Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Saturday Sky

I took this picture around 2:30 this afternoon. It has been
very cold today, as it's been the last few days. Winter has
begun or something.

I didn't take any pictures of knitting. I just cast on and
did a few rows of 2+2 ribbing on a hat for my granddaughter.
You might look back a while and see when I started one in red
long ago. This time I'm knitting it in red again, on the right
size needle, and just making a regular kid hat. I've started
the fancy hat several times in different yarns, and it never
worked. So, this time, it better work, just a plain knit in
the round hat. Well, if it looks like I won't have enough
red, I might put a stripe of one of the other colors, either
the lighter green, or darker green. We'll see.

I did the pocket liners for my sweater. One in the right
size and the other a bit bigger. Now I have to cast on
for the back of the sweater, and haven't done that yet.
I noticed that the back and one arm are knit in one piece,
and I suppose one of the fronts does that also. We'll see.
It would be nice not to have to knit separate sleeves.

The sock is on hold, and will at least till I get
the silly hat done. It's been so frustrating. Here's

So, I've been knitting

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Saturday Sky and pictures

It rained like crazy all morning. I woke to rain on
the roof. I took this after it stopped and the sky
has lightened up a bit. It was total gray earlier.

This is a circular needle, one of the cheaper ones that
was all curled up, and needed straitening. So, I got out
my big mixing bowl and filled it with HOT water and
inserted the needle for 10 min. or so. Then I got
it out and straitened it out in a towel to dry it. I
rolled up the towel and pulled it strait. Now it
is sitting on the coffee table, waiting for me to
make a gauge square.

This is the gauge square I made with size 8 circular needle. Don't
worry it's the blue yarn Cascade 220. I had 5 stitches per inch
instead of the needed 4 stitches, therefore I straitened the 9 inch
circular needle to make another gauge square. Now these gauge squares
are actually pocket liners. I figure since I need two, I can make
another one with the 9's and it won't matter if I use them both as
they won't be seen much.

This is a picture of the sweater I've decided to make. I
pulled out the 4 rows I had, to make the gauge squares.
This is the sweater I downloaded from Lion Brand's free
patterns. I like it better as it has pockets.

I knit the first gauge square at my friend's house where I
can teach knitting to anyone who comes. Church members
that is.

We are trying to buy printer ink. The ink for my printer is
cheap, only 9.99 for each color. His printer ink is expensive.
Our computers are hooked together, so he should be able to hook
my printer up to his computer. Oh, wait, he never did quite get
them hooked up together. But he accesses the Internet from in
here, so he should be able to figure it out anyway. I have a
coupon for $6 for Staples which runs out today. My ink is cheap
there. So, he's seeing whether he can figure out how to use my
printer. Mine is also a copier.

So, I've been knitting

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Hi all,

I've not been taking any pictures, silly me.
I went to a friend's house to knit with friends.
Another friend came and knitted with us. Just
three of us today. Sometimes it's only two of us.

It's raining like crazy now. On the way to my friend's
house it wasn't bad, just sprinkling. But when I came
out to go home, it was raining. Such fun. Better
than snow I suppose. It was raining so hard, going
down to the main road from her house, my car slipped
even though it's four wheel drive. Kept my food on
the anti-locks and they stopped me. I was just glad
I had stepped on the brake before I got close to the
stop sign. I drove carefully on the way home.

Did some knitting. I knit a pocket liner, and am
using it for a gauge square. I thought that was
smart. I figured even if the gauge was wrong, I
could still use it for a pocket liner, as you
wouldn't see it. Then I have to knit the other
one also.

So, I've been knitting

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

No pictures again. I have become so frustrated with that hat.
I frogged back a few rows and then picked up stitches, twice.
It still looks awful. I don't pick up stitches very well, even
though I used a smaller needle. Frustrated. Maybe I should try
to make a different hat? But I like this one if I could ever get
it finished.

I found another sweater pattern for the blue yarn
and have to make a gauge square. This one is made on circular
needles so maybe it will go better.

So, knitting and frogging

Monday, November 10, 2008

Just wanted to let you know, yes, I am still around. Forgot to post on the Wordless Wednesday, but didn't have a picture. Then I hadn't updated my knitting so didn't even take a Saturday Sky picture. Well, I worked on the hat. Wouldn't you know I goofed and did a purl row in there. I could leave it, but don't think I will, so need to frog a few rows. What I did as I am knitting in the round, is pick it up backwords for a row. Oh well. I took out the sweater stitches, there was only 4 rows. Thinking I want a top down pattern. Will look over at Lion Brand Patterns and then maybe Revelry. I am a member, but don't do a whole lot there.

So, I've been knitting, and will try to update more often.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Saturday sky etc. (Warning lots of pictures)

Took this around 2 PM. It's about 60, warmer than it has been.

Hubby is working on the garage doors, getting them
ready to paint and painting them. This is the smaller
garage door which is done. I like it. Asked him to
put some color on them as we have a entire white house,
and it needs some color.

This is the large 2 car garage door. He had painted the cross
pieces the red, but the painter's tape pulled off the old paint,
so here is he working on sanding the whole door.

Here it is closed. Almost ready for paint again.

As I walked around the house after taking the garage door
pictures and took some end of fall pictures.

Not much knitting this week. So no pictures as they
haven't changed hardly at all. Let's see, did one row
on the baby hat, 1 row on the washcloth, and nothing at
all on the sweater. Will have to do more than that to
get these things done.

So, I've been knitting a tad