This is school vacation week, so my socks are on hold until the kids start back at school. Simply stated, I need to concentrate on the socks and Miss ME and E don't allow that to happen. A while back, Marly Bird introduced Red Heart SuperSaver Fair Isle yarn. I saw it on sale at … Continue reading Faux Fair Isle
I have completed Week #3 of Marly Bird's KAL. This has been a great learning experience and finally got me to cast on socks! The stitch pattern is Eye of Partridge. This section went very quickly, so now I am awaiting Week #4's instructions. I am so glad I cast on both socks. It will … Continue reading My First Heel
One of the reasons I started knitting was to eventually knit socks. I love seeing everyone's socks (Hermione's EveryDay Socks on Ravelry-22K+ made...I want to make them!) I purchased a Craftsy class to learn how to make them. I watched it. I never made them. I saw Attic 24 make socks with a teeny tiny … Continue reading My First Socks
Joining Yarn Along and Book Date. I finished listening to The Wright Brothers and I LOVED it! Ever since I heard David McCullough narrate Ken Burns' Civil War, I have loved his voice and felt like I was watching a Wright Brothers documentary in my own head as I listened. I learned a great deal … Continue reading Yarn Along
On Monday, I had a meeting at my house so I didn't go to the gym while the kids were in school. After the meeting, I set out to sew some patterns I had cut out during our last snow storm/no power (an aside, we are expecting 12 inches tomorrow-ugh). I attempted to sew Miss … Continue reading Happy Sewing!
I finally finished my Hitchhiker Shawl! I started this sooooo long ago. While having lunch with my college roommate, she showed me her completed Hitchhiker and I loved it. Never having worked with any yarn thinner than worsted (while knitting), I was nervous to tackle fingering yarn. I chose to use Lion Brand Mandala in … Continue reading Hitchhiker
This year, I decided to make an Olympic project. Although I completed it after the Closing Ceremony, I am still happy I finished it in quick time. I chose a free pattern from Red Heart-American Pride Knit Cowl. This was a fun project. I learned how to make one left, always nice to learn a … Continue reading Olympic Knitting