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

TGIF!!!

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.

Friday, September 26, 2014

On the Needles Friday

Wow I have been so busy!!!  I haven't done much sewing lately, but I have been knitting.
I was working on the Irish Hiking Scarf.  It is folded up in this picture, but I think I will knit another 12' or so and it will be done.  I think the yarn is Cascade 220.


I got distracted and started working on the All Sorts yarn by Neeleyknits.  I have not knitted with self striping yarn like this before, and it is really fun.  She included a companion skein of gray for the toes, heels, and cuffs.  I want to finish by Tuesday.  I knitted the heel last night.  Hopefully I can work on it this weekend.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sea Life Quilt


Last Friday I had the honor to present my Sea Life quilt to Dr. Kathryn Sullivan at NOAA HQ.  She was so excited about the quilt and found the perfect spot to hang it, right next to her desk!


Friday, August 29, 2014

A Finish for Friday!

Done!  My Easy Fold Poncho in Mad Tosh DK "Steam Trunk" is finished!  I still have some ends to weave in, but it is done. This was my Camp Loopy #3 project.  I actually finished all three Camp Loopy knitting projects, but only the first sewing project.  Just a little too ambitious!
I need to watch the Mattress Stitch video and re-stitch the side, but that will take about 5 minutes.  My stitching looks puckery.

I also started working on a Christmas present for my SIL.  It is the Irish Hiking Scarf in Cascade 220 Aran.  I am enjoying the cables so far.
I am so excited---Labor Day Weekend!!!  Woohoo!!  We get off a couple of hours early today so I can get some errands run.  Ready for a three day weekend!!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Knit, Knit, Knit part 2

I have been knitting away on my Easy Folded Poncho.  I have less than 10" left to knit, and I have really tried to slide in a quick row or two in the evenings.  I hope I can just sit and knit a few hours this weekend so I can finish.

In the meantime, here it is:

Excuse the messy porch.  Life has been crazy for Crazy Sue!  Have a great Friday!!