Jul 30, 2007

PROGRESS REPORT...................

Ok, it only took 4 tries and lots of head scratching, as kathy can attest to.
But here they are. From "Favorite Socks" the Priscilla's Dream Socks".

not finished as one can see, but they are on their way to completion. (I hope).
the heel is done in short rows and different than anyother sock pattern I've done to date.

I'm using Dale of Norway Tiur as called for in the pattern and I downsized the needles 1 size to a 2 instead of a 3 to start and then for the lower leg I used 1 1/2.
I'm looking forward to posting a completed sock one of these days.
I hope you will all hang on with me.
Next week Stitches Midwest and I can't wait.

Jul 27, 2007


This picture was drawn by my Granddaughter Rachel a few years ago when she was about 6 years old.

A future artist I'm sure.
Thank you Rachel for your beautiful artwork.

Jul 26, 2007


Well it’s after 2AM and after staring up at the ceiling for over 2 hours I decided to just give up and get out of bed.
My mind is on Stitches Midwest, which is coming up fast. Even tho I live in Illinois,
I’m going to stay at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare with my dear friend California Carolyn and
Ilisa, my wonderful niece from Stone Mountain, Ga. So I guess that is why I can’t sleep,
I’m thinking about stitches. I’ve signed up for 3 classes one on Thursday one on Friday
and another one on Saturday along with going to the Fashion Show Friday night. Last year
Carolyn and I had a ball. I spent more than I should have and I still have most all the yarn in
my stash all except a tube scarf that I knit shortly after.
So my brain is so busy packing all I need for the classes as well as a list of yarn that I might need LOL!
I should say might want. Which knitting bag to bring? What project should I knit there? On and on and on.
It’s no wonder I can’t sleep.
I should just pack everything now and forget about it till August 9th. Then maybe I’ll sleep.
Ok, I’m going to read a little of, what else, Harry Potter.
Maybe that will make me sleepy. One can only hope.

Jul 23, 2007

I WAS OUT TO LUNCH...................

and when I got home I checked the front door and what did I find?!

A beautiful ball of supersocke 100 ON LINE in City-Color along with hand lotion "sweet pea" which was
my gift from the birthday giveaway on julia's blog
and from visiting her blog and seeing what she has in her Future Projects, I just had
to have the book " knitted Babes". Something to add to my future projects.
That's cause my list is getting low. LOL!!

I think the yarn would look just great for (and I hate to say it) "Priscilla's Dream Sock's", I know kathy will get a kick out of that I'm sure.

Jul 21, 2007

on the needles ..................

From interweave Favorite Socks using Lana Grossa Meilenweit Cotton, Cable Rib Socks. I'm not
very far as you can see, however, i'm finding it nice to knit both the pattern and the yarn.
then we have the Lion Brand Cotton-Ease Cardigan, because i'm changing colors it's a slow knit.
it's going to be a christmas gift so i've got plenty of time.
And last but not least the infamous "Priscialla Dream Socks" now I know why I don't find very many
pairs on the Favorite Socks KAL blog site.
I know the pictures aren't very good, but they are pictures.

Jul 15, 2007


I made this purse for Marissa’s friend that is coming to visit her.
I used Cascade 220 along with 2 skeins of TuTu. I attached the handles right to
the purse using US size 6 DPN's.
I hope she likes it as much as I do.
It's always interesting when felting something. You are never sure just how it will come out.
This purse, I think, came out nicely.
Now I can put my full attention to the heel of my
"Priscilla’s Dream Socks". It's something new to me so I'm just following what my cyber friend Kathy
told me to do. Just knit and follow the directions.
Well we shall see how that works.

Jul 10, 2007

Should I??????????

this is my friend figment. I wanted to make him a pair
I'm just not sure if I should make a pair for him or not.
what do you think? and If so, what pattern do you suggest?

Jul 7, 2007

More Socks

Well finally I'm done with my tabi socks. I used Lana Grossa Meilenweit Inca yarn and size US 2 needles.
They are my second pair of Tabi socks, and I have yarn for one more pair.
Reason for so many of these lovelies, LOL! is so that I can wear my Mephisto sandals all year round as long
as it is dry outside. They are nice and warm. Good for Midwest winters.

So next and already casted on from the book "Favorite Socks"
the "Priscilla's Dream Socks". I love the CO method used for them.
The old Norwegian sock cast-on. It is described very well in
her "Simple Socks" plain and fancy book. The long tail I measured out was right on, one more stitch
and I couldn't have done it.

I'm still working on the sweater and another purse for Marissa's friend. It's always good to have more than
one project on needles. I think!

Jul 4, 2007


It looks kind of wide, the gauge is right on so I'm sure it will be fine.
Now on to the sides.
It does look like a wash cloth, doesn't it.

Jul 1, 2007

ON MY NEEDLES.................

The sweater is going to be a Birthday present for a little girl that I know.
It's a nice break away from socks and a rest for my poor hand and fingers.
The yarn is Lion Brand Cotton Ease in Almond, Terracotta, and maize colorway.
Needle size US 7.
Size is for a tiny little person. Size 4.
Shouldn't take too long.
In the past, I've sent out my sweaters to have
them professionally blocked.
Not this time, I have Kathy and Shirley to help. (I hope)

The bag I got the last time I was in Galena, IL. It's a shop that I go to whenever I’m there.
They always have a full line of Laurel Burch bags. They make great knitting bags. Last time I bought a different
Style in yellow. Next time ????