Saturday, September 27, 2008

Saturday Sky etc.

I took this right before I ate lunch around 12:30 PM. It's
been raining the last couple days, and might just do it today
also, we'll see.



I've been having such trouble finding a gauge for the hat
I making for Wynnie. I made 3 gauge squares with needle size
8, then 7, then 9. You don't see the 7 because I forgot to
put the yarn through the last stitch, so it unraveled in the
wash today. I washed it with a load I was doing, and then
pinned them to the blocking board to dry. Maybe then, it will
show the gauge better. Of course it will end up to need to the
size 7, but hope not. I think the size 9 needle gauge might be
right. Come back another day to see which one is right.



I have to put together a salad to take to church for a dinner
before the Woman's General Conference Broadcast tonight.
The meal is at 6:30 and the Conference is at 8 PM.

I also need to roll the hanks into balls for the sweater
I want to knit. Once I move the blocking board I can do that.

So, I've been knitting

Friday, September 26, 2008

New Yarn

Yesterday, Thursday the 25th of September, I was in East
Stroudsburg teaching knitting at a friend's house there.
After knitting, I went to the closest yarn shop to her
house, called Mountain Knits and Purls. I have decided
to knit a plain sweater, just to able to say I can knit
a sweater, and hopefully it will fit.

This is Cascade 220 in the color Summer Sky 7815. It's 100%
Peruvian Highlands Wool. It has 220 yards. I got all 8 of
their skeins, as I am not a little person. I will be making
the Cardigan pictured. It cost about $6.95 a skein.



I also bought this yarn, for that cute hat pictured. The dark
green is the main color. I wanted a cuter green, but this is all
the Mission Falls had. The lighter green will make the flowers
and the red is just the center of the flowers. The first gauge
swatch I made in the green wasn't right, so using a one size
smaller needle, I am making another gauge swatch using the red
instead. Such fun.

The yarn is Mission Falls 1824 Wool, 100% Merino Superwash. The
pattern wants 9 stitches per 2 inches and I only got 8 stitches
per 2 inches. Actually the pattern called for 18 stitches per 4
inches, and that's just not logical with a 4 inch swatch. So I
just halved it. Could have gone to 1 inch but that would 4.5,
so decided to do the 2 inches. Easier to count.
If you have trouble seeing the yarn in this picture, click
on it to make it bigger.



It's been raining most of the day, mostly on hard, then light,
then hard again. Whatever, just wet.

So, I've been knitting

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Saturday Sky

I took this pic around 7:00 PM. Nothing like waiting
till the last minute to take it. It's dark by 7:30.



No update on the socks as I haven't picked them up at all.
Silly me. Not too long ago, I downloaded a pattern for
a cute kid's hat I want to make for a granddaughter. But
want to finish the socks first. Does that mean I won't get
to the hat for quite a while? Guess so.

So, no knitting

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Saturday Sky, etc.

Took this photo this afternoon, it was very humid out.
The sky looked like it may rain sometime today. I don't
think it did though. Rained all day yesterday instead
maybe.



This is the sock I've been working on slowly. Not very far
yet. Using Paton's Kroy Socks yarn in color Winter Eclipse.
On two size 3 circular needles in the 24" length. I don't like
double pointed needles.



We gave blood for the red cross today. They were at Pocono
Raceway. You drive in under the track I think. They set
up in the infield or something. There were several cars
going around the track for practice or something. Although
someone said there was a SUV in among the cars. Odd.
Hubby's cousin was here today, he came in time to go give
blood, but he couldn't donate as he lives with someone who
has hepatitis. But he took pictures and things while we
gave blood. I haven't been able to give it for a while as
my iron has been low but today it was good. I remember the
first time long ago, when I gave blood, I passed out. Then
I discovered if I eat before giving blood, I'm fine.

Hubby cooked hamburgers and sausages for lunch. The hamburgers
were fine, but he undercooked the sausages. Turns out neither
of them liked the sausages as they were Chinese Sausages with
some of kind of sauce. They said they were sweet not hot which
they would prefer. I think I bought two packages for one price
and maybe the Chinese ones were under the first regular package
when I picked them both up thinking they were the same. Oh well.
There are 3 of those yucky sausages in the freezer. Wonder if
they will ever get eaten.

So, I've been knitting

Wednesday, September 10, 2008