Friday, August 20, 2010

Heading out

I've been meaning to post all week but just couldn't get it together . Mike and I are heading out tomorrow morning for Maine . We've rented a house with some friends and are hoping that the gorgeous weather that we've had all summer will continue for another week . I'm dying to stick my toes into the ocean ! We're mostly packed and ready to go , actually the knitting is ALL packed , reading material is organized , clothes , well I'm still doing laundry ...

This is what I have planned to work on while Mike drives . I'm at the toe decreases on the first sock so should be able to get a good start on the second sock on the way down . They're called Circle Socks . These are another pair earmarked as a Christmas gift .
We had some very nice news yesterday , Max and Stef found out that they were having a boy . I'd kinda been hoping for a girl but it will be fun for Jessey to have a little buddy . Guess the little pink sweater goes in the gift basket . Someone is bound to have a girl sooner or later !
I'll be bringing my computer but I'm not sure if I'll be able to have access to the Internet so I'll catch you all in about a week . Have a great week !

Friday, August 13, 2010

Kisses cardigan

It took me longer to seam this little cardigan (details here ) than it did to knit it . I'm not completely happy with it . Seaming is not my strong suit and I had no end of problems with the set in sleeves . Also , my tension was uneven in spots and even with blocking it shows . So , glad it's done but not happy . At least I got gauge !

Well back to socks and the shawl in progress , those don't need seaming .

Have a great weekend ....

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Taste testing

Grandpa sure has lots of tomatoes . Wonder which one should I pick ...

Grandpa says this one looks good enough to eat

Yup , the man knows his tomatoes . Do you think I can have more than one ?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Ta Da....

Mission accomplished ! The ends were sewn in this morning but it was finished over at Max's this past weekend . The first finished knit for the new grandbaby to be ! Stef has her next ultrasound on Aug 19th . We're hoping that they'll be able to tell whether they're having a boy or a girl . She'll be 20 weeks along at that point .

I love this little blanket . The pattern is the Pine Forest Baby Blanket on ravelry .The yarn is Berroco Comfort DK . The finished size is 30"X 28" . I wanted a blanket that would be easily carried along for the car or the stroller . I know that someone else is knitting larger blankets for this baby but wanted him/her to have one from me too .

Next up , the pink sweater is ready to be assembled . Brushing up on my finishing skills ,wish me luck ....