Saturday, April 26, 2014

100 Pairs of Socks

Can you believe it?  Yes, I finished my 100th pair of socks.  I’m calling this one my Easter sock, although it got finished after Easter.  But, it looks so springy and Easterish.  The yarn is from Gales Art and the color is Hydrangea.  I used the no purl monkey sock pattern with a size 1.5 needle.

Easter Sock 2014

Next sock is a striped yarn for my niece.

I also got two skeins of sock yarn from Knittery Things.  It’s Vesper sock yarn in the colors Monet’s Garden and Springtime Happy Dance.

Vesper Sock Yarn - April 2014

I’ve been doing quite a bit of cleaning out the house, so I haven’t been knitting too much.  Plus, I have also been reading.  I need to make my goal of 100 books this year.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Reading Like Crazy!

I have been reading a lot since the new year.  To date, I have read 28 books.  So, I am going to try to finish reading 100 books this year.  We will see if that happens.

So far to date, I have read the following books

Missing in Death – J.D. Robb

Fantasy in Death – J.D. Robb

Cure – Robin Cook

Songs of Christmas – Thomas Kinkade and Katherine Spencer

Candlelight Christmas – Susan Wiggs

Starry Night – Debbie Macomber

Indulgence in Death – J. D. Robb

Possession in Death – J.D. Robb

Takedown Twenty – Janet Evanovitch

Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder – Joanne Fluke

Candy for Christmas – Joanne Fluke

The Inn at Eagle Point – Sheryl Woods (I really enjoyed this book)

Treachery in Death – J. D. Robb

Strawberry Shortcake Murder – Joanne Fluke

Between Heaven and Texas – Marie Bostwick

A Single Thread – Marie Bostwick

Flowers on Main – Sheryl Woods

New York to Dallas – J.D. Robb

Harbor Lights – Sheryl Woods

Blueberry Muffin Murder – Joanne Fluke

A Chesapeake Shore Christmas – Sheryl Woods

Driftwood Cottage – Sheryl Woods

Chaos in Death – J.D. Robb

Moonlight Cove – Sheryl Woods

Lemon Meringue Pie Murder – Joanne Fluke

The Kitchen House – Kathleen Grissom

Beach Lane – Sheryl Woods

A Thread of Truth – Marie Bostwick

Saturday, April 12, 2014

What a Beautiful Day!

The temperature was close to 70 degrees today.  The sun is shining and tax season is almost over.  I have 2 more days to work.  I am so glad that it is coming to a close.

I have been knitting somewhat.  I finished one sock of the No purl monkey socks using Gales Art sock yarn in the color Hydrangea.  I am using a 1.5 needle.  I love how this sock is turning out.

Easter Sock - Sock 1 Complete

I also started a cowl called the Willow Cowl.  I am using a size 5 needle with Blue Mountain Fiber Arts Socks that Rock in the lightweight color of Muddy Autumn Rainbow.

Willow Cowl - Start

I also purchased two skeins of yarn from Kirby Wirby.  The yarn is Soft and squishy and the colors are Bonkers and Rockin my Banana Clip to the NKOTB concert.  Love these colors!  They are both self striping yarns for socks.

Kirby Wirby - Bonkers and Rockin my Banana Clip

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Finally, it’s April

I am so glad that April has finally arrived.  Some days it has been so beautiful.  Today, the sun finally came out, but it is windy making it a little cooler.  At least we aren’t having snow.  Tomorrow is supposed to be a wonderful day.

April also means that tax season is ending soon.  I am counting the days.  It’s so funny that I can’t wait for it to end, but after a few months off, I will be ready to start again.  Tax season has been keeping me busy and it’s taking my mind off of things.  But, now I am looking forward to spring and sitting outside on my back porch.

Knitting is going slow, but I have been knitting.  I finished my Zombody Go Bragh socks.  The yarn is from Desert Vista Dyeworks and is her Visio sock yarn.  I used a size 1 needle with a basic sock pattern.

Zombody Go Bragh Socks complete

I also finished the leg on the first Monkey Sock using Gale’s Art in the Hydrangea color with a size 1.5 needle.  I love the color of these socks and I’m calling them my Easter socks.  I probably won’t get them finished by Easter, but that’s okay.

Easter 2014 Sock 1 - Leg

I want to cast on for a cowl using sock yarn, so maybe I will do that tonight.