Wednesday, November 26, 2014

FO: Clark's Tube Socks

Here is the last FO and this one was just finished on November 23rd - Clark's Tube Socks.

Pattern: none
Needles: Size 3 bamboo
Yarn: Paton's Kroy Sock in Grey Brown Marl
Modifications: none
Comments: they are a bit big but he loves them. I have enough yarn that I can make him another pair. This time I will use a size 2 needle.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Ten on Tuesday: The Thankful Edition

It comes as no surprise that this week our topic is 10 Things You Are Thankful For.

1) My husband who puts up with me and my moods
2) My son who is smart, funny and sweet
3) My job that is not perfect but provides me with a decent living and flexibility
4) My extended family who are a bit crazy but fun anyway
5) My friends who have stuck by me
6) Technology that makes life much easier and fun
7) Knitting that saves my sanity sometimes
8) My health which is not the best but is better than many others
9) A warm roof over my head as the weather turns colder
10) The promise of new and exciting things to come

Monday, November 24, 2014

FO: Spa Set #2

The FO parade is almost over. These are more recent FOs – these were finished on October 1st.

Needles: Size 6 bamboo
Yarn: Sugar ‘n Cream in Hippi
Modifications: none
Comments: all three patterns were nice and easy to memorize

Monday, November 17, 2014

FO: Britta's Baby Sweater

The parade of FOs continues. This is a baby sweater I finished at the end of August for a co-worker's baby.

Pattern: F207 Top Down Baby Sweater
Needles: Size 8 bamboo
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft in Strawberry
Modifications: None
Comments: This was a very easy and fun pattern. Clark wants everyone to know that he picked out the yarn to make the sweater.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Five on Friday

Another week has come and gone. I cannot believe that Thanksgiving is less than 2 weeks away. Here is my weekly dose of randomness.

1) We had our first parent-teacher conference on Tuesday. It went really well. It's always nice to hear good things about your kid.

2) I am starting my yearly Christmas stress. I know everything will be ok but I cannot seem to help myself.

3) The colder weather is here to stay it seems. I am ready for spring already.

4) We had a nice and low key anniversary celebration. We had Chinese food and Dairy Queen. I am pretty low maintenance.

5) Clark is sick so I stayed home with hm. It amazes me that I can get more work done at home with a sick kid than I do in the office. I guess the 100 stupid questions I have to answer for other people every day really does take up a lot of my time.

Here are some pictures from the week

Tube socks for Clark sure knit up fast

The nasty 4 letter s-word falling from the sky

My poor sick little buddy

Getting back into the workout routine

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Ten on Tuesday: The Collector Edition

The topic for this week is 10 Collections You Have Had Over the Years.

1) Horse figurines
2) Dolphin figurines
3) CDs by my favorite artists at the time
4) Concert  t-shirts
5) Souvenir glasses from tourist traps like Hard Rock Café and Planet Hollywood
6) Candles
7) Stickers
That is about it. I really cannot stand a lot of knick-knacks so I do not collect much.

Monday, November 10, 2014

FO: Clark's Tube Socks

I am still playing catch up on finished object posts. I thought about just starting fresh and scrapping these but my OCD tendancies will not allow this. Here are Clark’s Tube Socks that were finished on August 30th.

Pattern: none
Needles: Size 3 bamboo
Yarn: Red Heart Heart & Sole left over from my Undecided socks
Modifications: none
Comments: Since he outgrew his Christmas socks so quickly I decided to rip off the Knitmore Girls and make tube socks for him. I cast on 36 stitches, knit 2x2 rib for 1” and then did 6” of leg before decreasing for the toe. They fit him ok but I will make future pairs longer in the leg.