Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Making Progress

I'm making progress on my Honey Cowl. I've set aside the socks for now. For no reason other than the Honey Cowl is somewhat mindless & I need that right now. I have a simple system for keeping track of my rows and this project travels better than the socks.

On another note, apparently my phone decided to update multiple previous posts. I don't know how I managed to do this, but I will try to be a little more vigilant in making sure my posts actually upload when I want them to.

Hope it's been a productive day for you as well.


Sunday, April 21, 2013

Blue Bag Finish

I've been making these small bags for a while. I made several for gifts a couple of years ago. This one has been sitting around for a really long time.

Tonight I put the final stitches in the lining. I think it will be a perfect bag for my next knitting project... a cotton shrug made from Ellyn Cooper's hand dyed yarn in "Almond Blush".

I got the yarn and the pattern at Knitting Addiction while we were on Spring Break at the Outer Banks.

Jeanne from Knitting Addiction suggested that I knit both skeins at the same time, alternating rows. It will be a new technique for me. Wish me luck?

Hope you finished something fun this weekend!


Saturday, April 20, 2013

Now THAT is a beautiful snow!

I started a new job last week.
It's been working out nicely.
Best thing is...
When school is cancelled I don't have to go in!
And guess what!
With all this snow...there is no school today.
That means some free time for me to spend a little time with my new (to me) Kenmore.
So...how did the rest of you hold up in the midst of this recent snow?
I know it's traveled quite a ways to get to the East Coast.
And it has visited most of you.

Time For...

Toe decreases!

On the Needles 4/20/13

I currently have 3 knitting projects in progress.

1. Honey Cowl
For this project, I'm using the free pattern from Ravelry.com, size 10 1/2 circular needles and a cotton blend, mill end yarn in a neutral grey color.

2. Knee Socks
This project is from Ann Budd's book Getting Started Knitting Socks. I cast on using size 3 dpns and a gorgeous blue-green sock yarn that i bought at Knitting Addiction in the Outer Banks. The color is Rose College and is one of Ellyn Cooper's hand dyed yarns. It's 65% superwash merino wool and 35% bamboo labeled as Zohar's Socks.

3. John's Scarf
I'm not using a pattern for this, just knitting front & back. It's old yarn that had lost its label so I have no idea what it is. I cast on to size 10 needles. It's not getting much attention now that spring is here.

As soon as I can get "real Internet" I'm going to link up with "What's on Your Needles".

I would love to hear about your favorite knitting projects!


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

On Our Way to the Beach...

First of all, let me apologize to any of you that automatically get my newest blog posts.  I am going to be doing some experimentation over the next couple of days and you might be getting lots of updates.

I really want to get back into the habit of blogging & I am trying several new things both from my computer as well as from my phone.

These updates will include lots of photos, so stick around if you enjoy that, otherwise, you can just pass on by...I won't mind...I promise you.

Our first stop on our way to the Outer Banks was Berkeley Springs.  

This is a lovely area with some great historical connections.  Last year when we stopped, we learned that George Washington often frequented the hot springs of this little town.

I did manage to take a rather obscure picture of Berkeley Castle, but you will have better luck taking a peek at the photos from the Berkeley Castle Website.

Just across the street from the spas was a sweet little antique shop.  These are the only 2 photos that I took because "My Boys" decided to come looking for us.  And, I'm not really all that comfortable with my bulls...I mean boys... in a "china shop".

I do wish that I had taken a picture of the "mounted" critters that were available in one section.  They had bats, yes, the little fuzzy mice with wings, laid out on poster board and wrapped in Saran Wrap.  Really, they did.  And they were for sale.

Antique Shop at Berkeley Springs WV
My Youngest Daughter...apparently embarrassed by the "Hooter Hoister"
Hope you get lots done today.  I feel like I've made progress just by getting this post up. ; )


Is there a Google+ for Dummies?

I really hate trying to live my internet life on my phone!

I've had a chance to use the internet & was going to show you some of the gorgeous sunrises & sunsets that we were able to see over Spring Break, but alas, I can't seem to get them off of my iPhone and onto the computer.

And I've already determined that it is beyond my comprehension to post to blogger from my phone. 

Perhaps I need to change my blogging platform and go to wordpress or something else...