Category Archives: Knitting

On The Needles (2nd try)

Some lovely blue Opal yarn is what’s on my needles!  I’m still working on the first sock, having just completed the heel and heel turn, and I’ve started the gusset.

This is lovely yarn, soft feeling but hefty enough to make really nice socks.  I’m thinking they will be The Hubster’s first pair of hand-knit socks.  He wants a pair
for sleeping in to keep his tootsies warm.  Or maybe I’ll just keep them!  (It’s soooo hard to give socks away.)

“Soctober” is running away on me.  I was hoping to get two pairs done this month, and I will be lucky to get this pair done.  I guess I will have to have a Socvember as well.

And I’m very much reminded this morning why it’s good to make these wool socks.  23 degrees out this morning, and the wood floors are pretty chilly.  We’re into wool sock season already!

The socks I’m wearing are from Opal yarn also, something probably unavailable now.  It was part of the Harry Potter series.  Self-striping yarn is so much fun!

Linking to:  Judy Laquidara’s Patchwork Times

What’s on the Needles?

Socks, of course!

I’m participating in Judy Laquidara’s What’s on the Needles Fridays.  It may not look like much progress — well, there ISN’T much progress, but I did do a few rows so I’m ready to start the heel flap.

Judy L at Patchwork Times has suggested making socks out of Opal yarn in October (opal being October’s birthstone and all…)  Pictured are the five skeins I have of opal yarn.  Any one of them would be fun to knit up.  Which one would you choose to turn into a pair of socks first?  There’s a brighter blue, a raspberry, brown, grey, and a darker blue.  The light blue socks I’m working on are also in Opal yarn, and they are going to be yummy!

Judy is also having a quiltathon right now (where does she find the time and energy???)

What’s on the Needles?

Okay, I know this is a knitting post and I uploaded a quilt picture to Judy’s blog…

I’m following along with Judy L’s Friday knitting report.  The last time I reported was mid June, and I’m not any further along now, almost two months later!  With the cooler weather coming, though, I want to get back into knitting.

Jenni K, owner of the new knit shop at the Prior Lake Library, The Twisted Loop, has a sock-of-the month program.  I think it’s time for me to move on to more intricately patterned socks instead of always doing the same basic one!  I’ve ordered the book, and the sock class meets the last Saturday of the month…details are HERE about 80% of the way down the page.  $30 plus book for three months.  Jenni also has a page on Facebook you may want to follow her HERE.

Since I have no new knitting I thought I would post a quilty picture, since a post without a photo is like a day without chocolate.  Or red wine.  Or coffee.  This is a cute-cute-cute baby quilt my friend Pam made for her new granddaughter, and I quilted it for her:

and the back:

Well, I’m heading down the stairs to spend some quality time with “Elvis” –“Mr. Gammill” to you.  I plan to take a couple of breaks to look for bugs in the wildflower garden and to throw a chicken in the oven .  It’s going to be a lovely day in my neighborhood.