Sunday, October 11, 2015


My kids and I celebrated Thanksgiving today so my day was filled with cooking, family time, eating and lots of dishes.  It didn't leave too much time for knitting.

After all the clean up was done and I had some time alone I turned on the ball game to watch the Blue Jays win a must win game (woohoo!!)   To celebrate I had a leftover piece of pumpkin pie and cast on a new pair of socks :)

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Knitting in the Park

It was another beautiful Fall day; sunny, warm, fallen leaves on the walkways and it smelled like Fall.

 It was way to nice to spend the afternoon inside so I packed up my knitting and headed down to the park.

Everyone else had the same idea; lots of people walking, jogging, biking and rollerblading but I didn't see anyone else knitting.  I know, hard to believe isn't it?

I took turns walking for a while then sitting and knitting for a while.  If the breeze picked up or if I found myself knitting in the shade getting cool, I'd pack up and walk for a bit until I found a spot in the sun to get comfy and pull out my knitting again.

 It was a beautiful way to spend the day.  Even when I had to do a little untangling.

Friday, October 9, 2015

What To Do?

The things you find when you organize your knitting room!  This is the Flaming June sweater from the 2012 Spring/Summer issue of  This poor sweater has been sitting in a bag for 3 years.

 The front, back and collar are already knit

and thankfully the needle, pattern and extra yarn were also in the bag along with a started sleeve.  I'm so tempted to continue on that sleeve but Christmas knitting is calling me.  What to do....

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

All Set

I'm all set.  I searched my stash for some sock yarn - found some Patons Kroy, convinced my printer that it should play nice this morning and print off my pattern - it only missed every fourth row.  I penciled in the missing words.  I know exactly where my needles are - on another sock project but that poor sock has been neglected for this long what's another few weeks?  I'm sure it won't mind if I borrow it's needles.

Now I just need to convince Daisy that I need the sunny spot by the window.  She doesn't look like she's giving up her spot willingly does she?

These socks are for the Wandering Cat Yarns KAL I mentioned.  There is still time to sign up on their Ravelry group.  These can be knit as ankle or full length socks.  I'm going to knit the ankle length for someone on my Christmas list.  The pattern is free and it's cute and you can check it out here.

Happy sock knitting!

Monday, October 5, 2015

A Perfect Hat

My daughter had asked me to knit her a hat.  I knit it, she tried it on and it was too slouchy for her liking.  So, I made a few quick changes.

I pulled out the decreases and the 2 inches in the body of the hat that was making it too long

then I picked up the stitches and reknit the decreases and here it is, the now perfect slouchy hat.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

What to Knit....

It's another chilly Fall morning; the kind that makes you want to stay in bed under the blankets.  Even Daisy agrees :)

I found these two very fall coloured skeins of wool in my stash.  They would be fun to knit next - after my shawl and the Undine socks for Wandering Cat's sock knit-a-long.  Hmm, what to knit......

Friday, October 2, 2015

Fingers Crossed

I'm back to working on the Color It Plaid shawl.  Earlier in the week I showed you the pictures of the silly mistake I made the first time I started the slip stitch colour pattern. Well, my fingers are crossed that everything is on track this time around.

So far I think things are looking good and I've reknit half the rows I pulled out.  To be honest, I enjoy this slip stitch pattern so I'm not minding having to do a little reknitting.