what pattern to use. I was a Wal-Mart last week and they had a book of baby sweaters on sale for $1! Most of the patterns call for sport weight yarn, but I'm thinking that I can use the worsted weight and one of the smaller sizes to make them by.

I got Jenny's socks fixed and now she can wear them. I found some mint green wool yarn that is about the same weight and I'm using that for another pair for her. Then I will take the left overs from both colors and make a third pair. I have the first sock of a pair for Bob up to the point where I need to try it on and make sure it fits, before I go any farther on it. I love the yarn I'm using for his, it is Sockina Colori by Schoeller and Stahl. It was given to me by my friend Maggie in exchange for a coffee mug. :) I have other yarn from her to use for socks for me and Bob, so we are both having fun finding special mugs to send her.

I got 2 ounces of the 16 ounces of Spring spun up, now to get the rest of it done. This is going to make me a shawl to use starting this fall. I'm hoping to get it done before to long as the nights are getting chilly and when I have to get up to take the dog out, I would love to have something to wrap around my shoulders.