Showing posts from March, 2016

The dreaded plying

If I am to have any empty bobbins to take with me on upcoming travels needed to ply stuff. First two bobbins I gathered up had not been on my list to ply tog but came out not to bad.

Then put the leftover lilac with a almost red again not to bad. Both once skeined will maybe go into yarn I've set aside for upcoming cuff to cuff cardigan.

Found a couple more odd skeins to add to sweater stash, then got a denim blue for maybe the main color to hang everything tog. Then found in ever increasing stash of handspun a brighter blue. Pix of both let me know what everyone thinks about which might be better with the odd stuff. Pix in wrong order darker denim blue on the bottom.

And lastly a small pix of the intended sweater.

Went out to the clinic for usual blood work on Thursday, count was a bit lower than they liked so took and extra half of Warfarin on Friday then back to my normal dosage. Stopped for gas at the store only to find it closed, I didn't know that they were only open on …

Finishing Monstersocks

Two pair of socks finished, one pair needed afterthought heel the second about 3 inches of the foot, both now are done, another pair within a few inches of the toe on first sock of that pair. Once third pair is finished will get at the pair for Kristie, this will be my traveling pair to work on while in various places on the road.

First pix is a pair that has been on the needles since early December this pair likely will go into my sock drawer. 2nd is the pair that just needed the afterthought heel, also on the needles for more time than I can remember. Glad to have both pair finished.

Talked to a friend down near Vancouver this morning and will stay there for two nights before heading down to Whidbey for their annual spinning weekend. Have things figured out that I will be able to haul everything inside to spinning room in just one trip. Spinning wheel on luggage cart along with lg Maggie bag with all small stuff inside, then just purse, and bag of spinning fiber. The Maggie bag wi…

This and That

Knitting bee last Wednesday 9th, stayed until just after lunch then left for town. Stopped first at Wally World for a few things that I can't get anywhere else, then into town where first stop was at Speedy Pete's for an oil change and car wash, then dropped inc tax stuff at accountants, paid a few bills at the bank, got a cup of coffee at Timo's and headed up to Denise's place. First trip into town on my own since I was on the way home from Desert Mesa the first week of November last year. Then first thing Thursday morning got into SaveOn for a grocery order, lots of produce. Lucas came from school bus to unload groceries from car, once I knew he was available to help bought a few more containers of juice and several Clamato, heavy stuff. Overall I think I did OK, didn't feel tired until Friday, then even got in an early afternoon nap. Knitting bee again today and have made Lemon Squares to take.

Posted a pix of my latest socks on the Addicted to Sock Knitting gr…


Finished the socks for Tammy in NC, started them December 21 st then a bump in the road had me put them aside for awhile. Am so glad the brain is back to communicating with the fingers again. Main color was from Hazel Knits, and then lots of odds and sods from other projects. Next will be socks for KH down near Chilliwack, then a pair of Koigu gloves also for Tammy.

Have a bunch of single skeins of handspun, all close to DK weight that I would like to use for a sleeve to sleeve cardigan, once last of knitting for other people is done just might do it. Think first I might spin another couple of colors just to make sure I have enuff.

I am continuing to do well on my own, hard to believe after the long time in hospital, half of December, all of January and most of February were just a spot in my wasted winter.

Found this somewhere and it really talked to me.