Saturday, June 25, 2011

It was a good week

I got a lot of things accomplished this week.  It’s nice having the house all straightened up.  Now, I am chipping away at small little things.  I found a box of yarn I had purchased years and years ago.  Most of it was acrylic and I know that I won’t use it so I gave it to someone who would make good use of it.

I also found a bunch of needlework kits.  Some I put aside to keep, some to sell and some to throw away.  I found a bunch of macramé yarn.  This I decided to keep.  You never know when I might want to make something with it.

Last week, we had some work done on our front yard.  Stones placed around the edging of the flower beds and grass replanted.


We now have grass.


On the knitting front, I completed the Lorna’s Laces Jungle Stripe sock.  I used a basic sock pattern with an afterthought heel and a size 1 needle.  Purple and Green are my favorite colors.

Lornas Laces Jungle Stripe complete

Also finished is the June Mid Month KAL from my dishcloth group.  The pattern is called Little Tweet by Elaine Fitzpatrick.  I used Peaches and Crème yarn in light green with a size 6 needle.

June 2011 Mid Month KAL

I started on another sock using the yarn I got from the Cookie A sock club.  The yarn is Lorna’s Laces Solemate in boysenberry jam.  The pattern is Boysenberry Yo.  I am using a size 1 needle.  The yarn is really nice and I love the color.  My local yarn shop is going to get some of this yarn in, so I wanted to try it out in advance.  I will definitely buy another skein (or two).

Boysenberry Yo sock start

And, I started the Daybreak Shawl by Stephen West.  I am using Turtlepurl Softshell Turtle toes in Kiping at camp and Haeyy with a size 4 needle.  I started this last week, but had to start over as I wasn’t following the directions…now I am on track.  The yarn is nice and soft.


This week, I also frogged an old project.  It was the Olivia sweater that I started as my first knitting project back in 2004.  First of all it is too big on me now and second, I have learned a lot about knitting and can make it better.  So, yesterday, I cast on again for a smaller size sweater.  I will post pictures next week.

I feel really great that I know have my knitting projects under control.  I now have only 7 projects on the needles.  That is much better than the 24 I had at the beginning of the year, don’t you think?

I did get a skein of yarn in this week.  I really wanted to try Three Ewes Twisted in Fiber in a striped yarn, so I got a green and grey colorway.

Three Ewes Twisted in Fiber green-grey stripe

1 comment:

Jill L said...

Your house is daring -- congrats on the grass. Great knitting and stash enhancements once again!