Sunday, April 30, 2017
A blessed Sunday to all of you out there. It has been a wonderful week here and I am blessed beyond all measure. I am finally totally out of my thumb splint/brace and my crafting has taken off again.
These are the bed socks I made for my mom out of worsted weight. It is "I Love This Yarn" from Hobby Lobby in the colorway Aegean. I was worried about making such a thick sock. Never having made a sock from this weight yarn, I was concerned they would be too warm. Not need to worry about that.................she loves them. She was super happy on the fact, they came up a bit past her ankle and kept her nice and warm all night long. They stayed on her feet and never came off. A big plus for her since she is unable to reach down to put socks on and off.
Since she loved them so much:
I started another pair for her. I have tons of worsted weight yarn and it is ALL variegated. Lucky for me, she doesn't care about color as much as she does warmth. I will say, working socks in worsted weight, they sure do knit up faster. Once again, I am not using any pattern. I cast on 40 stitches on size US 5 needles and do a 2x2 ribbing for 2 inches, knit for 1 inch, do the Fish Lips Kiss heel and then knit until I am 2 inches from the length I need. A very basic easy pattern that I can do without looking at a pattern.
I completed the Radiating Dragon Fly throw for the prayer shawl ministry at church.
I am in love with the colors. It ended up being about 40 inches square, so should do nicely for someone wanting a bit of warmth for their legs.
I had to start another prayer shawl project right away.
This time I am knitting the Stitch Sampler Shawl. This will be the first time I have worked with Crafter's Secret yarn. It is from Hobby Lobby also. I would rate it between, I Love This Yarn and Red Heart, for softness. I do believe that once it is washed and dried, it will soften up quite a bit. These are nice big skeins for a fantastic price. I normally do not knit a prayer shawl as it takes a bit of time for me. But, I saw this pattern about a month ago and fell in love with it. One of the other ladies in the prayer shawl group has made it already and it turned out very nice. I am striping it to give it some interest. Once again, using the jewel toned yarns to brighten up someone's day a bit.
I did not add anything to my stash this week.......shock! I was too busy trying to relieve the stash of some yarn.
Today, I have already planned my menus for the week and made out the grocery list. I will be heading to the store in a little while to get said groceries and then I will have the rest of the day to relax and knit away. I love days like that.
It helps that I woke up at 3:30 this morning so I could accomplish all of my 'to do' lists. Seems like I am waking up very early every Sunday now. That is fine, I can take a nap this afternoon if need be. Dinner is already in the fridge marinating (steaks) and hubby will grill those up tonight for us. So I really do not have anything left to do but go to the store.
I am looking at my schedule for the week and it is again normal. I do have to get our guest room cleaned up a bit though. My brother is coming to stay for a week for Mother's day.The guest room has become a bit of a storage area for us, and I need to weed out some things in there that are not being used and won't be used. I think I hear Goodwill calling my name LOL. I actually look forward to decluttering the room. Call me weird, I know. I have a vision in my mind of living a very simplistic life and being more of a minimalist. Well, other than having a stash of yarn. Someday, my dream will come true.....................maybe. Hubby is not on the same page as I am..............yet. He is getting better though, so maybe in the next 10 years I will have converted him totally. MAYBE!
Time for me to get off to the store so I can get home and clean the veggies and fruits and then relax with my yarn and needles for the day.
Until next time......................happy crafting!!!!!!!!