Thursday, November 23, 2006

I know this isn't fiber related, but here are my niece's twins. Kathryn is on the left and Logan is on the right. They were born Tuesday, November 21st at 8:02 and 8:04 am. Kathryn Annette was 6 pounds, 6 OZ. Logan Dominic was 7 pounds, 7 oz. Mother and father are doing well.

I finally began my sock swap sock. It is going fairly well, though slower than I want to go. All part of the learning curve. I am using two circular size 3 needles and it is going better than the magic loop method.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Woo Hoo! My first sock using two circular needles is finished. It took me about two weeks to do. I had lots of stops, starts and ripping out to begin again. It measures 14" from top to heel and the foot length is 11 1/2". I used two number 9 needles and cast on 48 stitches. I used Encore Colorspun made by Plymouth Yarn. It is a lovely Acrylic/wool yarn.
Now to begin my sock for the sock swap.

" You have rescued me from death. You have kept my feet from stumbling so that I could walk in your presence, in the light of life". Psalm 56:13 GW

Friday, November 17, 2006

As you can see I'm on the home stretch on this sock. I am finally getting the hang of this hand knitting sock.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

It is time for an update on my sock saga. I ended up ripping out the heel turn and decreases because it was showing the purl stitches on the outside and no matter what I did it just got worse. Now I have it going the right way and am back to the decreases. I will post a picture when I have them finished.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Here is an Autumn sock. The yarn reminded me of all the fall colors on the trees. I also learned how to get myself out of a mess. I figured out that when I didn't switch needles correctly I ended up with a garter stitch. Now I know what to avoid and how to correct it when doing stockinette. It helps me know waht to do when I deliberately want to knit garter stitch in the round. I have a few humble spots ( designer elements:-) to remind me non of us are perfect, just forgiven by the Grace of God.

He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay;and He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm. Psalm 40:2 NASB

I have finally reached the , this is fun, step in my handknitting a sock. Last weekend my husband, Dan and I visited my sister and brother-in-law in Renton, washington. On Friday we walked around downtown Seattle ending up at Pike's Place. I did my handknitting on the way up and back home. Great way to relax.
Here are some pictures of us in Seattle. The first one was taken at the Waterfall garden in downtown Seattle. On the left is my brother-in-law, Jerry. On the right is my husband, Dan. The bottom picture in of the Pioneer triangle. On the left is my sister, linda and her husband Jerry, the bust of chief Seattle and me.