This is the third apron I have made this month. The first was a birthday request from my daughter in law. She showed it off at her birthday party, and my daughter wanted one too. So did daughter in law's sister. And one of DIL's friends......... So this apron is for the friend. I think while I am at it I will go ahead and make one for DIL's sister for Christmas. The pattern was a free sheet at maybe Joann's Fabrics. I don't really like the pattern, but I just needed a starting point. The fabrics are Moda "Spring House" collection. Bright and funky, just perfect.
DIL's sister said at the party, "If I date the younger brother, will Miss Susan sew an apron for me too?" LOL It is nice to be appreciated.
I think I will add a pocket. It needs a green pocket.
Well the first sock is done. I think it is the best fitting sock I have knitted yet. I used "Wise Hilda's Basic Sock" instructions for the heel and toe and they fit very well. I was debating on casting on the sweater with the yummy Madeline Tosh yarn but decided I'd better finish the second sock now while I am in the groove.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway! I was so lucky to be able to run the One America 500 Festival Mini Marathon last Saturday. I was in Indy for a convention that just happened to start the day after the race. Great timing! The race started in downtown Indy, went out through the neighborhoods, around the Speedway and back. It was really crowded, over 30,000 finishers. I was finisher 8000, so I was pretty happy. I did have to stop for a photo op on the track. I sacrificed a minute or two of my race time, but it was worth it. My race time was 2:02:20-- not bad for 13.1 miles.
Great progress on my sock. I decided that the size one needles were working out better. I might have another inch or two to knit and I am ready for the toe decreases. The pattern is the same as a hat I made earlier. It is a k2 p2, and every third row you knit the second stitch and leave it on the needle, then knit the first stitch and take both off the needle. The result is a twisted stitch and so far I love the results. I followed "Wise Hilda's Basic Sock" heel instructions and I think this will be the best fitting sock I have made yet.
I am knitting with Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in "Envy". How do I determine the correct needle size and how many stitches to cast on? I used size 1 needles with 64 stitches on the right sock. Does it look too stretched on my leg? I have had a problem with socks falling down on my leg in big stretched out legs. Should I cast on more stitches on a larger needle so? Am I making the leg portion too small and it stretches out of shape and falls down my leg? The sock on the left is knit on size 2 needles with 60 stitches. I have used that size/stitch combo and knit two pairs that are great and one pair that is huge by the end of the day.
Too bad I didn't cast on sooner. I missed Judy L's pooling sock challenge! These have a nice pooling pattern.
A friend of mine has this old needle package. They took a picture and printed it to me, but it finally dawned on me that I had to have one of my own. Ebay to the rescue! It was only $2.50 plus shipping! And it kinda looks like me too. A must have for my collection of stuff.
Yay!!! I finished my convertible cowl cap. The end is open and you can cinch it shut for the cap or leave it open to wear as a cowl. I think I will wear it more as a cap. My only problem was making the tie--you take four strands of yarn and twist them tightly. Didn't reall work for me. I may just braid the tie. But I really liked knitting it. The yarn is Lorna's Laces Honor---yummy!
And something new is on the needles! Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in "Envy". I want to try to knit the faux cable pattern from the convertible cap. Thought I would try and see if I could make it work. See how it goes.....