Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Monday, September 21, 2020
Yuppers, it was just a typical day here at Casa de Noce.
It is a beauty and my house smells delicious. We have been slowing down on our bread eating and this loaf will last us for a week. It used to be, I would be making at least 2 loaves a week.
The sleeves! Because I like my sweaters to be loose, I am making a size that is actually at least one size bigger than I need. In fact, it is probably 2 sizes bigger. That means these sleeves are HUGE. I already have knitted 12 inches of sleeve. The pattern says to decrease 2 stitches every 10 rows until you get to elbow length. I have been decreasing 2 stitches every 5 rows and that sleeve is just now at elbow length and is still 18 inches wide unstretched. I was in quite a quandary deciding what to do. I finally came up with the idea to go ahead and continue decreasing 2 stitches every 5 rows and when I get to the length when I need to do the cuff.................................do a HUGE decrease and just make it a bit of a puff sleeve at the wrist. If it looks nasty..................well, I will worry about that when the time comes.
Sunday, September 20, 2020
Hello again. I am excited to show you my latest finish.
Hubby's socks are DONE! I finished them last night. Never have I been so glad to get a pair of socks off the needles. This yarn was not nice to knit with. It was splitty, and scratchy and did not have any kind of stitch definition at all. Hubby loves them and even wore them today to Church.
My DPN's are now naked. Will I cast on another pair of socks? Of course, but probably not for a few days. I have so many other projects I really want to pay attention too. The Fodhla shawl saw no love at all this week. That is my main project I want to work on this week. I have also pulled out my "It Really Fits Cardiagan" from the WIP closet. It needs to get completed also. So, those two projects will be my main focus this coming week.
The other items done this week were:
Thirteen masks were made for my son, grand daughter and myself. These were done on Monday. Never again will I do that many masks in one day. I do need to make 5 more for a friend of mine who is heading to college the end of this month.
I made this dishcloth on Tuesday to try and get my knitting mojo going. It worked as you can tell from the finished socks.
That is all for crafting today. This was a crazy week as we had control over our Grand Daughter on Thursday and Friday. She is involved in several activities as well as has a busy social calendar. Seems like I spent those two day just running her all over. The nice thing about that is, it gives me a lot of time to just talk to her while we are in the car alone. I have a rule in my car........No cell phones or ear buds when riding with me. WE WILL HAVE CONVERSATION! I usually let her pick the subjects to talk about and that keeps me up to date on her interests and happenings. Even when her friends ride with me, they all put their cell phones away and we talk.
Today I was going to make a loaf of bread but...............I forgot to set the beer out last night for it to get flat. Guess I will make it tomorrow then. So, my to do list is pretty short today. I will cut out the masks for my friend and start on them. There will be knitting time while hubby is busy watching golf and football. I have an audio book I am listening to and will put that on during that time. It is so easy to listen to the book while I am knitting and sewing. We have leftovers for dinner tonight so that makes my life even easier.
How was your week? To see what other crafters are up to go HERE.
Until Next Time...........................Happy Crafting & Stay Well!!!!!!!
Friday, September 18, 2020
As you can see, we are still being affected by the wildfires on the west coast. It sure does make for a pretty sunrise though. The sunsets are just as pretty too.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Hubby's socks are at the same place they were on Sunday. I keep meaning to pick them up in the evenings to work on them but...................well, it just doesn't happen. Usually by now I would have another 30 rows on each sock. Nope, brain is not engaged.
My Fodhla shawl has not been touched either. Of all the projects I have going, this is my second favorite and yet, it sits in it's yarn bowl pleading with me to pick it up and work on it. The brain ignores it.
Monday, September 14, 2020
Twelve masks completed. The top 6 are for the teen, the middle 2 are for my son and the bottom 4 are for me. Hopefully that is it for a while............... again.
Sunday, September 13, 2020
The gusset is completed and there is another 30 rows added to each foot. Not sure how this coming week is stacking up yet. Hopefully it will be quieter so I can do quite a bit on these. I really want them off the needles. The yarn is very scratchy and splits horribly and because of that, I stopped the pattern and am just doing plain vanilla for the feet. I have more of this yarn but am thinking I will be waiting a loooong time before I use it.
I just happened to have these glass beads hanging around and they go perfectly with the charcoal gray yarn. The beads are added after the stitch is made. It does slow down the knitting process but is so worth it. Plus, the beads add just enough weight to the shawl that it keeps is laying so nicely.
My husband is so thoughtful. I sent him to the store to pick up a few items for our dinner that evening. He ALWAYS looks at the flowers when he is there. These are lasting quite while. They have a lovely aroma too.
This is what our sun has looked like all week other than on Tuesday. That was the only day we were smokeless here. I have seen photos from places in California and Washington where you can not even see the sun. When we left Mass this morning, I noticed the smell as soon as I took off my mask.