Monday, August 27, 2007

Still chugging away on the socks...

I have finished 2 inches (20 rows) of Knit 2, Purl 2 ribbing.... another 6 1/2 inches of Knit 3, Purl 1 pattern on the leg... the heel... and the gusset. Now I'm doing the "knit plain" part of the foot until it is time to decrease for the toe. I'm continuing the K3, P1 leg pattern on the top of the foot. I'm hoping this helps hug my leg/foot and makes for no dropping socks. I'm anxious to try it on and see what it's like!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

I am not a sock knitter.... I think

Let me clarify - I have knit a pair of "hunting" socks out of superwash worsted weight wool for my eldest son from a Lion Brand pattern. I have made a pair of footies out of sock weight yarn for my youngest son. Still no absolute NEED to make socks... however... the gorgeous sock yarn out there is calling to me! During the recent Knit Picks book sale, I bought this book by Ann Budd "Getting Started Knitting Socks". I was inspired. During our trip last weekend to a hockey tournament in Duluth, I started a pair of socks out of Trekking XXL in color 100. It is 75% wool and 25% nylon in pretty turquoise, gold, oranges, reds and greens. I'm really liking how it is turning out. Using size 2 needles and getting 8 stitches to the inch... I did 20 rows of Knit 2 Purl 2 and have now switched to Knit 3 Purl 1 for the main part of the leg. Can't wait to see how they turn out!I'm off on a plane tonight to spend some time teaching at our Idaho facility - and hanging out with my brother and his family. I hope my seat is conducive to plane knitting, otherwise I'll have to drool over the yarn and read a book instead.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Room Redo Number Two

Now the other son wanted his room redone - by rights it really was his turn in the first place. Last Friday we pulled everything out of the room, painted 3 walls blue and one tan... shampooed the carpeting and then put things back.

We put in a loft bed and got a small love seat couch for under it. Tom sanded the paint off his old nightstand and "modernized" it by making his own handle for the drawer.

He is all settled... now, have the elves done the sewing room yet?