Chairs: (sock yarn included for perspective)
They’ll chase birdies all day long.
Check out my healthy happy shiny boy:
Remember the ice from January 14?
We still have a little left. And a big mess from Brandi wanting to play in the water when her swimming pool (yeah, but it’s just a $7 kiddie pool from PetSmart) is put away for the winter.
So Saturday was the Gourmet Yarn Knit In. Had a great time, good food, lots of giggles. Brought home goodies too. In my defense, a couple of these came home a few days ago.
Wait – I just admitted I was just there a few days ago and bought stuff. Oops. Continuing on.. because of the glare you really can’t see the itty bitty sweater and the itty bitty sock blocker that will go on my keychain as soon as I knit a sock to go on it. I used to have a bat, ball and glove with Cardinals on it, but they finally bit the dust.
I’ve also got a SWAK Card and another gift card that I really, really need to go use. Maybe I’ll get a chance to see Keeley and the baby too.
Oh wait – knitting!
Still working on the shawl. It’s coming along nicely, but the photos are getting really boring. I probably won’t add any more until it’s at least past the half way point of the center.
Finished a pair of socks, one of Joslyns SOTMs in Sheeps Gift. I’ve mentioned I like a short row toe before, even if it means more grafting. Here’s a peek at the grafting part.
Big gaping hole:
I learned somewhere (I’m thinking Meg, but won’t swear to it) to not worry about the tension as you’re doing the grafting. Just pay attention to getting it done right.
So when you’re done you have a row of big stitches. Then you go back and tighten them up, and you wind up with this:
I’m not going to write out grafting instructions. There are books and videos everywhere that cover it. Just remember – you’re adding a row of stitches. Pay attention to where your yarn is going, have your bumps and your smooths on the right side, and you’ll be fine.
The finished socks:
Also working the Feb Six Sox, but not far enough on them to show yet.