Thursday, August 09, 2007

KNITTING IN MY BACKYARD PARADISE...

As busy as I should be in my quest towards Domestic Goddess status, finding time to knit outside always wins! The weather has been beautiful in between thunderstorms, so I have been making the most of it! Once the pool temperature hits 84 degrees I'm in it!


I love the new Interweave knits, especially the Toe Up Sock Project on page 60. I am so into cable knitting at the moment, probably because of the afghan squares I've been knitting for charity. I want to knit Ambrosia, Honeycomb and Flying Buttress first, followed by the rest! Terrific patterns, not to mention I adore anything that Ann Budd designs! If I hosted a KAL would anybody come?
I finally got up the gumption to start the final square, and although it seemed a little complex in the beginning, by the third row it was smoother sailing! I am a strong believer in using Posties to mark my place in patterns of this sort. I also am getting very comfortable cabling without a cable needle! Not hard to do at all I discovered!
I like the look of this square, and these bobbles seem less labor intensive than previous ones-just k, p, k, p, k in the same stitch, turn, knit back on the 5 loops, turn, purl back on the 5 loops and then pass the 2Nd, third, 4Th and 5Th stitches one at a time to the left over the 1st stitch on your right needle.

Slipper socks for a small child made for charity from donated yarns and buttons from my collection. Easy and gratifying at the same time!

So, how is your week going?

3 comments:

CeElle said...

Hello Sweetie,

My week's going OK - at this point, I don't like to admit it but I get a little tired of the heat and humidity. I know that I should be grateful, but...

Of course I wasn't really mad about the tag... I just couldn't resist picking on you the tiniest bit. :) All is good, Mrs. B. Thank you for thinking of me.

I wish you the nicest of afternoons. Be blessed~

Tea said...

Oh my, sigh....the life of Mrs. B...we can only wish...our pool is the blow up kind...snickers. Really, it's a hoot for the grandgals, but I'll be sticking a pin to it next week as school will be in session for them.;)

Now seriously, I'm absolutely envious of your sock making skills! I'm just getting back into socks, and my needles (they were out of Addis at my LYS, so I got S.Bates and she) just ain't working. I'm going to order Knitpicks fixed circulars today and just hope I can do as well as you are.

I have that same afghan book! :)
I love it, and I need to get working on some of those squares, too. Have you tried the anchor yet? I did last year, but got baffled and gave up on it. I'm better able to follow all the twists and turns now.

I so enjoy your posts!
Knit on, Mrs. B. :)

hakucho said...

Cable knitting outside in the glorious sunshine...now that's happy knitting :)

Very cute slippers!