"Nuttin but knittin" - that says it all, with an occasional deviation into the real world.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

And Three weeks later......

Sorry....MIA.  Several folks have written expressing concern that I have not been posting.  Nope - nothing wrong.  Just life getting in the way I guess.  Sorry - I'll do better, I promise!

While I personally am fine, Sofee, well you know her allergies!  She is in the middle of the worst of it.  Poor little girl.  Her eyes are really bothering her this year.  We have a new ointment, but basically she needs to stop rubbing them.  We are balancing drugs and barrier clothing items with full-attention/lap time.  We'll get through this again......  I'm just hoping for early (and frequent) frosts!
  She could be a poster child.....poor little girl!

On the knitting front, finished are the "Deep in the Woods" mittens.  They've been on my Ravelry page for a couple of weeks, so sorry if this is redundant for many of you.   I made a few changes, which can be found on my Ravelry page.  Basically they are knit as pattern is written.  I really like them!

I started a plain vanilla sock.  Opal yarns can hardly make "vanilla" socks! Pretty wild!  This colorway is one from the rain forest collection of a couple of years ago.  Stash yarn. It's a project that I can take and run with.  Mindless knitting - hmmmm - that seems to be what I need these days. 

I am nearing completion on another pair of  "Knotty" gloves.  These are out of a skein of Cherry Tree Hill - stash yarn that is several years old.  Love them.  They fit a bit tighter than the reddish pair I recently completed.  Same needle size and stitch count, just a slightly different yarn weight. 

The post-lady has been VERY nice to me this past week or so. 

This Schauht Lazy Kate came to me on Friday of this week.  My WooleeWinder bobbins are just a smidge longer than the stock Lendrum bobbins, and would bind up on the Lendrum Kate.  I decided that I would prefer a horizontal kate, and decided to go with this model.  I have yet to use it, but hopefully I will like it immensely!

I decided it was about time that I figure out what I should be doing, so DH actually, purchased these DVD's for me.  I am a "spin by the seat of your pants" type of gal.  I do what feels right.....and for the most part I have been pretty happy with the outcome.  But the recent sale on these DVD's - well, I decided that perhaps it was time to see how things are "supposed" to be done.  LOL.....  (Lots of Luck) with that!  I'll be trying to break bad habits from now on......
 
And speaking of:  This fiber was especially dyed for me by JulieSpins.  I wanted to spin some light to dark transitional yarn.  Love this fiber.  She named the colorway "Teddy Bear", which is a perfect name!

With a little bit of manipulation, it has been spun into a nice hank of yarn.  It's not been sett yet, so not really ready for it's debut shot.  Also, only half has been spun at this point. I need to find the perfect pattern. 

And, a new sock book:  I pre-ordered this one.  I have knit many of Stephanie's designs and find them both beautiful and challenging.  Little dpns have been dancing in my brain since this beauty arrived!
I am actually waiting for an Etsy delivery that I will be sure to share with you all.  Nope - not fiber!  Something really cute....and I am so anxious to receive!  Be sure to check back to see......... :)  

That's about all I guess.  BG will start his little "pre" pre-school this week.  Only 1 hour each day (Tues/Thurs) a gradual adjustment.  We have been talking about school and reading books about going to school for the last several weeks.  He keeps zeroing in on the "school bus" aspect of school.  Sadly, I am his school bus.  Hope he's not too disappointed with that.  I'm very excited for him.....I think he's going to love it!  I'll keep you posted.  

16 comments:

Elaine said...

All I can say about your winter mittens is "WOW - spelled backwards". ;o) They're beautiful! Glad to see that you're keeping busy!

Monika said...

Poor Sofie! I can see her eyes are swollen. My son is suffering allergies right now too, and he tells me, he would like to scratch his eyes out, he can hardly stand it. And he had allergy shots several month earlier just for Ragweed.
I think I let out a moan, when I saw your finished handspun yarn! That's so beautiful!

Artseycrafts said...

Ohhh, poor Sofee! I hope her allergies go away very soon. I like all of your new "toys". The handspun is gorgeous!

Marguerite said...

Glad all is well with you except for allergies which are nothing to be sneezed at.

We seem to have them extra bad this year as well. Sunny as been treated twice for tracheobroncitis where she just can't stop coughing. I hate giving her the cortesone, but it's almost instant relief for her so I do.

Your projects are beautiful.

If you're going to be the bus, you'll have to make bus noises while you're driving. Nothing is too silly for a grandma to do.:-)

Nancy said...

Your knitting all looks great! I am going to try a pair of gloves this year, maybe. I feel so sorry for Sofee. I would hold her if I were you also. She is such a doll.

Robin said...

Poor Sofee. She is rockin' the petite canine fashion world, though. I loved the leg warmers! That roving is gorgeous! I was just thinking that I NEED a Woolee Winder for my Lendrum. Might just break down and order one soon. The mittens are gorgeous!

Jean said...

Poor Sofee, Here's wishing for a quick frost too! My dearest Wooster has an infected tumor, thankfully it came back as benign, it may still have to be removed, but i'm trying supplements first.You had so many wonderful goodies to show us, the yarn you spun is going to be so versatile, you'll be able towear it with so many things.

JakkiMitch said...

Glad to get caught up with all your news & knits. Know what you mean about life getting in the way. Busy times up this way, too.

Liana said...

Glad to hear the update, I WAS getting concerned as well. Love, love, love those mittens. It just makes me want to go walking in the woods in January. :-)
Your spinning is marvelous and I think the DVD's can only enhance what you are already doing. What a wonderful DH to buy them for you.

I can't believe BG is already in pre pre-school. How time flies, n'est ce pas?

Pat said...

I just got the same book in the mail - haven't even had a chance to peek into it yet - maybe tonight's bedtime "reading". I love your transitional teddy bear yarn! (and am jealous of all your new spinning stuff!)

Karen said...

I'm so sorry that Sofee is feeling poorly. I agree an early killing frost would be good.
Everything looks fantastic. I love your mittens.

mimi o said...

I love your "Deep in the Woods" mittens...how beautiful! Sorry to hear Sofee is not feeling up to par. My dog also has allerges but not as bad as Sofee. I don't think I could ever get her to let me put on the shrug leggings you knitted. I think Lola, my beagle/lab mix, would shred them to pieces the moment I turned my back :-D

Melissa said...

Poor little Sofee! She looks so miserable!! I hope that the first frost comes really soon!!

nanaknits said...

Thanks for sharing your projects. The Knotty gloves are both lovely. With the mitten posts and glove posts I'm thinking I might need to do the same sort of stash busting project. We just moved and are busy getting settled, so the knitting has been mostly on the back burner. School comes so fast! Our GS just started 1st grade last week. It's amazing how that happens.

BG's mom said...

Poor Sof!

L. said...

Poor little SofeeSu, give her a big hug for me.....hope she gets relief soon.

I think BG will love his new school experience, but how will you be when he waves goodbye to his Grandma? Tears will be flowing, no doubt......and I know that because I've been there and it's a bittersweet moment in our lives.