Monday, October 24, 2016

Design Wall Monday

I made a little (a very little) progress on my Splendid Sampler blocks. The "At Home Anywhere" (?) block is still in progress, and the door is crooked so I need to do that again.

I've been on work travel and just brought a few blocks for hand work along.

What are you working on?

Friday, October 21, 2016

Fall Colors Friday

I've been on work travel the past couple of weeks.  I am enjoying the beautiful fall colors.  One good thing about travel is I have a lot of concentrated knitting time!  I've made great progress on my boyfriend's Business Casual socks.  Sock one is done! I'm clicking away on sock two.

I am enjoying this pattern, but I have learned that A: I cannot work on another project because I really need to concentrate on this and B: USE A LIFELINE!!! Once I started adding a lifeline after every 18 row pattern repeat life is much smoother.  And since I have started using the lifelines, I haven't needed them.  I started over 4 times with the first sock.

If you are ever in Gloucester, MA, I highly recommend Coveted Yarns.  Great shop, and the kind woman helped me pick up a dropped stitch because I was freaking out and couldn't make it work.

What's on your needles?

Monday, September 26, 2016

Design Wall Monday

Busy weekend here.  Only two Splendid Sampler blocks done.  I'll catch up eventually.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Decision time Friday

So I have been working on Business Casual socks for my boyfriend. I'm ready to do the heel.  I'm trying to decide between the heel as written in the pattern, or using the Fish Lips Heel.  I haven't knit a regular heel in a while, but I think for the FLK heel I need to knit an additional 1 inch of plain stockinette on the back before I start the heel.

Decisions! And my picture won't load!  Rats!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Splendid Sampler Catch Up

A change of plans yesterday left me with a free afternoon.  Woohoo!!!  Sew time!
I took that opportunity to straighten up my working pile of fabrics and sew FIVE Splendid Sampler blocks.  I am still about 20 blocks behind, but maybe I can sneak my way into catching up.
I also finished up this darling wool needle holder/sewing kit that I bought a couple of years ago.  It has a matching scissors fob--maybe I can knock that out now that I am in the groove!
What's on your design wall?

Friday, September 16, 2016

Progress is Progress!

Even though most of my knitting this week has been in the car traveling to and from work (BF drives ;) ), it is better than no progress at all.
I also live in a small town that has train tracks -- I can sneak in a row or at least a part of a row while waiting for the train.

What's on your needles?

Friday, September 9, 2016

Car Knitting Friday

It is weird to have only one knitting project in the works.  But wow am I making progress.  I had frogged the Business Casual socks I was knitting for my boyfriend during the summer.  I made a mistake and really knitted myself into a hairball while trying to fix it.  Sigh.

So, I started over.  I am really making it a habit to stop and check the instructions continually as I knit so I don't mess up again.  I meant to add a life line after the first 18 row section.  I WILL remember to do that when I finish the second 18 rows. I've been taking it to work too--I knit while BF drives.  I get an extra couple of rows a day that way (we are only 5 minutes from the office), but hey, progress is progress.