Here is a place where you can enjoy listening (reading) about all my adventures as a lefty in a righty world. It is not easy to do this at times but I have managed to do it for over 60 years. Crafting is probably the hardest thing to do as a lefty since all directions are printed for righties. I have managed to adjust and will be more than happy to share my crafts with you thru pictures and writings. Enjoy!
Sunday, May 12, 2019
AND THEN THERE WERE 6/ WEEK 46
Another week has past and there is progress on this home front. After much trial and error, deliberation, I finally started a spring/summer sweater for myself. It was one item on my YOP list that had not been addressed at all. Introducing "Spotting Clouds Top".
OK, so it doesn't look like much now. I promise it will be a lovely light weight cotton top when I complete it. It is being made with Cascade Ultra Pima Cotton DK weight yarn. I went up a hook size from what the pattern asked for and am making the smaller size. It should all work out. I have laid this across my back and it seems to be a lovely fit with just enough positive ease to make it comfy for me.
As you know, I have been wanting to do some short socks and do them from toe up. I decided on the Rose City Roller socks and just do them toe up instead of cuff down. They also will have a FLK heel instead of a heel flap. Hmmmmmm, I guess I am just making a toe up short sock with a rolled cuff. LOL It took me forever to remember how to cast on for toe up socks. Finally, I found a wonderful YouTube video by Purl Together for the cast on I remembered. So here is where I am with socks one.
Hubby has asked to have these socks as he wears tennis shoes year round and really wants to try out this short sock to see if he wants more. I started the sock out as magic loop and once the toe was completed I switched to DPN's which is my preferred method for socks. My tension between magic loop and DPN is also different. I am tighter with DPN's. This has been my TV project since it is just plain knitting. No counting required. Love that. This will also be the first time I have done a FLK heel toe up so am looking forward to seeing if there is much difference in the look and feel of the heel.
That is all from the crafting side of my life. We are hustling around here, trying to get things done quickly this morning. We are heading to Las Vegas to celebrate Mother's Day with hubby's mom. After 44 years of marriage we have never done that and I figured, since my mom is not with us anymore, we should make some memories with his mom before we loose her too. (she will be 92 in 2 weeks!) We will also spend some time with our dear friends who live there as well as have some fun in the casinos.
I want to wish all of you a Happy Mother's Day. Even if you do not have children, I am sure you mother (Nurture) someone or something. So enjoy the day.