Friday, October 31, 2014

Girls Weekend--Pack the Knitting!

Headed to Florida this weekend with my running buddies to cheer for a friend who is doing Ironman Florida.  The race is a 2.1 mile open water swim in the gulf, 112 mile bike ride and 26.2 mile run. She has trained really hard and I know she will do great.  And a road trip means pack the knitting!

Last night I wound a couple of skeins for hats and gifts, and I am ready to begin the heel flap on watermelon sock #2.  BF was a dear and helped me untangle and wind the skein my foster dog attacked.  There was only one break, so it will be fine to use--that is why there are two cakes of blue.  Also wound the Seattle Seahawks colored yarn that was hand dyed by the fabulous KnitMona.  It will be a hat for my son.  Can't wait to start on that one.

A girls weekend with my besties on the Florida coast with a lot of quality knitting time--woohoo!!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Design Wall Monday

My "Grow Your Own" border project is on the wall today.  My guild started a new project:  You make a center block 18"-36" and each month you design a border for it.  This first border was to be made of squares.  I decided to make a border of half square triangles in a zig zag pattern.  My center is 18" square.  I actually drew it on graph paper.  I made twice as many HSTs as needed.  How did that happen???  IDK

So yesterday I put the borders on the center.  I thought I had mis-judged and then made each row shorter.  Then I realized I was right the first time, so I had a beer and put them all back together.  Then our friends had us over for wine and cheese, and I was useless.

Will put the last border back together tonight.  You can see the missing portion on the left.  The next border installment is revealed in two weeks.  I am actually ahead!

Friday, October 24, 2014


WooHoo it is Friday!!  This is what is currently on my needles.  I am trying to finish the watermelon socks before I start something else, but so many projects are calling me......
And yes, I have colossally long feet!

This morning I had a short swim workout, so I wanted to trim some blocks in my sewing room.  Jake decided it was time to play and kept dropping his ball in my fabric bins.  Stinker!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Design Wall Monday

Busy weekend here for Crazy Sue!!  Saturday I went to the Gulf States Quilt Guild meeting in New Orleans.  Inspired by the beautiful quilts shown by Dorinda Evans, and we had some great shopping at Mes Amies and The Quilted Owl.

Sunday I finished this charity rag quilt.  It was half finished and was given to me to finish up.  Wow was it a mess.  The squares were hacked with scissors, not cut with a rotary cutter and ruler, and was not sewn well.  I did not take it apart and re-sew, but once it was finished, rag cut and washed/dried it looks ok.

I also pinned the Dresden Plates to background fabric.  I think I will hand applique these and make a table runner.  It is a group project with the Just Needles guild.

I was hoping to get more done but just ran out of weekend!

Friday, October 17, 2014

A Little More Progress

My watermelon sock is clicking along.  I am hoping to finish the first one and cast on the mate this weekend.  I'm going to a regional quilt guild meeting tomorrow.  If I am not the driver I can get 3 hours of knitting done while in transit.  I just knitted the regular heel on this one.

One of these days I will slow down long enough to learn the Fish Lips Kiss heel.  Maybe.

Wore my All Sorts socks to work today.  Fun!
Have a great day!

Friday, October 10, 2014


Busy week here for CrazySue!  Tuesday I just stopped everything and straightened out my sewing room.  So therapeutic!

I haven't gotten as far as I would have liked on the watermelon socks.  This Simple Skyp pattern is slower than my usual ribbing.  I have to stop and think still.  Progress so far:

It is a lot of fun to knit with.

Friday, October 3, 2014

On the Needles Friday

Crazy busy week here but I did manage some knitting.  I finished my All Sorts Socks!  Woo hoo!  I did have an extra row or two when I knit the second heel--I should have changed colors a little sooner, but I am happy with them.  UGH!  Now if I can just figure out how to get my silly picture to post!
I give up!!  This is an older pic, but the socks are finished, I just can't get the final pic to post today for some reason.

I also cast on a new pair of socks using Abi Grasso's watermelon stripe yarn.  I love the beautiful colors and she even sent a watermelon slice stitch marker.
Yes!  The colors really are this vibrant!  I enjoy knitting the "seeds" too.  I am using the Simple Skyp pattern.  I wanted to try a new pattern that would not interfere with the stripes, but would be a little more exciting than plain vanilla socks.