Friday, January 20, 2017

Skyp Socks Progress

I'm clicking along on the Simple Skyp socks.  I think I have about 2" on the foot and I am ready to begin the toe.

Hitofude is not happening.  I knitted a swatch and it was all over the place.  I would end up with the wrong number of stitches at the end of the row.  I think I was doing my yarn overs after purl stitches incorrectly.  I watched a video, and will try it again.  I decided if I couldn't get the pattern right on the swatch I wasn't ready to attempt the sweater.  Yet.

What's on your needles??

Friday, January 6, 2017

Friday Needles Report

Woo hoo a finish! I have already worn these Dragonfly socks and they fit great!
 And of course, I had to cast on another pair.  These are Simple Skyp Socks in Cascade Heritage Paints.

I also have wound two skeins of a yummy lilac colored Wollemeise for a Hitofude cardigan.  I need to concentrate for the provisional cable cast on, so maybe this weekend I can get it started.  

What's on your needles??

Friday, December 30, 2016

Friday on the Needles

I have really enjoyed having a week off and have been sewing and knitting as much as possible.  It felt fabulous to clean up the sewing room!  It had become a staging area for Christmas everything and I couldn't work in there. Happy to be back to normal.

I've been working on the Dragonfly socks.  I'm in the homestretch---I think I have about 2" of foot left before I start the toe decreases.  This skein is a different shade of purple than the other ;(.  It is close enough, I guess,  No one will know if I don't tell them.  The yarn is Cascade Heritage Wave Sock.

Have a great New Year!!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Christmas Friday Weekend!

Wow am I ready for a weekend. We went to Texas to visit my family for a week.  Now I'm just trying to catch up and be ready for Christmas. After work yesterday I did a big clean and feel much better.  A messy house makes me nervous.  I almost had a melt down Wednesday--now that the house is clean I am much happier.

I even had time to knit last night.  I started the second Dragonfly sock.  I ordered another skein of Cascade Heritage Wave.  I thought the color changes would be repeated though the skein,  but no, it starts purple then gets light and goes to a gray and black.  So the first sock is purple, the second sock would be gray/black/purple sort of.  I like my socks to match, so I ordered another skein.  Bummer, because I was really wanting more of the gray/black with a bit of purple.  But on the flip side, I will have enough yarn to knit another pair of socks that will be more in the color I had originally wanted.
I like the pattern.  It is very forgiving.  I know I made several mistakes, but they don't show.  The only thing about the pattern is it uses 60 stitches instead of my usual 64.  I made the sock shorter than usual because it wouldn't go over my calf.

I did finish all the hats, but forgot to take a picture of the finished monster hat.  We sent them to our god daughter and her family and they sent a pic of all the kids wearing the hats, which was a very sweet thank you.

I ended up knitting another quick hat, (no picture) the Sophia Beanie.  One of the ladies at church said, "Oh you knit?  Would you knit a pony tail hat for my daughter?" I thought that was kinda bold to just ask me to whip one out, but I decided I could do it as we were driving 8 hours to Texas and back..  Gave it to her the other night.  I hope the daughter likes it.

Have a blessed and merry Christmas!!

Friday, December 9, 2016

On the Needles Friday

Another crazy week in Crazy Sue world!
Work Crazy
Christmas Crazy
And yesterday my boyfriend had outpatient surgery that went very well.  Whew!

So this picture pretty much sums up Thursday.  I knitted another Turn a Square hat for a gift and started on a Monster Hat for a gift.  Both are for teen aged siblings of our god daughter.  Need to get them in the mail by next Tuesday!

 I think the hat will go quickly if I pay attention. I got to the decreases on the Turn a Square hat and realized I skipped the increase round.  :(  Had to start over.  Thankfully it is a quick knit and I had all day yesterday to sit.

What's on your needles??

Monday, December 5, 2016

Design Wall Monday

Another 100 mph weekend for Crazy Sue!

I ran an obstacle course race on Saturday morning on the beach.  Wow was that hard!  Need to work on my upper body strength for next year's race!  I was first in my age group, so I was happy with that.


I did a few Splendid Sampler blocks and have a couple of others in progress.  The birthday cake block ......how could I mess that up?  I only had room for three of the four layers, and my heart is wonky.  Do over!!


I also sewed a quick valance for Dad's bathroom to match the towels I got him last year.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Needles Report: Catching up!

Wow has it been extra crazy busy for me lately!

I had an EPIC long weekend trip to New York City with my running friends.  We really went 100 mph for three days.  Would you expect anything less from 6 marathon/triathlon Ironman finishers?? It was very cold and blustery in NYC, so I was able to give my hand knits some much needed love and wear.


This is me all wrapped up on the Brooklyn Bridge.

I did finish the mittens in time for the trip--thank goodness--I wore them the whole time!


I finally finished the Irish Hiking Scarf.  I just kept knitting and knitting and knitting.  I finally said Enough!
This is the beginning of it, The finished scarf was longer.  Much much much longer. I used Malabrigo Mechita (DK).  I love that yarn, but I probably should have used something thicker.

I made a quick Turn a Square Hat (Jared Flood's pattern) for DS2 out of school colors.  I knitted it in a record three days!  Just knitting in the evenings and in the car a bit.  I have already cast on the next one.  Kevin tried it on and it is a nice, close fitting beanie style.  I think he will like it. I've already cast on another one.
It is currently modeled by my Honda.  Better pic to follow. ;)

What's on your needles??