Friday, December 19, 2014

One day late....but finished!

The sock is finished! I didn't meet my self imposed deadline of Wednesday night; I finished shaping the toe in the wee hours of the morning last night (Thursday) but it's finished and I'm super happy about it!

It would have been finished the night before but I got distracted by this new project.  My daughter asked me to go see a movie with her so I needed a new project suitable for movie theater knitting.  I grabbed a needle and yarn, cast on during the previews and knit away on this broken rib scarf. 

I'm not sure about the fate of this scarf.  Even though it is a rib stitch the edges are still curling.  I have a feeling it will be ripped out. 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A finished sock today.....??

These socks are my latest secret Christmas knitting project. Just a plain pair of socks, nothing fancy for two reasons:  1) Christmas is only 7 days, 13 hours and 25 mins away and I still have other gifts to knit and  2)  These are for a man and honestly I don't think he is going to care if they have a fun cable pattern on them or not.  I think he'll be happier unwrapping a finished pair of plain, warm hand knit socks instead of a fancy unfinished pair.

But because men have such big feet I really wanted to find a foot that I could use to try them on.  It took a little talking but I found a somewhat willing foot model (who I must say needs to learn to appreciate the fine art of photography - finding the right pose, lighting and angle takes time!  Any guesses who my model was ?)

The foot is half finished and I'm hoping, really, really hoping that I can finish it tonight.  I have a scarf and a pair of mitts waiting to be cast on.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

A Huge Thank You!

Hi Knitters, I thought it was time to check in with you all after what seems like a long few months away that have been filled with surgery, tests, results and a lot of quiet time spent healing.

I have been SO lucky to have such wonderful friends and family to help me along the way.  There have been so many cards, messages, flowers, phone calls, visits, long talks, hugs, wonderful food, gifts and support during appointments that I wanted to say thank you to you all.  I could not have gotten this far on my own.

Since being a Knitter and have lots of knitting friends, many gifts have been knitting related.  I thought you might want to see some of these thoughtful gifts that made me smile (and cry) realizing what great friends I have.

flowers in the hospital

flowers from my parents
Lots of thoughtful knitting gifts

This is an Elizabeth Zimmermann pi shawl - Hearts knit by Amanda.  It is silk and it is beautiful!!
The yarn on the left is hand spun and hand dyed.  I have the perfect project lined up for it! Sock yarn in my colours.  These socks will be an after Christmas project for me.

These are all great books/magazines.  I've started a pattern from the magazine and I've picked out a few mosaic patterns to knit after Christmas. The novel is really good.  Will be reading more from this author.

More lovely flowers from one of my knitting groups.  The candle smells wonderful and doesn't the mug totally look like Wildflower Wool!