Saturday, February 22, 2014

50 Degrees

We actually hit 50 degrees today.  It was wonderful.  The sun was shining and the snow is melting.  We will have one more day of this kind of weather and then it’s back to the cold. But, at least we got some of this snow melted.  I even went to knitting yesterday and today and got to be with my friends.  Pure Bliss!

I got two new skeins of yarn today from Desert Vista Dyeworks.  The colors are Zombody Go Bragh and Zombody Throw me some beads.  I couldn’t resist them.  But, the post office really messed up with delivery on these skeins.  I was suppose to receive them last Saturday, but the tracking still had them leaving Arizona.  They finally hit Philadelphia two days ago and sat there until this morning when they finally moved and got to my post office.  I almost thought that they got lost.  I am so glad to have received them.  I know it probably had to do with the snow last Thursday and then President’s Day on Monday.  But, Geez!  That long to get here???

Desert Vista Dyeworks - Feb 14 - Zombody

I have been working mostly on the two pairs of socks I am knitting.  I am knitting on the second sock for both. I finally turned the heel on both of them. 

The one pair is Lollipop yarns Angry Birds using a basic sock pattern with a size 1 needle.

Angry Birds - Sock 2- Heel Turn

The other pair of socks is the Drift sock using Bugga in the color Tropical Shield with a size 1.5 needle. 

Drift Sock - Sock 2 - Heel Turn

I should finish up both of these socks next week.  I think I will cast on another basic sock using Zombody Go Bragh for Saint Patricks Day.  I probably won’t finish it by then, but at least I will have a green pair for next year.

Saturday, February 08, 2014

I am so sick of snow

We had two days this week where it snowed.  Wednesday, we had ice on top of the snow.  So, for two days, I stayed home from work.  It was not worth driving in this weather.  I am counting the days until February is over.  Maybe March will be warmer.  Darn Groundhog!

Haven’t done too much knitting, but I did finish one of the Drift socks.  I am using The Sanguine Gryphon’s Bugga in Tropical Shield Bug with a size 1.5 needle.  I am enjoying knitting this sock.

Drift Sock 1 Complete

I am almost finished with the first Angry Birds socks.  This is Lollipop yarns in the Angry Birds color with a size one needle.  I am using a basic sock pattern.  I love the stripes in these socks.

Angry Birds Sock 1

Haven’t knitting much on the Flutterby blanket and I want to cast on a Ricci hat, but I have been busy trying to get caught up on house work.  I think I am almost there with that project.  Hopefully, I will get more knitting completed during this upcoming week.