I knit Bob a pair of socks for Valentine’s Day! 💙 Yarn is Barnyard Knits OOAK in Bob’s favorite colors. Pattern is a basic 72-74 stitch recipe with my own modifications to fit Bob’s feet.
I’m definitely knitting these, although I’m not sure about colors yet. I love how they’re festive and wintry in every colorway I’ve seen.
I did order some Christmassy fingering yarn in red, green, white, blue, and brown, so I will probably make that pair first. After I make the Christmas Pudding Socks. The Taxus Mittens (Ravelry Link)
I finished the TransPride socks and I’m pleased to share they were worn yesterday. Hooray! A success!
Here’s a better photo of my Shetland Tweed Throw blocking on the line. It’s so warm and squishy. I love it.
Trans Pride Edition. Ready to turn the heel. I wish I were further along. I would like to finish these in November.
I started a pair of Trans Pride socks for one of my kids. And yes, that’s snow.
I love seasonal decorating but I’m not very good at it. This ornamental corn I got at the farmers market to decorate my peace wreath is hitting people in the face as they walk in.
I baked a gluten free apple spice cake. It was not horrible.
I finished my Halloween socks!
Pattern is a recipe based on Hermione’s Every Day Socks.
What’s next? I’m going to finish knitting my Broom Riding Cowl and sewing my Halloween Shirt. Then next month, along with a theme of thankfulness, I’m going to knit for others! And dive into my Mom’s Franca sweater and some socks for one of my kids.
I’ve got some interesting things going on in my garden. Could call it a second summer?
I think these peppers will be edible. I guess it pays to be lazy and wait until spring to clear out the garden.
I’m reading this book. I heard an interview with him on NPR about his new memoir, and I’m a fan. One time, I saw Peter Frampton as a guest on the Today Show at the start of baseball season, and he performed “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” on the Talkbox. I love that. It made my eyes twinkle with delight. I bought a copy for my sister, too, who is also a fan. I don’t normally purchase books, but I had to support this. I special ordered them from our local book store. I felt good about that, too.
It must be Feel Good Friday! What are you feeling good about today?
Halloween sock number one is done. I have a good start on number two as well.
I’ve decided I need a craft room. We’re turning my yoga room into my craft room. Hopefully I will have pics to share tomorrow!
My Halloween Socks are whizzing by. Striped yarn is Bewitching from TurtlePurl and solid is Deluxe 4Ply High Twist from Wee SewNSew. I love the look and feel of both these yarns, and they aren’t bad together. Time to start on the gusset!
I’ve started my first landscape for the show. This is prior to the wet felting stage. It’s drying now and then I will do some needle felting and stitching. I’ve been thinking a lot about some of my first experiences with art, specifically Fauvism and Expressionism, and I can see how this is influencing me right now. I blended most of this wool on hand cards to get the colors I wanted.
I think the pattern in my Broom Riding Cowl is showing up enough to carry on.
I cast on my Arrowhead Cardigan. It’s Cast On All The Things Month.
If you look carefully, you will see these socks are not identical. Leave a comment if you spot it.
But they are fine. I don’t care. Yarn is West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply in Cardamom. Cuff is double eyelet rib.
And right on cue for 2020, I’ve finally got two tomatoes on my plants. The leaves are already dead. Too funny.
I guess I’m going to have to learn how to darn. I’ve got a hole in the elbow of my $1.99 Marks and Spencer thrift store cardi. Hopefully I can find a tutorial on YouTube.
I’ve watched the first episode of Great British Baking Show. I’m hungry for more. (See what I did there?) Bob and I finished the first season of Raised by Wolves. If you like sci fi, as we do, you might enjoy it.
Tomorrow’s Saturdate theme is Karl Urban. I was thinking of Star Trek but we’ve seen it too many times. Bob has Dredd and The Irrefutable Truth about Demons on the calendar. I think Karl Urban is funny.
A few weeks ago we watched the new Charlie Kauffman film “I’m Thinking of Ending Things.” Do you like Charlie Kauffman? I like Charlie Kauffman. I’m enjoying the film, you know, just going with it, and then at the end I look at Bob and say, “What the hell just happened?” And we laugh. It’s an enjoyable experience. Plus David Thewlis and Toni Colette are two of my favorite actors.
I hope to get some crafting done this weekend. Wish me luck!
I’m knitting another cowl. I’m knitting the Broom Riding Cowl!
In these yarns:
Wednesday evening unlocked!
First of all, I need to apologize for sending you down the wrong pattern path on my Pumpkin Spice Latte socks. The cuff pattern is Double Eyelet Rib from Interweave’s Harmony Guides. It didn’t register that I had been giving the wrong stitch pattern name until I went to cast on the second sock and nothing made sense! You can find that pattern easily online. It was also easy to convert to a pattern in the round.
Rustbelt Fibershed and Praxis Fiber Workshop are hosting the One Year, One Outfit Project to make three wearables sourced from our local fibershed in one year. I want to do this SO BAD but I am also aware of how much time (and money) it would require. I can’t even keep up with my Year of Projects updates!
I bound off the bottom ribbing on my Arachne sweater, and I will start on the neck ribbing soon. Then I’ll knit the sleeves with whatever yarn I have left. I’m going to sew a Halloweeny shirt to wear under it. It’s almost fall!