Sunday, July 15, 2012

Multiple booties

Almost always knit both soles at the same time then slide one off onto a diff needle while I finish #1, except once #1 was done and I picked up a diff sized set of needles to work on #2 and not noticing the difference until almost to where I added the blue pattern. #2 was waaaay bigger due to going from a 2.5 mm needle to a 3.25 mm, but hey it was dark and light wasn't the best and I am OLDE. So ripped back to where I had added the bigger needles and using the correct size finished #2 properly.


A full days reprieve from the almost to much heat we'd been having, from yesterdays 32° (mid 90's F) to low 70's F today and a really nice breeze coming in all opened windows. According to forecast one more day of high 80's then back to much nicer weather. And if it comes to pass I will make a trip into town, prescription refills and a large produce order.

Neighbor Les was back and finished cutting my yard full of weeds, a nice fire break and should help with the mozzies (altho so far they haven't been as bad as I have seen).

And local contractor stopped in and will replace my back porch, the steps on south side get lots of snow and melt water that builds up and has rotted the steps, so will have steps going off to the west instead of north & south, this is a much needed repair And if money holds out may get him to add a water softener to my system again, had one George installed 25 years ago but when it got sick the guy (boo hiss) that came to look at it just said it was garbage and took it to the dump, still think it could have been fixed. I don't get him to look at anything any more.

4 comments:

  1. What a sweet pattern! I also usually knit socks (but not like yours!) but like to switch to small baby hats or booties occasionally. It uses up some odds and ends very nicely.

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  2. I like doing baby hats, but I've never donated them yet. I have a small bag of them.

    Oh, Lynne, my grandson and I saw a black bear (baby) yesterday. We took a loooong drive thru the game reserve that is behind us. We also saw a turkey hen and some brown trout in a creek. And my grandson tried a short hike along the river in the wilderness area and popped open the end of his big toe on a rock. It is a really rough trail and we are all addicted to flip flops....so then we were off to the pharmacy for suture strips and peroxide. (I had wisely stayed in the car >smile<)

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  3. I like those booties, too. I need to do up a few baby things to have when needed.

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  4. I like doing baby hats, but I've never donated them yet. I have a small bag of them.

    Oh, Lynne, my grandson and I saw a black bear (baby) yesterday. We took a loooong drive thru the game reserve that is behind us. We also saw a turkey hen and some brown trout in a creek. And my grandson tried a short hike along the river in the wilderness area and popped open the end of his big toe on a rock. It is a really rough trail and we are all addicted to flip flops....so then we were off to the pharmacy for suture strips and peroxide. (I had wisely stayed in the car >smile<)

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