Saturday, June 27, 2015

A Rainy Dreary Day

It’s raining today.  I think it’s been raining most of June.  I guess it makes it a good day to knit.

I finished the Lemonade Shop Rainbow socks.  I used a size 0 needle with a basic sock pattern and an afterthought heel.  I love how these socks turned out.

Lemonade Rainbow Socks - complete

Then, I had to start a new sock.  I am using Must Stash yarn in the color Dark Side of the Moon EPV.  I am using a size 1 needle.  These socks are working up fast.

Must Stash - Dark Side of the Moon - EPV - sock 1 - leg

I also started to knit a cowl.  Its’s called the Restoration Cowl.  I am using Madelinetosh vintage yarn in the color Grey Garden with a size 7 needle.  I like this pattern and of course, I love the yarn.  Can you believe that I am using yarn from stash!

Restoration Cowl - 1

I love project bags and had to share these new bags I got from Craftsomatic on Etsy.  They are all medium size bags.  The bags are well made and I love the fabrics.  She usually puts new bags up in her shop on a Friday morning.

Craftsomatic Project Bags

Well, off to do more knitting…..

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Catching up on Reading

I wasn’t reading much the first couple of months of the year, but now I am catching up.  My goal this year is to read 90 books and I am almost half way there.

So far, I have read:

Wonder – P.J. Palacio – excellent book

The Love Season – Elin Hilderbrand

Dogwood Hill – Sherryl Woods

The Blue Bistro – Elin Hilderbrand

Candy Cane Murder – Joanne Fluke

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop CafĂ© – Fannie Flagg

The Wedding Letters – Jason Wright

Me Before You – JoJo Moyes

A Summer Affair – Elin Hilderbrand

Spring Fever – Mary Kay Andrews

Wild – Cheryl Strayed

Welcome to Serenity – Sherryl Woods

Home in Carolina – Sherryl Woods

Honeysuckle Summer – Sherryl Woods

Midnight Promises – Sherryl Woods

Where Azaleas Bloom – Sherryl Woods

Catching Fireflies – Sherryl Woods

Festive in Death – J. D. Robb

Swan Point – Sherryl Woods

Hissy Fit – Mary Kay Andrews

The Chance – Karen Kingsbury

Obsession in Death – J. D. Robb

Mad About the Boy – Helen Fielding

The Residence – Kate Anderson Brower

The New Yorkers – Cathleen Schine

The Payback Club – Rexanne Bernel

Don’t Go – Lisa Scottoline

The Second Sister – Marie Bostwick

Delicious – Suzanne Mallery

Summerland – Elin Hilderbrand

Carrot Cake Murder – Joanne Fluke

Orphan Train – Christina Baker Kline

Barefoot Season – Susan Mallery

Three Sisters – Susan Mallery

Irresistable – Susan Mallery

Sizzling – Susan Mallery

Evening Stars – Susan Mallery

Accused – Lisa Scottoline

Sweet Salt Air – Barbara Delinsky

Tempting – Susan Mallery

Dead Ringer – Lisa Scottoline

Saturday, June 13, 2015

It’s hot, but I’m knitting

It’s been hot the last two days, but it hasn’t stopped me from knitting.

I finished the first basic sock using Lemonade Shop Rainbow Stripe Yarn.  I am going to do an afterthought heel, but will knit that after finishing the second sock.

Lemonade Shop Sock - Rainbow

I did start on the second sock and have finished the leg and will be starting on the foot.

Lemonade Shop Sock 2 - Rainbow

I bought 3 skeins of Bella Bulky Chenille by Universal Yarns in the purple pansy color way.   The yarn is so soft that I had to buy it.  It is even softer than Flutterby Bulky Chenille.

Bella Chenille - Pansey


I started another baby blanket using this yarn.  I don’t know who this will be for.   The pattern is the Flutterby Baby Blanket.  I am using a size 10.5 needle.  I really love the yarn and may just buy more yarn in another color to make myself a lap blanket for winter.

Flutterby Baby Blanket - Bella Chenille - 2nd photo

I also started back on the Gale Sweater that I started last March.  I am using Plymouth Homestead in the color taupe heather.  I am using a size 11 needle for the body.  I am getting close to finishing the front.

Gale Sweater - Front -Decreases

I bought a pattern for sock earrings.  It came with the the wires for the earrings and I also bought the needles (a size 0000).

Sock Earrings

I got my first shipment of the Concert Series from Must Stash Yarn based on Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon.  The color is called Dark Side of the Moon EPV.  The next shipment will be in July.  I can’t wait.

Must Stash - Dark Side of the Moon 2

I need to get back to the knitting!