Saturday, August 25, 2012

Mad Scare Yourself Halloween Dash!

Apparently, I'm a joiner.  It's been some time so I almost forgot.  But then Toni over at A Little Yarn on The Side had this nifty idea to get the needles moving again.

"Halloween is just over 2 months away, and what better way to frighten a knitter than to do one or more of the following:

  1. Knit 4,000 yards before Halloween
  2. Knit up the most challenging pattern in your queue.
  3. Use the most difficult yarn in your stash--mohair, splitty, so black you can’t see even the biggest garter stitch--whatever is most difficult.
  4. The personally-scares-you challenge of your choice.
Complete one, two, or all as the mood takes you!"

That's a direct quote from her blog.  I think you should play along too, after you pop over to visit her at her blog and say Hi.

I think I will start my Dash tomorrow.  I haven't touched knitting needles in close to two weeks, with this past week being a complete write off since my Mom was visiting.  Frankly, I've kind of slacked off once I finished that second pair of Kroy FX socks.  I have all kinds of TV series on DVD  as background noise so it's just a matter of finding fitting projects.  I have way too much mohair in my stash still, even after the King sized bedspread.  I think I will pick a lace project to work on once the kids start back to school and my days are blissfully quiet again.  And I "need" a cardigan or two.  And then I could start working on some Christmas gifts...

Yesterday, I remembered how much I like sewing.  Mom had brought all sorts of items that were in need of alterations, and I worked some miracles if I do say so myself.   

Friday, August 17, 2012

Friday Felines

Rough housing!
Don't be a quiter!
A moment of peace!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Friday Felines, A Day Late

And finally proof of knitting. Socks, both made with Patons Kroy FX.  I am really liking this yarn, with the exception of this smaller yardage, and the rare splitting.  I like pointy needles for sock knitting so maybe using ones less pointy would fix that problem.  Both pairs will be residing in my youngest child's sock drawer until the temperature drops. 

Friday, August 03, 2012